I agree that build wise the D is a real winner. In a quiet room the fan is noticeable at medium speed. Nevertheless, for those who value weight and battery life more on this later over performance, the compromise may still be acceptable. Dell D left side view large image. Ask Ubuntu works best with JavaScript enabled. Whether writing documents, composing emails, watching DVDs, or surfing the web while listening to music, the D provides a first-rate experience comparable to most other machines on the market.

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Sound Troubles with on Dell Latitude D – Ask Ubuntu

You pull a lever for the notebook to be popped off the base and then pull the notebook out. Right side view of ports on the D Sound Troubles with While this is adequate for my needs, the X1 offered superior battery life.

C420 fact, the only software to get the notebook as I wanted was Dell Quickset.

Dell fulfilled their part of the order, UPS somehow lost or enabled the theft of the D after it was placed on the delivery truck. When given the opportunity d4200 an upgrade, my next purchase was heavily influenced by this oppressive experience with the DV ALL the hardware was detected and correctly installed.

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Dell D in media base back view view large image. Another major factor d4200 heat. The other two options for processor are the Core Duo U at 1. Before the upgrade I’d had intermittent problems with sound, mostly with recording, but ssound seems to be working now. On a final note, Dell must be commended for including a minimal amount of bundled software with the D Finally, it should be noted that the D uses a matte screen instead of the increasingly popular glossy option.


This is a problem in nearly all notebooks. There are options for soun a 65w or 90w charger. There are options for mobile broadband solutions via an empty mini-pci express slot.

Nevertheless, a headphone jack is provided, and when hooked up to either headphones or speakers, the sound reproduction was better than expected, with little-to-no hissing and rich sound that was far superior to that provided by my DV when playing back music. Soundd terms of viewing angles they are generally reasonable, although vertical angles are noticeably more finicky and sometimes subject to the dreaded color inversion problem.

When I turn the computer on it makes the startup chime properly. Above view of D, X1, R stacked view large image.

Dell D in media base left side view large image. An interesting difference between the X1 and D lie in the placement of the power, hard drive and battery indicators.

Compared to suond ThinkPad X60s ultraportable that adopted a 2. The Dell Latitude D is a great notebook for those who want an ultraportable design without sacrificing computing power.

Having been less than satisfied with a thin-and-light, I decided my next notebook would have to be an ultra-portable, preferably weighing no more than 3 lbs. While the DV itself was relatively compact and portable, the extra weight from its accompanying AC adapter as well as a messenger bag resulted in a burdensome carry-weight of at least 10 lbs a manageable sum, but nevertheless a tiresome burden at the end of the day.


Performance will likely be the key point of controversy for those considering the purchase of a D In hotter environments, I have noticed that the fan come on more frequently, although the noise is still only moderate even when the fan ramps up to higher speeds. What makes this solution so interesting is that it can be used even when the notebook is powered off, making searching for networks that much easier when roaming about.

It is a fusion of the discontinued Dell Latitude D and X1. Lenovo N vs D view large image. D vs X1 view large image.

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While some may find this maximum capacity restrictive, I have found the 1. It features a matte finish and offers good brightness and contrast. Super Pi screenshot notice CPU speed was set to the max of 1.