Foreign evaluation of the Dell Latitude E6400 The compilation process, we feel the Dell Latitude E6400 improvements in the areas of business, after all, the hegemony of Lenovo’s ThinkPad business model has stood for many years, there have been fatigued Business DELL Latitude E6510 battery The user does not necessarily pay for a business notebook brand, which is why we compile this relatively rare in China, foreign notebook computer evaluation reasons.
Centrino 2 models flocked listed notebook manufacturers in order to maintain the competitiveness of its products under non-allocation of a lot of effort. Foreign evaluation of the Dell Latitude E6400 The compilation process, we feel the Dell Latitude E6400 improvements in the areas of business, after all, the hegemony of Lenovo’s ThinkPad business model has stood for many years, there have been fatigued Business DELL Latitude E6510 battery The user does not necessarily pay for a business notebook brand, which is why we compile this relatively rare in China, foreign notebook computer evaluation reasons.
Coming back to the Dell Latitude E6400, in addition to the standard Centrino 2 configuration, LED high score screen, SSD solid state hard disk, removable optical drive, 6 hours of battery life, etc. These built-in or optional configuration and performance for business users daily trips provide a great convenience. Overall, the Dell Latitude E6400 is not a performance win, but with user-friendly design and focus on business areas to enhance the competitiveness of their products. A little a little disappointed that, if the use of DELL Latitude E8400 battery standard fittings, the weight was significantly biased towards the cost is relatively higher. Therefore, you want a pleasant business experience, the sacrifice of his wallet is still needed.The basic configuration of the Dell Latitude E6400:
Processor: Intel Core 2 P8600 (clocked at 2.40GHz, 1066MHz FSB, 3MB L2 cache)
Display: 14 in. WXGA + LCD display with LED backlight, supporting 1440 x 900 resolution (matte surface)
Memory: 1GB of DDR2-800 PC-6400 of RAM (South Asia, 5-6-6-18)
Hard disk capacity: 160GB 5400rpm HDD (Samsung HM160HI)
CD-ROM: 9.5mm ultra-thin SATA PLDS (Philips Liteon) DVD + /-RW burner
Wireless LAN: Intel WiFi Link 5100 supports 802.11a/b/g/n specifications
Graphics card: Intel, the GMA X4500HD
Function: key standards in the United Kingdom, backlit DELL Precision M2400 battery keyboard, ExpressCard slot, the innovative 30 megapixel network camera and microphone
Battery: 56Wh 6-cell battery, the E-series standard 90W power adapter and optional 65W compact car \ aircraft \ home adapter
Specifications: 335 x 244 x 33mm (13.2 “x 9.6″ x 1.3 “inches)
The identity of weight in the weight: User Quick Guide: with integrated UMA integrated graphics, six-cell battery and solid-state hard drive, weighing 2.15 kg
Actual weight: 2.31 kg (5.1 pounds) (with UMA graphics, 6-cell battery, hard disk)
Travel weight: 2.87 kg (6.33 pounds) (with a standard 90W power supply); 2.68 kilograms (5.91 pounds) (with 65W Compact Power)
Operating system: pre-installed Windows Vista Business support system downgraded to XP Professional functions.Analysis of the hardware configuration:
The freedom to choose the configuration with one of the fun to buy Dell. P8600 configuration I chose to focus on it a good price. I’m not obsessed with 3D games, so he chose the lower power DELL Precision M2400N battery consumption Intel GPU. With LED backlight WXGA + LCD monitor is necessary, some light environment, the backlit keyboard is very useful.
The 160GB hard drive is the most cost-effective option (I have a 320GB hard drive for replacement). The Dell Latitude E6400 comes with 1GB of DDR2 memory, is worth mentioning is that the upgrade at Dell, where memory is not very cost-effective, because the 1GB of RAM in the Dell upgrade price in other places to buy a 2GB memory. In the expansion of slot exchange, I chose the Express Card slot, because if he can buy an adapter to read the old PC Card. I need a microphone to meet day-to-day applications, while the British happen to have a combination of microphone and camera configuration.
He is always a demand for built-in 56k modem, but DELL Precision M4400 battery did not provide 56K Modem for users to choose, so I booked a USB modem instead.
