Dell Latitude

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Dell Latitude D630

Latitude is Dell's business laptop brand, designed and manufactured mainly by Compal and Quanta.

Overview and product type[edit]

The Dell Latitude is a laptop family from Dell Computers, intended for business use. By contrast, the Dell Inspiron is aimed at the consumer market and its specifications change regularly. Whereas Inspiron may change vendors or components several times over the course of a single model, the Latitude line generally retains identical components throughout its production. This design is intended to simplify maintenance and support tasks for large corporations, allowing components to be easily swapped between models.

Dell Latitude computers are also built to Dell's RoadReady specification which includes a durable magnesium-alloy casing (though budget version D500/E5000-series Latitudes are mainly plastic), internal metal frames and Strike Zone shock protection in case the computer is dropped or suffers a severe impact. Many models also feature free-fall sensors or solid-state drives. Latitude models are also considered[weasel words] more durable and higher quality than the Inspiron line, and even above the premium Studio and XPS models. The Ultraportable 4-series and mainstream 6-series Latitude models have 3 year support, as opposed to the 1 year warranty on other models. The essential Latitudes retain the 1 year warranty of other products.But, this results in a price several hundreds of dollars higher compared to the consumer models.

Latitude computers are also differentiated in their feature sets, due to their business focus. For example, they often include security features such as smartcard and contactless smartcard, and TPM security, which are not needed by most consumers. A lid clasp (as opposed to a magnetic latching system), DisplayPort video out (as opposed to HDMI), and support for legacy standards are all results of the requirements of the business market.

Some models also have the capability of Latitude ON which can be selected during the configuration of the laptop. Latitude ON is essentially a system within a system. It requires a separate add on module which contains its own microprocessor and Operating system. This allows the laptop to function in the realm of a Netbook.

The primary competitors to the Latitude series are the Lenovo Thinkpad line and the HP Elitebook line, both of which offer similar business oriented features and durability of the Latitude line.

Current models[edit]

RFID (Optional) location on a Latitude E6410

As of 2011 Dell's Latitude shipments primarily involve the Latitude E-series, introduced in August 2008, on the Exx00 revision. All E-series models ending in "00" have the Intel Centrino 2 (Montevina) chipset, as well as some variation of the Intel Celeron or Intel Core 2 Duo processors. As of 2013 the E-Series uses Second Gen Core i processors using the "Sandy Bridge" architecture.[1]

The mainstream models come in two categories: essential and standard. The essential models are the E54x0 and E55x0, while the standard models are the E64x0 and E65x0. The E64x0 and E65x0 generally use higher-end materials like tri-metal (magnesium alloy) for the chassis, while E5xx0 lines tend to have a plastic chassis (though the new E5420 and E5520 appear to feature tri-metal casing[2]). The E6xx0 lines also generally offer higher-end features like dedicated graphics.

The Latitude series also include a number of specialty models. The E42x0 and E43x0 are ultra-portable notebooks. The Latitude E64x0 ATG is a ruggedized version of the E64x0, and is Dell's only semi-rugged offering. Dell's fully rugged offering, the XFR, has transitioned from the D to the E series. The Latitude XT is a touch-screen convertible-tablet computer. Other models like the 13 and the Z have been added to the line also.

Like previous models, the E series has the option to use a second (3-cell) battery in the modular bay. A 9-cell "battery slice" can also be purchased. The battery slice uses the docking connector located on the bottom of the laptop to provide additional power. As a draw-back, the laptop can not be docked while the battery is in place and the battery requires a separate charger. However, with the inclusion of the extra battery, the overall run-time for the E series is substantially greater when compared to other Latitude series computers.

Exx30 Models[edit]

  • E6530: 15.6" Mainstream (Core i5/i7)
  • E6430: 14.0" (Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6440: 14.0" (Core i5/i7)
  • E4200: 12.1" Ultraportable (Core2Duo ULV)
  • 2120: 10.1" Rubberized Netbook (Atom N455/550)
  • 13 13.3" Ultra-Thin and Light (Core2Duo)
  • XT3: 13.1" Convertible Touch Tablet & Pen (Core i3/i5/i7)

Exx20 Models[edit]

  • E6520: 15.6" Mainstream (Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6420: 14.0" Mainstream (Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6320: 13.3" Ultraportable (Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6220: 12.5" Ultraportable (Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E5520: 15.6" Essential (Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E5420: 14.0" Essential (Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E5520m: 15.6" Value (Core2Duo)
  • E5420m: 14.0" Value (Core2Duo)
  • E6420 ATG: 14.1" Semi-Rugged (Core i5/i7)

Exx10 Models[edit]

  • E6410 ATG: 14.1" Semi-Rugged (Core i5/i7)
  • E6400 XFR: 14.1" Fully Rugged (Core2Duo)

Previous Models[edit]

  • E5400: 14.1" Essential (Core 2)
  • E5410: 14.1" Essential (Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E5500: 15.4" Essential (Core 2)
  • E5510: 15.6" Essential (Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6400: 14.1" Mainstream (Core 2)
  • E6410: 14.1" Mainstream (Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E6500: 15.4" Mainstream (Core 2)
  • E6510: 15.6" Mainstream (Core i3/i5/i7)
  • E4300: 13.3" Ultraportable
  • E4310: 13.3" Ultraportable (Core i5)
  • E6400 ATG: 14.1" Semi-Rugged (Core 2)
  • XT2: 12.1" Convertible Touch Tablet & Pen (Core2Duo ULV)
  • XT2 XFR: 12.1" Convertible Touch Tablet & Pen - Fully Rugged (Core2Duo ULV)
  • 2100 10.1" Netbook
  • 2110 10.1" Netbook
  • Z 16.0" Thin and Light

The previous series is the Latitude D-series, on the Dx30 revision. The models are the D4x0 (12.1" Ultra Mobile), D5x0 (14.1 or 15.1" standard aspect screen except for D531, plastic case, value model), D6x0 (14.1" Corporate model) and D8x0 (15.4" high-resolution model) most models are based on the Intel Core 2 Duo and the Intel Santa Rosa chipset, with the exception being the D531. Ever since the D420, D620, and D800, the D-series features wide aspect LCD screens: 12.1", 14.1", and 15.4" respectively.

The Latitude D620 weighs 4.7 lb, and the base model includes a 1.67 GHz Intel Core Duo T2300 processor (667 MHz front-side-bus) and 2 MB (2 × 220 bytes) of L2 cache. There is an option to upgrade to a Core 2 Duo T7X00 processor (667 MHz front-side-bus) with 4 MB of L2 cache. It comes standard with 512 MB of DDR2 RAM, expandable to 4 GB, and four USB ports. For graphics, it offers the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator x3100, and an option to upgrade to NVIDIA discrete graphics at the expense of lower battery life.

