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Dell Inspiron 6400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 351 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the performance and design. The battery and screen are also appreciated. The energy efficiency and connectivity get mixed views, and there are some negative opinions about the portability.

value for money, screen, battery, design, performance


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 6400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Review Dell Inspiron 6400


This time we examined and tested the Dell Inspiron 6400. As a low

colours free elegible ; solid design ; very good keyboard ; bright mirror-free display ; low temperature and noise emissions ; good battery runtime

a few lacks of workmanship ; mediocre performance data

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Dell Inspiron 6400 Review (pics, specs)


The Dell Inspiron 6400 (also sold as the Inspiron e1505 via Dell Home) is a laptop that meets you in the middle'. It's pretty light and portable (like the Inspiron e1405) and offers high performance and great media options (like the Inspiron e1705)....

Fast processor for multi-tasking Good battery life Excellent Keyboard (Good for typing over long periods of time) Mostly quiet Very good speakers

Pre-loaded applications slow down computer Gets a little warmer than normal under prolonged use (at the bottom) Slight light-leakage at the bottom Not for the Hard-core gamer

The Dell Inspiron 6400 is a very good notebook with decent options at a reasonable price. The Core Duo 1.86 is perfect for multitasking. Gaming on the 6400 with the x1400 should be fine for the occasional gamer, not for hardcore gamers. The lowest...

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Dell Inspiron 6400 Multimedia Notebook (Centrino Duo)


The new Core 2 Duo based Dell Inspiron 6400 is a faithful workhorse that balances performance and battery life. Its other features though, are more down to earth and even a little uninspiring, including a chassis design that has been around for an...


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Great Notebook


You know going in that the display is nice and big; the other side of the coin is that the unit bulkier to travel with. The display is razor-sharp on its highest resolution (as it comes out of the box), but noticeably less so with the lower...

Good quality

Just a few issues stated in my review

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Amazon review summary for Dell Inspiron 6400


alaTest has collected and analyzed 46 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 6400 from The average user rating for this product is 2.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

value for money, usability, design, keyboard, build quality

battery, reliability

46% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DELL INSPIRON 9400 NOTEBOOK PC, Intel Core 2 Duo T2250 2.0 GHZ, 2 GB DDR2 SDRAM, 120 GB HD, 24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive, 17 inch Wide Screen XGA+ DDell Inspiron 6400 Replacement Laptop Battery High CapacityDell Inspiron 6400 Laptop (Wide Screen with true life, Intel Pentium Dual-Core Processor T2080 at 1.73GHz, 2GB RAM, 80GB Hard Drive, 8X DVD +/- RW w/

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DELL Inspiron 9400 Laptop Battery


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Very good product


I bought this product mainly for photo storage, but it has other usages that really help. The design and even the literal feel of the hard drive were great. I don\'t like glossy cases, so this product was perfect in that respect.

Attractive Design","Compact","Easy To Setup","Easy to use","Quiet

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Best when used independent of software


Used this product to backup my system before formating hard drive and upgrading to windows 7. Used the software that came with the hard drive for the back up, which went smoothly going from the internal drive to the back up drive, but had numerous...

Attractive Design","Compact","High Capacity","Quiet

Difficult To Use","Unreliable

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good stuff which i bought


good one

Attractive Design","Easy To Setup","Easy to use","High Capacity","Portable

Inaccurate Color","Slow

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Another Great Product


This is my third WD Passport. It works great.

Easy To Install","Fast","Highly Compatible","Quiet","Reliable

Pseudo CD Drive

Product Specifications

As one of the first of the mainstream computer manufacturers to develop a laptop around the new Intel Core Duo processor, Dell has much riding on the success of the new Inspiron 9400. The 1.66GHz Core Duo processor will either sink or swim in Dells mainstream portables depending upon its reception here. Matched with 1GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 that promises to run even the thirstiest applications with aplomb, the major yardstick is not whether Core Duo can keep pace with the Pentium M (Dothan), but whether it can perform without reducing battery life to minutes rather than hours. Yet having said that, it is easy to think that the Inspirons sole point of interest is the aforementioned CPU. You see, this is Dells attempt at an all-in-one laptop: a workhorse that sits as comfortably in office attire as it does in casuals. With fast-access email buttons, ample memory and a weight of 3.6kg, its a suitable office-based and on-the-go machine. Yet with Media Center bundled in, to give the control buttons at the foot of the casing something to do, and a 17in widescreen display, the Inspiron seems built for handling movies as comfortably as Excel spreadsheets. Visually, the arctic silver and white casing is an interesting reworking from Dell. The colour scheme and layout of the keyboard and tracker pad hint at a classiness that some might dismiss as tacky trend-chasing. But it actually works rather well, giving the screen a comfortable border in gentle silver rather than harsh black.


DVD Writer:DVD-Writer
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Embedded UMTS: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card:No / Yes
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


Aspect Ratio:16:10 / 16:9
LED Backlight: No
True Resolution:WXGA

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel
GPU Model (Graphic Card):k.A. / Media Accelerator 950


Chipset Brand:Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:945G / 945GM / Unknown
Processor:Celeron M / Core 2 Duo / Core Duo / Pentium Dual Core
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:520 Celeron M / T2080 / T2250 / T2300 / T5600