Tuesday, October 19, 2004

The Arrival

It arrived! My new computer came in the mail yesterday. So what did I do as soon as I opened the box? Open up the computer itself and start monkeying around, of course. I ordered a Sony Vaio RS620G from Amazon (since Best Buy wouldn't honor their own coupons, but that's a story for a later date). Since I had some spare parts lying around (and traded my brother for a new video card), I delved into the computers insides to upgrade the heck out of it right off the bat.

Instead of the Radeon 9200 that came with it, I swapped it out for a Radeon 9600 Pro 256 MB video card for some intense Unreal Tournament 2004 gaming. I also added in another 512 MB RAM stick for a total of 1 gig of memory to complement the 3 Ghz Pentium 4 processor. Not satisfied with the 160 gig hard drive, I also added in another 80 gig drive that I had for a total of 240 gigs. Add to this all of the digital video editing, dvd burning, and PVR capabilities of this computer and you have one sweet machine that should keep me in geek heaven for a while now.

What actually impresses me most about this computer is the inclusion of a remote control. With this remote, you can control the computer as if it was a multimedia station in your living room. Click the TV button to turn on the tv function. Hit the DVD button to play whatever dvd might be in either of the dvd drives. Hit the media button and turn it into your own jukebox. Hit another button and browse all of the programs you recorded to your HD using the PVR software. I have a bad feeling that I might end up just lying in my bed and playing with my computer via the remote. Man, I feel lazy just thinking about it!

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