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Thursday, June 08, 2006

Dell XPS M2010: 18 lbs laptop or 80 lbs gorilla?

Dell XPS M2010 laptopHoly freaking smokes... Dell's XPS M2010 is a laptop with a 20.1" screen, 8 built-in speakers, a subwoofer, a dockable keyboard, a remote control, and up to 4GB of RAM. Oddly enough, the weight of the machine was NOT in the list of cool features. After some searching, it was determined that the "preliminary weight" would be "approximately 18.3 lbs depending upon configuration".

I mean COME ON! That's like going to Match.com, finding a hot babe who loves Star Wars and [insert your favorite sport here], only to discover in the fine print that they've got every STD in the world. Okay, maybe it's not that severe, but it is kind of funny to think that Dell would develop the ultimate laptop for any 90-lbs-weakling-media-whore, but make it so heavy that only overly-steroided-no-neck-bodybuilders would be able to lug them anywhere.

What's 18 lbs, you ask? Two gallons of water comes in at about 16.66 lbs or 1.64 lbs LESS than the M2010. Somewhat less useful but potentially more interesting is that 293 average slices of raw bacon come in around 18.3 lbs as do approximately 225 rubber ducks. Are we getting the inconvenience factor yet? Oh, and keep in mind that the weight is dependant on configuration, so you may end up with something even heavier.

In any event, I think the most interesting thing about this is that we live in a culture where something as marginally impractical as this laptop is somehow incredibly desireable. For more info: visit Dell.com.icon

Topics: Dell, laptop, XPS M2010, RAM, computer, and bacon.

posted by silinx | 1:53:00 PM

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