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S U M M A R Y


DIARY: September 13, 2005 11:05 AM Tuesday; Rod Welch

Purchased c15 Fujitsu notebook computer at Fry's to replace c12.

1...Summary/Objective
2...Fry's Shopping Notebook Computer to Replace C12
3...Invoice Acquisition Fujitsu Lifebook N6100 Notebook Computer
4...Purchased Fujitsu N6100 17" Notebook 1.86 GHz 1.26 GB RAM 80 GB HD


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CONTACTS 
0201 - Next Generation Computers                                                                                                                                          O-00000758 0401
020101 - Mr. Roman NLN                                                                                                                                                    O-00000758 0401
020103 - Sales Department name                                                                                                                                            O-00000758 0401

SUBJECTS
Computer Systems Acquisition Purchase Procurement

0503 -
0503 -    ..
0504 - Summary/Objective
0505 -
050501 - Follow up ref SDS 9 0000. ref SDS 5 0000.
050502 -
050503 - Visited Fry's to shop for notebook computer to replace c12.  Purchased
050504 - Fujitsu N6110-503 with additional 1 GB RAM. ref SDS 0 EH6X  Also
050505 - picked up Windows XP Pro to configure the computer to SDS standards.
050506 - ref SDS 0 FO4O  Sort of got snookered into buying a printer for $50,
050507 - which is supposedly free by turning in a rebate. ref SDS 0 BM4J
050508 -
050509 -
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050511 -
050512 -
050513 -
050515 -  ..
0506 -
0507 -
0508 - Progress
0509 -
050901 - Fry's Shopping Notebook Computer to Replace C12
050902 -
050903 - On the way home from visiting the doctor at Kaiser, Millie wanted to
050904 - visit Fry's in Concord, and look into purchasing a notebook computer
050905 - to solve problems reported previously on 050301. ref SDS 9 HY7N
050907 -  ..
050908 - Since that time, problems with c12 have worsened.  The system will no
050909 - longer run on the battery at all.
050911 -  ..
050912 - At Fry's, looked a number of systems.
050914 -  ..
050915 - Initially, inquired about a Toshiba Portege, based on observations
050916 - yesterday coming home on BART from visiting Doctor Grissiom in the
050917 - City.  A passenger had the Toshiba open, and it was obviuos this was a
050918 - very light weight notebook.  The passenger let me handle the computer,
050919 - and it was very light, definitely under 3 pounds.  The drawbacks were
050920 - only 512 MB RAM, small screen, about 12", and battery life at no more
050921 - than 2 hours, although the passenger said there is an addon battery
050922 - that provides up to 5 hours of battery use.
050924 -  ..
050925 - Fry's does not carry the Toshiba Portege.  They have several other
050926 - Toshiba notebooks.  None compared favorably to the Portege with
050927 - respect to weight.
050929 -  ..
050930 - We looked at a lot of systems, including some large 17" screen
050931 - notebooks.  This line of inquiry necessarily sacrafices size for
050932 - weight, e.g., the larger systems weight a lot more, about 7 pounds,
050933 - rather than below 3 pounds.
050935 -  ..
050936 - The sales rep said that Intel Centrino 1.87 GB processor has
050937 - comparable performance to 3.2 Ghz Pentium processor, and that the
050938 - Centrino uses less power, which extends batter life.
050940 -  ..
050941 - Processor speed is important for performing SDS and other system
050942 - maintenance tasks quickly.  Currently on c14, which has a 3.2 GHz
050943 - processor and 1 GB of RAM, SDS is updated in about 20 seconds, and
050944 - disk compression takes less than 2 minutes.  On c13, which has 1.4 GHz
050945 - processor and 512 MB of RAM, SDS update takes about 90 seconds, and
050946 - disk compression takes 30 minutes to an hour, which means it can only
050947 - be performed when the system is not in use.  The faster capability
050948 - enables doing this almost any time.
050950 -  ..
050951 - We examined a Toshiba 3.2 GHz system, and two other 1.86 Centrino
050952 - processor systems, possibly a Compaq, and an HP.
050954 -  ..
