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The Greatest Lappy in the World Times A BaZillion
Dell Latitude D410 Advanced
Member Name: i_heart_elo
Dell Latitude D410 Advanced
Advantages: What isn't an advantage? It's light, mobile, fast, sleek, I'm running out of adjatives
Disadvantages: The battery life is a little underpar, but that's not the laptops fault.
I normally don't wax poetic about something as geeky as a lappy (my slang for Laptop). But, prepare yourself for some major gushing about this Dell Notebook.
Flashback to 2007. I was still living in the U.S. and worked as a Systems Administrator part-time at a German Automotive Company, while I was still in College. It really was a cushy job. I pretty much did next to nothing and told all the users to just "restart they're PC/Notebook" if they were having performance problems. In addition to the next to no work I had to do, there were also perks with buying slightly older Computers and Equipment once they were deemed obsolete or out of date. With this little perk, throw in the fact that our main companies I.T. director was a complete snob, and you have me buying this for around $300.00. This was after our company only had it for 6 months and spent over $2000.00 on it. Can we say "STEAL of the century!"
When I first saw it I was only "so-so" impressed. Yeah, it's ultra lightweight at less than 4lbs. Yeah, it's incredibly easy to carry around. Yeah, it has a great memory and excellent Wi-Fi capibilities. Yeah, the touchpad is the best i've ever seen and/or used. Yeah........ok why was I only "So-So" impressed!???
Suffice to say , I am overly impressed now. I've been using it for just over a year, and I've had not a SINGLE problem with it. Well, not a single problem that wasn't of my own making.I had to replace the keyboard b/c I spillt some coffee on it. How many times though have you had someone say they're laptop died because of spilling something on the keyboard? I was freaking out. I thought "Great, it's dead, i've killed the coolest laptop i've ever had". Instead, since it's built with this spill proof type layer under the keyboard, it only messes up the keyboard and NOT the laptop itself!
Here is a little glimpse into all the ways I love this Lappy
* It weighs as much as a "small" copy of War & Peace:
I'm still amazed at how light it really is. I sit it on my lap and it feels like nothing is there but a book. You can't get any better than that!.
* The fan works like a champion:
There is nothing worse than an overheated laptop. If you've had or have one, you know what i'm talking about. My Dell Latitude D410 though, is hardly EVER even above slightly warm. It's mind-boggling.
* The Wi-Fi can pull up a signal from Space:
Ok maybe that's a slight exaggeration. Yet, when i've used this out in the middle of nowhere in Scotland, I was still able to pull a signal from some random free wi-fi god knows where. All of my friends that were with me that brought they're lappy's couldn't even get a signal let alone connect it.
* The LCD screen is the perfect clarity, brightness, and size:
I have no idea what the "perfect" LCD screen is, but this one has to be close. I never end up rubbing my eyes, or having a fuzzy screen when it's first turned on, etc..
* The intragal system itself is stellar:
I know that a 1.86 GHz, and a Ram of 512mb, with a 60gig Harddrive shouldn't be deemed as stellar, but this system is faster, and has more memory then my computer that has over double of the above specs. I think this thing was sprinkled with magic fairy dust or something.
I really can't say enough about this machine. If it ever dies on me (heaven forbid!), I would most assuredly buy another exact one. It's perfect for the person always on the go, and who likes to cart they're laptop around without it being bulky and annoying. Yet it's more than that. I guess you would just have to use and buy one to understand what i'm completely in love with this Dell Notebook. =)
Summary: In my personal opinion, this is one of the primo of laptops and worth it's pricetag for what you get
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