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Hi all,

I've been looking for a medium priced laptop which I will be using for
around 7-8 hours daily and won't be moved around too much (around once a
week). I found the I6000 to be well suited price wise and would like to
know your views regarding this model, especially its heat management
when used for 5+ hours straight.

Is there any other similar-priced laptop I should also consider?

Cheers,

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"PL" <parasiteslost@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
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> Hi all,
>
> I've been looking for a medium priced laptop which I will be using for
> around 7-8 hours daily and won't be moved around too much (around once a
> week). I found the I6000 to be well suited price wise and would like to
> know your views regarding this model, especially its heat management
> when used for 5+ hours straight.
>
> Is there any other similar-priced laptop I should also consider?
>
> Cheers,
>
> PL

With a 15.4" display, that will be a fairly heavy system and certainly what
they'd call a desktop replacement.

I6K review/specs:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1777825,00.asp

Anyone know if the Latitude D810 is the sister-system to the I6K? More
expensive, less video memory probably, but better default warranty I'd
guess:

http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1757499,00.asp


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S.Lewis wrote:
> "PL" <parasiteslost@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
> news:1123615775.2e04b643a6e2897549e6af60da909005@teranews...
>
>>Hi all,
>>
>>I've been looking for a medium priced laptop which I will be using for
>>around 7-8 hours daily and won't be moved around too much (around once a
>>week). I found the I6000 to be well suited price wise and would like to
>>know your views regarding this model, especially its heat management
>>when used for 5+ hours straight.
>>
>>Is there any other similar-priced laptop I should also consider?
>>
>>Cheers,
>>
>>PL
>
>
> With a 15.4" display, that will be a fairly heavy system and certainly what
> they'd call a desktop replacement.
>
> I6K review/specs:
>
> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1777825,00.asp
>
> Anyone know if the Latitude D810 is the sister-system to the I6K? More
> expensive, less video memory probably, but better default warranty I'd
> guess:
>
> http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,1759,1757499,00.asp
>
>
> Stew
>
>
>
I do strongly recommend the Latitude notebooks. They are the business
class laptop and are designed for heavy use. I've had one for years at
my job (C600) that performed great. I just got a new D610 and thus far
love the machine.

I run these machines for 8 hrs plus each day.
 
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Patrick L. Parks wrote:
> I do strongly recommend the Latitude notebooks. They are the business
> class laptop and are designed for heavy use. I've had one for years at
> my job (C600) that performed great. I just got a new D610 and thus far
> love the machine.
>
> I run these machines for 8 hrs plus each day.

The Latitudes do seem more strongly built, however, they come with "3Y
NBD (Next Business Day On-site ) Service" warranty by default and there
is no way of changing it to the base 1Y warranty which would cut down
the cost by at least $200. I'm on a limited budget.
 
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I agree, the Latitudes are built better. The Inspirons have gotten really
cheap in build over the past few years. (ex. the cheezy colored palm rests)
"Parasites Lost" <parasiteslost@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
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> Patrick L. Parks wrote:
>> I do strongly recommend the Latitude notebooks. They are the business
>> class laptop and are designed for heavy use. I've had one for years at
>> my job (C600) that performed great. I just got a new D610 and thus far
>> love the machine.
>>
>> I run these machines for 8 hrs plus each day.
>
> The Latitudes do seem more strongly built, however, they come with "3Y NBD
> (Next Business Day On-site ) Service" warranty by default and there is no
> way of changing it to the base 1Y warranty which would cut down the cost
> by at least $200. I'm on a limited budget.
 
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You equate the quality of the build to the color of the palm rests?

"Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote in message
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>I agree, the Latitudes are built better. The Inspirons have gotten really
>cheap in build over the past few years. (ex. the cheezy colored palm rests)
> "Parasites Lost" <parasiteslost@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
> news:1123648451.fb6b25020b2d0dddc9672a81df230bfc@teranews...
>> Patrick L. Parks wrote:
>>> I do strongly recommend the Latitude notebooks. They are the business
>>> class laptop and are designed for heavy use. I've had one for years at
>>> my job (C600) that performed great. I just got a new D610 and thus far
>>> love the machine.
>>>
>>> I run these machines for 8 hrs plus each day.
>>
>> The Latitudes do seem more strongly built, however, they come with "3Y
>> NBD (Next Business Day On-site ) Service" warranty by default and there
>> is no way of changing it to the base 1Y warranty which would cut down the
>> cost by at least $200. I'm on a limited budget.
>
>
 
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No, I simply said the colored palm rests are cheesy. I've owned two
Inspirons (8100, 8600) and they were made cheaply.
"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> You equate the quality of the build to the color of the palm rests?
>
> "Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote in message
> news:qvkKe.15260$Tt6.8627@fe04.lga...
>>I agree, the Latitudes are built better. The Inspirons have gotten really
>>cheap in build over the past few years. (ex. the cheezy colored palm
>>rests)
>> "Parasites Lost" <parasiteslost@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
>> news:1123648451.fb6b25020b2d0dddc9672a81df230bfc@teranews...
>>> Patrick L. Parks wrote:
>>>> I do strongly recommend the Latitude notebooks. They are the business
>>>> class laptop and are designed for heavy use. I've had one for years at
>>>> my job (C600) that performed great. I just got a new D610 and thus far
>>>> love the machine.
>>>>
>>>> I run these machines for 8 hrs plus each day.
>>>
>>> The Latitudes do seem more strongly built, however, they come with "3Y
>>> NBD (Next Business Day On-site ) Service" warranty by default and there
>>> is no way of changing it to the base 1Y warranty which would cut down
>>> the cost by at least $200. I'm on a limited budget.
>>
>>
>
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In article <1123615775.2e04b643a6e2897549e6af60da909005@teranews>,
PL <parasiteslost@bigfoot.com> wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>I've been looking for a medium priced laptop which I will be using for
>around 7-8 hours daily and won't be moved around too much (around once a
>week). I found the I6000 to be well suited price wise and would like to
>know your views regarding this model,

This site is a little Linux specific but it contains excellent
detail on the Inspiron 6000 series machines:

http://www.math.ucla.edu/~jimc/insp6000/

It was this site that convinced me to buy my I6000.

>especially its heat management when used for 5+ hours straight.

I wouldn't be too worried about heat management. Most of the time, these
machines run at low CPU utilization and don't have to dissipate much heat.
Also, the times I've run the machine at 100% utilization for hours on end
(performance testing some software I've written), there don't seem to have
been any problems.

A few more random thoughs:

- The keyboard is quite nice, but the trackpad buttons are a little
noisy. The media buttons on the front of the machine are absolutely
wonderful.

- Get the WUXGA display.

- The case isn't a solid as a Latitude (or Thinkpad/Compaq nc6xxx/other
professional laptop), but it's not bad.

- If you're really going to be sitting at the machine for hours on
end you should consider a seperate display. Staring down at a laptop
for long periods of time can be hard on your posture.

- It's not a 'thin and light' laptop. You'll have compromises to make
in both dimensions. In particular, be sure that if you have a bag
you want to use that the laptop fits.

-Mike
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"Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote:

>The Inspirons have gotten really
>cheap in build over the past few years.

is this true of the 700m as well?

If yes....is there a Latitude equivalent of the 700m?

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mschaef@eris.io.com (MSCHAEF.COM) wrote:

>- If you're really going to be sitting at the machine for hours on
> end you should consider a seperate display. Staring down at a laptop
> for long periods of time can be hard on your posture.

What abt using a wireless keyboard and mouse with this
laptop to allow one to set back and move around more?

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In article <cvkkf15v0c4r2p5i4gsgspq7b903bq7qag@4ax.com>,
<me@privacy.net> wrote:
>mschaef@eris.io.com (MSCHAEF.COM) wrote:
>
>>- If you're really going to be sitting at the machine for hours on
>> end you should consider a seperate display. Staring down at a laptop
>> for long periods of time can be hard on your posture.
>
>What abt using a wireless keyboard and mouse with this
>laptop to allow one to set back and move around more?


