M6600 Owners Thread

Discussion in 'Dell Latitude, Vostro, and Precision' started by tomcom2k, May 23, 2011.

  1. tomcom2k

    tomcom2k Notebook Evangelist

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    Got IT! 1 week from ordering!

    Initial Impressions are good.

    For M6500 owners its very similar, but because of the 16:9 it seems a lot wider.

    Non IPS HD screen seems very decent.

    Build quality seems to be as good as the M6500.

    The keyboard has nasty keys compared to the M6500 and moderate flex.

    Alps touchpad :( Synaptics > Alps

    BIOS comes set to RAID even with one HDD.

    NO OPTION OF SANDY BRIDGE INTEL GRAPHICS ONLY ON ATI MODEL :(

    Power brick is the same size as the Slim adapter of the M6500, very wide.

    Machine comes with 2nd HDD bracket when ordered with only one HDD, but no extra screws.

    Mechanical HDD is a TOSHIBA MK5061GSY 500GB

    Changing Hard Drives is easier than the M6500 the Primary bay slides right out.

    Power on to end off POST and OS start is remarkably quick

    There is a UEFI only boot option which i'm not going to test a legacy BIOS is more than sufficient.

    The money shot [​IMG]

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    More info coming soon!
     
  2. Althernai

    Althernai Notebook Virtuoso

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    That is really fast assembly and delivery. It's a pity about the lack of switchable graphics -- we knew it from what havoctex said in the other thread, but it's still disappointing since AMD does have this implemented in other laptops. Looking forward to further info.

    Also, what do you mean by "nasty keys"?
     
  3. tomcom2k

    tomcom2k Notebook Evangelist

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    The key is beveled so the surface area of the key is only 1cm, just feels strange on the fingers.
     
  4. seb87

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    Photos?? :D
     
  5. tomcom2k

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    Added internal shot to original post. More shots when I get home
     
  6. ksna

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    Very cool, looking forward to the pictures. Mine is still in production :(
     
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    thanks! very clean inside! :)
     
  8. m4600

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    Thanks a lot for the quick first-look comments. Looking forward to your detailed review!

    Please elaborate on the feel of the keyboard and the Alps touchpad. I use the internal keyboard and the touchpad 90% of the time, so that would be very important. Thanks!
     
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    By the way, is that the backlit keyboard or the standard one?
     
  10. Aikimox

    Aikimox Weihenstephaner!

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    @Tomcom2k,

    Congrats!! More pics please! And could you also check load temps in Prime95+Furmark?
     
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