050955 - The salseman indicated that a top system is the Fujitzu Lifebook N1600
050956 - Notebook.  This system does not have an onboard DVD burner, but does
050957 - have a CD ROM drive.  We would never use a DVD burner.
050959 -  ..
050960 - The cost with 1 GB of RAM was about $1,800.
050962 -  ..
050963 - With Windows XP and a case the total came to $2,200.
050965 -  ..
050966 - The salesman, James, said that Fry's includes a free Canon printer.
050967 - We asked about substituting the printer for a $50 case, but the sales
050968 - manager said that the transaction is entirely through Cannon, and so
050969 - customers cannot substitute.
050971 -  ..
050972 - Research on the Internet comparing the Fujitsu N6100 shows...
050973 -
050974 -              http://products.consumerguide.com/reviews/product.epub?productId=29594
050976 -  ..
050977 - Fujitsu N6100....................... model# FPCM60503
050978 -
050979 -
050980 -          FOR MORE INFORMATION
050981 -          Fujitsu Computer Systems
050982 -          1250 E. Arques Avenue,
050983 -          MS122
050984 -          Sunnyvale, CA 94085
050985 -          800-831-3183
050987 -           ..
050988 -          http://www.fujitsu.com
050990 -      ..
050991 -     Battery life.................................. 3 hours
050992 -
050993 -        Lithium ion battery: Standard 6-cell
050995 -         ..
050996 -        FN and F7 will reduce power to the screen to lower brightness
050997 -        which extends batter life, when needed.
050999 -      ..
051000 -     CD drive...................................... 24x
051002 -      ..
051003 -     CPU........................................... 1.86 GHz Centrino
051005 -      ..
051006 -     Intel Pentiumr M Processor 750 (1.86 GHz , 2MB
051007 -     L2 cache, 533MHz FSB)
051009 -      ..
051010 -     Cache 533 MHz FSB............................. 2 MB L2
051012 -      ..
051013 -     FSB........................................... 533 MHz
051015 -      ..
051016 -     DVD Drive..................................... 8 x
051018 -      ..
051019 -     Hard disk ultra-DMA 100 4200 RPM.............. 80 GB
051021 -      ..
051022 -     RAM dual channel DDR2 533 MHz................. 2 GB maximum
051024 -      ..
051025 -     RAM standard.................................. 512 MB
051027 -      ..
051028 -     Screen Crystal View Wide XGA+ TFT display
051029 -     with 400:1 contrast ratio and 320
051030 -     cd/m2 brightness.............................. 17"
051032 -      ..
051033 -     Sound card.................................... integrated
051035 -      ..
051036 -     Video RAM integrated.......................... 128 MB
051038 -      ..
051039 -     Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 900
051040 -     graphics with up to 128 MB of shared
051041 -     video memory
051043 -      ..
051044 -     LAN Wireless (802.11a/b/g) Integrated
051045 -     Wi-Fir Certified Intel PRO/Wireless
051046 -     2915ABG Network Connection.................... On board
051048 -      ..
051049 -     Modem Integrated multi-national 56K V.90...... On board
051051 -      ..
051052 -     10/100 Base-Tx Ethernet....................... On board
051054 -      ..
051055 -     Ports: Four USB 2.0, IEEE 1394 (4-pin),
051056 -     S-video out, one type I/II PCMCIA slot,
051057 -     ExpressCardT slot, and
051058 -     Memory StickT/SD/xD media slot................ On board
051060 -      ..
051061 -     Weight........................................ 10 pounds
051063 -      ..
051064 -     Warranty international........................ 1 year
051065 -
051067 -  ..
051068 - There is a rating of 8, which suggests this is at the high end of
051069 - system performance.
051071 -  ..
051072 - Another review location says....
051073 -
051074 -              http://bizrate.lycos.com/marketplace/product_info/overview/index__cid2,pid--335567667.html
051076 -     ..
051077 -    The LifeBook N6100 notebook rivals the performance of most desktop
051078 -    computers with its fast mobile.  FPCM60502 Intel Centrino 1.86GHz /
051079 -    802.11a-b-g Wireless / 17-inch WXGA+ Crystal View / 512MB DDR2 /
051080 -    80GB / DVDRW DL / Windows XP Home /
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SUBJECTS
Purchase Fujitsu N6100 Notebook Computer 1.86 GHz 1.26 GB RAM 80 GB

