New lappie

Finally,after over a week of waiting, the laptop loan has finally been approved! But the thing is, they only approved it sometime last Thursday, when I’ve just arrived in Bangkok… Grrrr… Waited for so long and they only approved it after I leave the country… But I digress.

Anyway, I collected it yesterday and here it is:

You guys might be wondering why it isn’t a Macbook. The main thing about a Macbook is that it is much more expensive as compared to the other. Here’s the spec of the Toshiba Tecra M5:

Intel Core Duo Processor T2400 1.83GHz
(667MHz FSB, 2MB Level 2 Cache);
Intel 945PM Express Chipset;
(After free upgrade) 1GB DDR2 SDRAM (no slot left);
80GB Hard disk (5400rpm);
Slim SelectBay DVD SuperMulti Double Layer drive (DVD+-RW/RAM);
14.1″ TFT Active Matrix Display (1400 x 1050);
nVidia Quadro NVS 110M with 128MB DDR VRAM;
16x PCI Express; Infra-red;
USB 2.0 x 3; 1394;
SD-Card; S-Video TV-out;
Expansion Bus (for replicator);
Built-in V.92 modem;
Built-in 10/100/1000 Mbps LAN;
Built-in Intel 802.11a/b/g;
BlueTooth 2.0+EDR;
Sound Blaster Compatible Audio;
Windows XP Professional;
Adobe Macromedia Studio 8;
(Microsoft Office to be purchased separately);
Notebook carrying case;
USB Optical Mouse;
2.37 kg (with battery pack and integrated combo drive).

Now I’m typing this post in the living room using wifi ‘borrowed’ from someone. (Thanks Henry! Whoever you are)

Mobile computing

As for the Bangkok photos, I will post em up as soon as I sort them out.

A feel-good article: Toshiba Tecra M5 Review 😛

Kee Wee

Kee Wee is an IT Specialist specialising in High Availability and Messaging solutions. He is a curious person who likes to build things and figure out how stuff works. This is where he share his thoughts with the world.

One Comment

  1. Wah, u sure u don’t regret not buyin MacBook ah! Anw free wi-fi around Suntec, Marina and City Hall this September. Go check out.

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