Latitude D6x0 series[edit]

The Latitude D6x0 series is the 14"/14.1" corporate model. It aims to combine heavy-duty power with reasonable portability, and differs primarily from D8x0 series in screen size. All are two spindle designs, with a "D-bay" modular bay which can interchange optical drives, a second hard drive, floppy disk or a second battery. All models have a smart card socket, PCMCIA socket, and 9-pin serial port, a "D-dock" port for docking station or port replicator, and have an internal socket for an 802.11 wireless card.

The D600 and D610 share a common form factor, battery socket, and have a parallel printer port.

The D620 and D630 share a common form factor, battery socket, and do not have a parallel printer port. Both have support for an optional internal Bluetooth module, a socket for an optional mobile broadband card, and have an external switch for disabling any wireless connections.

Latitude D600[edit]

The D600 (and simultaneously introduced D800) was[when?] Dell's first business-oriented notebook based on the Pentium-M processor; it used the first-generation "Banias" or Dothan Pentium M chips running on a 400 MT/s FSB on DDR memory. It had a PATA hard drive and a D-series modular bay, and used an ATI Radeon 9000 GPU. It had a 14" screen, in regular (non-widescreen) form factor. Unlike later D6x0 series machines, both memory sockets were accessible from a single cover on the bottom of the system.

Many Latitude models had a near-clone Inspiron, in the case of the D600, it was the Inspiron 600M. Differences include that the 600M does not work with the Dell D-Dock, and the case styling is slightly different. The motherboards, screens and hard drive caddies are all physically interchangeable.

The Latitude D600 used a PA-10/PA-12 charger and came with a DVD drive, 2 x USB, 1 x TV, 1 x network, 1 x parallel, 1 x serial and 1 monitor output. The hard drive is accessible through a cover on the left hand front side of the lower case and is secured by 1 screw. After removing the screw, the hard drive can then slide out.

Latitude D610[edit]

The D610 was[when?] an update of the D600 design; it used the same case design and very similar specs. The chipset was updated (to the "Sonoma" platform) and used DDR2 memory, and it used a second-generation "Dothan" Pentium M chips running on a 533 MT/s FSB (and available in higher speeds.) The location of one memory socket was moved to underneath the keyboard. The D610 was available with either an ATI Mobility Radeon X300 discrete GPU or Intel integrated graphics. It still continued to use a PATA hard drive and D-series modular bay.

Latitude D610 Longevity[edit]

Some Dell Latitude D610 units with a dedicated ATI x300 graphics card seem to have problems with the audio-out jack. Symptoms of this problem include a noise or whine when an audio device is connected to the audio-out jack. Up to this date Dell does not have a clear solution to this problem.[3][4][5][6]

A number of Dell Latitude D610 units will develop microscopic fractures of the motherboard. Symptoms of this problem may include inability to turn on the computer, unexpected shut down within 30 seconds of being turned on, or visible screen artifacts while in operation. This problem also frequently contributes to the blue screen of death (BSOD) in Windows.

The Dell Latitude D610 was[when?] intended to have a 3-4 year life. After this period, some known issues include deterioration of CPU and other issues causing poor performance, especially with newer software. However, the later model units appear to have been fairly rugged machines.[citation needed]

Latitude D620[edit]

In March 2006, Dell introduced the D620 (and the D820), its first business-oriented notebook with a dual core processor available. Initially available with the interim "Yonah" Core Duo processors, it was sold with the first-generation mobile "Merom" Core 2 chips once those became available from Intel in the Fall of 2006; both run on a 667MT/s bus. It was initially sold with Intel integrated graphics, but an option to upgrade to a discrete Nvidia GPU became available after a few months. It replaced the raised pointing stick with a "low profile" model, and introduced the option of 4-cell and 9-cell batteries in addition to the standard 6-cell model. It uses DDR2 memory and is compatible with both PC2-4200 (533 MHz) and PC2-5300 (667 MHz) memory.

The D620 accepts a maximum of 4.0 GB of physical memory, but a chipset limitation (of the Intel-945GM/PM-chipset, not related to the BIOS or the use of a 32-bit or 64-bit OS), restricts the memory seen by the system to 3.5 GB, or 3.3 GB with on board video (memory is shared).

The D620 has one mono speaker located in the base below the touchpad. It has no option to expand to stereo without using external speakers or headphones.

There was no near-clone Inspiron model for the D620.

Latitude D620 problems[edit]

All early D620 models were known for faulty LCD screens. The early models suffered from light bleeding, where a black screen would show light bleeding in from the bottom of the screen. This wasn't fixed until almost a year into production. In addition, some D630 screens are known for having bad LCD pixels. The D620, D630, D820 and D830 were available with an Intel integrated GMA or Nvidia graphics chip. All Nvidia models will suffer from early failure of the graphics chip due to defective solder and "underfill" of the BGA graphics core as it responds to thermal fluctuations. This is attributed to faulty manufacturing on the part of Nvidia which caused a multimillion-unit recall, not only of some Dell notebooks, but also some HP, Compaq, and Apple products.[7] The final date for submitting claims under this class action lawsuit was March 14, 2011.[8] The failure manifests itself by stripes or "artifacts" on the LCD AND also an external screen or by the total absence of an image. There is no permanent fix for it and the early replacements by Dell included only the same but new faulty chips which will also fail eventually. So far only the models with the Intel graphics seem to have survived.

Dell tried to prolong the lifetime of the Nvidia chips with a BIOS update which causes the fan to run more continuously and thus reduce the strain from repeated heating/cooling cycles on the graphics chip. However all these chips will die eventually.

Some models may not have built-in wi-fi.[citation needed]

Latitude D630[edit]

Released in 2007, the D630 is an update of the D620 design. It differed most significantly in being based on the "Santa Rosa" (mobile 965) chipset, which supported the 800MT/s models of the mobile Core 2 Duo (both the Merom 7xx0 series and later the Penryn-based 8x00/9x00 series.) It also had newer versions of the graphics processor options, support for Intel's "Turbo Memory" flash cache (although this uses the same card slot as the mobile broadband card), and support for internal Wireless-N. It also added a 4-pin Firewire IEEE1394 port. It uses DDR2 memory and is compatible with PC2-5300 (667 MHz), and PC2-6400 (800 MHz) memory will work at PC2-5300 speeds.