0603 -
060401 -  ..
060402 - Invoice Acquisition Fujitsu Lifebook N6100 Notebook Computer
060403 - Purchased Fujitsu N6100 17" Notebook 1.86 GHz 1.26 GB RAM 80 GB HD
060404 -
060405 - Worked with James on the sale.
060406 -
060407 -
060408 -
060409 - Invoice......................... 1506325
060410 -
060411 -        Fry's
060412 -        Store #24; Reg: 24   Squellati, Juanita P
060413 -        1695 Willow Pass Road
060414 -        Concord, CA  94520         BEAR:  E80923
060416 -         ..
060417 -        925 852 0300
060419 -         ..
060420 -        Date:  050913 130333
060421 -
060424 -         ..
060425 -        Merchant:  172188025990
060427 -         ..
060428 -        Item
060430 -         ..
060431 -        3893507   Targus CPT 300 Notebook Case
060432 -                  Blacktop design PADDE Asc:  93277
060433 -                  Amount....................................$ 49.99
060434 -
060436 -         ..
060437 -        4513467   Fujitsu Model N6110-503 Cen 1.8
060438 -                  PenM750; 17" WXGA CrysV Asc:  93277
060439 -                  512 MB; 80 GB; Combo; XP Home
060440 -                  802.11a/b/g; 9.68 lbs
060441 -                  Serial #   R5713689
060442 -                  Configuration No FPCR60503
060443 -                  Amount................................. $1,499.99
060444 -
060446 -         ..
060447 -        4102643   CA Recycling Fee
060449 -         ..
060450 -        4519967   DDR2 1GB 4200 RAM
060451 -                  533 MHz 200 PIN  Asc: 93277
060452 -                  Lifetime warranty
060453 -                  VS1GSDS533D2
060454 -                  Serial No. 197862
060455 -                  Amount................................... $149.99
060456 -
060458 -         ..
060459 -        1786790   Memory Installation
060460 -                  Installation of memory in any
060461 -                  customer owned notebook  Asc  93277
060462 -                  Amount................................... $ 29.99
060463 -
060465 -         ..
060466 -        4520967   Canon PIXMA iP1 printer
060467 -                  Amount................................... $ 49.99
060468 -
060470 -         ..
060471 -        4052702   MS Windows XP Pro    Asc:  93277
060472 -                  Amount................................... $ 49.99
060473 -
060474 -
060475 -                  Subtotal................................$2,087.94
060476 -                  Tax @8.25%..............................   169.12
060478 -                   ..
060479 -                  Total due.............................. $2,257.06
060480 -
060482 -         ..
060483 -        Back of invoice indicates customers purchasing notebook
060484 -        computers have 15 days to return or exchange products in
060485 -        original boxes and receipts.
060486 -
060487 -
060489 -  ..
060490 - At the counter, James disclosed...
060491 -
060492 -         1.  The Canon printer is not free, but there is a charge of
060493 -             $50, and the customer must submit for a rebate to get the
060494 -             money back from Canon.
060495 -
060496 -         2.  The Canon printer does not have a cable, and so to use
060497 -             the printer, customer must purchase a USB cable, because
060498 -             a standard parrallel printer cable doesn't work.
060499 -
060501 -  ..
060502 - Invoice......................... 1506385
060503 -
060504 -        Fry's
060505 -        Store #24; Reg: 27   Piedrahita, David A.
060506 -        1695 Willow Pass Road
060507 -        Concord, CA  94520         BEAR:  E80923
060509 -         ..
060510 -        925 852 0300
060512 -         ..
060513 -        Date:  050913 131517
060514 -
060517 -         ..
060518 -        Merchant:  172188025990
060520 -         ..
060521 -        Item
060523 -         ..
060524 -        3430123   Primelogic USB       Asc:  93277
060525 -                  10' cable
060526 -                  Amount....................................$ 12.99
060527 -
060528 -
060529 -                  Subtotal................................  $ 12.99
060530 -                  Tax @8.25%..............................     1.07
060532 -                   ..
060533 -                  Total due..............................   $ 14.06
060534 -
060535 -
060537 -  ..
060538 - Received with Fujitsu c15...
060539 -
060540 -            Warranty 1 year manufacturer
060541 -
060542 -        1.  Fujitsu Lifebook Notebook Family
060543 -            Internaltional Limited Warranty
060544 -            terms and conditions booklet and
060545 -            registration.
060547 -             ..
060548 -        2.  Modem alert.
060549 -
060550 -            Onboard modem can cause system failure when connected to
060551 -            the Internet.  Recommend download updated drivers from...
060553 -             ..
060554 -        3.  Getting Started
060555 -
060556 -            Summarizes system ports and physical featues.
060558 -             ..
060559 -        4.  User's Guide.
060560 -
060561 -            Fujitsu Lifebook N6100 Notebook
060563 -             ..
060564 -        5.  CDs a Bunch of Stuff we Never Use
060565 -
060566 -            Microsoft Works
060568 -             ..
060569 -            Sonic Record Now
060571 -             ..
060572 -            Restore Disc to put original OS back, worthless.
060574 -             ..
060575 -            Drivers and applications restore CD
060576 -
060577 -               Could be needed for configuration.
060578 -
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