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Dell Inspiron 600m

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The Inspiron 600m from Dell used to be a fairly unique computer based around the Intel Centrino package, but it falls slightly to become a more average laptop computer.
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Pros

  • Good Battery Life
  • Wide Range of Custom Options
  • Good Performance

Cons

  • Price Can Climb Quickly
  • No FireWire Ports

Description

  • Intel Pentium M 1.4 GHz Processor
  • 348 MB PC2100 DDR Memory (2GB Maximum)
  • 30GB Hard Drive
  • 24x CD-RW Combo Optical Drive
  • 14.1" XGA LCD and ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 Graphics with 32MB
  • AC'97 Audio
  • v.92 56Kbps Modem and 10/100 Ethernet
  • 802.11b Wireless (Optional 802.11g)
  • Two USB 2.0 Ports and One Type II PC Card Slot
  • 12.4" x 10.1" x 1.2" @ 5.3 lbs.

Guide Review - Dell Inspiron 600m

11/10/03 - Dell's Inspiron 600m laptop has been on the market for quite some time now. While it was one of the first Intel Centrino based systems, most thin and light systems now use this configuration. It comes standard with an Intel Pentium M processor and 802.11b wireless network. Those wishing to pay a little more can upgrade the system to a 802.11g wireless adapater. Memory is above average with 384MB, but below the leading 512MB of competing models. Graphics is a good mix of a 14.1" LCD matched with an ATI Radeon Mobility 9000 graphics processor. The system continues to have good battery life even with the advancements of competing models. One surprising omission on the system is a FireWire connector. This is fairly standard on all laptop systems now. One nice piece to Dell's system is the ability to customize the features. One can upgrade the system if they need more performance, but it will quickly drive up the cost of the system.
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