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#1 12 years ago

I'm thinking about buying a Dell Inspiron 6400 for about 1000 Euro. Anyone here have any experience with Dell-Laptops?




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#2 12 years ago

My bro's friend has a Dell laptop, he loves it. It runs battlefield really well (when it's running from the charger, not on bettery.) Whenever I've used it, I found it was quite fast, even after being about 2 years old and never reformatted. I like it, but I don't use it everyday, just once in awhile. That's my view, but I'm not an owner of any laptop (currently, gonna get one soon).




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#3 12 years ago

A number of my mates had Dell laptops for school, they were all happy with them. Just be aware of the spec you're actually buying and the final price of the spec you've chosen, because the examples they show off on their site are far different than the prices they charge for the basic configuration of that model.




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#4 12 years ago

I have an Inspiron 1000. The machines themselves aren't anything to shout about, but they do the job. I'd highly recommend a RAM upgrade if the model you want has anything less than 512mb as standard (as mine did), and a clean format and re-install sans the Dell bloatware wouldn't hurt either.

Mechanically they're pretty sound, mine hasn't let me down yet - unfortunately the charger, however, did. It shorted out about a week ago, so I'm in the market for a replacement...which, knowing Dell, won't be cheap.




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#5 12 years ago

The people I know who have Dells often get problems with them, I had an HP dv4000 series, and it worked well. Could have had more RAM, but aside from that, worked wonderfully.




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#6 12 years ago

Thanks for the info, here are some more details about the Dell I'm looking at: CPU: Intel Core Duo 2Ghz RAM: 1024 MB DDR2 SDRAM, 533 MHz HDD:120GB SATA Graphics:ATI® MobilityT RadeonT X1400 256MB Display:15.4" W Screen XGA TFT Display resolution: 1280x800 Wireless Network: here there are two alternatives: Intel® Pro Wireless 3945 802.11a/b/g Mini PCI Wireless LAN Card for Core 2 Duo Processors Intel® Pro WLAN 3945 Internal Wireless (802.11a/b/g 54 Mbps) für Duo Prozessor I guess one of them occupies one of the upgrade-slots or something similar? Anyone know more about this?




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#7 12 years ago

I'd choose internal wireless.




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#8 12 years ago

It has internal wireless already.




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#9 12 years ago
MrFancypantsIntel® Pro WLAN 3945 Internal Wireless (802.11a/b/g 54 Mbps) für Duo Prozessor I guess one of them occupies one of the upgrade-slots or something similar? Anyone know more about this?

I believe that's a card that goes into the PCMCIA slot on the laptop. You have 2 of them, that's pretty much all they're used for, wireless cards. There's a 5.1 surround sound card you can buy to go in there, but that's pretty much the only other thing that uses the slots.