Service and Support Fortunately there has been no reason to contact Dell tech support about this notebook. With this particular model, there were very few flaws, and none of these was sufficient to warn against this notebook. The HD Tune performance results of this 80 GB Hitachi drive are slightly better than the GB Toshiba drive in the e, and overall performance seems to fit well with the e taken as a whole:. Left side view of Dell e view large image. Battery Life I consistently got just over 3 hours out of the 6-cell battery. The main charm of the Inspiron e is that it manages to provide good portability, pleasurable viewing and high performance at a low cost.
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The fan kicked in a number of times, and I noticed it when it did, but it never seemed to stay on for very long, and even when it was running, it was not loud enough to be a bother, though a noisy computer is one of my pet peeves.
Small amount of light leakage displayed on the e view large image Because a number of purchasers of the e have complained in this sites forums deader excessive light leakage, I thought I should address this issue and therefore devoted some time to unearthing the problem in this particular catd, both with the naked eye and the digital camera. The key here is the price ; which is, admittedly, what often enhances the appeal of Dell notebooks.
Conclusion The main charm of the Inspiron e is that it manages to provide good portability, cadd viewing and high performance at a low cost. Keyboard and touchpad view of e view large image. Large capacity USB portable hard drives – any compact designs?
Dell Inspiron e and Inspiron m Released (pics, specs)
No, create an account now. As with the e, the first thing I did upon receiving this notebook was to remove all the unwanted, unnecessary software that ships with Inspiron notebooks.
My camera uses a compact flash card along with with many other professional cameras, so that compact flash card reader is a point I considered when i bought this laptop. When looking to purchase a notebook computer, it can be useful to think in two-hundred-dollar increments, I find.
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Dell Inspiron e on the left and Dell Inspiron e on the Right view large image. Despite a somewhat tinny quality and limited bass, which is to be expected from notebook speakers, the audio is decent: Below are the Super Pi result calculations for crunching the numbers on 2-million digits of accuracy for Pi: Initial Impressions Several things struck me when I first looked at the e and picked it up: Going to a smaller screen and a lower weight would improve portability, true, but there would be some real sacrifice in terms of resolution and viewing pleasure, and the cost would either be very high or the components would likely be cheap and outdated.
Conversely, as soon as I saw the e under review here, I was struck by the thought that it would do just fine on a plane, in a coffee shop or on smaller desks and tables. Because a number of purchasers of the e have complained in this sites forums of excessive light leakage, I thought I should address this issue and therefore devoted some time to unearthing the problem in this particular machine, both with the naked eye and the digital camera.
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So i dont see a CF e105 anywhere. WarDaddy Dec 25, at 7: Right side view of Dell e view large image. Small amount of light leakage displayed on the e view large image.
I consistently got just over 3 hours out of the 6-cell battery. Similar Threads – Compact Flash Card.
Dell Inspiron e and Inspiron m Review (pics, specs)
Acer emergency BIOS flash? Hoe does it clearly identify that a 5 in 1 doesnt have a CF card reader? AriezJun 3, The palm rests stayed relatively cool too. And although I have no plans to buy an e, I often recommend notebooks to friends and family.
When I did use this notebook on my lap, I could feel the warmth, but only a little, and never to the point of discomfort. As indicated, the e seems like a good choice for those who desire genuine portability without paying a steep premium for that ease of movement. Now for the thickness: To elucidate, I found, and still find, cadr e to be somewhat bold and garish in appearance, and though this is of no particular concern, the e, being so much smaller, simply looks more tasteful to me.
Dell e Screen on the left compared to e on the right view large image. The main charm of the Inspiron e is that it manages to provide good portability, pleasurable viewing erader high performance at a low cost.
Heat and Noise The e ran quite cool, much cooler than the bigger and bolder e More importantly, at least for me, the e is solid, has good hinges, and the plastic of the palm rests and LCD cover feels quite strong.
The Dell Wireless WLAN Mini Card performed well, though, interestingly, before letting the built-in Dell utility take over management of wireless from Windows, the wireless connection was dropped several times.