New toys, for me?

So, on Friday, my desktop broke, and I was told it would take a while to get it back up and running. So, since my laptop was old & junky (and I need something portable for school & travel), I bought a new laptop over the weekend. I’ve also been super busy that instead of a druid-related post, I’m going to talk about the computer that I got.

It’s a Samsung, 15.4″, with an i5 processor (2.26 Ghz), nvidea Geforce video card (GT 310M, 512 MB), with 4 gigs of Ram.  It’s really light & portable (5.7 lbs) for being somewhat large (it’s much better than my old 17″ brick of a laptop that I used to have). Though, compared to the size of the screen that I use for my desktop, it’s pretty small! It still runs WoW well enough to raid. I’ve also been able to actually carry it around in my backpack to get work done on it when I go to campus. This will be nice for writing my dissertation, since it lets me work in coffee shops, too!

Here’s what it looks like:

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  1. Posted May 19, 2010 at 8:17 pm | Permalink

    Ooooh. WoW on a laptop that you also intend to use on campus and for your dissertation. That’s dangerous.

    Hope you’re more disciplined than me. ;-)

  2. Lissanna
    Posted May 19, 2010 at 8:19 pm | Permalink

    I can always uninstall WOW after I get my desktop up & running!

  3. Posted May 19, 2010 at 8:35 pm | Permalink


  4. Posted May 19, 2010 at 8:36 pm | Permalink


    I’m actually starting college next semester, and I’m looking for a good laptop that I can use for classes and still run WoW. I might look into that. Hrmmm…

  5. Neil
    Posted May 19, 2010 at 10:40 pm | Permalink

    Looks nice! If you connect it to your desktop monitor, keyboard, mouse, and speakers, you can probably simulate your old experience rather accurately :)

  6. Lissanna
    Posted May 19, 2010 at 10:59 pm | Permalink

    Yeah, but I can’t unplug anything from the desktop until we re-install the OS this weekend, lol.

  7. lordkyanr
    Posted May 19, 2010 at 11:35 pm | Permalink


    its not a mac…im sad :'(

  8. Lissanna
    Posted May 19, 2010 at 11:47 pm | Permalink

    the nice macs are still out of my poor starving college student budget.

  9. Posted May 20, 2010 at 9:06 am | Permalink

    If I had two grand to spend on a computer I still wouldn’t buy a Mac. For half the money you can get something comparable or better.

  10. Darsonsind
    Posted May 20, 2010 at 10:16 am | Permalink

    i was wondering if it was typo .
    should that be geforce 310m? Besides that, i hope you could fix your desktop.

  11. Lissanna
    Posted May 20, 2010 at 10:19 am | Permalink

    Woops… Darn butter fingers. Yeah, 310M

  12. Chezza
    Posted May 20, 2010 at 2:25 pm | Permalink

    Hope the new laptop works well, and yeah, coffee is indispensable when writing thesis/dissertation. Good luck. You should try installing Ubuntu on the laptop :P

  13. Treeboi
    Posted May 20, 2010 at 3:50 pm | Permalink

    I have to say, I’m a netbook person, myself.

    15.7″ screens and 5.7lbs seems like a “car laptop” to me. Aka, you’ll carry it with you, as long as your car does most of the carrying.

    Once you get down to about 3.0lbs with a 7hr battery life, the way you use your laptop changes completely.

    Instead of working at a coffee shop, you’ll be working under a tree, in the middle of a park, or on a picnic table, by the harbor, while ships sail past you.

  14. Lissanna
    Posted May 20, 2010 at 5:16 pm | Permalink

    Yes, it’s still on the large-side, but I CAN take it with me now, whereas I couldn’t take my desktop or the 17″ brick that I had before. It’s a more mobile WoW machine. lol.

  15. Posted May 21, 2010 at 12:06 pm | Permalink

    Nice new lappy. :-)

  16. Fangtastic
    Posted May 21, 2010 at 12:27 pm | Permalink

    I hope you’re running a 64bit OS to take advantage of the full 4 gigs of ram. :)

  17. tkc
    Posted May 25, 2010 at 4:46 pm | Permalink

    But the important question is, “How well does it play WoW?”

  18. tkc
    Posted May 25, 2010 at 4:48 pm | Permalink

    Opps… nevermind. Good enough to raid. Doh!