Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Dell Latitude D620

Yes Indeed, it is a post after a long long time. Got Busy, you know? Anyways, Let's get started. First Kudos to IT Guys at my new employer for giving me a Dell Latitude D620. Do I like it? Sure I do.

What specs have I got? Here it is:
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional SP2


  • Intel Core Duo T2300 based on YONAH running at 1.66 Ghz with 2MB of Cache (Does not support Virtualization, it also does not support EM64T)
  • WXGA+ 14" Wide Screen LCD (but not TrueBright or anything like that, I would have liked a better LCD screen. It would probably have raised the price only by 10-50$)
  • 2x 1 GB RAM running at 667 Mhz (Sufficient to run various business Apps)
  • 60GB 7200 RPM Hitachi Moraga Plus SATA HDD (not so sufficient to load various apps that I wish to run)
  • Dell Wifi, Bluetooth and A built-in GSM port for connecting to network thru Cingular's Service.

Thursday, October 12, 2006

Dell Deals are Back

Dell is back with $200 off deals on Inspirons with $999. So take your pick. Dell™ Home: $799 Notebook with 15.4 inch Display or $599 Desktop

Intel Pro/Wireless 2200 BG Mini PCI used with Intel Centrino

This may not be one of the fastest wireless card, but it does deliver functionality expected.  In fact, it works with most type of encryption methodologies being used in corporate world of today (such as LEAP, PEAP etc) and can work with CISCO Wireless routers being used in your offices can surely make task of IT Teams easy. Once you are out of office, you should be able to still use the same adapter to make connections to HotSpots as well as your home networks.

I have used PCMCIA cards from BELKIN as well as CISCO, but have found Intel Pro/Wireless 2200 BG Mini PCI as most effective.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

Issues with Dell Latitude D610

The chasis of this laptop (and probably entire new Latitude series) is not so sturdy. I have been using it only for six months, but the portion of the top of laptop next to keyboard that keeps rubbing with palm of my hand has lost its color (and obviously my palms have become more smooth )!!!! Compared with C610, which is still running good, this one looks not so good.

Dell Latitude D610

I have been using this one (from my office, obviously) for about six months now. It has a decent configuration.

  • Intel Centrino 1.7 Ghz CPU
  • Intel Wireless Pro 2200 BG
  • 512 MB RAM
  • DVD+RW Drive

For some reason, Battery of this laptop was not affected. I am still running Windows 2000 Professional on this laptop.

Monday, October 09, 2006

Dell Home?

Dell Home is giving various discounts. Don't know if it is really needed to sell the PC and the Laptops.. Why they can not just reduce the price zimbly?
What do you think?
Dell Home Systems

Friday, October 06, 2006

More about my Dell C610

Well, Here is some more information about my Dell C610. I took it off the power supply 150 minutes ago and used it to surf internet, and run some educational games (flash). Not very heavy work, but it still is running (The battery is 2 year old now). I can not think about doing that with my Dell Inspiron 6000 yet. Which is why I still love Dell C610 so much. (This post was written using Dell C610).

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Dell Latitude C610

Well, Yes, everyone knows that Dell latitude C610 is an Intel PIII based old Laptop. Why are we reviewing it now? Well that is the point. In spite of being an old laptop, it is a rugged piece of hardware. I have been using one since two years and I havne't had much problems with it. It still does what it was doing best two years ago, basic desktop publishing and providing required computing on the move. It still has an excellent battery life as well as speed. Only thing that I have had problem with was, that i lost the spring at the back of the laptop that held the battery and battery has became loose. But it still workes in taped form, also has an excellent microphone as well as a set of built-in speakers, which most new laptops lack (Dell seams to be removing microphones from laptop to make them cheaper).

Monday, September 18, 2006

I Like this one...DELL Inspiron E1505 Dual Core Intel...!

  • Intel® Core™ Duo Proc T2050 (1.60GHz/533MHz/2 X 1MB L2 Cache)
  • 15.4 inch Wide Screen XGA Display with TrueLife™
  • 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 533MHz, 2 Dimm
  • 128MB ATI MOBILITY™ RADEON® X1300 HyperMemory™
  • 80GB 5400rpm SATA Hard Drive
  • Genuine Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition with re-installation CD
  • Network Card and Modem
  • Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem
  • Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 7.0
  • Combo or DVD+RW Drive
  • 8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
  • Sound Options
  • Integrated Audio
  • Wireless Networking Cards
  • Wireless Bundle: Intel PRO/Wireless 3945a/g and Bluetooth
  • Office Productivity Software (Pre-Installed)
  • No productivity suite- Includes Microsoft Works 8. DOES NOT INCLUDE MS WORD
  • Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed)
  • 53 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
  • Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options
  • 1Yr Ltd Warranty, 1Yr Mail-In Service, and 1Yr HW Warranty Support
  • Dial-Up Internet Access
  • 6 Months America Online Internet Access Included
  • Charcoal Leather QuickSnap™ Cover
  • Dell Digital Entertainment
  • Starter pack- Basic and trial products from Corel and Yahoo
  • Processor Branding
  • Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor

It has every thing.....and look at the cost....for this budget...this is awesome.........

Various Option...available but.....

This is Hi-Tech World, there are many options available. But before coming to decision point, one need to decide budget and requirement. For Budget specific we all know about DELL but if in other options like - IBM, Toshiba, Sony; Price range comes very close, i would always go with Sony because it has more durability then others. And before purchasing it directly from Company's official website, one must look at the deals which are available in the market. Taking advise from people who has already purchased in near past would be the best because they have already complete you half of the work. All the best...hope you would get the best deal...Enjoy

Inspiron 6000

Dell Inspiron 6000 was my first laptop (the first one that I paid for). The config that I orderd had:
  • Intel® Pentium® M Processor 730 (1.60 GHz/2MB Cache/533MHz FSB)
  • Microsoft® Windows® XP Home - I wish I would have got XP Professional but... :(
  • 15.4 WXGA - okay, TruBright was not there yet...
  • 512MB DDR2 SDRAM 1 Dimm - I wanted to add more RAM, so paid more.. for single dimm, but never added the ram
  • 64MB DDR ATI's MOBILITY? RADEON X300 PCI Express x16 Graphics - I wanted more graphics power, but for some reason, it never was that good...
  • 60GB Hard Drive - I always kept getting it filled up, and kept burning dvds.. more would be better
  • Intel® PRO/Wireless 2200 Internal Wireless (802.11 b/g, 54Mbps) - no complains about it
  • 8x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer write capability - Slow, they could make it faster, or not yet?
It also had few other things that I did not like:
  • Dial-Up Internet Access 6 Months America Online Internet Access Included, assuming that this was 24$ a month, this itself was worth 144$, and it required me to have a dial-up connection. Not very useful if you already have a net connection. I would have liked it to be an optional thing, and Dell could have offered something else instead, may be a webcam, or even a wireless router.

Laptop Mania

This is my lastest technology blog. I intend to discuss various laptops, and other technologies here.. So keep checking.