Originally Posted by erico
Hi guys I orderd my M90 today !
I have a quick question , I did one mistake which is
I got the
Dell Wireless™ 1390 802.11g Mini-Card and not the Intel® 3945 802.11a/g Dual-band Mini-Card
What is the problem going to be when I wanna go wireless ? Is it a big difference ? Or not really ?
Would it make sense to cancel my order and change the wireless card ?
Deadly_B can you write a small review about the M90 .
Most of the time wireless g will be all you need. Unless you are moving files all over your own network, are standing two houses down you should be fine.
A small review:
Well, This thing is big
It' not too big so as to be cumbersome in my opinion, but big enough to say, "you call that a laptop... THIS is a laptop."
I'm surprised they used a standard laptop keyboard as there is more space... it would be nice to have a number pad. Oh well.
The monitor is great. I don't really see that milky thing that reviewer was talking about linked a few pages back, unless it is pitch black, then there is a lighter area in the bottom of the screen about as high as the windows taskbar is (but very subdued).
1920 X 1200 X 2... very nice! I have the dell 24" to the right and the laptop open to the left. The 24" is the primary and has the taskbar and everything, and the laptop is for overflow (e-mail and such).
Undock and go is nice: I have only used it twice (for those that don't know, the newer Dells, including the M90 can be undocked without going in sleep mode... YOU MUST PRESS THE UNDOCK REQUEST FIRST... for more info, go to dell.com and type "undock and go" in the search).
The battery is lasting better today as I am not downloading 500 mb worth of 3DMark files. I have used it on batter power for over 2 hours and it is at 51%.
The case feels very sturdy, even for a dell. It almost seems like a solid metal case. It's moderately heavy: not heavier than it should be for it's size, but since it is fairly big it has some weight to it.
I can't think of much else to say. I am pretty much using it as a work computer, so I haven't been pushing it. It definitely does all my tasks well.
Two words of advice:
- As I stated before, by default, in undocked mode it goes in standby in 1 minute. Change this! Unless you like being disconnected from the network everytime you turn your head to sneeze.
- By default, the general display DPI settings are 125 (Large). Change this! It makes the small icons look crappy and the text is oversized and often oddly placed. To change this to normal, go to display properties by right-clicking the desktop and selecting "Properties". Then go to the Settings tab and click "Advanced". Lastly, change the DPI settings under "Display" to "Normal size (96 DPI) in the "General" tab. and click "OK" on this dialog and the Display Properties dialog.
Also, I don't know how much it matters, but surely it matters some: I did the 3dmark test on battery power with other apps running.