After reading reviews of the M400, I decided to cancel the order. I picked up this D620 through the outlet with the following specs:
T2300 Core Duo
2 GB 667 MHz Ram
256 Nvidia 110M
9 - Cell
with 3 yr Warranty and + CC
plus Quickbook Pro totaling around $1900.
I'm sure there may have been better deals around but this is the best I could find...
I took pictures of it and I'll find some way to upload them later.
Not impressed at all. For the price, maybe I should not complain and the fact you cannot get the 1440x900 resolution with other vendors given the size of the screen. When booting the computer and XP was loading you can see the light leakage. Only around the center of the screen was it truly black.
I have the Dell 20" wide; the newest edition. I will have to provide additional feed back later when I hook it up.
Too my surprised it was fully juiced. At the originaly settings it was a little over 5 hours. I took the brightness down, which made the viewability better, and it gave it a bit of a boost. I have wireless on too, with about 5 hours of run time. We'll, see...
I have to say it was packed neatly. When I opened the box, there was a box of the software and the power adapters. Under that box the laptop was wrapped in plastic and the ends were covered with foam. I have to say that, I wish they had placed the laptop in another box too. Nevertheless, I do not see any current harm in how it was packed.
Ummm, I booted it and XP came up. As I was asked to name the "computer", I hit next to go to the next sttp and the laptop starts screaming. Now, I couldn't tell if it was a fan going wild or the processing being stalled causing the music to skip insanely. Ctrl+Alt+Del didn't help. I had to hold the power button for several seconds and then the machine kicked off.
I rebooted and it took me back to the last step and the setup finished with no other hitch.
After logging into Windows, I saw Dell's ugly Desktop. I was surprised not to be inundated(sp?) with tons of icons; there was only four, plus the trash can. However, I was not happy with all the processes loading in the background. The taskbar was half of the width of the screen. I cut off a few things. I have yet to uninstall as I want to give myself some time before I am fully committed to the machine. I want to make sure all is well with it. Therefore, I have not downloaded anything.
I am typing on the machine now and it feels like a Dell. The responsiveness is good. I am less than impressed with the touch-stick. As that was my main reason for choosing the Latitude. I guess it will take some time for me to adjust to it and alter it's responsiveness. I don't feel like I have much control with it at the time. The touchpad seems to suck...to me all touchpads' suck. So, there you have it.
I hate the the DEL key is all the way up top. I do not understsand why the have ALT/CNTRL keys @ both sides at the bottom. Maybe I can find a way to alter it's function.
DAyyyyyUM this sucker is light. The size is perfect for using in the lap. As I am right now in my Executive Chair . It can easily be handled with one hand without a hitch. I know I will be extremely comfortable taking this machine to another location to do work and not feel like I am being worn down with weight.
As of right now I do not think I could cook anything on this system. I will say you can notice heat under the left palm area. I also feel heat from beneath on the left hand side. I am guessing the HDD is over there?!?!?!
Crowd, we have a winner. I love mixture of the charcoal grey and the light great border around the keyboard. I have to say. I wish the lid was on the charcoal grey color too.
I think this system will be a keeper. I am glad I chose the D620. For a while I had my heart set on the E1505 due to the pricing, but the portability and battery life happens to be enough to please me.
I have had some problems already. This was purchased from Sm Biz Outlet. There were errors in the customer service and internet site not updating my purchase via My Accounts. After several hours of "GOING FREAKING CRAZY", most of the problems were "worked" out. I hope I never have this problem again or have to go after them like I did.
Dell one may forgive but NEVER forgets.
I guess I will follow up with pics and other reviews later... Excuse typos, spelling errors and grammar mistakes, the Latitude keyboard takes full responsibility