The D630 will accept a maximum of 8 GB of physical memory.

Unlike the D830, the D630 has non stereo speakers.

There was no near-clone Inspiron model for the D630.

Latitude D630c[edit]

The D630c was a slight variant model of the D630; it featured a "manageable" version of the motherboard chipset, and base configuration was slightly more powerful. Except for the chipset management, all of those "base features" were available as options on the regular D630.

The D630c only shipped with a dedicated nVidia Graphics as the D630 had as an option, this was due to the upgraded chipset. The D630c also only shipped with an Intel Wireless Card that supported 802.11n as the D630 did not.[9]

Latitude D8x0 series[edit]

The Latitude D8x0 series is the 15.4" corporate model; unlike the D600 and D610, all feature a widescreen form factor. All are two spindle designs, with a "D-bay" modular bay which can interchange optical drives,a floppy module, a second hard drive, or a second battery. All models have a smart card socket, PCMCIA socket, and 9-pin serial port, a "D-dock" port for docking station or port replicator, and have an internal socket for an 802.11 wireless card.

The D800 was Dell's first widescreen Latitude.

The D8x0 series models roughly parallel the technology in the D6x0 models other than for screen size; they do not share a battery form factor with the D6x0 series. The D820 and D830 add an ExpressCard socket, not available in the D6x0 series. The D830 is capable of accepting 8 GB of physical memory with updated firmware.

The D800 equated to the Precision Series M60, and the D810 to the Precision Series M70. They were for all intents and purposes identical except for the Graphics card and certification.

The near-clone Inspirons for the D800 and D810 were the Inspiron 8500 and 8600; there were no near-clones of the D820/D830.

Latitude D5x0 series[edit]

The Latitude D500 series is a set of "entry level" business models; they are built on a 15" non-widescreen form factor, although models before the D530 were sold with both 14.1" and 15" screens (the 14.1" having a wider bezel.) They are 2-spindle devices (removable optical drive interchangeable with D6xx and D8xx machines), and roughly follow the technical generations (chipset and processor-wise) of the D6x0 and D8x0 series. The D530 was Dell's last non-widescreen Latitude model.

The D531 was an AMD-based model, and less closely related to the other Dx30-series models but was based on the D820/D830 chassis.

Latitude D4x0 series[edit]

The D400 and D410 were 12" non-widescreen (4:3 aspect ratio) ultra-portable notebooks, roughly following the technology of the comparable generations of the series. The D400 had a design that was similar to the D610 and came with a ULV Pentium M (Banias). The D410 came with a ULV Pentium M (Dothan).

The D420 and D430 are 12.1" widescreen ultra-portable notebooks. The D420 came with either an [Intel Core] Solo U1300 ULV 1.06 GHz, [Intel Core] Duo U2400 ULV 1.06 GHz or [Intel Core] Duo U2500 ULV 1.2 GHz. The D430 came with either an Intel Core Solo U1400 ULV 1.2 GHz or Intel Core 2 Duo U7600 1.2 GHz; the U7700 Processor (1.33 GHz) was later made available as an option.

While the D8x0, D6x0 and D5x0 models were all introduced simultaneously with each generation, the D4x0 series were generally introduced a couple of months after their counterparts. Also, since they use ULV (ultra-low-voltage) processors and chipsets, and are generally less powerful, the technology does not correspond as closely as it does between other models in each generation - for example, the D420 uses the parallel ATA hard drive (1.8") rather than the SATA (2.5") interface in the D520/620/820.

In a 22C deg ambient the D430 U7700 processor has been measured to run from 62C deg at idle to 85C deg under heavy system loads, that is, within 10C deg of Intel's max. temperature rating for the processor.[citation needed] The D4x0 series has been replaced by the E4200 model.

Latitude C series[edit]

The Latitude C-series notebooks covered the range of processors from the Pentium 166 MHz to the Pentium 4-M. Models in this series included the CP (Pentium processors), CPi (Pentium II processors), CPx, C600 and C800 (Mobile Pentium III processors), CPt, C500 and C510 (Celeron processors), C400, C610 and C810 (Pentium 3-M processors) and C640 and C840 (Mobile Pentium 4M).[10]

A Latitude C500

C series laptops were notable for their consistent and interchangeable accessories across this wide range of processors. The series was one of the first to offer the UXGA 1600x1200 resolution display and included a NVidia GeForce MX400 32 MB video accelerator to complement the display requirements. A robust design made it a favorite in harsher climates; however, this design lacked the visual appeal of many of its competitors.[11]

The most popular of the C-series included the C800, C810, C840, and later the C640.[citation needed]

The later C-series models mostly had near clones sold as the Inspiron 4000 and 8000 series:

  • C840 cloned as the Inspiron 8200
  • C810 cloned as the Inspiron 8100
  • C800 cloned as the Inspiron 8000
  • C640 cloned as the Inspiron 4150 and as the Inspiron 2650
  • C610 cloned as the Inspiron 4100
  • C600 cloned as the Inspiron 4000
  • CPxJ cloned as the Inspiron 3800
  • CPxH cloned as the Inspiron 3700

An interesting note on the C840 is that it was the last Dell notebook (along with its sister models the Inspiron 8200 and Precision M50) to have both a "fixed" optical drive as well as a modular bay, making it a "three-spindle" notebook. The modular bay could also be used for a second battery identical to the primary battery rather than a special modular bay battery. It used a Pentium 4M processor and DDR SDRAM.[11] The Dell C840 can support up to one gigabyte of RAM in each of two slots, for a total of two gigabytes in all.

Other models[edit]

The Latitude ATG was a highly toughened version of the D630, and was Dell's only semi-rugged offering, while their fully rugged offering consisted of the XFR. The Latitude XT was a touch-screen convertible-tablet computer. These models maintained high compatibility with the rest of the Latitude D family. The ATG as well as the XFR have a protective glas glued on top of the screen. The glue developed by Dupont will fail on both models resulting in visible airbubbles, sometimes even dripping out of the topcase.

Latitude XT problems[edit]

In July 2008, Dell released multi-touch touch-screen drivers for the Latitude XT Tablet, claiming the "industry’s first convertible tablet with multi-touch capabilities."[11] Dell has partnered with N-trig, providers of DuoSenseTM technology, combining pen, capacitive touch and multi-touch in a single device. N-trig’s DuoSense dual-mode digitizer uses both pen and zero-pressure capacitive touch to provide a true Hands-onTM computing experience for mobile computers and other digital input products over a single device.

