Dell Latitude D420 Unboxing

Ok i know that unboxings are supposed for be for NEW hardware, but I’m poor and this thing is awesome so I did one.

I bought a refurbished Dell Latitude D420 for less than $300USD (it was actually $298.88 after Shipping)

So here is what I got for my ~$300:
Core Duo 1.2Ghz
1.5GB of ram,
60GB Harddrive
12.1″ widescreen
Internal 802.11 a/b/g/n
and the much hated Intel GMA 945 Graphics Chip (3d drivers are FUBAR)

So this is by far the best hardware I’ve ever owned and I was super excited about it so with any further adu… The unboxing

The package arrived yesterday but I was in Indy helping get Grandma’s house ready for her to come back from rehab (she’s doing better than anyone ever expected). So here is the box

I love how the internet is propping up the custom box industry

The required suck up letter crammed in the plastic that the laptop is wrapped in (hey did you know I’m the greatest person in the world? neither did I until I read that piece of paper)

and here she is, wow what a beaut

this is the porny shot… Ooo look at those keys

Time to get a real OS on here… why do they insist on messing up perfectly good hardware by putting Windows on there

Installing from a live thumbdrive because there isnt an optical drive… which is a feature believe me

lets do the Fedora shuffle

Constantine I hope this install isn’t hellatious (I’m so funny it hurts… those I love)

Getting the party started

Powered by Fedora… sucka