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

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  1. mel2221

    mel2221 Newbie

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    After installing an Intel x25-M 160GB SSD, here are my final numbers

    Processor = 6.7
    Memory = 7.2
    Graphics = 4.3
    gaming = 5.2
    Hard disk = 7.7

    As a software developer, I expect this machine to perform well. However, these 16x9 screens are absolutely ridiculous. In a browser, the screen is mostly white and unused on the right half. Same with my development tools.

    Dell and HP and the others have turned usable laptop computing devices into portable entertainment systems.

    6 years ago, my Dell Inspiron 8200 was a 4X3 machine with 1600x1200 resolution. The standard font was very readable as the screen was over an inch taller than this model. For me anyway, 6 years of technology advancements has resulted in much less utility. But, I need the performance and 16x9 is all I could find.

    Sorry for the rant!!!

    Hope to test the battery life soon under my real world conditions.
     
  2. jackthedog

    jackthedog Newbie

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    SK2609:

    Thank you for the reply; the phone number has been changed, and the alternate numbers that are offered are also not good. Any ideas?

    I live in Ohio, so the trip from Tenn. should be pretty quick.

    Thanks again!
     
  3. sk2609

    sk2609 Notebook Consultant

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    Contact Us

    800-283-2210 number should work. Again, it's option 4-2-1-1.
     
  4. paule123

    paule123 Notebook Consultant

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    This is why I avoided any of the non-Arrandale processors. Too many horror stories about overheating and throttling and underpowered power supplies on the XPS16 and Studios with the first batch of i7's... The power brick on my i5-540 is warm, but not too hot to the touch. I wonder if you need to invest in the 130W power supply for that...
     
  5. ioann

    ioann Newbie

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    Rackley, you seem to be a unique owner of a 64-bit Win7 and SSD combination here. Therefore I have a yet another question to you.
    There is a big discussion concerning TRIM function for solid state drives on DELLs. This function prevents wear problem which is intrinsic for this kind of storage devices. Previously, DELL sold computers with SSDs which didn`t implement this functions. Could you check, please, if it does on your system?
    To do this type this command in the Command Prompt window:

    fsutil behavior query DisableDeleteNotify

    If it returns a "0", your drive supports TRIM and this function is running, and if it returns "1", then TRIM is disabled.
    I am asking this because I ordered a laptop with 64-bit Win7, but just found that DELL finally has a driver update to enable TRIM for their SSDs, however only for 32-bit Win7:
    TRIM Functionality on SSD Drives - Desktop General Hardware Forum - Desktop - Dell Community
    If your system doesn`t support TRIM, then I`d recommend everyone who considers buying E6510 with an SSD to 1) wait until 19 May 2010 (see link above) and 2) order it with 32-bit Win7, not 64.
    Looking forward to hear results of a test!
     
  6. welt

    welt Notebook Guru

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    AFAIK this command only shows you if TRIM is enabled in Windows 7 and NOT if the SSD is TRIMable, or? You could use a programm like crystal disk info, which shows if the drive has TRIM.
     
  7. rackley

    rackley Notebook Enthusiast

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    I didn't order the SSD, so the output would be meaningless.
     
  8. ioann

    ioann Newbie

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    Sorry, mixed up something...then this question is redirected to all owners of such system.
    To Welt: the list in that link shows which of the SSDs support TRIM.
     
  9. miggs78

    miggs78 Notebook Guru

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    Hello E6510 owners, I had a quick question for your owners.

    The Displayport port on the 6510, has anybody used it, does it transfer audio also. Oh not the right place to ask.. but since I've never used a displayport before, it would work with a regular HDMI cable right?

    I've been looking at getting a Thinkpad T510, but the E6510 looked more sleeker and about the same build quality, and they seem to be able to match the price from Lenovo, so I'll probably give Dell a try.
     
  10. GoodBytes

    GoodBytes NvGPUPro

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    Display port is a new standard that is appearing fro computer, which is replacing DVI slowly. Display port is a smaller connector which allows easy implementation on laptops, and supports more plug-in/out's than DVI.

    In short, Display Port has right now 3 version, 1.0, 1.1 and 1.2.
    - 1.0 transfer digital or analogue video only.

    - 1.1 transfer video (digital or analogue) + digital audio (HDMI is based on that version, so it's very easy to convert to HDMI). However, audio is optional, it's not needed to pass validation. Of course now, as Audio is optional it doesn't seams to be any different form version 1.00, but remember that this is just an overview, and doesn't go down to the technical specifications.

    - 1.2 is fairly new (not yet implemented in devices), it carries Audio and Video like in the previous version, but also carries USB, and can also be daisy chained. So you can have a dual, triple and more monitor setup, all from 1 plug.

    The Latitude E series uses Display port 1.1.
    All display port versions have the same plug, so make sure that your Display port to HDMI adapter and/or cable (depending how you decide to set everything up) is Display Port 1.1with audio ready.

    I don't know if this was fixed on the E6410/E6510, but in the case of the E6400/E6500, the ability to transfer audio via display port disappeared from IDT drivers. I guess IDT got lazy as they see Display port 1.1 being able to pass without the need of audio on it. The fix however, is to use Microsoft generic drivers, which make the sound card work just fine.

    Maybe if people start to pressure Dell to push IDT, to make them return audio via display port support, it might help.. but I don't think anyone here is doing it.

    It's hard to deny the fact that the Latitude E6400/E6500 comes with minimum 3 year warranty while Lenovo is only 1 year minimum. Plus, in some countries like Canada, you even get 3 year next business day on site service as minimum (you can't have less).
    It's VERY refreshing to see a company stand by it's products in these day in age. Most companies only offer the minimum to start with, or even no options at all.
     
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