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Dell Inspiron 6000

alaTest has collected and analyzed 129 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and battery. The design and value for money also get good feedback, whereas there are some negative comments about the touchpad and keyboard. There are some mixed opinions about the energy efficiency.

screen, value for money, design, battery, performance

portability, keyboard, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 6000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Dell Inspiron 6000 value Sonoma-based laptop


Dell's latest laptop offers multimedia features and design options. Designed for small-businesses users and consumers – and set to replace [...]

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Dell Inspiron 6000D (2.0GHz, 1GB) Review (pics, specs)


I live in Brazil but purchased my Inspiron 6000D system from the United States. The Dell Inspiron 6000 15.4 laptop was a perfect size for my needs and offered various resolutions all the way up to 1900 x 1200 (WUXGA), so I decided to go with this as my...

Well priced Great performance (cpu, hdd) Nice Screen Looks great Great battery life

Excessive bloatware No Software/OS CDs included

I really like the Dell Inspiron 6000D, and would recommend it to anyone looking for a 15.4" notebook.

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Dell Inspiron 6000


An extremely high native resolution of 1920 by 1200 helps this Dell notebook stand out from the crowd.

Nice high-resolution screen

Keyboard has an unusual layout

With its extra-high-resolution screen and terrific built-in speakers, the Inspiron 6000 would be ideal for getting work done or watching movies.


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Dell Inspiron 6000 Review (pics, specs)


This review of the Dell Inspiron 6000 comes from a Java software developer and book author. The review provides both an overview of the laptop for general usage and how the Inspiron 6000 performs when used for Java software development purposes.

Cheap even with wide array of upgrades Good build

Non-standard Keyboard Layout Lack of convenience features and utility applications. Heavier and thicker than similarly configured competitors

I really liked the affordability of this notebook. At this price, it has a great set of features. If you mean business and if you don't need fancy stuff, nothing is better than this. Pros: Cheap even with wide array of upgrades Good build Cons:...

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Dell Inspiron 6000 (2-GHz Pentium M processor, 1GB of DDR400 DRAM)


Photograph: Rick Rizner

Nice high-resolution screen

Keyboard has an unusual layout

Big laptop combines strong performance, a superhigh resolution (1920 by 1200), and great speakers.

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Dell Inspiron 6000


Six hours of unplugged power in a slick white and silver design.

Very long battery life Fast performance• Multimedia controls and stereo speakers• Wi-Fi and Bluetooth

A little heavy Noisy optical drive

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Dell Inspiron 6000 First Thoughts Review (pics, specs)


The Dell Inspiron 6000 is Dell's first notebook to be released that includes the latest Intel Sonoma platform. The Inspiron 6000 is a 15.4 widescreen notebook that best acts as a desktop replacment since it weighs about 7lbs. With a price of around...

Editor's Choice!

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Dell Inspiron 6000


By including MCE, Dell had to make a sacrifice elsewhere to bring the Inspiron 6000 in for under $1,000: The company chose to ditch the DVD±RW drive for a DVD/CD-RW combo drive. If DVD burning is a must, a $79 upgrade to an 8X DVD±RW is available. The...

Microsoft's MCE preloaded. Excellent performance. Good battery life

Only has a DVD/CD-RW combo drive. Bulky

With Microsoft MCE and great performance, the Inspiron 6000 is easily one of the best value laptops on the market.

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Dell Inspiron 6000 Laptop Review


The Inspiron 6000 is a value notebook that strikes a near perfect balance between size, cost and performance. The Dell Inspiron 6000 is very much like the smaller brother of the Inspiron 9300. In many ways it looks just like the 9300, only smaller.

Amazing price point for a 15.4" notebook, Nice clean design, Long battery life

Sub par WXGA screen - make sure you get at least WSXGA, Poor graphic power - make sure you get at least ATI 300

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Dell Inspiron 6000(d)


With the next notebook refresh cycle right around the corner, we are taking the time to look at some of the more recently refreshed notebooks. In the meantime, there is a lot of buzz surrounding the AMD Turion platform, which we have been eagerly...

While the Inspiron 6000 effectively replaces the value and midrange products in the 5160 and 8600 line, the Inspiron 9300 covers the higher end portion of the spectrum. The 8600, which is no longer offered, was a notebook designed for multimedia and as...

Product Specifications

The Dell Wireless 1370 miniPCI Card offers the latest in wireless networking technology supporting Wi-Fi Certified IEEE 802.11b/g connectivity. The card delivers maximum channel speed of up to 54 Mbps at 2.4 GHz (802.11b/g). Moreover, it supports key security features like Wi-Fi Protected Access (WPA), WPA2 and 802.1x and is Cisco compatible with Cisco Compatible Extensions version 3 certification.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Run Time (Up To):4.3hour(s)
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1680 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Model:1370 802.11b/g Mini PCI Card/6000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Inspiron/Dell Wireless

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:400MHz/533MHz




Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem


Connectivity Technology:Wireless
Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Data Transfer Rate:54Mbps
Form Factor:Plug-in card
Interface (Bus) Type:Mini PCI
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11a/b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth

Optical Storage

Read Speed:24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x/10x (CD) / 2x (DVD)
Type:CD-RW / DVD-ROM combo/DVD
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 8x (DVD)/24x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005


Clock Speed:1.5GHz/1.73GHz/1.7GHz
Processor Number:715/735/740
Type:Pentium M


Installed Size:1GB/256MB/512MB
Max Supported Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty /90 days warranty

Storage Controller


Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:30GB/80GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X300/Intel GMA 900