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#0 Ben




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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 3:02 pm    Post subject: Dell Latitude E5400 14.1" Business Laptop Dell Home Reply with quote

Product: Dell Latitude E5400
Manufacturer: Dell
MSRP: $1299 as configured (Varies by configuration)

Introduction
Dell has recently revamped their Latitude line of business laptops, releasing them under the "E-Series" name. Here we take a look at the portable productivity targeted laptop, the Latitude E5400. We’re trying to find out if this is going to be the computer that your company buys to deploy to the grunts such as yourself. Let’s take a look.

Specs
3 Year Basic Limited Warranty and 3 Year NBD On-Site Service
Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 (2.00GHz) 2M L2 Cache, 800Mhz FSB
Vista Business with Windows XP Professional downgrade
Mobile Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 4500MHD
Dell Wireless™ 1397 802.11b/g Mini Card
14.1 inch Wide Screen WXGA LCD Panel
2.0GB, DDR2-800 SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
90W Slim A/C Adapter (3-pin)
160GB Hard Drive, 5400RPM
Dell Touchpad
8X DVD+/-RW
6 Cell Battery



Unboxing
If you’re accustomed to notebooks coming in a relatively small sized box, you are in for a surprise. The E5400 arrived in a box that seems better suited for a full sized desktop PC. Now I know where all of the saved Studio Hybrid packaging materials went. Within the main box there are three sub-boxes that contain the E5400 Laptop and accessories. The packaging reminded me of my high school egg drop competition, so there should be little chance of shipping damage to the laptop.

After all of the cardboard rippin
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#1 mrmorality




Joined: 06 Sep 2007
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 09, 2008 6:25 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

Nice work if you can get it, right Ben?
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#2 phrozen




Joined: 29 Aug 2006
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 7:11 am    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

wow. that thing looks awful. huge, heavy... no way they're going to take on the lenovo t series machines with it... well, let's see how the e4300 looks when it starts shipping..
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#3 hydroguy




Joined: 05 Jan 2007
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 10, 2008 1:06 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

#2, Dell doesn't even try compete with the T series with the E5400. The E6400 (14.1") and the E6500 (15.4") are the competing products.
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#4 Corporate_Bate




Joined: 12 Mar 2008
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PostPosted: Fri Oct 17, 2008 8:27 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

This machine doesn't look as nice as my company D630. I would not trade my D630 for this machine. I'm running a T7500 @ 2.20GHz and 2 GB of ram upgradeable to 4. Can you remove the DVD rom and add an extra battery? The E series looks really cheap. I don’t see where the benefit is over the 630. Oh, The port replicator is really ugly too. I guess I don’t have anything nice to say about it. It just looks like a black brick. Good job Dell.
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#5 jcoelho59




Joined: 25 Nov 2006
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PostPosted: Sun Oct 19, 2008 10:20 am    Post subject: the big, the bad, the ugly Reply with quote

the big! the bad! and the ugly!
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#6 sleepysan




Joined: 05 Sep 2006
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 21, 2008 9:34 am    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

Wish it were sleeker
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#7 Magic_cheese




Joined: 09 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2008 10:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That looks...a bit last generation. What does it really have versus a M1530 or similar?

I liked the comment about the viruses though. =)
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#8 goga1011




Joined: 10 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Tue Nov 11, 2008 4:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Wish if it was mine
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#9 catboofus123




Joined: 26 Aug 2008
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2008 4:30 pm    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

dont' understand why business laptops are so ugly...
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#10 mtpaul




Joined: 07 Oct 2008
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 25, 2008 8:26 am    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

Ugly=no one wants to steal it!
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#11 kaliston




Joined: 24 Nov 2008
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 31, 2008 1:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. In this case they're usually considered ugly because at a presentation you don't want a red or flashy laptop, you want one that looks classic and goes unnoticed Wink
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#12 bluebunny




Joined: 25 Feb 2009
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 01, 2009 10:21 am    Post subject: Website Comment Reply with quote

it's the performance that counts
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