A New Computer

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"Young enough to know the right car to buy yet grown enough not to put rims on it."
Jay-Z / 30 Something

Posted on March 27, 2004 6:16 PM in Computers
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I made a monumental decision today and went ahead and ordered a new computer from Gateway. I've been putting off buying a new one for way too long now, sticking with my current Gateway G6-350 that I bought for college way back in 1998. Almost 6 years and roughly 4 operating systems later, the beast, which I have dubbed "Yoda," is still grinding along and performing surprisingly well all things considered. However, it's time for a successor, and the 510X looks to be more than worthy.

I haven't quite decided what to name the new one yet, but I'm leaning towards "Luke." It just seems to make sense that Luke would follow in the footsteps of wise old Yoda. I'm not totally set on that though. I do know the new computer will be named after one of the Star Wars characters, but other than that it is still up in the air. Maybe I should go with Ackbar? I've always liked the admiral.

I can't even begin to describe here how excited I am to be getting a new computer. Katie is excited too, but that's more because we took her iBook in to get repaired today than it is because I'm getting a new computer ;) But we're both happy, and that's all that matters!


Arcanius on March 29, 2004 at 11:53 PM:

Looks very nice, Bernie! And it even edges out my new 2.8 GHz P4, except I have 1 MB of L2 Cache as opposed to 512 kB, and I have DDR400 dual channel action going on, and ATA Raid... but then, it looks like a really good prie on yours as well. So congrats. Let us know how it goes. I hope the sailing is smoother than mine was.


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