A large number of user reports suggest that the Dell Latitude XT suffers from a major problem.[12] The N-Trig digitizer interfaces to the XT by an internal USB port.[13] Users report that any other USB device which is plugged in may, and usually does, prevent the N-Trig applet (program which controls the features) from identifying the N-Trig hardware. In addition, there have been reports that certain other drivers, such as iTunes Helper, may cause this or a similar problem. Other users report no problems from iTunes. According to the reports, this still leaves the dual sense but without Multi-Touch and other advanced features, "which render the auto and dual mode useless. The digitizer will only start working again after consecutive reboots."[14] There have also been reports that the driver may crash, catastrophically or non-catastrophically, leaving no screen input at all. A re-boot may solve the problem, but often users found that the driver installation is damaged, requiring a re-installation of the drivers. But the install program will not un-install if it doesn't recognize the N-Trig hardware. In this case, the alternatives are (1) restore the entire operating system from backup, (2) manually un-install by erasing all N-Trig programs and drivers then editing the registry to remove all references to N-Trig, then re-install the N-Trig software, or (3) do a complete re-install of Windows.

These problems have been reported both with XP and Vista, 32 and 64 bit. In addition, Dell sells a MediaBase with an internal DVD drive. The drive also interfaces by way of a USB connection inside the MediaBase. Most, but not all, users of the MediaBase report that it prevents the drivers from loading.

NVidia GPU problems[edit]

Some D620, D820, D630,and D830 models with NVidia mobile GPUs may experience GPU overheating problems. A Class Action Lawsuit settlement by NVidia was reached where certain Dell models were provided with replacement motherboards at no expense.

Battery recall affecting D Series[edit]

Dell posted notices to many of their laptop customers on August 14, 2006, saying that the Sony batteries on the D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800, and D810 models were prone to bursting into flames, or even exploding:[15][16]

The batteries on any of these computers purchased between April 2004 and July 18, 2006 were supposed to be removed and the computers run on AC power until replacements arrived.[17] Problematic Sony batteries led to battery recall programs at other laptop companies, including Hitachi,[18] Toshiba,[19] Lenovo (IBM)[20] and Apple.[21]

System configuration[edit]

The majority of Dell laptops are built to order. Each generation incorporates the newest and latest technologies at the time of design.

  • Processor: Depends on the model and configuration.
  • Memory: Depends on the model and configuration
  • Screen: Depends on the model and configuration.
  • Operating System: Windows, FreeDOS, Ubuntu
  • Hard Drive: Depends on configuration.
  • Ports: Most of Dell's current laptops have a minimum of two USB ports and 1 Ethernet Port,

Technical specifications[edit]

E-Family[edit]

Model Chipset Processor Memory Video Audio codec Network card Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Video type Video controller Video memory Type Maximum resolutions Size Height (mm) Width (mm) Depth (mm) Weight
E6540 Mobile Intel® QM87 Express Chipset

Optional Intel Rapid Start Technology (SSD required) Optional Intel Smart Response Technology (SSD required) Optional Intel Smart Connect Technology (SSD required)

4th Generation Intel® CoreTM up to i7 processors Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 16 GB Integrated Intel® HD

Optional 128-bit Discrete Graphics

Intel® HD Graphics 4600 or AMD Radeon HD 8790M Shared or 2048 MB GDDR5 IDT Integrated HD Audio Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 + Bluetooth® 4.0

Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 Dell Wireless 1506 (802.11g/n 1x1)

Anti-Glare LED 1366x768

1920x1080

15.6 33.4 379.00 250.50 5.64 lbs
E6530 Mobile Intel® QM77 Express Chipset

Optional Intel Rapid Start Technology (SSD required) Optional Intel Smart Connect Technology (SSD required)

Intel® Core™ i3, i5 and i7 processors up to i7-37x0QM Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 16 GB Integrated Intel® HD or NVIDIA® Discrete Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 3000 for Intel Core i3

Intel® HD Graphics 4000 for Intel Core i3/i5/i7 3xxxM NVIDIA®NVS™5200M

Shared or 1025 MB GDDR5 IDT Integrated HD Audio Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205,

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 62503, Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300, Dell Wireless™ 1504 (802.11g/n 1x1), Dell Wireless 1540 (802.11n 2x2)

Anti-Glare LED 1366x768, 1600x900, 1920x1080 15.6 28.3-34.2 384.0 258.0 5.4 lbs with 4-cell and SSD
E6520 Mobile Intel QM67 Express Chipset Intel® CoreTM i3, i5 and i7 Dual Core and Quad Core processors Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 8 GB supported, 16 GB works[22] Integrated Intel® HD with NVIDIA® Discrete Graphics Intel® HD Graphics 3000 with NVIDIA® NVSTM 4200M Discrete Graphics IDT Integrated Audio Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205, Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300; Dell Wireless 1501

(802.11 b/g/n 1x1); Dell Wireless 1530 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2)

Anti-Glare LED or Anti-Glare LED w/2 finger multi-touch touchscreen 1366x768, 1600x900, 1920x1080 15.6 28.3-34.2 384.0 258.0 5.52 lbs with 4-cell
E6510 Mobile Intel QM57 Express Chipset Intel Core i5 560M, Core i7 620M, Core i7 720QM Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel or NVIDIA NVS 3100M 512 MB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M or Intel GMA 4500MHD 512 MB DDR3 or Shared IDT Integrated Audio Dell Wireless 1397,

Dell Wireless 1510, Intel WiFi Link 5100, Intel WiFi Link 5300

TFT LED Backlit 1920x1080 15.6 27.4-33.3 358.0 257.0 5.53 lbs with 6-cell
E6500 Intel GM45/PM45 Intel Core 2 Duo, up to T9800 at 2.93 GHz DDR2 SDRAM SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel or NVIDIA Quadro NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M or Intel GMA 4500MHD 256 MB or Shared IDT Integrated Audio Dell Wireless 1397,

Dell Wireless 1510, Intel WiFi Link 5100, Intel WiFi Link 5300

WUXGA TFT CCFL Backlit 1920x1200 15.4 27.4-33.3 358.0 257.0 5.15 lbs with 4-cell
E6420 Mobile Intel® QM67 Express Chipset Intel® CoreTM i3, i5 and i7 Dual Core and Quad Core processors DDR3 SDRAM (1333 MHz) SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel HD family or NVIDIA NVS 4200M 512 MB Intel® HD Graphics 3000, NVIDIA® NVSTM 4200M Discrete Graphics IDT Integrated Audio Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205; Intel® Centrino® Advanced -N + WiMAX 625013; Intel®

Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300; Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11 b/g/n 1x1); Dell Wireless 1530 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2)

Anti-Glare LED or Anti-Glare LED w/2 finger multi-touch touchscreen 1366x768 or 1600x900 14.0 26.9-32.4 352.0 241.0 4.56 lbs with 4-cell
E6410 Mobile Intel QM57 Express Chipset Intel® CoreTM i7-620M, Intel® CoreTM i5-540M, Intel® CoreTM i5-520M Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel or NVIDIA NVS 3100M 512 MB NVIDIA Quadro NVS 3100M or Intel HD Graphics 512 MB DDR3 or Shared IDT Integrated Audio Dell Wireless 1397,

Dell Wireless 1510, Intel WiFi Link 5100, Intel WiFi Link 5300

WXGA or WXGA+ TFT LED Backlit 1280x800 or 1440x900 14.1 27.4-33.3 358.0 257.0 4.2 lbs with 6-cell
E6400 Intel GM45/PM45 Intel Core 2 Duo, up to T9800 at 2.93 GHz DDR2 SDRAM SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel or NVIDIA Quadro NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M or Intel GMA 4500MHD 256 MB or Shared IDT Integrated Audio Dell Wireless 1397,

Dell Wireless 1510, Intel WiFi Link 5100, Intel WiFi Link 5300

WXGA+ TFT LED Backlit 1280x800, 1440x900 14.1 25.4–31 335.0 238.3 4.3 lbs with 4-cell
E6320 Mobile Intel® QM67 Express Chipset Intel® CoreTM i3, i5 and i7 processors up to i7-26x0M DDR3 SDRAM (1333 MHz) SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel HD Intel® HD Graphics 3000 IDT Integrated Audio Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205; Intel® Centrino® Advanced -N + WiMAX 6250; Intel®

Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300; Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11 b/g/n 1x1); Dell Wireless 1530 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2)

Anti-Glare LED 1366x768 13.3 25.4-30.1 335.0 223.3 3.64 lbs with 3-cell
E6220 Mobile Intel® QM67 Express Chipset Intel® CoreTM i3, i5 and i7 processors up to i7-6x0M DDR3 SDRAM (1333 MHz) SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel Intel® HD Graphics 3000 Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6205,

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N + WiMAX 625013, Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300, Dell Wireless 1501 (802.11 b/g/n 1x1), Dell Wireless 1530 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2)

Anti-Glare LED 1366x768 12.5 24.7 309 226 3.17 lbs with 3-cell
E5510 Mobile Intel HM55 Express Chipset Intel Core i5 540M, Core i7 620M, Core i7 720QM Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel Intel HD Graphics IDT Integrated Audio Dell Wireless 1501,

Dell Wireless 1510, Intel WiFi Link 6200, Intel WiFi Link 6250, Intel WiFi Link 6300

TFT LED Backlit 1600x900 15.6 33.8 371.0 250.0 5.72 lbs with 6-cell
E4300 Mobile Intel GS45 Express Chipset Intel Core 2 Duo Up to SP9400 Dual Channel DDR3 Memory SO-DIMM 8 GB Integrated Intel Mobile Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD Dell Wireless 1397 (802.11g),

Dell Wireless 1510 (802.11 a/g/n 2x2), Intel WiFi Link 5100 [802.11a/g/n (1x2)], Intel WiFi Link 5300 [802.11a/g/n (3x3)]

TFT LED Backlit 1280x800 13.3 25.4 - 29.0 310.0 217.4 3.3 lbs with 3-cell

D-Family[edit]

