I love shiny things

And as far as shiny things go, what could be shinier than a brand new Lenovo Thinkpad T61p, top-of-the-line laptop intended for Serious Business. As evidenced by the fact that this thing came with Vista Ultimate preinstalled, but with an option for a Windows XP downgrade. 🙂

This is the first time I’m really using Vista, and I have to say a lot of things disappoint me — I was hoping to like this thing. However, the new Explorer really is nicer than the old one, and I find Aero Glass rather neat. (Imagine that… I have a laptop that’s powerful enough to run Aero Glass!)

The highlights of the laptop (which I’ve named “Orbiter”, a companion to my desktop “Reactor”):

  • 2.5GHz Core 2 Duo
  • 2GB RAM
  • nVidia Quadro M570 display adapter

I want to carry this thing everywhere. I just wish it wasn’t so damn heavy. 🙂

To celebrate, I’m moving my Visual Studio and related goodies from the XP VM to this machine. Really looking forward to trying the other shiny new thing, ReSharper 4.0!

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