I got my E6500 a few days ago. I played it around for a few days. Now, I try to start this thread another way. Instaed of writing a post giving my own mpressions, please ask questions and I try to answer. Like this I guess it will be more helpful to you guys.
I list the main spec here:
250GB 7200RPM HD with FFS
Intel 5300 Wireless
nVidia NVS 160M display card
WUXGA screen with webcam
6 Cell and 9 Cell battery
90W power supply (new design)
NEW DELL STUDIO 14z LAPTOP PERFECT POWERHOUSE FOR ONLINE GENERATION
· Thin, cool design for those who download media from online
· Powerful, mobile entertainment system combines HD resolution screen with great audio and 500GB1 hard drive option
ROUND ROCK, Texas, May 28, 2009 – For the generation that has grown up with the Internet and can find just about anything online, the new Dell Studio 14z laptop makes it easy to carry their digital world with them. Designed for students and others on the go who demand the perfect balance of mobility and performance, the Studio 14z is a homework-busting system by day and an entertainment powerhouse by night.
It features a svelte design and a huge 500GB1 hard drive option that can store up to 125,000 songs, 142,000 photos or 133 DVD quality movies2. The Studio 14z allows people to watch their favorite movies and TV shows, listen to streaming music with friends, store a vast MP3 collection and socially network from just about anywhere3.
The Studio 14z is the industry's first consumer laptop available with FailSafe™ theft prevention. This option helps protect personal data should the laptop go missing or be stolen. With Failsafe engaged, owners can track network information and the ISP location of the laptop when it connects to the Internet, and get help to remotely erase selected files and render the laptop unusable until the rightful owner unlocks it.
"Young people have grown up with the Internet and can find almost everything they need online." said Michael Tatelman, vice president of Dell's global consumer sales and marketing. "They want a slim, easy-to-carry laptop and like the choice of a larger hard drive over an optical drive. The Studio 14z has the storage and speed that most people need, and it comes with color options that let them truly express who they are."
The Studio 14z comes in six colors: Black Chain Link, Midnight Blue, Spring Green, Plum Purple, Ruby Red and Promise Pink (U.S. only). Dell will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure® from the purchase of each Promise Pink laptop.
The new laptop also comes with Dell Remote Access4; the optional premium version allows people to access content via their home network of personal computing devices including desktops, laptops, ultra-mobile devices, smart phones and web cameras.
Priced from $649 U.S., the Studio 14z is available now online and over the phone in the U.S. and Canada.
· New Dell Studio 14z laptop sports a stylish, thin (0.79–1.2-inches) design for students and digital downloaders who want a combination of power and exceptional mobility
· Energy-efficient, mercury-free, 14-inch 16:9 LED display with HD resolution (720p/ 900p)
· Intel® Pentium® Dual Core, and Intel Core™ 2 Duo standard voltage processors up to T9550 (2.66GHz, 1066Mhz FSB, 6MB Cache)
· Integrated NVIDIA® GeForce® 9400M graphics5
· Digital Video/Audio via HDMI and DisplayPort
· Standard 1.3MP webcam with dual digital array mics
· Starting weight of 4.3 pounds6
· Standard FastAccess™ Facial Recognition Software to help prevent unauthorized access to your computer
· Optional Phoenix Failsafe™ Theft Protection to help protect laptop and data in event of theft
· Advanced touchpad control to help improve productivity
X9100 3.06ghz (Rather have raw speed then extra cores - next question - can it be overclocked?) 4GB (2 DIMM) 1066mhz nVidia 3700m (Yeah!) 1440x900 WXGA Dual 80GB hard drives (have my own 320's ready to go in) Backlit keyboard (Standard) Intel 5300 Bluetooth 370 Fingerprint Reader Extra AC adapter (210w!
I found that we don't have an owner's thread for Acer's latest Gemstone Blue notebook, the 8930G! I got the laptop today and it is a beaut! I got the 6243 model with BluRay.
If anyone here has tweaked it or has some useful tips, post it here! I'm pretty novice in regards to notebooks so it would help me just as much as other members! A quick guide to what to install and uninstall would be greatly appreciated. Also appropriate drivers would be beneficial.
