Operating System, Pre-installed Software, and Management Suite I was pleasantly surprised to find the Windows XP Home install free from the bloatware that so often plagues notebooks these days. The whole underside and lid of the laptop feel like metal but, unfortunately, the wrist rests are plastic. I have not had a single hang, lockup, freeze, or BSOD so far. I think I made the right choice here because the WUXGA display would have yielded fonts and icons too small for even my young eyes. At least on the D you get stereo sound with a speaker on either side of the keyboard; on its cousin the Latitude D there is but one speaker. More Print this page Share this page.

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Pictured above on the left side you can see the wi-fi catcher, the orange glowing light indicates no wireless access points have been found after pushing the catcher view large image. May 21, Dell Latitude D Notebook.

Dell Latitude D Review (pics, specs)

When idling or performing everyday tasks the fan speed is very slow resulting in relatively silent computing. This same panel also contains indicators for power, battery warnings, and hard disk activity.

Alun Cox Level 3 Expert Answers. EXE Kindly Accept my solution if it was helpful. This allows you to determine how much battery you have left without booting the notebook. Underside shot of the Dell Latitude D, the hard drive and stike zone can be found here view large image.

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Do not expect stellar game performance out this card however my D received 3DMarks on the 3DMark06 benchmark. Your answer needs to include more details eell help people. Compared to the rest of the notebook, it sounds like a turbofan engine spooling up when it reads a CD or DVD.


The screen has a high degree of torsional rigidity thanks to the magnesium alloy panel backing it resulting in little flex and no screen distortion when twisting the screen frame. Since this laptop was going to have to last me through at least four years of college, it needed to be able to take a beating.

The screen is It is reasonably sized and has little pimples for added grip. The Bluetooth management software is simple but gets the job done. Conclusion In summary, the Latitude D is a very nice choice for the desk jockey professional or student. Input Methods Dell Latitude D keyboard and touchpad view large image Like most corporate notebooks the D comes with both a touchpad and a pointing nub, the latter of which has long since disappeared in the consumer market.

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Like most corporate notebooks the D comes with both a touchpad and a pointing nub, the latter of which has long since disappeared eell the consumer market. Additionally, I wanted some sort of dedicated graphics solution to be Ca,era Vista-ready, run engineering and CAD applications in college, and do a little light gaming. After having pulled the trigger, I realized that I did not select the option for the Bluetooth card.

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A disturbing trend these days is for manufacturers to charge extra for the Windows XP CD whose license you already own! If you order the optional fingerprint reader, however, be aware that the touchpad mouse buttons are reduced in size to accommodate it. Screen The screen is most likely the Achilles heel of the D, if camerra has one.


The power brick delo cool even after days of keeping the notebook plugged into the wall. Posted on Jan 02, If you are connecting a digital camera, then you should have been provided with a suitable USB connection cable to make the connection between the camera and the laptop – you may be able to use your operating system software if the camera is detected as an external storage device, otherwise, you should install the software utilities that came with your digital camera.

Front side view of D view large image. There are two exhaust vents: The touchpad is small to medium sized and has a grippy feel to it. The laptop was about as thin as I expected but it was a bit heavier than I camer it would be.

There are indicators for both WiFi and Bluetooth located on the right hand screen hinge of the D I would, however, have preferred omitting or relocating the Windows key in favor of a larger space bar.

Tell us some more! I choose two MB sticks d20 1GB to take advantage of dual channel memory cammera which in theory doubles the bandwidth of the pipe from the RAM to the memory controller.