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Dell Inspiron 9400

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the design and value for money are on the whole positive. The battery and performance are also mentioned favorably. There are some critical comments about the touchpad and size, while there are some mixed comments about the keyboard.

screen, performance, battery, value for money, design

portability, size, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron 9400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 126 reviews)

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Review Dell Inspiron 9400

 

XPS is not the only notebook by Dell, which is excellent, when us ...

Solid, rigid case, good interface equipment and positioning, user-friendly input devices, sharp and bright display with excellent contrast relation, very good performance data in games and application sectors, low temperatures and noise emissions,...

smaller deficiencies of workmanship, brightness distribution below average

The application benchmark PCMark 2005 uncovered a small surprise. The Core 2 Duo CPU at 2,0 GHz clearly wins against a T7600 CPU with 2,33 GHz of Alb R20. The reason should be the clearly weaker video card of R20, because the video card has a small...

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Dell Inspiron 9400 with Core 2 Duo and Nvidia 7900 GS Review

 

I initially purchased the notebook over the phone with a representative from Dell Canada, but the order was cancelled, more on that later. I then went to the actual Dell Direct Kiosk and ordered it from there

Cheap, great value ; Great performance due to a blazing fast processor and an extremely powerful GPU ; 6 USB ports ; Great keyboard ; Fantastic Screen ; Great build

Gets pretty hot ; Loud fans ; Lack of PCMIA slot ; No numberpad ; Pretty bulky and heavy

Here is my biggest complaint about Dell, their customer support. I ordered my laptop on September 19 and it didn't arrive until October 10, 20 days later. During that time, my order got cancelled and I had to reorder it. I initially ordered on the...

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Amazon review summary for Dell Inspiron 9400

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 user reviews of Dell Inspiron 9400 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, battery

57% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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PC Plus review: Dell Inspiron 9400

 

For a touch of both worlds, and on a tightly-reigned budget, the Inspiron represents a well-rounded dual-core multimedia system.

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Dell Inspiron 9400

 

The Dell Inspiron 9400 is not designed for mobility, ultimately this 3.5kg monster is for your desktop

17in screen, Performance, Powerful dual core laptop, Battery life

Weight, Multimedia ability

While more powerful laptops can be bought that provide stronger performance and greater multimedia capability, the usability and outstanding connectivity of the Dell Inspiron 9400 makes it a promising entry into the dual-core market and worthy of a...

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Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop review

 

It was only a matter of time before Dell switched over to Intel's Core Duo platform, offering the dual-core chip in its flagship Inspiron 9400 notebook. Powered by an Intel 2GHz Core Duo T2500 processor, a Gigabyte of DDR2 memory and 100GB hard drive,...

Dual-core

Poor graphics

A powerful dual-core desktop replacement that packs plenty of power and battery life to boot but it’s hard to justify the price

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Dell Insipron 9400

 

The design of the Inspiron 9400 is almost exactly the same as the 9200 and 9300, so the chassis is starting to look a bit dated. It's a sturdy desktop...

Power and multitasking, Entertainment centre, Connectivity options

Graphics, Not for gaming, Looks

Although Dell's build quality is once again a winner, the Inspiron 9400 is lacking in other areas, mainly looks and graphics.

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Dell Inspiron 9400

 

Power and multitasking, Entertainment centre, Connectivity options

Graphics, Not for gaming, Looks

Although Dell's build quality is once again a winner, the Inspiron 9400 is lacking in other areas, mainly looks and graphics.

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Dell Inspiron 9400

 

The design of the Inspiron 9400 is almost exactly the same as the 9200 and 9300, so the chassis is starting to look a bit dated. It's a sturdy desktop replacement, but a bit naff.

The build quality of the Dell is beyond reproach, but it isn't exactly a looker and there are plenty of better deals available.

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Dell Inspiron 9400 review

 

Laptops with strong performance and long battery life were once a pipedream, but the Inspiron 9400 shows this is no longer the case. We take issue with its price and lack of gaming abilities, but it's fast, long-lasting away from the mains, and has a...

Modern Centrino Duo components ; Windows XP Media Center Edition operating system ; Great range of I/O ports

Graphics performance ; Screen is somewhat dark

Battery life was far more impressive. It lasted a pretty stunning 3 hours 49 minutes in our MobileMark tests -- which is almost unheard of for a desktop-replacement laptop. You'd be lucky to coax one hour of mains-free performance from previous...

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: Yes

Display

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

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Intel Centrino Technology:Centrino Duo
Media Centre Edition: Yes
Netbook: No
Type:Portable

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce Go 7800 GTX / Media Accelerator 950

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel
Chipset Type:945GM / Unknown
Processor:Core Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:T2300 / T2400 / T2500
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