Friday, April 20, 2007

Michael Dell's Computer

Do you want to know what computer is Michael Dell is using? Check this URL, but don't get surprised. It has the state-of-the-art computing platform in many components and the price.... don't ask (it's very expensive). Here's some specs from his PC/Laptop:

Dell Precision M90 at home
* Intel Core 2 Duo T7600 Processor
* 4GB DDR2 667Mhz DRAM
* 17" WXGA+ Widescreen LCD
* 160GB 7200rpm SATA hard drive
* 8X DVD +/- RW optical drive
* NVIDIA Quadro FX 3500 512MB

DellTM XPSTM 710 H2C
Michael's Home Computer
* Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor overclocked to 3.2GHz
* Vista Ultimate
* 4GB 667MHz memory
* 320GB RAID 0 ( 2 x 160GB 10k drives)
* Two UltraSharp 30-inch widescreen flat-panel monitors
* Dual NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800 graphics cards
* X-Fi Sound Card
* Dell AS501 FP speakers
* McAfee+
* Razer Taurantula Gaming Keyboard
* Razer Copperhead Gaming Mouse

DellTM XPS M1710 Mobile Gaming System
* Intel® CoreTM Duo Processor T2600 (2.16GHz, 2MB Cache, 667MHz FSB)
* Vista Ultimate
* 4GB of Dual Channel 667MHz DDR2 memory
* 512MB NVIDIATM GeForceTM Go 7900 GTX Graphics Card
* High definition integrated stereo sound with Integrated subwoofer.
* Stereo 2 watt per channel main speakers and 5 watt, class D subwoofer with bass reflex port
* 8X DVD+/-RW with Dual-layer DVD+R write capability
* 120GB 5400RPM SATA hard drive
* 17" Wide-Aspect UltraSharpTM TFT Active Matrix WUXGA (1920x1200) display with TrueLifeTM

Dell LatitudeTM D420 on the road
* Intel® CoreTM Duo Processor U2500 (1.20GHz, 2MB L2Cache, 553MHz FSB)
* Vista Ultimate
* Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (224MB)
* 60GB SATA 10K RPM w/ 8MB DataBurst CacheTM
* Dell HyperConnectTM for extended wireless connectivity
* Dell Wireless 5700 Mobile Broadband CDMA EVDO (Verizon Wireless US)
* Dell Wireless 350 Bluetooth internal card
* 802.11n-ready, and features the Wi-Fi CatcherTM
* Integrated Smart Card Reader, Trusted Platform Module 1.2 and UPEKTM finger print reader
* Dell Embassy® Trust Suite by Wave Systems security software
* 1.5GB DDR2 shared 533 MHz
* Wide-aspect 12.1" WXGA (1280 x 800 UltraSharpTM resolution)
* Dell Road ReadyTM certification
* 90 Watt AC adapter; Primary 9-cell/68 WHr Li-Ion battery

Precision 690 for work
* Dual-Core Intel® XeonTM 5080 3.73GHz, 1066 FSB, 2 X 2MB L2 Cache, 130 watt
* Intel® 5000X chipset
* Vista Ultimate
* Quad-Channel DDR2 Full Buffered DIMM Memory
* NVIDIA® Quadro® FX 4500 - PCI Express x16
* SATA 3.0Gb/s 7200RPM with 16MB DataBurst CacheTM up to 500GB
* Dell 30" Widescreen UltraSharpTM Flat Panel Monitor (2)
* Microsoft Office 2007
* Dell Workgroup Laser Printer W5300n

The interesting part is that even though Dell Computer hasn't started to sell pre-installed Linux operating system on their product, it doesn't make Michael Dell not curious with Linux, and he is using the latest Ubuntu version, Ubuntu 7.04 Feisty Fawn in his Dell Precision M90.

This is one way of advertising their own product, by publishing their product which is being used by an important people, the CEO himself. You might want to see other Global Executive's computer though :D


  1. It certainly is interesting (if it is true [said the cynic ;)]). However I can't help to wonder if all of his machines run Ubuntu, or just one.

    Still, all in all, it's a nice and good sign :)

  2. Hm... what if we offer him Slackware? it should be working out-of-the-box :D

    as far as i know, the only items that Ubuntu is installed is the first laptop, not in all of them

  3. I love my brand new Dell computer...