That might work. I think Dell even offers a stand you can use to raise
the display to eye level.

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In article <8tkkf1h908181utoe4ttjk6t9bsohk89lp@4ax.com>,
<me@privacy.net> wrote:
>"Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote:
>
>>The Inspirons have gotten really
>>cheap in build over the past few years.
>
>is this true of the 700m as well?

The 700m I've seen looks pretty good, but I'm also not too troubled by the
I6000. Iinspirons aren't "business class" machines, but they aren't bad,
either. I expect 2-3 years of life out of mine, the weak points being:

- The hinge
- There's only plastic on the back side of the display
- The plastic under the CD-ROM is relatively thin.

>If yes....is there a Latitude equivalent of the 700m?

No.

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"MSCHAEF.COM" <mschaef@eris.io.com> wrote in message
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> In article <8tkkf1h908181utoe4ttjk6t9bsohk89lp@4ax.com>,
> <me@privacy.net> wrote:
>>"Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote:
>>
>>>The Inspirons have gotten really
>>>cheap in build over the past few years.
>>
>>is this true of the 700m as well?
>
> The 700m I've seen looks pretty good, but I'm also not too troubled by the
> I6000. Iinspirons aren't "business class" machines, but they aren't bad,
> either. I expect 2-3 years of life out of mine, the weak points being:
>
> - The hinge
> - There's only plastic on the back side of the display
> - The plastic under the CD-ROM is relatively thin.
>
>>If yes....is there a Latitude equivalent of the 700m?
>
> No.
>
> -Mike
> --
> http://www.mschaef.com




The 700m is considered an "ultra thin or ultra light" isn't it? Wouldn't
the Latitude D410 or X1 be similar in dimension/specs?

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/compare.aspx/latit?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd


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"MSCHAEF.COM" <mschaef@eris.io.com> wrote in message
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> In article <cvkkf15v0c4r2p5i4gsgspq7b903bq7qag@4ax.com>,
> <me@privacy.net> wrote:
>>mschaef@eris.io.com (MSCHAEF.COM) wrote:
>>
>>>- If you're really going to be sitting at the machine for hours on
>>> end you should consider a seperate display. Staring down at a laptop
>>> for long periods of time can be hard on your posture.
>>
>>What abt using a wireless keyboard and mouse with this
>>laptop to allow one to set back and move around more?
>
>
> That might work. I think Dell even offers a stand you can use to raise
> the display to eye level.
>
> -Mike



Yes they do. I use this one in work along with a (D-series) port
replicator.....

http://tinyurl.com/dlgp7


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Actually, you quoted yourself and you DID say the colored palm rests were
the REASON they were cheap (see your ex. below).

I didn't think you meant it, but that is what you said.

My only experience is my Inspiron 9300 which is a rock.

