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7. January 2011
The new laptop will be a Dell XPS 17 series laptop. The specs for the laptop are pretty nice too. I had it come with an i7-740QM processor as well as the nVidia 445M 3gb video card.


So I decided to reboot my blog, figuratively and literally. I upgraded it to the latest version of DotNetBlogEngine 2.0 and am really enjoying the new features. I've decided that I need to blog more in 2011 than I did in 2010. I'm not positive if I will be able to keep this commitment, but I will certainly try my best.

My goal for this year is to publish interesting information about the things I come across programming. Probably 75% of my posts will be related to Voice/Voip applications. However, I'll throw in the occasional general tech post regarding tech stuff in my life.

I should be receiving a brand new laptop from Dell in the next week or so. After my HP dv9500t laptop's NVidia 9600m GS video card died. It had known heat problems and after 3 years it just couldn't handle it anymore. The new laptop will be a Dell XPS 17 series laptop. The specs for the laptop are pretty nice too. I had it come with an i7-740QM processor as well as the nVidia 445M 3gb video card. Everything else is pretty standard. I'll be upgrading the ram from 6gb to 8gb and down the road to 12gb or 16gb(the max).

The motherboard for the i7 comes with 4 memory slots, as opposed to the i5 motherboard which only includes 2 slots for memory (max 8gb). Overall the machine should be able to handle pretty much any task I desire. I've kind of always been a fan of the desktop replacement laptops and this laptop will be the best one yet.

I do still have a desktop but I prefer working on a laptop. I additionally don't travel too often so I don't mind the size or weight of the XPS 17 series. I made sure I have a targus chill mat for it regardless as I'm sure the i7 processor line (especially the quad core) can heat up. More to come once I actually receive the laptop.

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