If I'm too new to this board to post an owner's lounge, my apologies.
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Just thought I'd try and get a thread going specifically for the Unibody 15". Currently there is only the late 2008 Unibody edition, but I guess in the future we can compile information on newer releases.
I'm hoping we can share all kinds of information regarding this wonderful machine, and that this is a place to ask specific questions, compare feedback, or give tips to users and prospective buyers alike. Feel free to post your questions and/or advice, or failing that, just give a shout out if you're a proud owner...
From what I've read, it *should* work, but the computer does not recognize a 32GB SDHC card that reads fine on other computers and my PDA.
I've installed the latest driver available from Dell and the XP hotfix, restarted the computer, but whenever I try, I get a "device cannot start" error in the device manager. A regular 2GB SD card reads fine.
So I'm all set to buy a Latitude E6500, I'm just trying to save as much money as possible. Depending on whether I go through the small business or home office or whatever section on the Dell website..................
So I've been pouring over this and other notebook forum and review sites for a few weeks now, trying to decide on a laptop to buy. And I think I'm pretty sure about the E6500.
Just as some background, I'm mostly a desktop kind of person and I build my own, so I'm used to picking out each component and getting exactly the ones I want. So this picking a package thing is a little frustrating.
The main purpose of this laptop will be to edit photos using Adobe Lightroom and Photoshop. I'll probably use it for web browsing and watching movies on the go, too, but those are incidental and would be fine with most laptops anyway. I do not play computer games, so I'm mainly interested in performance with editing photos. I don't see any reason to need more than an integrated graphics card for photo editing, but correct me if I'm wrong here. It would also be important that the laptop be fairly durable and have a respectable battery .....
I just bought a new Dell E6500 for my BA/MA. I had a Sony vaio SZ 430 for two years and it was a huge waste, Bloatware, slow operating system, warping case, and a cpu which would run at 178 F during idle. Anyway I just bought a Dell Latitude E6500 for 1044USD here are some specs.
Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.40GHz, 1066MHz 3M L2 Cache, Dual Core 3.0GB DDR2-800MHz, 2 DIMMS 250GB Hard Drive 9.5MM 7200RPM FFS 15.4 inch Wide Screen WXGA LEDLCD
Its running a windows Vista Downgrade to XP professional I am trying to set up a quick reliable business machine and part 1 is clean install exactly what do I need (resource DVD) and are there any threads to direct to me also does the machine come preinstalled with vista or XP? I avoided the bluetooth, camera, and fingerprint reader and fancy graphics card because I never used these on the Sony and had a millions of issues with drivers. Sorry I am coming from a childhood of macs and a bad experience of PC's my plan is to clean install right out of the box to avoid losing any important files. Thanks for any help I am getting the unit on the 30th so there is some time if I need to get some drivers dl'ed I did get the backlit key board I fell in love with it since it first came out on my pops old powerbook
I have had a small amount of time with this machine, Dell latitude E6500 2.4ghz Dual Core, 160GB Hard Drive, 7200RPM Free Fall, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M DDR3 ram - I have 2gb ram, and will order another 2gb chip tomorrow, but so far I am thoroughly impressed I ordered a 2.26, but it seems that I got a 2.4 instead... I don't think I'll be calling in a complaint..
Extremely well built solid construction, keyboard is amazing, the best I have ever used on a laptop (some people say it has flex but I haven't noticed any), feedback is absolutely perfect, with a very soft noiseless click to report a keystroke. I have never been able to type this fast... Impressive... Back lit keyboard - sexy, secure fingerprint access works perfect, 1 swipe read every time I use it... far less screen flex then I have had on any other laptop I have used. Speakers are something to be desired, but I don't listen to music with them, I have 40K in home theater gear, so nothing lost to me..
Hinges on screen are completely solid, not worn in enough yet, takes 2 hands to open it, but I'm sure that will smooth out over time. LED screen is very impressive, resolution 1440x900 is really crisp and clear... colors are brilliant. I haven't run any tests, but 2.4 dual core is plenty fast... I'll know better when I try to extract something... Haven't done that for a long time.. Back of screen is brushed black aluminum, from what I understand, they are coming out with a Blue, which I saw online and it looks beautiful, I preferred that look, but the Black is flawless.... Its really a sleek looking laptop. First time I have used Vista, running 64 bit and so far I have 0 issues with it. Works as fast as my XP if not faster, only running 2gb ram but have 2 more on order.
