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Dell Latitude C640 series

alaTest has collected and analyzed 105 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and build quality are generally positive. The battery and value for money also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the design and sound, while there are some mixed views about the performance.

portability, price, battery, durability, size

sound, design

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Latitude C640 series is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 72/100 = Good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Dell Latitude C640 series


alaTest has collected and analysed 2 user reviews of Dell Latitude C640 series from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Dell Latitude C640 series


alaTest has collected and analyzed 73 user reviews of Dell Latitude C640 series from The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on

portability, value for money, build quality, battery, size


79% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell M0C5U0 USB Scroll 3 Button Optical Mouse 0XN967Dell Latitude C640 1.8/1GB Ram/40GB HDD/CDRW/DVD/WIFI/XPMFlare Super Bright 500 Lumens Flashlight Baton - Zoom Focus Beam, using 3 Luxeon Rebel 90 LEDs

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Dell Latitude C640


This conservative, all-black laptop is ideal for business travelers.

Though other notebooks offer more bang for the buck--better sound, more connections, built-in wireless--the C640 may please businesses that benefit from its light weight and practical, versatile design.


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i want to buy pls


i love d product

it is good

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demanding to buy a laptop online


i am very nice and i appreciate things like hard working


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Dell Latitude C640 2.0 GHz Pentium 4


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Stay Plugged In


I bought this laptop about 4 months ago. It has a p4 2.4 gig processor with 30 gig hard drive and 512 megabytes of ram. It had a wireless network card installed and windows xp pro installed. It is fast if not much is on the hard drive. I upgraded the...

2.4 gig cpu wi-fi card

battery life sucks, gets hot 153°F, the video card is a bit behind the times.

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This is an excellent laptop.


The good: I initially bought this laptop for myself and then ended up passing it on to my son when I bought my new desktop. This laptop has stood up well through the use of a hyper 7 year old so I think that says a lot in itself. He plays games on it ...

Durable, easy to use, great graphics, for movie playback and games most computers slog through.

The audio (sound) is not good at all. The fan seems to constantly be going.

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Latitude Notebook Not a Good Deal


I purchased my Dell Latitude c640 laptop in 2003, when I began my studies at Colgate University. At that time, this laptop was a mid-range notebook, and I had it upgraded from the basic functions. I ordered my Latitude c640 to come custom made with: ...

Good and Fast if little is stored on the Hard Drive.

Susceptible to Viruses, Slow if not Heavily Upgraded

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Its good


i bought this product last year, it has Intel Pentium 4 M 2Ghz processor, 20gb hard drive, 256mb RAM, and some installer cds. at first i noticed that the bottom case heats up every minute, then i found out that the RAM is causing the heat probs. what i...

fast, cost effective,

Its HEATING UP!, Ho Hum design, 1 usb v1 port

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mediocre while it lasted.


note: I will only write about my experince alone. the technical end of it has probably been explained elesewhere. it pretty much acted like any standard lappie (with comparable specs) for any tasks I would throw at it, not much worth noting there. ...

value for money,good linux compatibility, graphics card.

very cheaply built, problematic hardware, battery life bad, very hot!

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C640 really good with minor upgrades


I picked up a used C640 p4-m 1.8ghz with 512mb ram. After I upgraded the ram to 1gb and put in an 80gb 5400 rpm drive, this laptop was blazing fast. I also purchased a secondary battery and get about 5 hours playback watching video, or 6 1/2 hours ...

Excellent battery, memory can be upgraded to 2gb despite posted 1gb limit.

Graphic card not powerful, stock hard drive is very slow.


Product Specifications

Kit includes: 1) Evolt E-500; 2) 14-45mm Lens; 3) 40-150mm Lens; 4) FL-50 Flash; 5) 4GB CompactFlash Card; 6) USB Card Reader; 7) Digital Image Recovery Software; 8) BLM-1 Battery; 9) SLR Gadget Bag; 10) Memory Card Storage Wallet; 11) Cleaning Cloth. >>> Olympus Evolt E-500 includes: PS-BLM1 Rechargeable Li-ion Battery; Battery Charger & Power Cord; USB Cable; Video Cable; Shoulder Strap; CD-ROM Software; Instructions; Olympus USA Warranty. >>> Olympus 14-45mm includes: Lens Hood; Lens Caps; Instructions; Olympus USA Warranty. >>> Olympus 40-150mm includes: Lens Hood; Lens Caps; Instructions; Olympus USA Warranty. >>> Olympus FL-50 includes: Wide Angle Panel; Leather Case; Instructions; Olympus USA Warranty. >>> The Olympus Evolt E-500's compact and durable body is packed with innovations like the exclusive Dust Reduction System for spot-free photos, 8 megapixel of detail for bright and colorful images, a TruePic TURBO Image Processor for fast response time, and an oversized, easy-to-view 2.5-inch HyperCrystal LCD. Compatible with a wide range of Olympus Zuiko Digital Specific Lenses, the E-500 delivers the versatility and power that are the hallmarks of a performance SLR. >>> The compact, lightweight 14-45mm zoom lens covers the focal distances from wide-angle to short telephoto - an ideal lens for day-to-day use. Weighing only 285g, this is the perfect everyday lens for the photographer on the go. >>> Equivalent to an 80-300mm on a 35mm camera, the 3.8x telephoto 40-150mm Lens is designed to perfectly match the digital imager so that light strikes the sensor directly, ensuring rich, accurate colors, vibrant contrast and sharp images. >>> The Olympus FL-50 Flash is a high-powered flash developed specifically for digital SLR cameras. Along with bounce and swivel capability, power zoom and a full range of TTL Automatic, Automatic and Manual flash modes, the FL-50 offers the Super FP Mode.


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


TV Output:Not Applicable


Aspect Ratio:Unknown
LED Backlight: No
Touchscreen: No
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Intel ® Centrino Technology: No
Intel Centrino Technology: No
Media Centre Edition:Unknown
Netbook: No


Chipset Brand:Unknown
Chipset Type:Unknown
Processor:Pentium 4 M
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:Unknown