I talked to a nice gentleman from Dell on Friday and am going to "seal the deal". I decided against an Outlet model to avoid any potential problems and my Mom, who is the one really buying it agrees.
The Dell rep recommended the standard Dell 1510 a/g/n card. He said the Intel wasn't really going to give me better performance just cost more for the Intel name.
I did notice the Intel 5300 has more data throughput. In real world, does it make much of a difference? I don't think the laptop will be used to watch streaming video or gaming over the WiFi connection, but what would be a reason to pay the extra for the Intel 5300 over the Dell 1510?
I'm sorry if this is the wrong place to post this, but I desperately need to vent. On January 6th, I ordered a new 1645 with a Core i7 720 and an RGBLED. It was set to be delivered on the 28th, but it was then pushed back, then cancelled, then Dell re-opened a new identical order, set to be delivered on the 24th of February. I found a really nice Dell Outlet 1645 with a i7 820 in it for 80 bucks less than what I would have paid for the i720. Ordered it, waited a week, nothing. Turns out there was some sort of glitch on my address. (I moved in July, changed all my addresses, but it still hadn't gotten through apparently.) So, I call their silly phone number, and they tell me I have to call them with a PIN number they're going to mail me, fine, whatever. A week has passed and still no mail, nothing. I look at my order status tonight and Dell has now CANCELED this order without TELLING me. I am about to lose my mind. Meanwhile the 15% off Dell outlet coupon is now expired, and there are no longer any XPS 16's in the Outlet... *sigh*... I'm trying to give this company my hard-earned money and they are just making this entire process BEYOND frustrating. I've hoped and hoped that I'd see my laptop shipped since the beginning of January to no avail... Has anyone else had trouble with this sort of thing? I'm THIS close to never ordering another Dell again, I'm so fed up with this entire broken system.
It's been 24 hours since I ordered a laptop at Dell and I still haven't received an order confirmation, is that normal? I did get the receipt that my order has been received, but no confirmation mail, when I log in to see the status, the system finds nothing.
As some of you may know (I've been posting in the throttling threads) my SXPS1640 is being replaced due to ridiculous heat and throttling issues. I finally got information on my new laptop which actually WILL be new as it's being built from the ground up just as if I had ordered it, also included is the 130W power adapter, I have some questions about it though as I'm unfamiliar with some of the hardware in it.
1224-7380 Studio XPS 16 Notebook
1310-0173Airborne Documentation, System Exchanges,Factory Install
1312-081156 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion P Primary Battery, for XPS 1640 ...
For the longest time, my M90 only recognized 3.25 gb of RAM on my M90 even though it had 4 gb installed. After the service pack, it recognizes all 4 gb! Did anybody else notice this? This is for the 32bit version.
I`m from switzerland, and we coulnt not order custom configs with Sonystyle / CTO - only the normal Sony Vaio configs are to order
When i will find a way to order a swiss-german language keyboard (not same than the german keyboard), then i could order my Notebook from anywhere, and do the work by myself, but have to fight with warranty trouble.
I can live with warranty trouble
Does someone have me an adress for ordering keyboards in other languages?
Finally, I can send and receive media to/from friends!
Also, my iPhone 3G seems to work just fine sending and receiving MMSs, while my girlfriend's iPhone 3GS doesn't seem to work. She can receive MMS, but anytime she tries to send one, she gets a red ! next to the photo saying "Error Sending Message. Try Again". I followed the same procedure to enable MMS as I did on my iPhone. OS 3.1 then updated carrier settings via iTunes 9.0.1.
Cards supported: AMD ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3450, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3650, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 3670, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4330, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4570, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 4670, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5450, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5470, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5650, ATI Mobility Radeon™ HD 5730 Driver
Catalyst Control Center 2009.1217.1710.30775 (previously 2009.0908.2225.38429) ATI Catalyst Install Manager 3.0.754.0 (previously 3.0.741.0) ATI Display Driver 8.683.2.000 (previously 8.653.0.0000) HDMI Audio Driver 18.104.22.16800 (previously 5.00.7000.07) AVIVO 10.12.0.41217 (previously 10.9.0.40908)
Got a new E6500 last week, and I love it! I got the audio crackling to go away, though there are minor latency spikes every couple minutes,
that however don't affect the audio/video. The screen is wonderful, the keyboard, everything.
