📅 2010-May-20 ⬩ ✍️ Ashwin Nanjappa ⬩ 🏷️ dell, laptop ⬩ 📚 Archive
The laptop had started to shutdown due to CPU overheating and I fully disassembled it, cleaned the fans/vents and replaced the thermal paste. Details here.
My new Dell Vostro 3300 laptop arrived yesterday. It took about 10 days from ordering online to delivery. This is my second laptop and will be replacing my 4-year old dinosaur Fujitsu S7021.
The Vostro 3300 ships with a Intel Core i3 330M (2.13 GHz) processor, 2GB RAM and 320 GB harddisk. The display is 13-inch widescreen. I will be using 64-bit versions of Windows 7 and Ubuntu 10.04 (Lucid Lynx) on this baby.
The top and side exterior is brushed metal and the rest is plastic. The lid is super thin and the sits sleekly over the nicely polished sides. The plastic surrounding the inside display looks a bit out of place in the middle of all this. The keyboard is chiclet and the font used for the keys is large and cute.