Redefining what it means to be mobile

Anyone who attended TechEd Australia will know that Microsoft were reselling the Dell computers that were used to power CommNet and the Hands-On-Labs.  There were two machines on offer, the following being the higher powered machine:

Dell Optiplex Gx620 Desktop Computer

2 GB of RAM
160GB Hard disk
Intel Pentium 2.8Ghz Dual Core Processor
128Mb of dedicated video ATI Radeon X600 Graphics PCI-Express x16
DVD Drive
17” Flat panel display
1 Year next business day on-site warranty
Windows XP Professional SP2 $1349 (inc GST)









So why am I blogging about this after the event has finished?  Well I though readers would have a laugh to know that I went ahead an purchased one of these machines.  Which left me with the problem of how to get the machine home to NZ.  Sending it by courier was going to cost $250, which I thought was a bit extreme.  The alternative was to take it on the plane as Check-In luggage.  A quick hunt at the local markets, and $30, I was equipped with a massive suitcase, large enough to transport a large child. The following photos on Flickr illustrate the future of mobile computing.  Thats right a PC-In-A-Box 😉

Photo #1 – Dell goes Mobile!

Photo #2 – Dell on the move

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