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If anyone asks, this is what they’re getting.

Thursday, 24 May, 2007

The five-year Dell, $659

PROCESSOR
Intel® Core™ 2 E6320 Duo Processor(4MB L2 cache,1.86GHz,1066FSB)
OPERATING SYSTEM
Ubuntu Desktop Edition version 7.04
MONITORS
No Monitor
MEMORY
2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz – 2DIMMs, leaving 2 slots for future expansion
HARD DRIVE
250GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst (16MB) Cache™
OPTICAL DRIVE
16x DVD+/-RW Drive
VIDEO CARD
256MB nVidia Geforce 7300LE TurboCache
SOUND CARD
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio

SPEAKERS
No speakers
KEYBOARD & MOUSE
Dell USB Keyboard
FLOPPY & MEDIA READER
13 in 1 Media Card Reader

WARRANTY AND SERVICE
1Yr In-Home Service, Parts + Labor – Next Business Day

Mouse
Dell® 2-button USB mouse
Network Interface
Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
MODEM
No Modem

add Samsung 920NW 19-inch 16×9 LCD monitor for $230 (the only other plausible option is $190)
requires speakers
add unoffically Ubuntu-compliant Hauppauge WinTV® HVR-1600 MCE PCI ATSC/NTSC internal tuner card for $92 (also includes FM tuner)
and you have the most-purpose efficiency-apartment entertainment device for about $1000.

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