Archive for September, 2003

30GB iPod… where is it?

Monday, September 29th, 2003

I’m eagerly awaiting the delivery of my new iPod… bought it at the Dell website for only $374 shipped free.  Not a bad deal considering my local Apple Store is selling them for $449 + 8.25% tax ($488).  So I saved over a hundred bucks simply by waiting a few days for delivery.  I’m sure my dog will bark right as it arrives… she loves those UPS / Airborne / FedEx people…

What kind of monitor does $17,499.99 get you?

Saturday, September 27th, 2003

How about 92″ of pure 6400×1200 delight!  Yup, L.com has a really cool looking monitor series out ranging from 45″ at $1499.00 up to the 92″ beast.  Available just in time for the Christmas holiday season.

Intel’s turn at getting pushed around?

Friday, September 26th, 2003

The Register reports that MS has basically forced Intel to support AMD64 extensions in Prescott… can’t really blame them, I mean, how many 64-bit standards were they expected to support anyway?  Good for AMD, their 64-bit strategy always made more sense to me anyway.

Why I’m getting a G5…

Tuesday, September 23rd, 2003

I’ve been watching a few of the free ADC videos from the WWDC 2003 conference held earlier this summer (you need an ADC account to view, which is free).

Just finished watching the G5 technical overview… the design and thought that went into both the processor and the system itself is amazing!  I especially liked the system overview and the detailed thought process that went into the design of the cooling system.  I’m baffled as to why there isn’t a single PC vendor out there doing a similar design for Win-tel platforms.  My dual-Athlon system sounds like a jet airplane… any PC vendors listening?

Cool WiFi Plasma TV…

Wednesday, September 10th, 2003

This 42-inch TV offers built-in 802.11g wireless support, DVD player, support for DivX; video files, and is HDTV enabled.  No word on price or availability…

Cheap $299 2Ghz Server…

Wednesday, September 3rd, 2003

$50 drop! PowerEdge 400SC Server Celeron 2Ghz, 128MB DDR333 ECC/40GB 48x CD, 1 yr on site warranty $299 after $100 rebate , shipped free.

Select Servers, Choose PowerEdge, Choose PowerEdge SC Server, Customize it, Customize and Price on right column $499, No OS/Keyboard/Mouse – Continue, add to cart to see auto $100 off. Don’t select 256MB free or else you’ll lose $100 rebate.

FAQ on the 400SC. This machine is a high end Intel 875P chipset board with 400/533/800Mhz Bus CPU support, dual channel DDR400 memory, AGP 8x video card slot, Gigabit Ethernet, Serial ATA interface.  Many have upgraded to hyperthreaded P4C CPUs with no problem. (via TechBargains)