Sunday, November 30, 2008

My New Toy

I haven't updated this blog for a while. Past week was a hectic one and I was busy hunting around main IT centers in Singapore for my kill.

It seems my effort was not wasted. Here, let's welcome the new addition to my tech gadget: the BenQ JoyBook S42!!
S42 together with the freebies: a 160GB external HDD and a mini loudspeaker :)

The specs are as follow:
  • Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.4GHz)
  • 4GB of DDR-667 Memory
  • 14" of LED-backlit LCD. It claims to be full HD, but I am not sure
  • nVidia GeForce 9600M GT with 256MB of dedicated memory
  • 2Mpixel webcam
  • 250MB of WD hard drive
  • 3 year of local warranty
  • Running Windows Vista Home Premium
However I must confess I finally venture into the 'dark side' by starting to use Vista. So far Vista is relatively stable, but I still see no reason compelling enough for XP users to upgrade. That is most probably why M$ wants Windows 7 to ship asap.


Flowing Stream said...

Mine is the BenQ S31VW. Good value for money. Things started to break down lately... but part of it is my mistake.

Cuppa Chai said...

Yeap, so far I am quite happy with my BenQ. Hope it can last for a few years. :)

The Soothsayer said...

Will try installing other OSes on it? What's the price?

Cuppa Chai said...

BenQ explicitly says Linux will not be supported and this machine is designed for Vista. I know there should be ways to get around it, but I won't try that for now. :P

I bought for S$1688, but in KL its price will be RM3299, which is cheaper ;)

The Soothsayer said...

Ah... explicitly not supported? Well, guess I won't be going for BenQ then.

It's a pain when you try to claim warranty on a hardware problem and the guy keeps insisting that because you installed Linux, the warranty is void.

Cuppa Chai said...

Unfortunately I don't see any PC maker actively supporting Linux on notebooks. If you do aware of any, I will love to know.

The Soothsayer said...

Seen a few with Ubuntu but not sure if they are still around. My asus has freedos but the casing sucks so I can't recommend it.

Anonymous said...

wd hard drive 250gb is enough for collect data