Although IBM, Toshiba, Acer, and several others offered competing ultra-portables, Dell seemed to provide the most competitive pricing thanks mostly to educational EPP discounts along with the most comprehensive warranty services, making the ultimate choice of the newer D a bit simpler. Nevertheless, Dell eventually took care of all of the issues that cropped with my order, although the experience varied greatly depending on which service representative handled the case. Intel [HDA Intel], device 1: Dell D left side view large image. By using our site, you acknowledge that you have read and understand our Cookie Policy , Privacy Policy , and our Terms of Service.

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The brightness on the Samsung screen is fantastic though, from reports in the NotebookReview. With a 6 cell battery and underclocking, the X1 managed nearly 5 hours. When using the extended 6 cell battery the battery protrudes a little and can be used as a grasp for holding the notebook with one hand.

Dell Latitude D Review (pics, specs)

It is very useful for chatting over Skype or similar services. Battery The battery on the Dell D has a built-in chage indicator view large image D20 D can be equipped with a 4-cell, 6-cell, or 9-cell battery. Channels count non available. The SD card slot is much appreciated, and no complaints on number of slots, just placement. In fact, it is comparable if not faster than the Pentium M 2GHz in my Inspiron m for everyday computing.


Keyboard and touchpad view view large image. You pull a lever for the notebook to be popped off the base and then pull the notebook out. The 9 cell battery sticks out a bit. Still, working on the D is a lot more comfortable over an extended amount of time than on the X1. Post Your Answer Discard By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

Showing no signs of flex and providing solid travel with minimal noise, the D has proven to have the best keyboard I have ever had the pleasure of using. On the X1 it was placed to the back of the notebook. What is an annoyance is the placement of the vent.

However this can be dealt with by changing the microphone sensitivity and speaker volume or by wearing a headphone. While the usefulness of this feature is up for debate, it is certainly a welcome addition.

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The D comes standard with a Having been less than satisfied with a thin-and-light, I decided my next notebook would have to be an ultra-portable, preferably weighing no more than 3 lbs. Compared to its predecessor the Dell Latitude X1, the D is a great upgrade that will be all ready to handle the demands of newer software and Windows Vista.


Jeff Kaufman 5. Compared to the ThinkPad X60s ultraportable that adopted a 2.

I obtained a copy of Windows Vista Business from my college and installed it. Dell Latitude D back side view large image.

Dell Latitude D420 Review (pics, specs)

Expansion Slot, Battery hard drive accessible underneathMemory Upgrade Slot under panel view large image Personally I found the location of most every port on the back of the D slightly annoying. D, X1, R stacked view large image. The only quibble I have with the cooling solution then is the placement of the vent: I can work comfortably in the library with the fan on max without being siund disturbance.

Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: The charger included with the D is small though larger than the one that came the X1. By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies.

As a college student portability is extremely important to me.