Model Inspiron cousin Chipset Processor type Memory Video Audio codec Network card Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Type Maximum resolutions Size Height (mm) Width (mm) Depth (mm) Weight
D400 Intel 855PM Intel Centrino M /Pentium M ULV(Banias) 2.5 V DDR SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 266 MHz Intel UMA integrated 855GM chip set 1 MB with Intel DVMT up to 32 MB or 64 MB AC'97 (Soft Audio) Broadcom 5705M Gigabit Integrated Controller and Broadcom BCM4306 802.11 a/b/g Wireless Card (Dell 1450 miniPCI) XGA 1280 × 1024 262, 144 colors 12.1 25.4 294 245 1.7 kg (3.75 lb)
D410 Intel 915GM Intel Centrino M /Pentium M ULV (Dothan) 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 533 MHz Intel UMA integrated Up to 128 MB allocable AC'97 (Soft Audio) XGA 1024 × 768 262,000 colors 12.1 31.9 278 238 1.7 kg (3.8 lb)
D420 Intel 945GMS Intel Core Solo ULV, Intel Core Duo U2500 1.2 GHz 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM One user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM socket, 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM soldered on motherboard 2560 MB 533 MHz Intel UMA integrated 400 MHz Intel GMA 950 8 to 224 MB allocable Broadcom 43xx (Dell) 802.11 a/b/g or Intel 3945 WLAN, Broadcom BCM57xx GbE LAN WXGA 1280x800 12.1" 25.4 295 210 1.36 kg (3 lb)
D430 Intel 945 GMS Intel Core Solo ULV, Intel Core 2 Duo ULV (533 MHz FSB) 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM One user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM socket, 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM soldered on motherboard 2048 MB 533 MHz Intel UMA integrated 400 MHz Intel GMA 950 8 to 224 MB allocable Broadcom 43xx (Dell) or Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g or Intel 4965 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n WLAN, Broadcom BCM57xx GbE LAN WXGA 1280x800 12.1" 25.4 295 210 1.36 kg (3 lb)
D500 Intel 855GM
D505 Intel 855GME
D510 Intel 915GM Intel Pentium M 730, 2 MB L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB / Intel Celeron M 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB (2x1024 MB) - 256 MB 400/533 MHz Intel UMA integrated 333 MHz Intel GMA 900 Up to 128 MB SigmaTel STAC9205 Wired: Broadcom 440x 10/100 Ethernet Wireless: Intel PRO 2200 (802.11b/g) Modem: V.92 capable 56K XGA 1024x768 14.1
D520 Intel 945GM (Core Duo), 940GML (Celeron M) Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Celeron M Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB (940GML); 4096 MB (945GM) 533/667 MHz Intel UMA integrated Intel GMA 950 Broadcom 43xx (Dell) 802.11 b/g or a/b/g or Intel 3945 WLAN, Broadcom 440x 10/100 Ethernet LAN XGA (14.1", 15") SXGA+ (15") 1024x768, 1400x1050 14.1", 15" 35.8 338.3 273 2.38 kg (5.24 lb)
D530 Intel 965GM 8192 MB
D531 AMD M690T AMD Turion 64 X2 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 4096 MB 667 MHz ATi (AMD) Integrated ATi (AMD) Radeon x1270 up to 384 MB (1 GB RAM), up to 896 MB (2-4 GB RAM) SigmaTel STAC9205 Dell 1390 802.11 b/g, Dell 1450 802.11 a/b/g, 1505 Draft-802.11n WXGA (14.1", 15.4") WXGA+ (15.4") 1280x800, 1440x900 14.1", 15.4" 1.39" 14.2" 10.34" 5.1 lb
D600[23][24] Intel 855PM 80536 Pentium M Banias (1 MB L2) or Dothan (2 MB L2) 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 GHz (400 MHz FSB) DDR SDRAM (DDR-266/PC-2100) Two user-accessible DDR1 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 266 MHz Discrete (ATI) 200 MHz ATI Mobility / Radeon 9000 AGP 32/64 MB SigmaTel C-Major STAC 9750 (AC97) Wired: Broadcom 570x gigabit integrated controller
Wireless: Intel PRO 2200 (802.11b/g) or TrueMobile 1300 (802.11b/g) or TrueMobile 1400 (802.11a/b/g)
Bluetooth: optional
XGA, SXGA+ 1400x1050 32 bpp or 1024x768 24 14.1" 1.2" 12.4" 10.1" 4.6 lb
D610 Inspiron 610M Intel 915PM (ATI X300), 915GM (Intel GMA) Intel Pentium M Dothan (2 MB L2) up to 2.13 GHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-4200/DDR2-533) two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 533 MHz Intel UMA integrated (915GM), ATI discrete (X300) 350 MHz Intel GMA 900 (915GM), ATI Mobility Radeon X300 up to 128 MB Shared (Intel), 64 MB DDR (ATI) SigmaTel C-Major STAC 9751 (AC97) Wired: Broadcom 57xx Gigabit Controller
Wireless: Intel PRO 2200 (802.11b/g) or Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG or Dell 1370
Bluetooth: Dell Wireless 350 (optional)
XGA, SXGA+ 1024x768, 1400×1050, 16.7 million colours (integrated graphics chipset supports up to 1600×1200 pixels / Mobility Radeon X300 supports up to 2048×1152 pixels with external monitor) 14.1" 1.35" 12.3" 10.3" 4.67 lb
D620 Intel 945GM (Intel), 945PM (NVIDIA) Intel Core Duo (533 MHz FSB), Core 2 Duo (667 MHz FSB) 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 4096 MB 667 MHz Intel UMA integrated (945GM), NVIDIA discrete (945PM) 400 MHz (Intel), 300 MHz (NVIDIA) Intel GMA 950 (Intel), NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110 (NVIDIA) 8-224 MB (Intel), 256 MB (NVIDIA) Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g, Dell 1390 802.11 b/g, Dell 1490 802.11 a/b/g WXGA, WXGA+ 1280x800, 1440x900 14.1" 1.26" 13.27" 9.37" 4.37 lb
D630 Intel 965GM Intel Core 2 Duo (800 MHz FSB) 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 8192 MB 667 MHz Intel UMA integrated, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M 667 MHz Intel GMA X3100, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M up to 384 MB, NVIDIA 128 MB Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g, Intel 4965 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n, Dell 1390 802.11 b/g, Dell 1490 802.11 a/b/g, Dell 1505 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n WXGA, WXGA+ 1280x800, 1440x900 14.1" 1.26" 13.27" 9.37" 4.37 lb
D631 AMD RS690T chipset AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core
D800 Intel 855PM 80536 Pentium M Banias (1 MB L2) or Dothan (2 MB L2) 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 GHz (400 MHz FSB) DDR SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR1 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 400 MHz nVidia GeForce4 440 Go 15.4"
D810 Intel 915PM Intel Pentium M Dothan (2 MB L2) up to 2.26 GHz DDR2 SDRAM two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 533 MHz ATI discrete (X300)Precision model uses Nvidia FX1400 (256 MB Dedicated) 128 MB / 256 MB 15.4"
D820 Intel 945GM (Intel), 945PM (NVIDIA) Intel Core Duo (533 MHz FSB), Core 2 Duo (667 MHz FSB) 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 4096 MB* 667 MHz Intel UMA integrated (945GM), NVIDIA discrete (945PM) Intel GMA 950 (Intel), NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120 (NVIDIA) 8-224 MB (Intel), 256 MB (NVIDIA) Wired: Broadcom 57xx Gigabit Integrated Controller
Wireless: Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g, Dell 1490 802.11 a/b/g
WXGA WSXGA+ WUXGA 1280x800, 1680x1050, 1920x1200 15.4" 1.5" 14.5" 10.5"
D830 Intel 965GM Intel Core 2 Duo (800 MHz FSB) 1.8 V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 4 GB supported, 8 GB works 667 MHz Intel UMA integrated, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M Intel GMA X3100, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M up to 384 MB, NVIDIA 256 MB Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g, Intel 4965 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n, Dell 1390 802.11 b/g, Dell 1490 802.11 a/b/g, Dell 1505 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n WXGA WSXGA+ WUXGA 1280x800, 1680x1050, 1920x1200 15.4"

*Usable RAM limited to 3.25 GB by chipset

C-Family[edit]

