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levi- this one is for you (mostly)

did the clown make you smile
he was only your fool for a while
but now he’s gone back home
and left you wandering there
~nora jones


imuffs came in to-day. they are great. i can go thirty feet without loosing the signal. and twenty-five feet if there is a wall inbetween the imuffs and ipod, and about fifteen feet if there is a door and wall seperating me from the imuffs and the ipod. they work well with my bluetooth razr, and i can use them with my mac as well. i love them.

speaking of macs... why not get one. i know they seem pricey, but think about it- would you get a kia over a mercedes just because the kia had a bigger v-6 engine and two cubic inches more trunk space? i think not, or i should hope not.

i had a pc that i built myself. it was awesome, for about two years. then it kept getting slower and locking up here and there. then i bought a mac. this mac has lower numbers compared to the pc i had (1.5ghz and 1.67ghz, respectivley). however my mac did laps around my pc.

here is a price comparison:

dell's xps 700
Pentium® D Processor 930 with Dual Core Technology, 3.00GHz, 800FSB Windows® XP Professional with re-installation CD
2GB ram (most people do not need more)
500GB Serial ATA Harddrive
Dual Drives: 16x DVD-ROM Drive + 16x DVD+/-RW w/ dbl layer write capable
1GB NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2 Dual-GPU Graphics Card
24 inch UltraSharp™ 2407FPW Widescreen Digital Flat Panel
Sound Blaster® X-Fi™ XtremeMusic (D), w/Dolby® Digital 5.1
NETGEAR WG111 54 Mbps Wireless USB 2.0 Adapter
3Yr Ltd Warr,At-Home Service,and HW Warr Support
Dell On Call 13 month includes 30 Day Unlimited +1 Yr 5 Incidents
Microsoft Office Small Business Ed.- Basic plus PowerPoint and Publisher
McAfee SecurityCenter with VirusScan, Firewall, Spyware Removal, 36-months (stupid not to, all those viruses, right?)
Combo: Roxio Creator Deluxe and MyDVD Deluxe (DVD+RW only) (how else would you make those dvds?)
Deluxe Entertainment Pack -Starter PLUS superior Photo and Music management (to compete with ilife)
$4,588

apple's g5
dual-core 2.3ghz powerpc g5 processor (next one up is quad-core, and that just wouldn't be fair) 1.15ghz frontside bus per processor (faster than dell)
2GB ram
500GB Serial ATA Harddrive
nvidia geforce 6600 256mb ram
apple cinema, 23-inch cinema hd
apple airport bluetooth wireless
applecare protection plan (same support as both of the dell plans)
$4,746


notice how the apple seems to have less? it is missing speakers (another 100-200 if you want) and it is missing virus protection- because you will not need it. everything is included, minus microsoft word, which you can get for 150, or get iworks (which has a word processor) for 70. but the mac is in a quiet, aluminum case. dell is in a plastic case. so, yes- it can be a bit more, but would you buy a kia over a mercades if you had the money? the interface is easier, smoother and cleaner. my old pc would scream like a mother f*er if it had to do what my mac does. and levi- specail offer, i will pay the $158 diff, and show you how to use it and other cool stuff.

if you're going to load the dell with a 5.1 digital sound card and speakers, you should at least get speakers for the apple.

and dual drives? DVD plus DVD burner? unnecessary price bump.

i'll give you all the "professional" level software price bumps, even though the dell comes with basic versions of them all.

And to clarify to all those reading this (so i don't get hate mail from the decidedly militant mac nation): I am not anti-mac or pro-PC, bill and I had a discussion the other day (somewhat fueled by too much merlot) debating the various pros and cons of a dell XPS 700 vs. a mac G5.

sorry about that, the dual drives was an accident.

and you were decidedly militant that night, too bad you weren't 'tour de force'-ing

alas, you are the only other person brave (crazy?) enough to tour-de-force with, and it's no fun alone!

get frankie to do it. she'll be fine.

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