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No dedicated graphics option Latches have a little too much play when the screen is closed Minor light leakage at the bottom of the LCD Not as thin as some of its more expensive competitors Some glare and reflection when ambient lighting is strong Other Reviews by this author: The MacBook Air wants to be the laptop for everyone. I find that power savings features are largely a matter of personal preference and tolerance, as well as usage, so some people will undoubtedly be able to squeeze a little more time out of the battery, while others will get less. Wireless The Dell Wireless WLAN Mini Card performed well, though, interestingly, before letting the built-in Dell utility take over management of wireless from Windows, the wireless connection was dropped several times. Sound Despite a somewhat tinny quality and limited bass, which is to be expected from notebook speakers, the audio is decent: Moreover, everything on the screen appears sharp and well defined. Below is the overall PCMark05 score and comparison to other notebooks:

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Compared to a single-core Pentium M running at a comparable speed, the multithreaded results were roughly double, attesting to the efficiency and performance of the Core Duo: Think of vidso review as dialoguing with our earlier investigations vifeo two other Core Duo machines: The new Inspiron lineup will never be as hawt as the MacBook Pro, for instance, with all that shiny metal and that smooth silver underbelly, and it will never be as svelte as the X To my eyes, the bulge actually looks pretty decent, more like a beauty mark than a goiter, but opinions may vary on this.

Dell Inspiron e and Inspiron m Review (pics, specs)

Because a number of purchasers of the e have complained in viideo sites vdieo of excessive light leakage, I thought I should address this issue and therefore devoted some time to unearthing the problem in this particular machine, both with the naked eye and the digital camera.


When looking to purchase a notebook computer, it can be useful to think in two-hundred-dollar increments, I find. HP has a sharp new angle on 2-in-1 laptops.

Below are the Super Pi result calculations for crunching the numbers on 2-million digits of accuracy for Pi: As indicated, the e seems like a good choice for those who desire genuine portability videeo paying a steep premium for that ease of movement. Representative slams colleagues, defends Google 1: Razer Blade Stealth sneaks in an end-of-year update.

The Intel GMA graphics have performed without a hitch and will apparently run the more graphics-intensive features of Windows Vista when it finally becomes available. Now for the thickness: As I use the e I vldeo myself wondering whether it would be a good option for them.

Taking a ride with Elon Musk inside Boring Company’s tunnel 2: One significant difference between the e and its older and larger siblings is the absence of a dedicated graphics option that would allow for intensive gaming.

Because viedo a Dell computer invariably involves a very careful selection of components, if price is any concern at all, I would now find it easy to suggest the selection of the Yonah T, rather than one of the higher priced Core Duo Vodeo it performs exceptionally well and the premium paid to get a T or higher may be better spent elsewhere, on an upgraded warranty, for instance.

Conversely, as soon as I saw the e under review here, I was struck by the thought that it would do just fine on a plane, in a coffee shop or on smaller desks and tables.

Dell Inspiron e1405 and Inspiron 640m Review (pics, specs)

Going to a smaller screen and a lower weight would improve portability, true, but there would be some real sacrifice in terms of resolution and viewing pleasure, and the cost would either be very high or the components would likely be cheap and outdated. And although I have no plans e105 buy an e, I often recommend notebooks to friends and family.


I would definitely recommend this notebook if someone were to say the following: Dell Inspiron e screen view large image. For the purpose of writing this review, I installed OpenOffice. Ninja’s coffee maker brews well in many ways 1: Above view of Inspiron e view large image.

To find out, we put the laptop through its paces for a few weeks in an attempt to answer the burning question: Initial Impressions Several things struck me when I first looked at the e and picked it up: Left side view of Dell e view large image. Also important is ease of use, and I find that between Windows XP Media Center Edition and a few of the included Dell utilities, the e does everything I want it to do without any particular difficulties. This speedboat can go underwater 2: Dell product page Product specs: All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

The e ran quite cool, much cooler than the bigger and bolder e Goodyear’s Oxygene tire is actually alive 1: Battery Life I consistently got just over 3 hours out of the 6-cell battery.