i'm going to buy one is it worth to buy base on the quality?
dell Latitude E6400 $1,663
* • Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8600 (2.40GHz, 3M L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB)
* • Genuine Windows Vista® Business 64-BIT SP1, With media
* • 3 Year Limited Warranty and 3 Year Mail-in Service
* • 14.1" UltraSharp™ WXGA+ (1440x900) LED Display - Brush Metal Black
* • NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M With Express Card
* • 4.0GB, DDR2-800 SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
* • Internal English Backlit Keyboard
* • No Intel® vPro™ Secure Advanced Hardware Enabled Systems Management
* • Integrated Webcam with digital microphone
* • 250GB Hard Drive, 7200RPM with Free Fall Sensor
* • 8X DVD+/-RW w/Roxio and Cyberlink PowerDVD™
* • Intel® WiFi Link 5300 802.11a/g/n Draft Mini Card
* • Dell Wireless® 370 Bluetooth Module
* • No Modem
I have just bought a Latitude E6400 with base spec LCD screen and base spec graphics card. The screen is very bad for eyestrain with harsh whites at all levels of brightness and contrast, except those at which it is too dark to read. I wondered if anyone else had this same machine and could comment? I called Dell and they said it is just because I bought the base spec, and to improve the problem I would have to return the machine and buy a better one.
I have turned off all the animation effects on vista and am just using it for text with no 3D stuff at all. This does not help with the screen quality.
I am upgrading from an Inspriron 630m with the same resolution LCD screen, which was never any problem despite long hours of use daily for over 2 years.
If this is the normal level of quality with this screen, has anyone tried buying an aftermarket screen of better quality and upgrading? I am considering doing this.
I've been considering both of these systems, but I was wondering if anyone had a bit of personal experience with the screen quality.
There are the obvious differences of size, resolution, and matte vs glossy, and the general strengths and weaknesses of both of those, but I would like to hear some impressions from someone that has had first hand experience with each.
I am going to be using the system for graphic design (student) work, some of which will go to print as well as digital photography editing. I know about color calibration and how important it is.
This is a repost of a thread I posted on tabletpcreview's forums. It seems like nobody there knows or the forum is on its way out- almost 100 views with no replies.
So the story is that I'm getting tired of plugging in 4-5 wires every time I go to class or want to study away from home, and a docking station would solve this problem. Unfortunately, the official XT2 mediabase that Dell support wants me to buy is $270. That's almost 25% the cost of this machine! (Part number H266H) There's also another part on Dell.com that might be $199. Either way, that's a lot of money for a pretty basic port replicator.
The other thing is that when I google "XT2 mediabase", the first hit is a Dell PDF of a manual for the XT2 mediabase. The part number indicated there is PR12S. However, PR12S is the part number for the XT mediabase as well! The PR12S can be ordered online for anywhere between $20-80, so I'd much rather buy it, if it works.
Can someone confirm (ie you own an XT2 and the PR12S or have access to these two parts) whether the XT2 can work mostly flawlessly with the PR12S? I can deal with bypassing an error message, but I need the ports to work. Mainly, the DVI, VGA, ethernet, USB, and audio.
Today I upgraded from Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit to Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit and all of my drivers were found without me needing to install anything except for one. In the device manager I have an exclamation by 'Base System Device
I've searched the forum but could not find a definite answer.
My wife is using my old m1710 mainly for photoshop and i have noticed that it's very very hdd intensive. She complains that it would freeze sometimes when working with a lot of files or with large files.
I decided to upgrade the HDD to SSD, but after reading here and there i saw different opinions.
Some say i will not see any increase in performance because the bottleneck is the SATA support of m1710 mobo, some say still there will be increase in performance.
I did a clean install of Windows 7 64 bit Ultimate a month ago and everything is running well. However, I've noticed in Device Manager that there is an unidentified base device which is lacking a driver. Here is the info:
Device Type: other devices Manufacturer: unknown Location: PCI bus 9, device 1, function 3 Device Status: The drivers for this device are not installed. (Code 28)
To find a driver for this device, click Update Driver.
Updating the driver through both the internet and searching through my computer has not found a driver. Any ideas on what the issue might be?
My Dell Inspiron E1505 laptop is missing two driver Base System Device is what they are called. I have downloaded every driver on the site for this laptop yet I still am missing these two. IÂ re-installedÂ Windows Vista Â Home Premium and now I'm missingÂ driversÂ that I can't find.
A Dell Studio 1737 OR the Dell Studio XPS 1640? The Studio 1737 has been out longer for any problems to be fixed and whatnot and comes at a lower price. The Studio XPS 1640 has been out for just a couple of months and there are dozens of reports of BSOD's, heating issues, etc...
I would like to get the Studio XPS 1640, but generally I wait about 4-6 months after the product has been released before buying. There are talks about a built-in TV Tuner, but I haven't seen that on the Dell website. People are also saying Dell is going to upgrade the video card .....