Bluetooth does not provide a choice, so I booked a USB Bluetooth device from elsewhere. Dell products have a variety of warranty period for the user to select, and I extend a three-year battery warranty period, according to my experience, a laptop battery in the 18 months after the loss of half of its total electricity.Dell E6400 pre-installed system software:
I booked E6400 Notebook Windows Vista Business pre-installed support system downgraded to XP Professional functions. XP SP2 downgrade pre-installed in a dedicated Vista Business SP1 DVD. Other installation CD also includes Roxio Creator 9.0 DE PowerDVD the DX 8.0 and Dell Webcam Central DELL Precision M4500 battery software CD-ROM, unfortunately, Dell did not provide any device drivers CD, such as to install additional driver, then downloaded from Dell’s website.
The sole provider of paper instructions, safety manuals, environmental and management information manual. There is no paper quick start and user guide. Although some guidance has already been imported to the help system, but users still need to resort to Dell’s technical support site to download some of the main instructions, this seems not very humane.Design
Recently, Dell has paid great attention to the new design style, the E6400 notebooks are more attractive than fellow product before it. Had attracted I chose the E6400 is that it is very thick texture. Dell chase the trend of slim appearance, and still maintain a certain calm appearance in the Latitude of such business models. The lacquer surface is neither matte nor polishing material, but some places DELL Precision M6400 battery are a hybrid design of the two germplasm material. The underside is matte paint surface design more styles. In addition, the female user, Dell is also preparing a red appearance of the models, but the user can not select this lively appearance of the shell.
Related to the weight of the E6400, apart from a lot of controversy. I measured, the configuration of the six-cell battery, hard drive and optional CD-ROM E6400 weighing 2.31 kg, this configuration than the official reports published by the four-cell battery, solid state hard drives and other provincial and heavy accessories, 1.95 kg notebook is heavy a lot, while the than in other media reports, the configuration of nine-cell battery, the light weight of 2.55 kg. Therefore, the weight of the E6400 notebook compared to the weight I Zepto 6024 for only light 20 grams, the improvement is not large.
Shaft hinge is one of the notebook one of the most important indicator of the quality. Need to use two hands to open the top cover of the E6400. The bottom of the notebook is the alloy DELL Precision M6500 battery material, I tried pressing or distortion of the shell surface, but the roof do not have any deformation occurs. In fact, the shell is a separate metal, fixed by a screw, which makes the open notebook becomes easy. The chassis is metal construction, the installation of the battery does not twist the latch, marked on the battery voltage standard is available.
The bottom of the E6400 is a very smooth texture. The bottom of the configuration some of the small rubber pad, notebook, it is easy to fall if these rubber pads can not be firmly notebook stability somewhere. The bottom of the battery is also very smooth. In addition, E6400 also not designed to facilitate the users a hand-carry notebook device.
Hard drive with DELL Latitude E6500 battery two screws, and no other module supporting. It’s only the bottom of a very simple groove edge for fixed, making it flat embedded in the bottom. No hard disk shock protection identity. Dell may be that the user can choose a solid-state hard drive or HDD hard drive with free fall sensor, robust hard disk protection, Dell estimates that users do not need this logo.Display
In the Device Manager in the operating system, detected on the LCD panel is the model number is LPL0140 (from LG-Philips LCD panel, perhaps with the Lenovo ThinkPad T400 LCD panel?) The effect of the screen is very bright, and my first impression is that this display is very value, contrast, color and viewing angle are good, by accident a recovery shown by the vertical viewing angle is parallel perspective, color reversed, and appeared very bright, white in pure white. My camera can identify the bottom of the screen slightly colored stripes, but that in normal use is not aware of. So far, I have not observed any dead pixels or bright DELL Latitude E6400 ATG battery spot. Overall, the quality of this display is superior.
E6400 notebook built environment light sensor, the screen can automatically adapt to the environment brightness to adjust the screen brightness. This feature is best to turn off when in use, because it will automatically adjust to a relatively dark brightness, it seems not very comfortable, may be because the sensor on the bottom of the screen, it detects the color of clothes tones.Keyboard and Touchpad
UK notebook computer keyboard contains 84 keys, two less than the average notebook computer. Keyboard center-right area not visible, curvature, and the use of the keyboard generally make people feel good. But I do not have a Thinkpad laptop or Dell Series with for comparison, E6400 main dissatisfaction is the keyboard layout, users regularly browse the pages of the document available for use PgUp and PgDn keys, they also hope that the Dell Latitude E6400 able to take full advantage of the two keys above the right DELL Latitude E6400 XFR battery shift key space (a few years ago Dell has also been applied in the small E Series). If Dell is designed so that you do not need to set the Num Lock key function Fn + F4 instead of, instead of the Scroll Lock key function Fn + F5.
