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Dell Inspiron 6400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 438 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the performance and design are overall positive. The screen and battery also get good feedback. Reviews about the energy efficiency and connectivity are different, 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 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell Inspiron 6400

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 114 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 6400 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, battery, performance, portability, usability

82% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk 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 Black UK Replacement Laptop KeyboardDell Inspiron 6400 Laptop @ ndc 4305 - T5600,2GB,120GB,DVDRW,nVidia Go7300,15.4" WXGA CCFL

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron 6400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 48 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 6400 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

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

battery

44% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 1501, Turion X2 TL-60 (2.0GHz) 1GB DDR2, 9-cell Battery, Vista Home Premium, IGP 256MB Radeon X1150, 60GB SATA, 15.4 WXGADELL 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 Capacity

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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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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.

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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,...

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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.

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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...

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Dell Inspiron 6400

 

If you need a dual-core notebook on a budget the Inspiron 6400 is the best choice we've seen yet, although we'd be tempted to upgrade the optical drive and hard disk

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First Take: 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 gaming.

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.

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

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
RAM Type:DDR2 SDRAM
Type:Portable

Graphic

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

Processor

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
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