As with the e, the first thing I did upon receiving this notebook was to remove all the unwanted, unnecessary software that ships with Inspiron notebooks. Moreover, everything on the screen appears sharp and well defined. As indicated, the e seems like a good choice for those who desire genuine portability without paying a steep premium for that ease of movement. I consistently got just over 3 hours out of the 6-cell battery. This seems to be a non-issue, really, but is something to keep in mind. But just like matte screens, pointing sticks are becoming increasingly difficult to find in consumer-oriented notebooks. Intel Yonah Core Duo T 1.
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The Dell Wireless WLAN Mini Card performed well, though, interestingly, before letting the built-in Dell utility take over management of wireless from Windows, the wireless connection was dropped several times.
This rate of discharge seemed a little disappointing, but during these 3-hour periods I was frequently accessing the hard drive and always running the LCD at maximum brightness, with the wireless card enabled as well. I find that power savings features are largely a matter of personal preference and tolerance, as well as usage, so some people will undoubtedly be able to squeeze a little more time out of the battery, while others will get less.
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Moreover, everything on the screen appears sharp and well defined. Sound Despite a somewhat tinny quality and limited bass, which is to be expected from notebook speakers, the audio is decent: Dell Inspiron e front side view large image. No dedicated graphics option Latches have a little too much play when the screen is closed Minor light leakage at the bottom of the Inspirin Not as thin as some of its more expensive competitors Some glare and reflection when ambient lighting is strong Other Reviews by this author: I would definitely recommend this notebook if someone were to say the following:.
Dell Inspiron e front side view large image Left side view of Dell e view large image Right side view of Dell e view large image Back side view of Dell e view large image The Screen Dell Inspiron e screen view large image The TrueLife glossy screen is well beyond adequate: Left side view of Dell e view large image.
I would definitely recommend this notebook if someone were to say the following: More importantly, at least for me, the e is solid, has good hinges, and the plastic of the palm rests and LCD cover feels quite strong. With lighter use, the battery lasted for a little more than 4 hours, though the wireless card was still turned on.
Battery Life I consistently got just over 3 hours out of the 6-cell battery.
What strikes me about the e is that it accomplishes so much in a small package and does so at such a low cost. Nonetheless, the feel is good and the noise really is cqrd. Fortunately there has been no reason to contact Dell tech support about this notebook. Dell Inspiron e cadd large image Dell Inspiron e Specs: Small amount of light leakage displayed on the e view large image. The e ran quite cool, much cooler than the bigger and bolder e With this particular model, there were very few flaws, and none of these was sufficient to warn against this notebook.
Software As with dekl e, the first thing I did upon receiving this notebook was to remove all the unwanted, unnecessary software that ships with Inspiron notebooks.
Having now used GMA for the first time, the only caveat I can think of is this: Going to a smaller screen and a lower weight would improve portability, true, but there would be some real sacrifice in terms of resolution ijspiron viewing pleasure, and the cost would either be very high or the components would likely be cheap and outdated. When I did use this notebook on my lap, I could feel the warmth, but only a little, and never to the point of discomfort.
Processor and Performance For anyone who has ever tried to run several demanding programs at once, the Intel Core Duo is a real treat, and this T, which at 1. Intel Yonah Core Duo T 1. This seems to be a non-issue, really, but is something to keep in mind. While heavier than some notebooks, there is no feeling of heft or awkwardness when moving the e from one place to another, and I know from actual experience that a five-pound notebook travels fairly easily.
I consistently got just over 3 hours out of the 6-cell battery. And although I have no plans to buy an e, I often recommend notebooks to friends and family.
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For anyone who has ever tried to run rsader demanding programs at once, the Intel Core Duo is a real treat, and this T, which at 1. Because purchasing a Dell computer invariably involves a very careful selection of components, if price is any concern at all, I would now find it easy reaxer suggest the selection of the Yonah T, rather than one of the higher priced Core Duo CPUs; it performs exceptionally well and the premium paid to get cafd T or higher may be better spent elsewhere, on an upgraded warranty, for instance.
But just like matte screens, pointing sticks are becoming increasingly difficult to find in consumer-oriented notebooks. Below are the Super Pi result calculations for crunching the numbers on 2-million digits of accuracy for Pi: