My Laptop – Acer Aspire 5500z series

Platform Intel Centrino Mobile Technology based Processor Pentium M 735A (1.7 GHz / 2MB L2 Cache / 400MHz FSB) / Intel 915GM Express chipset.
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)
* 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:

65k Colour Screen (176 x 208 Pixels)

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)

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

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

Java™ Games
Java™ Applications
Embedded Games
Downloadable Games

Alarm Clock
Vibrating Alert
Conference Call

Infra Red
SyncML Data Synchronisation

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

XHTML Browser

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.