Model Inspiron cousin Chip set CPU type Memory Video Audio codec
NIC
modem / wireless
Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Max RAM RAM clock rate Video type Clock rate Video adapter Video memory Type Max. res. " Height Width Depth Weight
C400 Intel 830M Intel PIII Mobile PC133 SDRAM two SODIMM sockets; one user-
accessible
GB 133 MHz integrated with Intel 830M chip set 166 MHz Intel UMA integrated graphics 32 MB or 64 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 3Com 10/100 LAN XGA active matrix TFT 1024 × 768, 18 bpp 12.1" 26.6 - 30.5 mm 290 mm 238 mm 1.63 kg with 4-cell battery
56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem /
Dell TrueMobile 1150 Mini-PCI Wireless*
1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C500 I4000 Intel 440BX Intel Celeron Mobile
mini-ZIF
PC100 (specially selected RAM) two SODIMM Sockets 512 MB 100 MHz ATi Rage 128-chip 133 MHz ATi Mobility Radeon M3 8 MB ESS Maestro 3i 3Com 10/100 LAN
56K V.90 Mini-PCI
modem
XGA active matrix TFT 1024 × 768, 18 bpp 14.1"
C510 I4000 Intel 830M Intel Celeron (PIII-based) Mobile PC133 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB 133 MHz ATI Mobility Radeon M6P 16 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 3Com 3C920 100Base-TX integrated XGA active matrix TFT 1024 × 768, 32 bpp 14.1" 36.8 mm 319.5 mm 253.6 mm 2.6 kg
Dell TrueMobile 1150 Mini-PCI Wireless* 1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C540 I4150 Intel 845M Mobile Intel Celeron PC2100 DDR SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB 266 MHz ATI Mobility Radeon 7500C 32 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 10/100 Ethernet XGA active matrix TFT 1400 × 1050, 32 bpp 14.1" 36.8 mm 319.5 mm 253.6 mm 2.6 kg
V.92 capable 56K MDC softmodem 1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C600 I4000 Intel 440BX Intel PIII Mobile PC100 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
512 MB 100 MHz ATI Mobility M3 8 MB ESS Maestro 3i 3Com 10/100 LAN XGA/SXGA+ active matrix TFT 1600 × 1200, 32 bpp 14.1" 38.7 mm 319.5 mm 253.6 mm 2.5 kg
56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem* 1.52" 12.57" 9.98" 5.51 lb with CD-ROM module
C610 I4100 Intel 830M Intel PIII Mobile PC133 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB 133 MHz ATI Mobility Radeon M6P 16 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 3Com 3C920 100Base-TX integrated XGA/SXGA+ active matrix TFT 1024 × 768 / 1400 × 1050, 32 bpp 14.1" 36.8 mm 319.5 mm 253.6 mm 2.6 kg
Dell TrueMobile 1150 Mini-PCI Wireless* 1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C640 I4150 Intel 845M Intel P4-M PC2100 DDR SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB (2 GB)* 266 MHz ATI Mobility Radeon 7500C 32 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 10/100 Ethernet XGA active matrix TFT 1400 × 1050, 32 bpp 14.1" 36.8 mm 319.5 mm 253.6 mm 2.6 kg
V.92 capable 56K MDC softmodem 1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C800 I8000 Intel 815E Intel PIII Mobile PC100 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
512 MB 100 MHz ATI Mobility M4 32 MB or 64 MB ESS Maestro 3i 3Com 10/100 LAN SXGA+ active matrix TFT 1600 × 1200, 32 bpp 15" 44.5 mm 331.0 mm 276.0 mm 3.48 kg
56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem* 1.75" 13.03" 10.87" 7.67 lb with FDD module
C810 I8100 Intel 815E Intel PIII Mobile PC133 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
512 MB 133 MHz nVidia GeForce 2Go! 16 MB or 32 MB ESS Maestro 3i 3Com 10/100 LAN SXGA+/UXGA active matrix TFT 1400 × 1050 or 1600 × 1200, 32 bpp 14.1 or 15"
56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem*
C840 I8200, Precision M50 Intel 845MP Intel P4-M PC2100 DDR SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB (2 GB) 266 MHz 220 MHz nVidia GeForce4 440 Go 64 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 (on Intel 82801CAM ICH3-M South Bridge) 10/100 Fast Ethernet 3Com 3C920 XGA active matrix TFT 1600x1200, 32 bpp 15.1"
Mini-PCI Wireless card capable
CPx J650GT I3800 Intel PIII Mobile PC100 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
512 MB 100 MHz ATI Rage Pro Mobility 4 MB ESS Maestro 3i 3Com 10/100 LAN XGA Active Matrix TFT 1024 × 768, 32 bpp 14.1" 45 mm 320 mm 255 mm
56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem* 1.77" 12.6" 10.04"

* Optional

Motherboard supports 1 GB SODIMMs, (unavailable at time of laptop release)

X-Family[edit]

Model Inspiron cousin Chipset Processor type Memory Video Audio codec Network card Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Type Maximum resolutions " Height Width Depth Weight
X1 Intel 915GMS Intel Pentium M DDR2 One user-accessible SODIMM socket 256 + 1024 400 MHz Integrated with Intel 915GMS chip set 133 MHz Intel 915GMS graphics Sigmatel 9751 WXGA 1280 × 768 at 16.8 million colors 12.1 25.0 mm 286 mm 196.8 mm 1.140 kg with 27-WHr battery
X200 Intel 830MG Intel Pentium III-M 3.3 V PC133 SDRAM One user-accessible SODIMM socket 128 + 512 MB 133 MHz Integrated with Intel 830MG chip set 133 MHz Intel UMA integrated graphics 32 - 48 Cirrus Logic CS4299 3c905C-TX XGA 1024 × 768 at 262,144 colors 12.1 ~24 mm 273 mm 226 mm 1.31 kg with 27-WHr battery
X300 300M Intel 855GM Intel Mobile Pentium PC2100 SDRAM One user-accessible SODIMM socket 128 + 1024 266 MHz Integrated with Intel 855GM chip set 133 MHz Intel UMA integrated graphics 32 - 64 Sigmatel STAC 9750 Broadcom 570x Gigabit Series XGA 1024 × 768 at 16.8 million colors 12.1 22.2 mm 275 mm 233.6 mm 1.31 kg with 28-WHr battery
XT Intel ULV U7700 Intel Core 2 Duo DDR2-667 SDRAM two (one integrated+one user accessible) 1 + 2 GB 1.33 GHz ATI Integrated Graphics Radeon Xpress 1250 350 MHz ATI Radeon X300 up to 384 MB SigmaTel STAC 9205 Broadcom NetXtreme Gigabit Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbit/s), Intel Wireless Wi-Fi Link 4965AGN 400 cd/m2 LCD or 230 cd/m2 LED, WXGA 1280 x 800 at 16.8 million colors 12.1 25 mm 218 mm 297 mm 1.69 kg with 42 WHr battery
XT2 Intel ULV SU9300 or SU9400 Intel Core 2 Duo DDR3-800 SDRAM two (one integrated+one user accessible) 1 + 4 GB 1.2 GHz or 1.4 GHz or 1,6 GHz Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 4500MHD 475 MHz Intel GM45 graphics up to 384 MB IDT 92HD71B7 @ Intel 82801IB ICH9 Intel 82567LF Gigabit Network Connection (10/100/1000 Mbit/s), Intel(R) Wi-Fi Link 5100 AGN or Intel(R) Wi-Fi Link 5300AGN (agn) or Dell Wireless 1397 (802.11g) or

Dell Wireless 1510 (802.11a/g/n 2 x 2)

LED WXGA 1280 x 800 at 16.8 million colors 12.1 27.4 mm 220.6 mm 297 mm 1.62 kg with 28 WHr battery

