I like this machine so much I've given it a name and stuck a personal custom (read: design stolen from MGS4) SkinIt lid skin, the werewolf. The skin was used to cover up a single scratch that took the price of this 'beast' of a machine down several hundred pounds from Dell outlet as "scratch and dent". Note there are no 'dents', just the one scratch at time of purchase. As a machine made of magnesium alloy it's pretty durable, I've not dropped it but the corners are a little scuffed from heavy use while travelling, there is also a bit of wear on the lid skin, as designed it protects the lid from further scratch damage. Finally, due to constantly being put in a laptop bag there is also a bit of cosmetic wear on the palm rests and screen bezel, I believe this can be fixed under Dell warranty but it's not worth the hassle IMO.
The machine is a little over half a year old and is still good for next business day warranty that ends on 18/11/2012. Service tag is: F5P3F4J
Battery is still in good health and does 2 1/2 hours web browsing on wifi.
- Latitude E6400 Intel Core 2 Duo T9550 (2.66GHz, 1066MHz, 6MB )
- Display 14.1in Widescreen WXGA (1280X800) LED
- Camera Integrated 0.3 Mega Pixel Camera with Microphone
- 4GB (2x2GB Dual Rank DIMMs) 800MHz
- PC-CARD base NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M, 256MB
- Battery Primary 6-cell 54W/HR LI-ION
- Wireless Intel WiFi Link 5300 (802.11 a/g/n 3X3)
- Internal UK/IR Qwerty Standard Keyboard
- Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth
- Internal Dell Wireless 5530 Card 3G/HSDPA
- 250GB 7200rpm HD - LCD Back Cover Black
- DVD-ROM (8X)
- Windows Vista® Business 32-bit
- Dell PA-3E 90W AC Adapter
- Scratch and Dent
The mobile broadband card was installed by myself and thus isn't covered under the Dell warranty. I'd like to add the card is unlocked and includes an O2 PAYG mobile broadband SIM card which I've used on many a trip, it's way cheaper than using hotel LAN. IIRC it's £2 for a days' access capped at 200MB, £7.50 for 1 week (1GB) and £30 for a month (3GB).
Also worth knowing is the mobile broadband card features an onboard GPS chip, i.e. not A-GPS, although A-GPS can be used. The GPS can be used with common mapping or navigation software such as MS Map Point.
Another point, it has only got a 8X DVD-ROM drive. It's hot-swappable so extremely easy to upgrade e.g. to DVD-RW or BD, it can be done in 5 seconds without powering down the machine.
This machine will be shipped in original packaging, including charger and all OS, driver and app disks. Since this machine is currently in use, there will be a delay while I re-install Vista, drivers and other apps sans crap-ware.
Photo gallery here: http://smg.photobucket.com/albums/v602/DDY/Dell%20Latitude%20E6400/
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