Tuesday, September 29, 2009
With the new digital sensors, we get bigger files sizes, and so we must update our computer; in this case, a new Dell Vostro 220s, running an Intel Core 2 Duo w/E8400 CPU @ 3GHz/1333 FSB, 4GB RAM with 6MB cache, on-board 1GB Intel Extreme Graphics Chipset, and an Asus 24" LCD monitor; color corrected by eye at the moment, but with a Spyder2 on order.
Is it fast? Oh, yes. I'm running Windows 7 Ultimate and I'm really impressed how much better this OS is than Microsoft's XP. Fast and stable, with a good-looking and slick interface.
On the right, the old Dell 1.8 GHz single core, 2 GB RAM, etc. Total storage including a Seagate Free Agent external drive: ~2.4 TB and more to come. (And there's a laptop around here somewhere.)