My Laptop – Acer Aspire 5500z series

Features  
Platform Intel Centrino Mobile Technology based Processor Pentium M 735A (1.7 GHz / 2MB L2 Cache / 400MHz FSB) / Intel 915GM Express chipset.
HDD 60 GB
Optical Drive DVD+CDRW Combo Drive
OS provided Linux
Weight 2.38 KG
Battery 6-cell Lithium-ion Battery
Display 14.1″ WXGA CrystalBrite TFT with 1280 x 800 resolution.
RAM 512 MB DDR-2, 400 MHz
Graphics Intel 915GM
Unique Features 56 Kbps modem / LAN / Intel PRO 2200 -802.11b/g Wireless LAN Integrated/ 3 USB Ports
Warranty Periods (Years) 1-Year Global Warranty

My mobile phones- Siemens S75 & Nokia 6600

I remember I got my first mobile phone back in 2001. It was a citycell 250 package with BTTB incoming only. At that time all the citycell sets were RIMless and my set was NOKIA 6185, a very big and heavy antenna set. It only lasted a fewer days it had the warranty (got physically damaged). Later I got a Samsung Anycall A100 set which had even shorter lifespan. I decided to get out of citycell arena although I always liked CDMA technology. The reason was the poor performance of the handsets and at that time there was no option to buy handset other than from Citycell. That’s when I bought my legendary Nokia 6600 set. I bought it from a friend of mine and believe me, there were a very few mobile set of 6600 class at that time. I bought it in January 2004 and since then, it is running at its best. February 2006- GrameenPhone started providing the internet service and straight with EDGE technology. Therefore I felt that I should get an EDGE enabled set. I decided to buy Siemens S75 because of its rich features in EDGE service although I could have easily bought Nokia 6630. Siemens S75 is also running fine with its crystal clear MP3 sound, moderate camera/video and battery life except for the “Hang” problem. The set often gets hanged when I download at the maximum speed. Therefore I couldn’t be that pleased with this set as this one was primarily bought for the EDGE internet service. However the specification of the sets are as below:


Siemens S75 GSM phone

Siemens S75 Specification:

* 103 x 47 x 18,5 mm
* 99 gram
* GSM 900/1800/1900
* GPRS 10
* EDGE 10
* Fax Modem
* Display: TFT 132 x 176 pixels, 262.000
* 1,3 mpx
* zoom
* video recorder
* Batery: Li-Ion 820mAh
* MP3/AAC(+/++) player
* memory inside: 20 MB
* memory card RS-MMC (you get 128 MB)
* MMS, EMS, SMS
* New concept menu
* Email client
* Instant Messaging
* Wap 2.0
* Calender
* Calculator
* Java MIDP 2.0
* 3D Java
* Bluetooth, Stereo Bluetooth
* USB 2.0
* Colours: Piano Black, Grey

Nokia 6600

NOKIA 6600 Specification:

Screen
65k Colour Screen (176 x 208 Pixels)

Imaging
VGA Digital Camera (640 x 480 Pixels)
2 x Digital Zoom
Camera Modes (Standard, Portrait & Night)
Self Timer
Video Recorder
2 x Digital Zoom
Video Audio On & Off
RealOne Player (Playback & Streaming)
Gallery (Images, Sounds & Videos)
Wallpapers
Screensavers

Messaging
SMS (Text Messaging)
MMS (Multimedia Messaging)
Email
SMS Distribution List
Picture Messaging
Predictive Text

Sound
Polyphonic Ringtones
True Tones Ringtones
Handsfree Speaker
Voice Commands
Voice Recorder
Voice Dialling

Entertainment
Java™ Games
Java™ Applications
Embedded Games
Downloadable Games

Organiser
Calendar
Alarm Clock
Calculator
Stopwatch
Timer
Vibrating Alert
Conference Call

Connectivity
Bluetooth®
Infra Red
SyncML Data Synchronisation

Network
Tri Band (GSM 900, GSM 1800 & GSM 1900)

Internet
XHTML Browser
GPRS
HSCSD

Memory & Talk Time
6 Mbytes Memory Plus Memory Card
4 Hours Talk Time
240 Hours Standby

Weight & Size
122 g
108.6 x 58.2 x 23.7 mm

I have a plan of buying a newer one. This time I’ll emphasize more on Camera quality and have a brand preference of Nokia or SonyEricson.