But one thing that bugs me is that when the fan starts going it will never stop. According to HWMonitor, my processor (P8800) can be at 29-30 deg C (right above ambient!) and the Nvidia card at 43 deg C and it won't stop! It's extremely annoying
I managed to buy a E6500 through a special promo at my university. Although I wanted an integrated graphic card (I'm not going to do *any* gaming so the nvidea cards are completely useless for me, right?), the promotion was limited to the nvidia 160.
Now what do I see upon receipt, they screwed up at dell: they delivered a notebook with the intel graphic card and no bluetooth. I've noticed them and they'll replace the notebook. Now I was thinking if I would be able to make a deal with Dell: send me the BT card that I'll install myself and some compensation for the missing graphic card (which I actually didn't want anyway).
Would I be able to pull off something like that, and what 'compensation' would you try to get (I already have max RAM, extra 6 cell battery, mouse, ...)
I'm planning on getting an E6500 with the 64GB SSD (performance option - I assume this is the Samsung SLC version).
It's my understanding that SSD's run a lot hotter ( since they are solid state chips) than a corresponding conventional HDD.
I would also think that they would consume less power than the conventional HDD, but what about the additional heat causing the fan to come on more often and/or at higher speeds? Would this negate the power savings?
Any comments would be appreciated. Also, FWIW I will be sticking with the Intel 4500MHD integrated graphics.
I recently purchased a Latitude E6500 with fingerprint reader. I was so impressed with the Studio15 that I had. Here is the problem the software with the E6500 doesn't let you login on websites or programs, like the Studio did. When contacted Dell they stated that it will only work with Vista. My E6500 came preloaded with XP Pro. So I bit the bullet and downgraded to Vista. Guess what still no use except to log into windows. Wave software SUCKS! Does any one know of software that will work in XP with the Latitude? Digitalpersona does not have a XP version yet. Yet on my Studio I converted to XP and it worked. Anyone have a link to the fingerprint software on the Studio?
I just play a few games here and there and I am seeing my system slow WAY down when even just doing light gaming. Is anyone else having these issues? I have the NVS 160 and the T9600 and even playing games like Command and Conquer Generals Zero hour which is a game that is several years old, I have to play it at 1024*768 with details turn down to min just to get the game not to spit and get jumpy. Its like it freezes every 2 seconds for a half sec or so..
I have speedfan monitoring temps for CPU and GPU and both are well within normal ranges, infact the fan is not even turning much past 4000 RPM and GPU getting no hotter then 64C at MAX..
Any ideas or experiences would be greatly appreciated. I just feel that the NVS 160 should be able to play a 3 year old game MUCH better then it is...
I have recenltly bought a e6500 everything was fine till I tried to install windows vista 32 bit again . The boardcom USH w/touch sensor was not installed in my former OS and I didn't have boardcom TMP neither .
But my fingerprint worked fine .
Then I reinstalled the windows and installed the latest drivers in order . I also updated the firmware but none of those helped me solve this problem .
When I try to enroll my finger print I get : "Device opened" and when I choose my thumb as an enrolling finger I get "an error occurred during enrollment please re-enroll" Is there any thing that I can do ?
I am in the process of ordering a new e6500. I have been reading through the forum for the last week and I came to the following configuration but would like to clarify a couple of questions.
Just an idea of what laptops I have, I am using Latitude D610, Latitude D620, Thinkpad T60. This might give you an idea of what I am used to. I find T60 is the best overall, D620 very mobile but slow, D610 ok and stable.
Here is what I am thinking for the e6500.
Latitude E6500 Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8600 (2.40GHz, 3M L2 Cache, 1066MHz FSB) Operating Systems Genuine Windows Vista Business Bonus-Windows XP Professional downgrade Memory 4.0GB, DDR2-800 SDRAM, 2 DIMMS Internal Keyboard Internal English Backlit Keyboard Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD 250GB Hard Drive, 7200RPM with Free Fall Sensor No Fingerprint Reader 15.4” UltraSharp™ Wide WXGA+ (1440x900) LED Display-Brushed Metal Black Dell Wireless® 370 Bluetooth Module Modem Internal 56K Modem 8X DVD+/-RW w/Roxio and Cyberlink Power DVD™ Camera / Microphone Integrated Webcam with digital microphone Intel® WiFi Link 5300 802.11a/g/n Draft Mini Card Intel vPro™ Technology’s advanced mgmt features are Off for future use
This machine will be used mainly for the Internet and not so demanding applications.
1) What do you think overall? Any issues to watch for?
2) Should I go for the WUXGA? I have been reading about the small font but was not sure. My T60 is set to 1280x800
3) I read about HDD noise, should I downgrade to 5400 or maybe upgrade to SSD?