Gripes, the transition from wrist rest to front of computer could be more tapered or smoother like the HP's, can be a bit rough, but certainly not a deal breaker. The mouse pad is a touch small, I am used to a larger one, but I'll get used to it, also I need to get used to the control of it, somewhat touchy, I find I'm highlighting stuff all the time, but again I'm sure that is something that I just have to get used to. I am happy there is no gloss anywhere on the computer, minimizes fingerprints.......
I just bought a latitude E6500 (intel 8600 - 2.4 GH, 3GB RAM, Samsung HDD 200 GB 7200; Vista Business) from an ebay resaler here in UK. From a one day experience I can tell that is is a beautifull machine but it is VERY NOSY all the time no matter what i do - it is like this from the time it gets turned on and stays noisy the whole time.When I put it next to my old Latitude D520 it is almost like a desktop noise. I am not sure if it is only the fan because there's no air flow coming from the radiators neither from the side one nor the vent on the bottom. I thought that there can be somehow that the fan is not working but it turned and blew very hot air for a vew seconds when i updated the BIOS. The noise is mixed with some high friquensy noises coming from where the wents and the proc is. I am confused if it is a hardware issue or it can be fixed somehow ... It comes with a 3 years warranty but i wonder if i should use the 7 day return policy and return it to the seller; which will be pityy because the machine is really beautiful..
I need a new laptop and in my price range started looking at the Vostro 1510, then kept reading that the Vostro fans were noisy, so I looked at the Lenovo SL500. Then after reading conflicting reports, I stepped it up a bit and started looking at the Latitudes.
I can get refurbished Latitude E6500 in the outlet for a bit more. I am fairly accomplished computer user (just don't do hardware). Is it worth it? I have been reading postings about many problems on these as well so I'm just not sure what to do at this point.
I am definitely looking for a matte screen, and Windows XP, bluetooth, and camera. If I purchase the E6500 I would like the backlit keyboard. Are there any other features I should look for? On the E6500 which graphics card is recommended -- Intel or NIVIDIA?
I was wanting to connect my laptop Dell Latitude E6500 to my LG 32" LCD TV.Â The TV has HDMI ports and my Latitude E6500 only comes with a VGA out.Â I thought a 2m VGA to HDMI cable would suffice but when I select the HDMI input on the TV I get the No Signal message.
If I check the Desktop->Screen resolution properties, my LG TV shows up in the Display dropdown.
I have tried changing the resolution for the TV but it always shows the No Signal message.
I bought a Latitude E6500 one year ago,I am planning to change the internal HD for a SSD HD to gain some speed; since my hardware knowledge is very scarce, I am planning to buy this SSD to host my GNU/Linux:
OCZ Agility-2 SandForce SSD.URL....But I don't even know if my latitude is, I quote, "SATA 2.6 Compliant, 3Gb/s and 1.5Gb/s support".BTW, is it difficult to open the laptop to change the hard disk?
I have a dell e6500 and i really love it, but my screen is the 1280x800..
I was wondering... could I simply upgrade to a WXGA+ or WUXGA if i find one and order it?..
i think i have a ccfl and the other two are led backlit. would that be a problem, or is that built into the screen itself if i got a new one? lemme know if this is possible, and any good links to order screens from..
I am expecting my E6500 to-morrow , here is the portion of final specs. Looking for inputs from others who have received their E6500 in last 2 days to see if they got the .3 MP webcam or 2MP webcam, ....
i had just selected the webcam with microphone will find out what i get....but here is the bill of parts..
320-7003 Integrated VGA webcam with microphone for Latitude E6500 320-7015 15.4 inch Wide Screen WXGA+ LCD for Latitude E6500 313-6807 Integrated 2.0MP VGA web cam w/ microphone for WXGA+ LCD Latitude E6500 $0.00