Dell Inspiron 6400

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Review of "Dell Inspiron 6400"

published 05/01/2008 | tepsin
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Pro Vista, Integrated speakers, Simple to use, Bright and Vivid screen.
Cons Battery life and weight
Look & Feel
Memory / capacity
Comfort & Portability
Robustness & Durability

"Dell INSPIRON 6400"

I bought this latop around march 2007 and I am still using it now, I am at colleage and I use this laptop heavily on a daily basis. The programs I am usually running on it are; Paintshop, iTunes, Windows Media Center, Windows Live Messenger, and Also I play games at high spec on it. The Laptop copes very well with the programs I run, and so far I have had no problems with it (touch wood!). The Laptop includes windows vista home premium, Vista is much better and easier to use than xp, although the vista operating system takes up more ram memory, therefor you will not to be able to run some programs as fast. The things you can do with Vista is amazing. One of the new features of windows vista is windows media center, with this you can easily acces your photos, videos, browse your music and devices and you can also watch DVD's and online media. Also one thing I have done with Windows Media Center is watch TV, with it, to do this you will need to buy a TV usb adaptor which are around £20. Finding files and programs is very easy using vista, you can just search for any file in the start menu. Syncing with devices such as a PDA is very simple becuase the new Windows Media Sync lets you drag and drop any file onto or off your connected device.

The wireless on the Laptop has a very long range, I could easily be outside or in my garage and still have full signal. The laptops speakers are very good compared to other laptop speakers, but if you do like your sound to be crisp I would consider buying laptop speakers. The Laptop looks stunning and has a very nice glossy screen. The battery life on the laptop is a downside, when traveling to london I watch DVD's on it and I am lucky if the Battery lasts 2 and a half hours.

I would say if you are looking for a laptop for casual use at home, this laptop is the one for you. This laptop is excellent for playing games, Syncing with Mp3 players and PDA's, Editing photos and making DVD's and just surfing the net is easy!

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  • just.bcoz published 05/01/2008
    Great 1st review, welcome to ciao
  • CPTDANIELS published 05/01/2008
    Good review
  • The-ex-Raven published 05/01/2008
    *PLAYING* games even... :o)
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Product Information : Dell Inspiron 6400

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Product Description: Dell Inspiron 6400 - 15.4" - Pentium T2080 - Win XP Home - 1 GB RAM - 60 GB HDD

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Win XP Home - English, Vista Home Basic - English

Processor: Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz / 1 MB Cache

Memory: 1 GB DDR2

Storage: 60 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Optical Drive: DVD-Writer

Display: 15.4" 1280 x 800 / WXGA

Graphics: Intel GMA 950

Networking: 802.11b/g , 10/100 Ethernet , fax / modem

Battery: 6-cell

Colour: Arctic silver, alpine white

Dimensions (WxDxH): 35.6 cm x 26.6 cm x 3.6 cm

Weight: 2.9 kg

Microsoft Office Preloaded: Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.

Localisation: United Kingdom

Manufacturer Warranty: 1 year warranty


MPN: N08645XP-UK, N08645-UK

Product Type: Notebook

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition - English, Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic - English

Processor / Chipset

CPU: Intel Pentium T2080 / 1.73 GHz

Number of Cores: Dual-Core

Cache: L2 - 1 MB

Front Side Bus: 533 MHz

Chipset: Mobile Intel 945GM Express


RAM: 1 GB ( 2 x 512 MB )

Max RAM Supported: 2 GB

Technology: DDR2 SDRAM

Speed: 533 MHz

Slots Qty: 2

Empty Slots:


Main Storage: 60 GB HDD / 5400 rpm

Interface: SATA 1.5 Gb/s

Optical Drive: DVD±RW - fixed


Type: 15.4"

Resolution: 1280 x 800 ( WXGA )

Widescreen: Yes

Audio & Video

Graphics Processor: Intel GMA 950

Memory Allocation Technology: Dynamic Video Memory Technology 3.0

Sound: Stereo speakers

Codec: STAC9200

Compliant Standards: High Definition Audio


Type: Keyboard, touchpad

Keyboard Layout: UK QWERTY


Wireless: 802.11b/g

Wireless Controller: Dell Wireless 1390

Network Interface: 10/100 Ethernet


Protocols & Specifications: ITU V.92

Max Transfer Rate: 56 Kbps


Technology: 6-cell Lithium Ion

Capacity: 53 Wh

AC Adapter

Input: AC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )

Connections & Expansion

Slots: 2 x memory ( 0 free ) ¦ 1 x ExpressCard/54 ( 1 free )

Interfaces: 4 x USB 2.0 - 4 PIN USB Type A ¦ 1 x display / video - S-video output - 7 PIN mini-DIN ¦ 1 x IEEE 1394 (FireWire) - 4 PIN FireWire ¦ 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) ¦ 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 ¦ 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 ¦ 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone mono 3.5 mm ¦ 1 x audio - line-out/headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm

Memory Card Reader: 5 in 1 ( SD Card, Memory Stick, Memory Stick PRO, MultiMediaCard, CompactFlash, Microdrive, xD-Picture Card )


Software Included: Drivers & Utilities, Microsoft Works 8.0

Microsoft Office Preloaded: Includes a pre-loaded image of select Microsoft Office 2010 suites. Purchase an Office 2010 Product Key Card or disc to activate preloaded software on this PC.


Colour: Arctic silver, alpine white

Features: Security lock slot (cable lock sold separately)

Localization: United Kingdom

Dimensions & Weight

Width: 35.6 cm

Depth: 26.6 cm

Height: 3.6 cm

Weight: 2.9 kg

Manufacturer Warranty

Service & Support: 1 year warranty

Service & Support Details: Limited warranty - 1 year - pick-up and return

Environmental Parameters

Min Operating Temperature: 0 °C

Max Operating Temperature: 35 °C

Humidity Range Operating: 10 - 90%

Shock Tolerance: 122 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (operating) / 163 g @ 2ms half-sine pulse (non-operating)

Vibration Tolerance: 0.9 g @ RMS (random) (operating) / 1.3 g @ RMS (random) (non-operating)


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