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Latitude E6510 Owner's Lounge

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by mfranz8, Mar 31, 2010.

  1. mfranz8

    mfranz8 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Seems like someone needs to get this thread started, so I will take the leap. Here is the configuration I will be purchasing as soon as the model has been set up in the Employee Purchase Program.

    Latitude E6510

    Processors:
    Intel® Core™ i5-540M (2.53GHz, 3M cache) with Turbo Boost Technology
    Operating Systems:
    Genuine Windows® 7 Professional 64-BIT with media
    System Color and Mobile Braodband Ready:
    Slate Silver, Mobile Broadband ready
    LCDs:
    15.6" Full HD (1920 x 1080) Wide View Anti-Glare LED Display
    Graphics:
    512MB NVIDIA® NVS 3100M
    Memory:
    4.0GB, DDR3-1066MHz SDRAM, 2 DIMMS
    Internal Keyboard:
    Internal English Backlit Keyboard
    Camera / Microphone:
    Light Sensitive Webcam and Noise Cancelling Digital Array Mic
    Systems Management:
    No Intel vPro™ Technology’s advanced management features
    Primary Storage:
    160GB 5400rpm Hard Drive
    Primary Optical Device:
    8X DVD+/-RW w/Roxio and Cyberlink Power DVD™
    Wireless LAN (802.11):
    Intel® Centrino® Ultimate-N 6300 802.11a/b/g/n Half Mini Card
    Bluetooth:
    Dell Wireless® 375 Bluetooth Module
    Fingerprint Reader Options:
    Internal Swipe Fingerprint Reader and Contactless Smartcard Reader
    Latitude ON:
    Latitude ON Reader
    Primary Battery:
    6-cell (60Wh) Lithium Ion Battery

    I am purchasing this model because I wanted a high quality 15" laptop with full HD that was lightweight and didn't get too warm. This will be a desktop replacement as well as the computer I use when travelling.

    And for those of you wondering why I got the base 5,400 rpm hard drive, I plan to install an Intel SSD.
     
  2. Rumil

    Rumil Notebook Enthusiast

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    How do you think, what battery life could I expect from FullHD, Nvidia, i7-620m (dualcore) and 6-cell?
     
  3. mfranz8

    mfranz8 Notebook Enthusiast

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    I'm expecting around 4-5 hours with general use (non-gaming) for the i5-540. The i7-620 should be about the same.

    Dell has a $275 instant discount on the E6510. I placed my order today with expected delivery the first week of May.:cool:
     
  4. rackley

    rackley Notebook Enthusiast

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    Just ordered mine today. I'll report back when I get it - estimated ship date 5/5. $433 off :)
     
  5. mel2221

    mel2221 Newbie

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    I ordered my system last week with an early May delivery.

    I also plan to upgrade the Hard Disk to an Intel SSD. But, what physical size do I need to purchase, the 2.5 or the 1.8. I expect the 2.5, but want to make sure.

    Anybody know for certain?

    Dell Latitude E6510 | Core I7-620 | 4GB | Intel HD Graphics | 1920 x 1080 HD display | Win 7 Pro
     
  6. John Ratsey

    John Ratsey Moderately inquisitive Super Moderator

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    It's definitely 2.5". Dell offer a 500GB HDD option and that size is not available in 1.8".

    John
     
  7. hockeyfan39

    hockeyfan39 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Does anyone know if upgrading your Hard Drive void's any warranty with Dell?
     
  8. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes NvGPUPro

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    You can change any hardware in your laptop with Dell and it won't void the warranty. But, that part that you added is of course not covered by Dell. Also, if the hardware that did not come with your laptop breaks something else, then that won't be cover as well.

    The safe things to update is HDD, optical drive, wireless card, bluetooth card and RAM (assuming you get the correct memory with the correct voltage).
     
  9. hockeyfan39

    hockeyfan39 Notebook Enthusiast

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    Perfect that all makes sense thank you for the information.
     
  10. rackley

    rackley Notebook Enthusiast

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