Does 9 cell battery for E6420 stick out?

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  1. mob1lejunkie

    mob1lejunkie Notebook Enthusiast

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    I am considering getting Latitude E6420 and at the moment Dell Outlet has reasonably priced E6420 with 9 cell battery.

    Does the 9 cell battery stick out? If so, is it noticeable? Is it bothersome when using the laptop on the lap?

    Many thanks.
     
  2. fuchstronaut

    fuchstronaut Notebook Consultant

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    I don't know about the E6420, but I am pretty sure it is the same like whit the E6320, where the 3-(or 4?)-cell is flush, the 6-cell sticks out (its like a block 1x1 inch sticking out) and the 9-cell adds some height to this block so its 1x2 inches.

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    maybe you should ask that in the E6420 owners thread
     
  3. AlexF

    AlexF Notebook Deity

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    Yes, the 9-cell battery noticably sticks out. But you certainly notice the extra runtime it gives you. It's not really a huge bother after you get used to it.
     
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    sgogeta4 Notebook Nobel Laureate

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    Whether or not the battery sticks out is a matter of personal preference. Some people hate it, while some people love it for differing reasons. There should be pics from NBR or Dell with the 9 cell, I don't think it sticks out much and don't mind it. Check it out yourself and see if you are fine with it.
     
  5. pomaranc

    pomaranc Newbie

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    isn't there a higher risk of damaging the "holding mechanism" or whatever it's called?
     
  6. Tsunade_Hime

    Tsunade_Hime such bacon. wow

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    Are you referring to the battery latch? No just being a 9 cell battery won't. You cause more wear by constantly removing and installing the battery to the latch.
     
  7. AlexF

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    The only thing that's annoying is that any accidental impact is more likely to clip/hit/impact the battery first. But, if you're careful, should not be an issue.
     
  8. SFLG35

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    sorry to bring up and old post, but can anyone tell me if the 9 cell will fit in an eport plus docking station?

    thanks!!
     
  9. zaxos

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    Yes, it fits just fine!
     
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