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E6410 Owner's Thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by dezoris, Apr 12, 2010.

  1. dezoris

    dezoris Notebook Consultant

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    It's time to start it.

    The specs on this one are as follows.

    $1,465.62
    # Dual Core i7 Processor at 2.66Ghz
    # 4GB Memory
    # Intel 6300 Wireless
    # Ultrasharp 14.1" 1400x900
    # Discrete Nvidia Quadro Graphics
    # 3MP Webcam
    # Backlit Keyboard
    # 9 Cell
    # 3YR battery Warranty
    # 3YR Standard
    # Latitude Flash
    # 250GB 7200RPM

    (DVD/RW Dead out of the box.)


    First off, out of the box it's almost hard to tell the difference between the E6400 aside from the silver top.

    I was slightly disappointed as I was expecting the silver metallic top like in the Latitude 13 and M6500. What you get a basically a silver top with black accents in it. (See pictures)

    As you get closer you can see they re molded the bottom part of the palmrest to be more rounded and smooth. The Screen release button is now easier to press along with the SD card being more accessible.

    They re-located the ambient sensor to the top of the LCD and added bumpers on the LCD frame and on the actual base of the LCD to prevent scratching. There is now a dual array microphone.

    Other details include improved speakers. looks to have added a "tweeter" if you can call it that along with the standard speaker that was on the E6400.

    Some of the rubber bumpers are different on the bottom of the laptop.
    The wireless switch is now easy to move because the plastic slider was re-designed. The rest of the palmrest plastics are matte finish like the updated E6400.

    Other than that performance is on par with a loaded E6400 with a P9700 @ 2.8Ghz.

    Boot and shutdown is almost identical. Real world tasks seem to be about the same. I will monitor battery life and do some benchmarks.

    One major thing to note is the new version of Latitude Flash is very good.
    On the Z600 and other models it was slow and pointless.

    This new version for the E6410 is quick and usable since they added a music player and picture viewer, so I would recommend adding it over the reader software version if you have the option.
    The browser now supports flash videos and things like Youtube which is a nice addition.

    See attached images for more detail.
     

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  2. dezoris

    dezoris Notebook Consultant

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    Here are the rest of the pictures.
     

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  3. dezoris

    dezoris Notebook Consultant

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    And more, please note I focused on the pictures that make it different from the E6400.
     

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    5150cd Notebook Evangelist

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    How does the screen compare? I actually just ordered a E6400 from the Outlet today because it was a screaming deal, but I plan on giving it to another employee and getting a E6410 after some more reviews come out?
     
  5. dezoris

    dezoris Notebook Consultant

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    It looks like Dell is using different panels in the E6410.
    The panel in the E6410 is an LGD0257

    I see no noticeable difference in viewing angles or brightness, but I did not calibrate it yet.
     
  6. dezoris

    dezoris Notebook Consultant

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    You can also disable Hyperthreading in the bios on this machine.
     
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    missedtackle Notebook Enthusiast

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    How much does this puppy weigh with the 9 cell battery?
     
  8. der_brennesel

    der_brennesel Notebook Geek

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    can you post shots with the covers off / showing the minicard connectors and internal arrangement?
    how long is the battery life in energy saver under windows 7 with wlan on and mid brightness?
    is there an option in the bios to boot from a ssd minicard?


    and thanks for the first pictures - yout just got repped :)
     
  9. MkFly

    MkFly Notebook Consultant

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    Hmm, not bad. If I see some decent coupons or the price drops sooner rather than later, I might consider it over a ThinkPad T410 ...

    Thanks for the pictures.
     
  10. dezoris

    dezoris Notebook Consultant

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    I will tear it down tomorrow unless someone beats me.
    I will check the bios as well. And post up battery life and weight.
     
  11. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    Thanks for these photos.

    Do you know if the battery and keyboard are interchangeable with the E6400? (It is less expensive to buy an E6400 backlit keyboard off ebay than to pay Dell to include one on the E6410).

    John
     
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    jackz Notebook Enthusiast

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    Thanks so much for the photos and the info dezoris. Could you also comment on fan noise in idle and load states please?
     
  13. tairaytw

    tairaytw Newbie

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    Great thread!

    I've ordered mine on April 7 (from Taiwan). Now my order is still being processed. It is kinda slow since my other order on the same day (Vostro Desktop) is already delivered!

    dezoris: what is the lead time for this E6410 you got??

    thanks!


     
  14. welt

    welt Notebook Guru

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    thanks for your thoughts and the pictures. I`m happy to see the silver on real pictures. It looks ok (I would prefer it over the 6500-silver), black would have been better, but yeah it`s ok.

    Do you see a difference in the blacks? I often read in reviews that the e6400 wxga+ is a little bit „washed out”?

    I ordered my E6410 a week ago and at the moment it`s „in production”.
     
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    jackz Notebook Enthusiast

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    The German website Golem.de has posted some hands-on impressions and photos from the presentation of the 6410/6510 in Munich: golem.de/1004/74380.html
     
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    The silver isn't bad, but I actually prefer the black lid from the E6400.

    I wonder if you can buy a black E6400 lid and tranplant it to the new machine.
     
  17. dezoris

    dezoris Notebook Consultant

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    Here are the inside pictures, I will be confirming whether keyboard and batteries are interchangeable with the E6400 in a bit.
     

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    I couldn't figure out how to PM or I would have... The first pic has your windows key readable... You probably don't want that...
     
  19. John Ratsey

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    Thanks for the extra photos. The shape and size of both the keyboard and the battery look to be compatible with the E6400.

    The other changes are relatively minor, many as a result of experience with the E6400, such extra cooling vents on the base and rubber bumpers near the hinges. It would have been good to have a bigger touchpad but perhaps Dell are leaving that for the E6420.:rolleyes:

    John
     
  20. dezoris

    dezoris Notebook Consultant

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    To answer a few more questions and final pictures comparing E6400 and E6410

    • Keyboard is interchangable with the E6400
    • Batteries are Interchangable with E6400
    • Palmrests and Lids are NOT interchangable
    • Hard Drive cage on E6410 is re-inforced
    • Cooling is virtually identical.
    • Initial impressions of fan noise and idle cooling seems to be the same or louder than the 6400.
     

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