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Dell Inspiron 6400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 344 reviews of Dell Inspiron 6400. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and screen. The battery and performance also get good opinions. There are some mixed comments about the connectivity and durability, and some have doubts about the portability.

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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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alaTest has collected and analyzed 59 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 6400 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the reliability and performance are generally positive. The battery and usability also get good feedback. Comments are divided on the keyboard. There are some critical opinions about the sound.

price, usability, battery, performance, reliability


86% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 6400 9-Cell Li-Ion Battery (Genuine)Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop @ ndc 4305 - T5600,2GB,120GB,DVDRW,nVidia Go7300,15.4" WXGA CCFLDell Inspiron 6400 Black UK Replacement Laptop Keyboard

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Dell Inspiron 6400


alaTest has collected and analyzed 8 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 6400 from The average user rating for this product is 2.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers are impressed by the keyboard and screen. The design and usability are also appreciated. There are some mixed reviews about the durability and performance, and many are less positive about the image quality and portability.

price, usability, design, screen, keyboard

battery, portability, image quality

25% 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 CapacityBrand New 15.4" WXGA Matte Laptop LCD Screen For Dell Inspiron Series 6400

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Josef Simon Leitner (

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

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: VCman (

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...

Aug, 2006

Expert review by: Francis Yeo (

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...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Laptop Views (

Expert Review


The Dell Inspiron 6400 Laptop is powered by 1.60 GHz Intel Pentium Core Duo Processor T2050 and it features 2-MB Cache, 667MHz FSB, Intel Mobile 945PM Chipset mainboard, 512-MB DDR2 SDRAM (upgrdable to 1-GB maximum in 2 slots), 80-GB 5400rpm SATA hard...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: xhxcxkicker (

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

May, 2006

Expert review by: Asher Moses (

Dell Inspiron 6400


The Inspiron 6400 is a mid-range notebook with an entry-level price tag. It'll handle most applications nicely, but it's a little on the heavy side and isn't suitable for extensive gaming.

Affordable ; Impressive general performance ; Great battery life for a desktop replacement ; Bright, high-resolution screen ; Instant-on DVD payback feature ; 5-in-1 card reader

Hefty weight and dimensions ; Poor gaming performance ; Some minor design quirks

Dell's warranty service is second to none. The notebook comes with the optional three-year support package that includes a three year next business day onsite response service, 24x7 phone support and accident cover for the entire warranty period.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: PC Authority (

Dell Inspiron 6400


Dell's 6400 is a great value mid-range notebook with very few weaknesses. The support is the icing on the cake.

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Wayne Brooker (

Dell Inspiron 6400 Core 2 Duo laptop


With the advent of Intel's Core 2 Duo processors we're at last beginning to see the kind of power and portability that was being claimed, somewhat optimistically, back in the early days of notebook computing.

With a base price - for the T7200 Core 2 Duo - of £789 inc. VAT and shipping, the Inspiron 6400 is an excellent and affordable route into the Core 2 Duo world. It has all the credentials to be a dependable multimedia companion with its great screen,...

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: Asher Moses (

Dell Inspiron 6400


The Inspiron 6400 is a desktop replacement notebook, offering up the familiar silver and white-accented design that's common to the Inspiron line. It's not exactly a stunner, but you certainly won't be ashamed to tote it around whilst in the public eye.

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: paul_smart (

Dell Inspiron 6400 : Dell Inspiron 6400 laptop


If the idea of a desktop replacement machine that truly has five hours of battery life watching DVD's interests you then this could well be for you. Yes 3 DVD's in a row.

While watching three DVD's in a row may not be what everyone wants - or needs - running a DVD tends to put a fair amount of stress on a laptop battery and often it's a struggle to get one DVD watched but I managed to watch three on this laptop one...

Jun, 2006

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.


Convertible: No
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
WiFi Connectivity: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes


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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo / No
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo / No
Media Centre Edition: No
Netbook: No
Operating System Version:Windows Vista Home Basic / Windows Vista Home Premium / Windows XP Home Edition / Windows XP Professional


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