Tom
"Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote in message
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> No, I simply said the colored palm rests are cheesy. I've owned two
> Inspirons (8100, 8600) and they were made cheaply.
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:H6lKe.3706$Oy2.13@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>> You equate the quality of the build to the color of the palm rests?
>>
>> "Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote in message
>> news:qvkKe.15260$Tt6.8627@fe04.lga...
>>>I agree, the Latitudes are built better. The Inspirons have gotten really
>>>cheap in build over the past few years. (ex. the cheezy colored palm
>>>rests)
>>> "Parasites Lost" <parasiteslost@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
>>> news:1123648451.fb6b25020b2d0dddc9672a81df230bfc@teranews...
>>>> Patrick L. Parks wrote:
>>>>> I do strongly recommend the Latitude notebooks. They are the business
>>>>> class laptop and are designed for heavy use. I've had one for years
>>>>> at my job (C600) that performed great. I just got a new D610 and thus
>>>>> far love the machine.
>>>>>
>>>>> I run these machines for 8 hrs plus each day.
>>>>
>>>> The Latitudes do seem more strongly built, however, they come with "3Y
>>>> NBD (Next Business Day On-site ) Service" warranty by default and there
>>>> is no way of changing it to the base 1Y warranty which would cut down
>>>> the cost by at least $200. I'm on a limited budget.
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
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Well DAMN, excuse me for posting my opinion of the Inspiron.
"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
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> Actually, you quoted yourself and you DID say the colored palm rests were
> the REASON they were cheap (see your ex. below).
>
> I didn't think you meant it, but that is what you said.
>
> My only experience is my Inspiron 9300 which is a rock.
>
> Tom
> "Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote in message
> news:3uqKe.16270$_41.13786@fe02.lga...
>> No, I simply said the colored palm rests are cheesy. I've owned two
>> Inspirons (8100, 8600) and they were made cheaply.
>> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
>> news:H6lKe.3706$Oy2.13@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>> You equate the quality of the build to the color of the palm rests?
>>>
>>> "Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote in message
>>> news:qvkKe.15260$Tt6.8627@fe04.lga...
>>>>I agree, the Latitudes are built better. The Inspirons have gotten
>>>>really cheap in build over the past few years. (ex. the cheezy colored
>>>>palm rests)
>>>> "Parasites Lost" <parasiteslost@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
>>>> news:1123648451.fb6b25020b2d0dddc9672a81df230bfc@teranews...
>>>>> Patrick L. Parks wrote:
>>>>>> I do strongly recommend the Latitude notebooks. They are the
>>>>>> business class laptop and are designed for heavy use. I've had one
>>>>>> for years at my job (C600) that performed great. I just got a new
>>>>>> D610 and thus far love the machine.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> I run these machines for 8 hrs plus each day.
>>>>>
>>>>> The Latitudes do seem more strongly built, however, they come with "3Y
>>>>> NBD (Next Business Day On-site ) Service" warranty by default and
>>>>> there is no way of changing it to the base 1Y warranty which would cut
>>>>> down the cost by at least $200. I'm on a limited budget.
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
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Matt Wiggins wrote:
> Well DAMN, excuse me for posting my opinion of the Inspiron.
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:KssKe.3281$Yx1.1867@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>
>>Actually, you quoted yourself and you DID say the colored palm rests were
>>the REASON they were cheap (see your ex. below).
>>
>>I didn't think you meant it, but that is what you said.
>>
>>My only experience is my Inspiron 9300 which is a rock.
>>
>>Tom
>>"Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote in message
>>news:3uqKe.16270$_41.13786@fe02.lga...
>>
>>>No, I simply said the colored palm rests are cheesy. I've owned two
>>>Inspirons (8100, 8600) and they were made cheaply.
>>>"Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
>>>news:H6lKe.3706$Oy2.13@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>>
>>>>You equate the quality of the build to the color of the palm rests?
>>>>
>>>>"Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote in message
>>>>news:qvkKe.15260$Tt6.8627@fe04.lga...
>>>>
>>>>>I agree, the Latitudes are built better. The Inspirons have gotten
>>>>>really cheap in build over the past few years. (ex. the cheezy colored
>>>>>palm rests)
>>>>>"Parasites Lost" <parasiteslost@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
>>>>>news:1123648451.fb6b25020b2d0dddc9672a81df230bfc@teranews...
>>>>>
>>>>>>Patrick L. Parks wrote:
>>>>>>
>>>>>>>I do strongly recommend the Latitude notebooks. They are the
>>>>>>>business class laptop and are designed for heavy use. I've had one
>>>>>>>for years at my job (C600) that performed great. I just got a new
>>>>>>>D610 and thus far love the machine.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>>I run these machines for 8 hrs plus each day.
>>>>>>
>>>>>>The Latitudes do seem more strongly built, however, they come with "3Y
>>>>>>NBD (Next Business Day On-site ) Service" warranty by default and
>>>>>>there is no way of changing it to the base 1Y warranty which would cut
>>>>>>down the cost by at least $200. I'm on a limited budget.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>
>
>
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Guess I should have put in a :)

Was just playing around with your grammar.