The touchpad is a 66mm x 39mm medium specifications of the Dell products in the Alps touchpad. Built similar to the TrackPoint and ThinkPad keyboard, the touchpad of a larger space so there is no set. However, this touchpad is very smooth and the buttons function
well, a wide range of mobile friction is not large, the finger force is relatively small, it feels smooth. If you want to adjust the touch pad and scroll wheel, Dell also offers a number of specialized software to adjust the handle according to their needs.
E6400 laptop with backlit keyboard option. In low-light DELL Latitude E6410 battery environments is very helpful. In backlight shone through from the white plastic letters on the keys, which means that the letter printing is not fuzzy fade. However, in the top of the keyboard, the light is significantly darker, showing that this lighting system is not perfect. In addition, if you line of sight into the horizontal plane of the keyboard, you will see the light is hidden below the keyboard, resulting in a visual dispersion effect. Surrounded by light sensor can be used to control the backlight effect, you can also use the Fn key to be operated manually.
Status indicator is set above the keyboard are more likely to be users see the light than in the palm rest below. When closed the notebook, the status light is not visible, so Dell is specifically set up two small lights outside in a notebook. Notebook running when the power light will remain blue; notebook hibernation when the power light is flashing. The battery indicator will be prompted to the battery charging status.
E6400 notebook to provide adequate interface options, including four USB ports (one power supply, when it shut down the notebook can be used to charge external devices, and other DELL Latitude E6410 ATG battery common composite USB / eSATA jack); mini-FireWire port; Gigabit Ethernet ports, VGA
video output; HDMI interface and optional modem interface). And noted that rely on machine side of the bottom of the interface is very close to the desktop. USB interface to separate the two pairs to the distribution of heavy equipment to use these two interfaces. SD/MMC card slot support SDHC, users can choose to install the Express card slot or PC Card slot.
It provides a Samsung HM160HI hard drive capacity of 160GB. The single platter 160GB hard drive performance is close to a 320GB 5400rpm hard drive.CD-ROM
CD-ROM is a very lightweight 9.5mm (3/8 inch) thick, CD-ROM drive with a SATA connection. It provides the driver is the SATA PLDS (Philips – Lite) DU-8A2S drive, it has a full range of DVD burning capabilities, but the only missing feature is the LightScribe disc
support. This CD-ROM drive can be replaced. This lightweight optical drive media bay hot-swappable able to explain why a fuel cell is no longer a simple selection of accessories with a thin support.
This is a drive with an external USB pull jack SATA connector. This is DELL PT435 only in the media bay hot-swappable optical drive connector, so if there is another storage device, you need the adapter. Engraved reading function when using the CD-ROM drive, I encountered many
problems. Read it less than a particular software installation CD. 4 DVD disc to burn, there is a can not be successfully completed burn, one can not burn verification (only CD can successfully read the disk on another computer), this CD-ROM seems to exist to burn and read the obstacles of the plate.
Keyboard both sides of the layout of the mesh panel and various built-in speaker. If a little closer observation will find that most of the surface are set to a small DELL WG351loudspeaker (about 12 mm or 0.5 inches) to help complete all the playback features. Testing has shown that despite the high-decibel playback works well, but the poor speaker bass sound high. The sound card driver is IDT Audio, but Dell did not provide sound management software alternatives, such as the Realtek. Speaker setup on both sides of the keyboard is beyond reproach, but we have no way to increase the bass player will reduce the treble. Therefore, comparing the two, the E6400 notebook audio player is less than the Zepto notebook before me.Webcam and microphone
I selected webcam and microphone DELL Latitude E6400 battery (in the UK Dell website above, these two configurations are a pair of combinations). I refer to the Skype instructions to assess the quality of the pair configuration. Resolution of 640 x 480 webcam for chat PUTOP. Webcam Central software can provide such as close-up shot, and so other features. The askew microphone gave me the impression deeper. Notebook computer’s microphone is usually mixed with a lot of other noise from the operation of the notebook, and this microphone (MIC hole) at the top of the screen is almost no noise effect.Basic Input Output System
Basic Input Output System provides many choices, the photo shows the many personalized settings for the user to select.
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