Although it may sound repetitive, the decision to not include a built-in optical drive is an unfortunate but necessary sacrifice for maintaining optimum portability and weight although it must be noted that some notebook manufacturers have managed to overcome this problem in the past. Build, internet connectivity options, reliability, security all combine to trump performance. Everything about the Dell d is perfect for the on the go frequent flyer. For business users who need high-speed internet on the go, the Latitude D from Dell would be a good choice. 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. The Dell Latitude D mainly aims at maximum mobility. If that doesn’t sound terribly impressive, the TDP thermal design power, the maximum amount of power the CPU can draw of merely 9W certainly does.

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Of course it is yet possible to configure the sensibility of the track stick and the touch pad depending on the user’s needs. In order to be able to use this latituce also for DVD playback, Dell offers a variety of solutions: Video output is limited to a basic VGA connection.

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Ultraportable Under 4 lbs. Just as is the case with glossy screens, using the D outside is less than optimal in direct sunlight, but still certainly a possibility, although from my personal experience glossy screens seemed to be easier to read outdoors. Compared to its predecessor the Dell Latitude X1, the D is a great upgrade that will be all ready to handle the demands of newer software and Windows Vista.

Therefore, with the scales tilted heavily in the D’s favor, I can wholeheartedly recommend Dell’s Latitude D for those searching for a new ultra-portable.

I also purchased the Dell D via Dell. We intentionally show more ads when an adblocker is used.


Dell Latitude D420

In order to enjoy music, we definitely recommend the use of a headset. At a clock rate of 1. Ports The D offers a reasonable selection of ports in the limited space available, although more USB ports and perhaps an S-Video and DVI port latituce have been certainly been nice although these are available via various expansion and dock options.

Also the hardware equipment contributes to this impression. Unlike most other laptops, the battery is situated at the front of the unit rather than in the rear, so using the 9-cell battery results in what looks like an additional palm rest extending out from the front of the unit. Built for the road Source: The performance of ird Intel Core Duo U processor is sufficient for non-demanding applications.

Whether this is a positive or negative is up to personal preference, but the screen certainly trades vividness of colors for reduced reflectivity.

Review Dell Latitude D420 Notebook

The inclusion of the integrated HSDPA module is just icing on the cake and lahitude this the ideal notebook for the road warrior who needs to always be connected. A week later UPS was unhelpful in tracking it, and Dell actually had to issue the declaration it was officially lost and begin the processing of another order.

Unlike the irdx Latitude notebooks, this design does not let the clearly smaller D appear to be that heavy and bulky. Super Pi screenshot notice CPU speed was set to the max of 1.

Dell Latitude D Specs – CNET

The small screen at that resolution makes for some potentially hard-to-read rell, but we didn’t have any trouble with basic Web surfing or word processing. Expansion Slot, Battery hard drive accessible underneathMemory Upgrade Slot under panel view large image Personally I found the location of most every port on the back of the D slightly annoying.

The metallic dark-silver chassis, like other Latitude D models, is conservative almost plain and inoffensive. The 42 Wh battery in combinations with energy-saving hardware equipment leads to an excellent battery runtime. 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.


Although IBM, Toshiba, Acer, and several others offered competing ultra-portables, Dell seemed to provide the most competitive pricing latitdue mostly to educational EPP discounts along with the most comprehensive warranty services, making the ultimate choice of the newer D a bit simpler.

Despite the overall compact feel of the Latitude D, Dell manages to cram a full-size keyboard into the case, leaving no oddly placed or hard-to-hit small keys. The flexural rigidity and pressure resistance are also alright.

Finally, the upper right side of the notebook seems to become substantially warmer than the rest of the unit over extended use, although based on my experiences latittude D has still been generally cool enough to be used on my lap.

Despite latituude design flaws, notably the location of the vent and the useless brightness sensor, this notebook excels in its primary function as a business ultraportable. Admittedly, the ultra-low voltage Intel Core Solo U is clocked considerably slower at 1. The result is a low-key and industrial look that draws attention without unnecessary glitz or flash. While some may find this maximum capacity restrictive, I have found the 1. Star Techcentral If you travel light and don’t plan on using an optical drive while on the move, we may have found the ultimate business notebook PC for you — the Dell Latitude D Furthermore, there is a VGA port at the back side.

The display scores high regarding its resolution and its non-reflecting surface.