L-Family[edit]

Model Inspiron cousin Chipset Processor type Memory Video Audio codec Network card Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Type Maximum resolutions " Height Width Depth Weight
L400 2100 Intel 440BX Intel Mobile Pentium III SDRAM one 144-pin SODIMM 256 MB 100 MHz ATI Mobility M 4 MB Crystal CS4281 + CS4297A (AC97 CODEC) 3Com 3C920 XGA TFT 1024 × 768, 262 144 color 12,1 25,7 mm 272 mm 220,0 mm 1,63 kg 6-cells / 1,56 kg 4-cells
131L 1501 ATI Radeon Xpress 1150 AMD Turion™ 64 X2 DDR2 shared memory 2xDDR2 2GB 1800 MHz ATI Radeon® Xpress 1150 (integrated) 256MB HyperMemory™ High Definition Azalia codec speakers Dell Wireless 1490 (802.11a/g) WXGA TFT 1280 × 800 14,1 / 15,4 25,7 mm 272 mm 220,0 mm 1,63 kg 6-cells / 1,56 kg 4-cells
LS 2000 Intel 440BX Intel Mobile Pentium III SDRAM one 144-pin SODIMM 256 MB 100 MHz NeoMagic NM2200 2,5 MB NeoMagic NMG5 + AC97 CODEC SVGA TFT 800 × 600, 262 144 color 12,1 25,7 mm 272 mm 220,0 mm 1,665 kg 6-cells / 1,618 kg 4-cells

CS-Family[edit]

Model Inspiron cousin Chipset Processor type Memory Video Audio codec Network card Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Type Maximum resolutions " Height Width Depth Weight
CS R Intel 440BX SDRAM SODIM 512 MB 66 MHz NeoMagic MagicMedia 256 ZX 4 MB NeoMagic MagicMedia 256 ZX XGA TFT 1024 × 768, 65.536 color 13,3 29,0 mm 306 mm 246,0 mm 1.89 kg 6-cells
CSx Intel 443BX Intel Mobile Pentium III SDRAM SODIM 512 MB 66 MHz NeoMagic MagicMedia 256 ZX 4 MB NeoMagic MagicMedia 256 ZX XGA TFT 1024 × 768, 65.536 color 13,3 29,0 mm 306 mm 246,0 mm 1.95 kg 4-cells

History[edit]

E-Family[edit]

  • 21 May 2012: E6230, E6330, E6430, E6430s, E6530, E5430, E5530, E6430 ATG[25]
  • 8 Feb 2011: E5420, E5520, E6220, E6320, E6420, E6520, E6420 ATG laptops and XT3 convertible tablet[26]
  • 8 April 2010: E6410, E6510, E6410 ATG announced
  • 12 August 2008: E-Family (E4200, E4300, E5400,E6500 E5500, E6400, E6400 ATG) announced

D-Family[edit]

C-Family[edit]

  • 11 July 2002: C640 announced
  • 12 November 2001: C400 announced
  • 25 September 2000: C600, C800 announced
  • 25 October 1999: CPx H500GT and CPt V466GT announced
Some of the earlier Dell laptops lacked a built-in Ethernet network adapter well into the Internet age, CPx H500GT was one such model.
  • 23 August 1999: CS-line (R400XT) announced
  • 14 June 1999: CPi R400GT, CPi A400XT, and CPi A366ST announced
  • 4 May 1999: CPt-line announced
  • 5 January 1999: CPi A366XT and A300ST announced
  • CPi D266XT (BIOS Ph 7/30/98-2001): PII-266, 512 KB cache, Intel i440BX; 13.3 XGA 1024x768 TFT; 256 MB max, 2 EDO SoDIMM slots; 4 - 20+ GB, two PCMCIA, two modular bays, PS/2, VGA, parallel, USB 1.1, audio in/out. Windows 98.
  • CP-line
  • 1997: C-family announced

Ultraportable[edit]

Value[edit]

The Latitude 100L is a near-clone of the Inspiron 1150 and is also closely related to the 1100,5100,and 5150. The Latitude 110L is a near-clone of the Inspiron 1000.

References[edit]

  1. ^ http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/latitude-e6420/pd
  2. ^ http://www.dell.com/us/business/p/latitude-e5420/pd
  3. ^ http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&cs=19&dl=false&l=en&s=dhs&docid=F3787DCCC033918BE030030ABB627371&doclang=en
  4. ^ http://www.neilslade.com/DellLatitudeAudioBuzzNoiseUSB.html
  5. ^ http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=2472
  6. ^ http://reviews.cnet.com/laptops/dell-latitude-d610/1996-3121_7-31268759.html?ctype=msgid&messageSiteID=7&messageID=1010532&cval=1010532
  7. ^ Affected models
  8. ^ Nvidia class action lawsuit
  9. ^ http://www.dell.com/downloads/ap/products/latit/LAT_D630c_SA_0108.pdf
  10. ^ http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/my_systems_info/manuals?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&~ck=anavml
  11. ^ a b http://www.zdnet.com.au/reviews/hardware/laptops/soa/Dell-Latitude-C840-Powerful-and-ugly/0,2000065761,120265151,00.htm
  12. ^ Multi-touch display giving Dell Latitude XT users fits?
  13. ^ n-trig: Failure to open Device
  14. ^ Dell Latitude XT Multi-Touch Screen Has Digitizer Issues
  15. ^ http://www.economist.com/business/displaystory.cfm?story_id=7807419
  16. ^ http://www.theinquirer.net/default.aspx?article=32550
  17. ^ https://www.dellsucksprogram.com/
  18. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5411996.stm
  19. ^ http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/business/5390948.stm
  20. ^ http://www-307.ibm.com/pc/support/site.wss/document.do?sitestyle=lenovo&lndocid=BATT-LENOVO
  21. ^ https://support.apple.com/ibook_powerbook/batteryexchange/
  22. ^ http://en.community.dell.com/support-forums/laptop/f/3518/t/19449512.aspx
  23. ^ Bruzzese, Stephanie (2003-03-14). "CNET Editors' Review: Dell Latitude D600". CNET Networks, Inc. Retrieved 2007-08-29. 
  24. ^ "Dell Delivers New Family Of Innovative Latitude Notebook Computers". Dell Computer Corp. 2003-03-12. Retrieved 2007-08-29. 
  25. ^ http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=6479&news=dell+announces+latitude+e630s+e6230+e6330+e6430+e6530
  26. ^ http://content.dell.com/us/en/corp/d/press-releases/2011-2-8-Business-Client-Launch

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