In an effort to simplify its ultramobile product line, Dell has merged several traits from each of these two retired models to create the new D When using the extended 6 cell battery the battery protrudes a little and can be used as a grasp for holding the notebook with one hand. Overall the online purchase experience was straightforward and convenient, although making changes to the order after it had already been placed proved futile despite several hours spent consulting with Dell Customer Care over the phone. Dell D left side view large image. It provides decent sound through headphones.

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As with David, the back right side tended to get much warmer than the rest of the laptop. Moreover, while the D offered standard Intel Pentium M processors operating at up to 2. I did find that the 30GB hard drive would be insufficient for Vista.

Having been less than satisfied with a thin-and-light, I decided my next notebook would suond to be an ultra-portable, preferably weighing no more than 3 lbs.

Before the upgrade I’d had intermittent problems with sonud, mostly with recording, but recording seems to be working now. It provides decent sound through headphones. A more realistic upgrade is 1. While the DV itself was relatively compact and portable, the extra weight from its accompanying AC adapter as well as a messenger bag resulted in a burdensome carry-weight of at least 10 lbs a manageable sum, but nevertheless a tiresome burden at the end dound the day.


Dound only quibble I have with the cooling solution then is the placement of the vent: D keyboard view large image. Nor is it as fast processor wise as the Core Duo processor in the ultraportable ThinkPad X60 series laptop that uses a 1. There is light leakage at the bottom of the D screen, but nothing outrageous. Showing no signs of flex and providing solid travel with minimal noise, the D has proven to have the best keyboard I have ever had the pleasure of using.

Dell Latitude D420 laptop sound card drivers

Jeff Kaufman 5. Once again though, the fact that the fan rarely runs means that this issue is not as problematic as it could be. Dell D in media base right side view view large image.

I would have liked to have had at least 1 USB 2. I had some worries on how well the D would handle Vista and the higher hardware requirements which were quickly dispelled. Once again, c420 is a compromise for portability that must be accepted by those who have an ultra-portable in mind. D vs Toshiba Port g R view large image. While a Core Duo 1.

Nevertheless, for those who value weight and battery life more on this later over performance, the compromise may still be acceptable. Dell Latitude D back side view large image.

Dell Latitude D420 Review (pics, specs)

By clicking “Post Your Answer”, you acknowledge that you have read our updated terms of serviceprivacy policy and cookie policyand that your continued use of the website is subject to these policies. ULV processors drain less power and produce less heat, simultaneously reducing the d20 for bulkier cooling solutions and improving both weight and longevity.


UPS did not lose it the second time around.

Compared to the DV this is a definite improvement, and with the brightness reduced, very respectable away-from-the-desk usage times are certainly within reason. Even despite the cons, there are more than enough pros to tip the scales in the opposite direction: In this review the main author is David Dobolyi, comments by Andrew Baxter who owns the precisely same configured D are in blue.

Channels count non available. Still, expectations for functionality beyond these types of applications must be held within reasonable constraints.

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Soundd brightness on the Samsung screen is fantastic though, from reports in the NotebookReview. Dell Latitude D view large image In practice, the D has far more in common with the X1 than its direct predecessor, the D The touchpad is good and the pointing stick a nice bonus. My ordering experience was good up until the delivery point. Intel [HDA Intel], device 0: Similar to the D and D, the D employs a slund grey color scheme with silver accents and lid.