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Laptop built for business or Pleasure
Dell Latitude E6400
Member Name: knightnx
Dell Latitude E6400
Advantages: Good PC for business
Disadvantages: Intel GPU not designed with the gamer in mind, heavier than a Netbook
Last year I received a Latitude E6400 directly from Dell as a gift after attending one of their demonstrations on virtualisation.
The Laptop I have is comprised of a (vpro) intel Core 2 duo processor, 8Gb DDR2 memory, 500Gb Hard drive, 3G Modem, 14.1" LED 1440 x 960 screen, backlit keyboard, ABGN wifi, Bluetooth and DVD/RW optical drive. The casing is well made with a brushed all black finish DELL calls it as follows "Premium magnesium alloy construction, longer-lasting paint finishes and robust metal hinges, the new Latitude E6400 is more durable than ever". Durable to some extent yes, with everyday but still careful use I would definitely agree but if you were a BT engineer a who needs to use this out in the field a Panasonic Tough Book this isnt. Again its a well built quality laptop. This was designed with the business man in mind and this is reflected by the internal intel graphics card, it has a vga and display port output, which is not geared up for 3D or graphically intensive games or apps. This machine was probably available at somepoint with a more powerful Nvidia Quatro GPU which would of had its own onboard and faster video memory instead of the shared with system ram intel GPU like on the machine Im reviewing.
The machine itself is easier to work on / upgrade than the previous Latitude D series as the bottom part of the case completely lifts away after unscrewing a very small number of screws.
Once the case is off you have full access to all the upgradeable aspects of the laptop ie both DDR2 ram sockets, modem, 3G Modem etc. The SATA Hard Drive itself comes out very easily as well.
Windows 7 Pro 64Bit responds very well as does every aspect of the PC, The LED screen is very sharp & bright, reminds me of the screens found on the more expensive Sony VAIOs, and with a decent 4-5 hr battery life I do enjoy using this piece of kit!
The Inbuilt Intel VPRO technology enables you to remote directly into the hardware itself, for remote control, hardware auditing and system health, You can remote to this PC even if the hard drive has been taken out or if it has no software or windows on it what so ever! Genius!
As you can see from the specs below, the laptop is quite thin and fairly light with the standard battery attached.
Dimensions: 335 x 244 x 33mm (including feet about 2mm long) or 13.2" x 9.6" x 1.3"
Weight: Actual weight 2.31kg 5.1 lbs (w/ 6 cell battery)
Summary: Great PC for the out of office worker!
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