I bought a dell inspirion 6400 laptop via a deal on here recently and had some problems and wanted to share one so everyone is aware of what dell is doing.
It now appears they do not make laptops with a PCMCIA Card slot of which this is obviously one of the main routers for expansion of a pc , usually for wifi, 3g , TV cards etc and has caused me extreme problems as this 6400 wont take my old laptop's PCMCIA cards as the new technology EXPRESSCARD IS NOT backwards compatible with PCMCIA.
Some of my friends are quite techy and none had heard of express card and i cant find any uk retailers that sell them but all of the us retailers sell them. Seems strange for dell to supple with technology not readily available particularly when its not backward compatible with PCMCIA
Ive copied a quote from dell's website and the official site of expresscard (us based) which doesnt mention the impact or details for the UK.
If anyone knows of anywhere that sell these expresscards please post detailshttp://www.expresscard.org/web/site/http://www.expresscard.org/web/site/Express card slot: Please note that this system has a ExpressCard slot and support the ExpressCard format only. This system does not have a PCMCIA card slot.