Tom
"Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote in message
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> Well DAMN, excuse me for posting my opinion of the Inspiron.
> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
> news:KssKe.3281$Yx1.1867@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>> Actually, you quoted yourself and you DID say the colored palm rests were
>> the REASON they were cheap (see your ex. below).
>>
>> I didn't think you meant it, but that is what you said.
>>
>> My only experience is my Inspiron 9300 which is a rock.
>>
>> Tom
>> "Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote in message
>> news:3uqKe.16270$_41.13786@fe02.lga...
>>> No, I simply said the colored palm rests are cheesy. I've owned two
>>> Inspirons (8100, 8600) and they were made cheaply.
>>> "Tom Scales" <tomtoo@softhome.net> wrote in message
>>> news:H6lKe.3706$Oy2.13@tornado.tampabay.rr.com...
>>>> You equate the quality of the build to the color of the palm rests?
>>>>
>>>> "Matt Wiggins" <mwigginsnoxx@charter.net> wrote in message
>>>> news:qvkKe.15260$Tt6.8627@fe04.lga...
>>>>>I agree, the Latitudes are built better. The Inspirons have gotten
>>>>>really cheap in build over the past few years. (ex. the cheezy colored
>>>>>palm rests)
>>>>> "Parasites Lost" <parasiteslost@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
>>>>> news:1123648451.fb6b25020b2d0dddc9672a81df230bfc@teranews...
>>>>>> Patrick L. Parks wrote:
>>>>>>> I do strongly recommend the Latitude notebooks. They are the
>>>>>>> business class laptop and are designed for heavy use. I've had one
>>>>>>> for years at my job (C600) that performed great. I just got a new
>>>>>>> D610 and thus far love the machine.
>>>>>>>
>>>>>>> I run these machines for 8 hrs plus each day.
>>>>>>
>>>>>> The Latitudes do seem more strongly built, however, they come with
>>>>>> "3Y NBD (Next Business Day On-site ) Service" warranty by default and
>>>>>> there is no way of changing it to the base 1Y warranty which would
>>>>>> cut down the cost by at least $200. I'm on a limited budget.
>>>>>
>>>>>
>>>>
>>>>
>>>
>>>
>>
>>
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S.Lewis <stew1960@mail.com> wrote:
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>The 700m is considered an "ultra thin or ultra light" isn't it? Wouldn't
>the Latitude D410 or X1 be similar in dimension/specs?

I don't know about the X1, but I have a D400 from my work. It does not
have a widescreen display or a built in optical disk. I'd call it better
built but less functional than the 700m.

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> You cannot make a non positive statement about Dell on this group without
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Your only comments are attacking others on this group. You bring no value.
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My son just got this computer and loves it. He uses it as his desktop replacement now. The heat is not that bad at all. I have the 5150 and the heat it produces is awful and the weight of the 6000 is considerably less than mine

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> Hi all,
>
> I've been looking for a medium priced laptop which I will be using for
> around 7-8 hours daily and won't be moved around too much (around once a
> week). I found the I6000 to be well suited price wise and would like to
> know your views regarding this model, especially its heat management
> when used for 5+ hours straight.
>
> Is there any other similar-priced laptop I should also consider?
>
> Cheers,
>
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PL wrote:
> Hi all,
>
> I've been looking for a medium priced laptop which I will be using for
> around 7-8 hours daily and won't be moved around too much (around once a
> week). I found the I6000 to be well suited price wise and would like to
> know your views regarding this model, especially its heat management
> when used for 5+ hours straight.
>
> Is there any other similar-priced laptop I should also consider?
>
> Cheers,
>
> PL
For what you describe, I'd say the I6000 (or the D810 -- the Lat
equivalent) seems like a reasonable choice. If you plan to do more
moving than, "once a week," it may be a bit bulky (and a better choice
might be the I600m/D610 or IBM/Lenovo T43). The business line of HP has
some reasonable contenders in that size/price range (but I'd avoid their
consumer lines). Also, I'd go with a minimum 3 year warrany (at least
mail in) on any laptop.
 
