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Is it okay to think a computer is sexy?

In Uncategorized on April 13, 2005 by Cody McComas

Okay, I am seriously turning into a major computer nerd. I really didn’t think you could ever use the adjective “sexy” to describe a computer, but that is really the first word that comes to mind when I lay my eyes on this little machine. So sleek and shiny. This is actually the very computer that I bought this morning at 6:00 am. I bought it from Dell. This is the story: A few days ago Dell announced that they would be having a special coupon available starting at the beginning of the business day Wednesday 4.13.05. This coupon is $750 off select Notebooks that cost more than $1,499. Well it just so happened that I have been looking to buy a laptop for a little while and was waiting for a good deal to come along it seemed like a good fit. The way the coupon would work is Dell put out a coupon code that you type in on the checkout page when buying your computer. This code would only work starting at 6:00 am PCT (9:00 am EST) AND the coupon would only be valid for 10,000 uses. Very important to know. Upon the announcement of this coupon it created a serious amount of hype and excitement among computer nerds. There were several discussion boards dedicated entirely to this coupon. It was insane. So, I did all my research and figured out the best configuration to get the best deal for the price with all the features that I wanted. I got everything ready and even ran through the motions of purchasing a few times just to practice and make sure I could do it quickly. This may seem a bit overkill on my part but I’m glad I did it. This morning I got up at 5:45, opened all my browser tabs the the bookmarked pages to follow the progress of what was going on. At 6:01 I started going through the purchasing process. At 6:46 all 10,000 uses of the coupon had been used up! Crazy! Talk about a genius marketing move on Dell’s part. They sold 10,000 computers in 46 minutes! Amazing. So this is the $1,532 Notebook that I got for $752. (The other $30 dollars off I got from another coupon that I got from my brother Carson.) It should arrive at my house in a couple of weeks. Now seriously, how can you not think this it sexy? Here are the specs to it. This is a sweet machine.

+Inspiron 6000 Intel® Pentium® M Processor
~Display: 15.4 inch UltraSharp WSXGA+ LCD Panel
~Memory: 256MB RAM 1 Dimm
~Video Card: Integrated Intel® Media Accelerator 900 Graphics
~Hard Drive: 60GB Hard Drive
~Operating System: Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
~Network Card: Integrated Network Card and Modem
~Combo/DVD+RW Drives: 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer write capability
~Wireless Networking Card: Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200
~Digital Music: Dell Jukebox easy-to-use music player and CD burning software
~Battery 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
~Warranty: 1Yr At-Home Service, and 1Yr Technical Support
~Digital Imaging: Photo Album™ SE Basic
~Dell Media Experience

Qty: 1 Unit Price:
$1,532.00
– $750.00
– $30.00
My price: $752.00

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9 Responses to “Is it okay to think a computer is sexy?”

  1. I guess we will see what TWO computer nerds in one family do for the family dynamics. What a steal….we love a good deal. The Mom

  2. You think that is sexy…wait until you see the Belkin router. Oh ya BABE.

  3. I’m sexy. And I’m a computer…

  4. Excellent point Jared.

  5. I’m glad that others think that computers are sexy, too! “Tosh”, my lappy, is SUPER sexy. He might not be as shiny and svelt as your new beauty, but as I was just saying to my roomate, I’ve gotta thing for the oldies 😉
    ~Blessings on the new arrival.

  6. Mary-Glad someone else shares my sentiments.

  7. went hiking along side Milcreek Canyon dressed in a little green and hopin for some sun. the sky was clear.=)
    Strapped to my back, and all in black, was my guitar. We found a rock which shielded the breeze and reclined comfortably. Tired and cold, I lied down next to my guitar. The case was soft on my head, the body hard, and the potential limitless.

    Now that’s sexy.

  8. Agreed Emily, agreed. That is indeed sexy. I love it, love it, love it.

  9. oooo Emily. Get me in on summa that action!

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