I would have liked to have had at least 1 USB 2. In terms of battery life with the 6-cell, in my limited testing I have averaged a bit over three hours with Wi-Fi on and maximum screen brightness while composing documents, surfing the web, and listening to music. Keyboard and touchpad view view large image. Please review our terms of service to complete your newsletter subscription. As soon as an order is shipped we will send you a confirmation message with more details about the shipping service and expected delivery timescale for your individual order. Power adapter for D In terms of battery life with the 6-cell, in my limited testing I have averaged a bit over three hours with Wi-Fi on and maximum screen brightness while composing documents, surfing the web, and listening to music.
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Heat and Noise Despite initial reports of the D being fanless like the Latitude X1, the D does actually have a fan-based cooling solution.
Moreover, the lid seems well reinforced, with pressure on the back of the lid not causing the LCD screen to become distorted on the other side. Ports The D offers a reasonable selection of ports in the limited space available, although more USB ports and perhaps an S-Video and DVI port would have been certainly been nice although these are available via various expansion and dock options.
Wi-Fi Catcher for detecting wi-fi hot spots view large image Speakers and Headphones As a machine designed for business use, the D provides only a single speaker in the upper left corner that provides expectedly underwhelming sound with poor overall clarity.
Front view of latch view large image. Every used item we sell will be individually tested, inspected, and cleaned by us. Expansion Slot, Battery hard drive accessible underneathMemory Upgrade Slot under panel view large image Personally I found the location of most every port on the back of the D slightly annoying.
Dell Latitude D Review | ZDNet
A notch above expectation. Both a pointer and a touchpad are included, catering to both major schools of notebook pointer control. The particular panel used in this D was manufactured by AU Optronics, although Samsung and possibly other manufacturers are also known to provide screens.
In brief, Dell does not skimp on providing up-to-date security solutions for those users who require them.
Being an ultraportable system, there’s no internal optical drive, but Dell offers a variety of optical drive options. Interestingly Dell offers a built-in ambient light sensor, although this feature has not proven useful or even accurate in limited testing. The basic warranty on the Latitude D is Dell’s three-year next-business-day on site service, which includes lifetime phone support.
Keyboard and touchpad view view large image. Moreover, while the D offered standard Intel Pentium M processors operating at up to 2. However, to me this is not the most important aspect of an ultraportable. Fortunately, both the 4-cell and 6-cell batteries sit flush with the unit, so I opted for the 6-cell.
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There may be a slight cosmetic variation between the product advertised and the product photographed. Similar to the D and D, the D employs a dark-charcoal grey color scheme with silver accents and lid. Admittedly, the ultra-low voltage Intel Core Solo U is clocked considerably slower at 1.
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Ultraportable Under 4 lbs. As would be expected of a business notebook, Dell offers several key security features for those that would wirelees them.
The results for the hard drive included with the Latitude D are less than stunning. While a Wirelesz Duo 1. Still, expectations for functionality beyond these types of applications must be held within reasonable constraints.
Once again, this is a compromise for portability that must be accepted by those who have an ultra-portable in mind. Dell fulfilled their part of the order, UPS somehow lost or enabled the theft of the D after it was placed on the delivery truck.
wirless As with David, the back right side tended to get much warmer than the rest of the laptop. The Dell Latitude D is a Nor is it as fast processor wise as the Core Duo processor in the ultraportable ThinkPad X60 series laptop that uses a 1. For more contact information, see our Contact Us page.
The display’s crispness partially makes up for the loss of impact that comes from a smaller display. Dell Latitude D with Samsung screen view large image.