Just read in http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?t=300199
that this notebook has 1 PCMCIA slot (right) and 1 expresscard/54 slot (left). It is not mentioned if the expresscard slot is USB emulated or PCIe 1x.
Just ordered M4400 today. I was told that this notebook is having expansion slot that is compatible with both PCMCIA & expresscard/54, how true is it?
Most important is whether this is USB 2.0 emulated slot or true PCIe 1x slot?
ooh thank you. Actually there is another way to do it, but much more expensive:-
Buy E6500 with lowest spec mainboard, then ebay or dell the M4400 mainboard to replace it.
Since the LCD cover seems identical, i will go for earlier...
hmm, i know it is very rare for someone having 2 of these laptops for comparison, However I would be glad if there is a confirmed answer to this. maybe only a dell personnel can answer this
The M4400 will cost about USD 2600, the...
I need to make the outlook of the M4400 looks similar to E6500. Is the front cover of LCD exchangable between these 2 laptops?
Sounds stupid but I cannot let certain people know that I am having M4400.
I got it work finally, but using the driver provided in dell d630 website. Earlier i was using the latest intel 8.9 driver, and i think i may have extracted the wrong file. After installing XP i install the latest intel 8.9 driver and...
Thanks for the reply. I think i will stick on ATA mode on XP.
I am just curios why the hdd is not detected even with F6 + ICH8M driver loaded. I not yet try with regular hdd anyway. Will try later and see how it goes.
I am using ATA mode with XP. Lately I switched to ACHI in bios and do a clean installation.
During setup I press F6 to install ICH8M driver. The driver is loaded sucessfully from a floppy disk. Later when the windows installer...