This is a review of the Santa Rosa upgrade Dell Latitude D800. First, let's start with a little background Dell Latitude series.
The Latitude series of laptops is part of Dell's business lines. As business machines, which are more focused on reliability, durability and subtlety (while the more consumer-oriented Inspirons tout most powerful media focusing on aspects such as high-end discrete graphics solution, dedicated media keys, more attractive price points, etc.).
Other series in this line include the Precision series (high-powered mobile work aimed primarily at high-end graphics professionals, particularly those with the need for rendering 3D) and the recently released in economy class Vostro series, introduced to replace the now long - in-the-tooth business Inspirons. Latitude is squarely in the middle of both lines, providing a balance between high performance and price.
The Latitude comes in a wide variety of flavors, but for most people really the choice is between 14.1 "630, and 800 which is the largest, 15.4" model. This model comes at a table replacement, since their weight is not appropriate to charge around the city.
The setup finished receiving was as follows:
2.2GHz Core 2 Duo T7500, 800MHz FSB, 4MB L2 Cache
2GB DDR2 SDRAM-667
Sata HDD 120GB 5400
8X DVD ± RW dual-layer drive
15.4 "screen WUXGA
256MB Nvidia Quadro NVS 140M
Touchpad integrated UPEK Fingerprint Reader
Intel WLAN 4965 (802.11a/g/n)
From 9-cell battery
Dell Bluetooth 2.0 (EDR)
Windows Vista Ultimate with the media
4-Year Next-Business-Day parts and labor on-site Guarantee Response Gold
4-Year Guarantee Accidental Damage
I also opted for some accessories:
Logitech VX Revolution Cordless Mouse
Belkin protective travel
Extra 90W AC Adapter
Western Digital Passport 120GB Portable Hard Drive
Interlink Electronics Bluetooth remote control
Building and Design:
My wife and I picked up at the airport after midnight, and I could barely contain my excitement. We dropped them off at his house, and they came the next morning. My package has finally arrived. Boy, I was giddy.
The first thing I did was open the package of accessories. Everything was there, as expected, including notebook lock. In retrospect, I am delighted by the error. I realize that there will be times that you'll have to leave my notebook is attached to some video projector system or during an event, the blockade and only helps me feel a little safer. But I parentheses.
Finally, after much personal and spiritual ceremony, I opened the package portable. After wading through the two brochures, media 4 (Vista Ultimate, drivers and Diagnostics, McAfee Antivirus and Roxio Creator), and two AC adapters, finally made through the notebook batteries.
I was impressed with the build weight and feel of this team - only that it feels much better when you keep yours and knowit. The body is built from a very robust magnesium alloy that is absolutely wonderful to celebrate. Note, however, that the LCD bezel and the area under the keyboard (the edge black housing to the speakers and keyboard) is plastic, not magnesium. I'm not sure why not just build the entire chassis in the alloy as I think would have a better feel to the whole thing. However, feels very solid, and you have the immediate feeling that this baby is going to last you a long time. I can attest that there is absolutely no flex in the upper deck, except when grab both ends and turn left and right. But even then, the flex in no way affects the screen. Not undulations here and anywhere. The hinge action is excellent, and allows me to open and close the system with one hand - the basis of not lift when you open it.
However, is heavy. I thought we had become accustomed to the weight of my X1000, and I thought they really did not have a laptop unless heavy I would climb to 17. "But in general, the weight has not been that much of a problem for me since I already used to load about 15 pounds of office supplies in my backpack.
Unfortunately, construction is not without minor flaws. First, there is a small difference between the lid and base when the Dell latitude d800 battery is closed, giving an inch and a half wiggle when you press the two together. Not too big an agreement, except that spoiled what would have been otherwise almost perfect build.
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