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"MSCHAEF.COM" <mschaef@eris.io.com> wrote in message
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> In article <5AvKe.662$rp.124@bignews1.bellsouth.net>,
> S.Lewis <stew1960@mail.com> wrote:
> ...
>>The 700m is considered an "ultra thin or ultra light" isn't it? Wouldn't
>>the Latitude D410 or X1 be similar in dimension/specs?
>
> I don't know about the X1, but I have a D400 from my work. It does not
> have a widescreen display or a built in optical disk. I'd call it better
> built but less functional than the 700m.
>
> -Mike
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> http://www.mschaef.com



Both the D410 and 700m have a 12.1" LCD, according to CNET reviews. Weight
is also about the same. I'm thinking they may be similar across platforms.

http://reviews.cnet.com/Dell_Latitude_D410/4507-3121_7-31268758.html?tag=tab

http://reviews.cnet.com/Dell_Inspiron_700m/4507-3121_7-30975241.html?tag=tab


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In article <WvGKe.1477$Rm3.1308@bignews4.bellsouth.net>,
S.Lewis <stew1960@mail.com> wrote:
>
>"MSCHAEF.COM" <mschaef@eris.io.com> wrote in message
>news:XLGdnRTCtb86XGffRVn-tA@io.com...
>> In article <5AvKe.662$rp.124@bignews1.bellsouth.net>,
>> S.Lewis <stew1960@mail.com> wrote:
>> ...
>>>The 700m is considered an "ultra thin or ultra light" isn't it? Wouldn't
>>>the Latitude D410 or X1 be similar in dimension/specs?
>>
>> I don't know about the X1, but I have a D400 from my work. It does not
>> have a widescreen display or a built in optical disk. I'd call it better
>> built but less functional than the 700m.
...
>Both the D410 and 700m have a 12.1" LCD, according to CNET reviews. Weight
>is also about the same. I'm thinking they may be similar across platforms.
>
>http://reviews.cnet.com/Dell_Latitude_D410/4507-3121_7-31268758.html?tag=tab
>
>http://reviews.cnet.com/Dell_Inspiron_700m/4507-3121_7-30975241.html?tag=tab

I'm not making this up. I have one of the machines, and have seen
and used both. Trust me, they are quite different: much more so than
the I6000 and D810.

D410: 12.1" XGA active matrix (TFT) displays
700m: 12.1" Wide Screen Crystal Clear XGA display

D410: Media Base and External Optical Drives: D-Bay w/ 24X CD-RW/DVD
700m: 24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/compare.aspx/latit?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd
http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/compare.aspx/inspn?c=us&cs=04&l=en&s=bsd

The X1, I'm not so sure about...

-Mike

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PL <parasiteslost@bigfoot.com> wrote in
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> Hi all,
>
> I've been looking for a medium priced laptop which I will be using for
> around 7-8 hours daily and won't be moved around too much (around once
> a week). I found the I6000 to be well suited price wise and would like
> to know your views regarding this model, especially its heat
> management when used for 5+ hours straight.
>
> Is there any other similar-priced laptop I should also consider?
>
> Cheers,
>
> PL

I bought a 6000d and have been using it for about 2 weeks. I got a great
deal on it with the 2 year warranty and completecare. I'm pretty happy
with it overall. It has the WUXGA screen which is nice w/ 128MB ATI
video. The main reason I bought it was to get something portable when I
move soon, and a desktop PC would not work. I'll probably buy one after
I'm moved in though.

There are some warm spots on the bottom, esp where the HDD is. Its never
been on for more than 3 hours though. The build quality is good but I
have not owned any other Dell laptops so a comparison is not possible.
 

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