Latitude E7240 and E7440

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by CowboyCoder, May 18, 2013.

  1. bennni

    bennni Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    86
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    273
    Trophy Points:
    76
  2. powerslave12r

    powerslave12r Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    502
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    41
    Could someone report how this BIOS update has affected their performance?

    Thanks.
     
  3. bennni

    bennni Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    86
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    273
    Trophy Points:
    76
    powerslave12r likes this.
  4. powerslave12r

    powerslave12r Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    0
    Messages:
    502
    Likes Received:
    34
    Trophy Points:
    41
  5. 6730b

    6730b Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    272
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    539
    Trophy Points:
    106
    The A23 bios now gone from Dell driver download, not very reassuring...
    Did flash it some time ago with no apparent problems (yet :O) so keeping it ftm while waiting for Intel to end their fumbling.
     
  6. bennni

    bennni Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    86
    Messages:
    445
    Likes Received:
    273
    Trophy Points:
    76
  7. 6730b

    6730b Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    272
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    539
    Trophy Points:
    106
    A few days using A25 bios, everything (seems to be) working as it should, no problems detected anywhere (so far).
     
    John Ratsey likes this.
  8. 6730b

    6730b Notebook Evangelist

    Reputations:
    272
    Messages:
    430
    Likes Received:
    539
    Trophy Points:
    106
    Still all well here with A25. And (this time) not removed from Dell download so probably no reported bugs.
     
    powerslave12r likes this.
  9. chupacabras

    chupacabras Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    57
    Messages:
    208
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    30
    I recently picked up a great condition E7240, but the touchpad drives me mad. I'm not sure whether I have a lemon, but the two finger multitouch scrolling is frustratingly inconsistent. Running Windows 10 and have tried a bunch of drivers to no avail. The issue is when you lift your fingers after two finger scrolling. Unless you lift them up exactly vertically, the touchpad will register a flick either up or down. This is extremely frustrating then reading a document. I've tested other laptops, and there is a clear tolerance when lifting the fingers which doesn't trigger movement. Perhaps I just have terrible two finger scrolling technique, but I haven't had this problem on any other laptop before.

    Does anyone know if this behavior is normal? Or can be fixed with different drivers? Or knows which ALPs registry settings that can be tweaked? I have intertia scrolling on. Turning it off solves this problem, but the scrolling is extremely inconsistent with it off, sometimes scrolling very little and other times jumping.

    Desperate for some help :)
     
  10. Scan_Ferr

    Scan_Ferr Notebook Consultant

    Reputations:
    32
    Messages:
    105
    Likes Received:
    3
    Trophy Points:
    31
    Hey, I need a laptop to write my masters thesis (currently only have a gaming desktop and as I will be doing tests outside, laptop would help) and I'm looking forward to buy one of these, refurbished. Thing is, I only find these 2 models with the 1366x768 screen. How good/bad is this screen? Is this resolution too small, either for 12.5 or 14 inch?
     
Loading...

Share This Page