Why.. why did it happen to me?!

Hiya again!

Like I mentioned in my previous post, I have reached home and it’s been a really really tough day as such. Really, I shouldn’t plan anything or in any case be excited about something. It never works! Like it didn’t work this time as well.

September 25th, 2009. The day I ordered my New Dell Studio 15. I was so so happy seeing the configuration I had customized for myself. Wanna have a look?!

Item Description Quantity
001 Dell NEW Studio 15 Laptop 1
1 1 Year Complete Cover Accidental Damage Protection 1
2 # Year 1 Standard POW 1
3 1 Year Telephone Technical Support (9am To 6pm, Monday – Friday) 1
4 Regional Support Within Asia Pacific Countries For Laptops 1
5 1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis 1
6 # Yr 1 Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis 1
7 Microsoft(R) Works Include Microsoft(R) Office Home & Student 60 Days Trial Pre- 1
8 Microsoft(R) Works CD Kit 1
9 McAfee(R) Security Center(TM) (24 Months) 1
10 McAfee(R) Security Center(TM) – CD Kit 1
11 Dell(TM) PC-Restore 1
12 Integrated Fast Ethernet 10/100/1000 1
13 34mm ExpressCard Slot, (DOES NOT SUPPORT PC CARDS) 1
14 BASE,NBK,STUDIO,1555 1
15 Country Info Mod (INDIA) 1
16 Dell(TM) Chat 1
17 Dell(TM) Dock Software 1
18 Power Cord (India) 1
19 Microsoft(R) Windows Live TM 1
20 Noise Isolation Ear Buds 1
21 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 1
22 90W Primary AC Adapter 1
23 Intel(R) WiFi Link 5300 (802.11a/g/n) Half Mini-card 1
24 Intel Centrino 2 Core Duo Processor Label 1
25 Dell’s Terms and Conditions apply 1
26 Laptop Batteries Carry 1 Year Warranty Only From Invoice Date 1
27 Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium 32 bit SP1 Edition (English) 1
28 Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium 32 bit SP1(English/Hindi) DVD Media 1
29 System Driver DVD Kit 1
30 Added performance for entertainment and movie making. Features the new 3D Aero 1
31 graphics interface. Includes Windows Media Centre functionality, 1
32 Movie Maker, advanced photo features and DVD authoring. 2GB+ RAM recommended. 1
33 PC Restore will occupy some HDD capacity. 1
34 The capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment. 1
35 Vista QFE OS (Home Premium SP1) 1
36 Microsoft(R) Windows Vista(R) Premium Experience Label 1
37 System Driver Mod 1
38 User Guide (English) 1
39 Dell(TM) Connect Software 1
40 Dell(TM) Support Center 1
41 Slot Load 8X DVD + /-RW Drive with DVD + R double layer write capability 1
42 Cyberlink PowerDVD Software media kit 1
43 Roxio Creator 10 1
44 PowerDVD Software 1
45 IMR Chain Link Palm rest 1
46 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery 1
47 Discount is only valid if the corresponding upgraded item is selected above. 1
48 Limited time promotional offer only. No further discounts apply. 1
49 Intel(R) Core(TM) 2 Duo Processor P8700 (2.53GHz/ 1066 FSB/ 3MB Cache) 1
50 Studio-NB Handling & Insurance Charges /Express Premium 1
51 Express Delivery 1
52 Studio-NB Handling & Insurance Charges 1
53 Inspiron/Studio Laptop Delivery Charges(India) 1
54 Integrated Stereo Sound with Subwoofer 1
55 Dell(TM) Wireless 370 Bluetooth Module 1
56 Belkin Simple Backpack 15.6′ Pitch Black / Soft Gray (Jetset Red) 1
57 Shipment Box without Carrying Case 1
58 Chainlink Black with Black U-Trim 1
59 15.6 ” 720p WLED (1366×768) Display with TrueLife(TM) and Built-in 2.0MP Web Cam 1
60 Sensible Vision FastAccess Facial Recognition Software 1
61 Facial Recognition 1
62 Integrated 2.0 Mega Pixel Web Cam 1
63 Camera Software 1
64 500GB SATA Hard Drive 1
65 Dell(TM) Laser Mouse 1
66 Dell(TM) Keyboard with Touchpad (English) 1
67 4GB Dual-channel DDR2 SDRAM 1
68 Dell Online Backup 2GB 1
69 #MOD,SW,DTSV,OL,1.1 1
70 #MOD, SW, DTSV, OL, 2GB-free 1
71 To activate your online backup account, go to Start, Programs, Datasafe Online 1
72 # NFO, RYLTY, DTSV, OL 1
73 Dell Remote Access, free basic service 1
74 MOD,SW,DRMTA,1.0? 1

Exciting na?! Well, I couldn’t sleep for the next 5 days. If I did, I dreamt of me sitting before my lappy, playing with it.. or having it on my lap while lying on bed, and what not! Finally October 3rd, 2009 it showed my Laptop had been dispatched by the local courier (they call BlueDart their local courier! O_o). I wanted to come home then, as I had three day holidays, but my parents made me stay back and asked me to come no before Diwali holidays. The next day they called up to inform that ‘my’ laptop had reached home and that it’s working fine! Sigh, days appeared to pass like ages plus the exam stress (kind of that you get when you come to know you got mid-sems the next day!). Alas, somehow managed a decent performance and hurried back home the same day (see previous post).

Then I did something that I will regret for the next one month – asked them for the laptop. Alright, here is, how it looked :

Dell Studio 15

Aww, felt like hugging it, hiding it in my arms and kissing it.. er, no not the last part. It might spoil it’s polish ^_^

So I carefully kept the laptop at one side and enthusiastically studied the rest of the kit – CDs & DVDs, Laser Mouse, Noise isolation earbuds and my 15.6′ Backpack. The Backpack is quite smooth and gives a velvet touch. CDs/DVDs include – Genuine Windows Vista(R) Home Premium 32 bit SP1 DVD, Dell Webcam Central Software, McAfee SecurityCenter, Cyberlink PowerDVD Dx 8.2 Software for Windows XP and Windows Vista and Cyberlink PowerDVD DX 8.3 Software for Windows 7, FastAccess Facial Recognition Software and Microsoft Works 9.

And at last when I opened my Laptop, this is what I see:

P.S. For those who didn’t notice, it’s LCD is b0rked. =(

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Ankur

Twen'ty-something, Ought to be a Sagittarius, Should have been naturally expressive, but is not. Thinks a lot, follows not even half of it.. Confused, guess he likes to be, will always be!

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