The bulk of the ports are situated in the rear of the unit, which is convenient when having many devices hooked up when using the system on a desk. In brief, Dell does not skimp on providing up-to-date security solutions for those users who require them. You can see the D performs on the whole slightly worse than this Pentium M processor that was introduced in Front view of latch view large image. Dell Latitude D view large image In practice, the D has far more in common with the X1 than its direct predecessor, the D

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So, the poor results are not surprising. The D can be equipped with a 4-cell, 6-cell, or 9-cell battery. Conclusion Having used the Dell Latitude D for some time now, my impressions have mostly been overwhelmingly positive. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted sell this site becomes a part of the community. For me the back right side got hot to the point of being uncomfortable in the lap.

Fortunately, however, the fan is generally whisper quiet and rarely noticeable.

D402 Dell Latitude D is a Finally, it should be noted that the D uses a matte screen instead of the increasingly popular glossy option. Although IBM, Toshiba, Acer, and several others offered competing ultra-portables, Dell seemed to provide the most competitive pricing thanks mostly to educational EPP discounts along with the most comprehensive warranty services, making the ultimate choice of the newer D a bit simpler.

Keyboard and touchpad view view large image. Even then, the noise generated is generally drowned out by ambient sounds.


Still, expectations for functionality beyond these types of applications must be held within reasonable constraints. But with an ultraportable designers have to make compromises on fitting things where they can.

Fortunately, both the 4-cell and 6-cell batteries dwll flush with the unit, so I opted for the 6-cell.

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While some may still prefer a standard-aspect display, widescreen offers better multimedia uses as well as reduced physical dimensions. Which means it has gone through various testing requirements as set aireless Dell. Left side view of ports on the D Nevertheless, a headphone jack is provided, and when hooked up to either headphones or speakers, the sound reproduction was better than expected, with little-to-no hissing and rich sound that was far superior to that provided by my DV when playing back music.

Your Dell Service Tag is 7 characters long and is located on the bottom of your laptop. Unlike most other laptops, the battery is situated at the front of the unit rather than in the rear, so using the 9-cell battery results in what looks like an additional palm rest extending out from the front of the unit.

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The charcoal grey and silver accent look really is great. Minimal light leakage found on the D AU Optronics screen view large image. Only 10 left in stock – order soon. Overall the online purchase experience was straightforward and convenient, although making changes to the order after it had already been placed proved futile despite several hours spent consulting with Dell Customer Care over the phone.


Once again, this is a compromise for portability that must be accepted by those who have an ultra-portable in mind. DC Power Jack Repair. Although certain aspects such as the slow RPM hard drive, lack of internal optical drive, and merely satisfactory screen have proven less-than ideal, these are acceptable sacrifices in the pursuit of the best portability possible.

Full size keyboard with touchpad and pointing stick Battery: Heat and Noise Despite initial reports of the D being fanless like the Latitude X1, the D does del have a fan-based cooling solution. It is true that the D as tested with the Core Solo is no performance stand-out. Dell Latitude D Wifi Cards. In terms of viewing angles they are generally reasonable, although vertical angles are noticeably more finicky and sometimes subject to the dreaded color inversion problem.

Interestingly Dell offers a built-in ambient light sensor, although this feature has not proven useful or even accurate in limited testing. Showing no signs of flex and providing solid travel with minimal noise, the D has proven to have the best keyboard I wreless ever had the pleasure of using. In terms of battery life wirelsss the 6-cell, in my limited testing I have averaged a bit over three hours with Wi-Fi on and maximum screen brightness while composing documents, surfing the web, and listening to music.