which ('version')/ date your laptop was made/shipped from the factory.
I need this info to compare it to another one of the same kind that was purchased this week.. I want to know if HP has released a 'second generation' of some kind.. or just improved something significantly.
I am constantly losing my time and sometimes date. I have checked that I have selected the correct time zone many times. The clock always jumps backwards, not forward and it is never a set amount of time. However it is usually between 30-45 minutes back. Very rarely the date will randomly jump back several years. I'm not sure what the problem is.
Some friends have told me it could be: 1)Virus or such, but i have done several scans already. 2) Dying CMOS battery 3) Or something about BIOS time being off, I'm not sure what it meant.
I guess if it is the CMOS battery, is there anything i should know before replacing it (like saving some settings or something?) or can i just unscrew the back of my laptop pop out the battery and pop in a new one?
How accurate are the preliminary shipping dates posted when you are customizing a system online? If I select an option that may delay the ship date, is the estimated delay only a precaution or does it actually delay by that much?
I ordered a Dell Prcision M4400 mobile workstation on April 27th. It is now MAY 27th and I STILL don't have my computer!
Every week, on the day the order is scheduled to ship, the shipping date is suddenly shifted one more week away. So far, this has happened to me 4 times!
When I call Dell they always assure me that such-and-such is the ship date, but then, yet again, the ship date is delayed another week. It doesn't matter if I explain what has been happening - they just repeat back like a parrot that the system says that it will ship on such-and-such a date.
I can see that for myself on the website! What I wanted was some kind of an explaination for the ridiculous delays and some kind of an assurance that I'll be getting my computer sometime within the current epoch
Inspiron 1520 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7500 (2.2GHz/800Mhz FSB/4MB cache) Genuine Windows ® Vista Home Basic Edition System Color Spring Green Memory FREE! 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 at 667MHz LCD Panel High Resolution, glossy widescreen 15.4 inch display (1440x900) Video Card 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce® Go 8600M GT Hard Drive 160G 7200RPM SATA HDD Network Card and Modem Integrated 10/100 Network Card and Modem Combo or DVD+RW Drive CD / DVD writer (DVD+/-RW Drive) Sound Card Integrated Sound Blaster® Audigy™HD Software Edition Wireless Networking Cards Intel® 3945 802.11a/g Mini-card Camera Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam Anti-Virus/Security Suite (Pre-installed) I chose Security with Value, Plus,or Premium Warranty Bundle Battery Options 85Whr Lithium Ion Battery (9 cell) Limited Warranty, Services and Support Options DellCare Plus Doms Camera Module Spring Green color w/ 2.0M pixel Camera Processor Branding Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor Labels Windows Vista™ Basic
I will be using this mainly for 3D Cad work, presentations and some gaming and I have a few questions before ordering regarding the processor and then the optical drive.
1. Is it worth it to go to the t9550 over the p8700 for the processing power and dealing with increased heat issues and power consuption?
2. I won't do much blu-ray so is it better to stay with the 8x DVD since is faster at reading and writing in general?
3 I ask because of the wonderful dell-hell I'm in. I have to order with one of these upgrades to keep my price up (over 1504)and get the restocking fee back from a previous order. (Processer +$125 and blu-ray +$150) Which one would you choose if you had to?
Config as of now is (cost $1554): Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9550 4GB Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM at 1067MHz FullHD Widescreen 16.0 inch RGBLED LCD ATI Mobility RADEON™ HD 4670 – 1GB 320GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive 8X DVD+/- RW(DVD/CD read/write) Intel® 5300 WLAN Wireless-N Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth 9-cell Battery .....
Has anyone encountered abnormally long ship dates for recently ordered laptops?
I ordered a Studio 15 / Mini 9 combo about a week ago and the ESD for the Mini 9 is next week, and the ESD for the Studio 15 is early December. In the past I've gotten my custom-ordered laptops within a week of ordering.
I also noticed that the Purchase ID info does not show billing or shipping info, although I did receive email confirmation with that info.
What's going on? Will I receive lemons because Dell is making everyone take unpaid leave?
BUILD QUALITY How's the build quality on E6410 compared to Thinkpad T410? Creaks, flexing, etc? I'm almost sure this month my next purchase won't be a Thinkpad and Latitude seems to be a good choice. Our office use them.
I currently have a 6-year old T41 and 2-year old T61. I'll miss the keyboard and trackpoint but i can live with that.
OPTICAL DRIVE BAY I have an utrabay HDD adaptor on my T42 does E6410 have the same? I can only see a travel lite module.
I went from the official Beta 1 build 7000 to build 7022 last night, and so far I am very pleased. Greatest benefit so far has got to be the vastly improved stability of IE8 RC1, as well as overall system stability. Anyone else make the switch?
I received my Studio XPS 1645 this Monday. My Specs:
-I7 820 -8G Ram -128g SSD -RGB Screen -Blue-Ray
The machine runs beautifully and the screen is amazing but I am having what seems to be an incredible amount of build quality issues. I wanted to know if others have had the same issues and how they resolved them...
-The tech is coming for a second time to fix my screen. It came out of the box with a large scratch. The second screen has several dead pixels.
-Above the keyboard, in front of the screen, the batter (9-cell) doesn't fit flush
-The Sound is uneven. It is FAR louder coming out of the right side than the left. The settings in the control panel seem fine.
Studio XPS 16 Notebook Intel CoreTM i7-820QM 8GB, DDR3, 1333MHz 2 Dimm 16.0 inch Wide Screen 16:9 1080p Full HD RGBLED LCD w/2.0 MP, XPS 1645 ATI Mobility RADEON HD 4670 1GB 256GB Dell High Performance Solid State Hard Drive 2.5MM Merlot Red High Gloss Finish with Leather XPS 1645 Genuine Windows 7 Professional, 64bit, English Integrated 10/100 Network Card 8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive (Dell mistake, BluRay was ordered, its enroute) Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi MB Intel WiFi Link 5300 802.11AGN Half Mini Card 9-cell Battery
Programs and Features:
Running Processes (All 80 of them!!):
(Windows) Startup items:
Windows Experience Index:
Startup time (From power-on to logon, no peripherals attached, power connected): 28.0 seconds
ATTO Disk Benchmark: (Transfer size 0.5 to 8192 KB, Total length: 256MB, Direct I/O enabled, Overlapped I/O, Queue Depth: 4)
So I bought a sealed box 8530w off eBay. Now I know from previous HP business models that the warranty start date on the online lookup tool starts from the day the laptop was manufactured. This hasn't ever been an issue in the past, since I got previous laptops second hand anyway.
But this one is already nearly 6 months into its 3 year warranty. I guess it has been sitting around sealed in its box for a while.
1. Is there any way I can get HP to update the warranty start date? (I'm getting an invoice from the seller as we speak)
2. Assuming I can, will that new warranty start date be reflected in the online lookup?
3. Will the new warranty start date be transferable if I sell the laptop, or will it only apply to me, with my name on the invoice?