Solutions Through IT

June 3, 2010

Dell Precision M6500 – First Impressions

Filed under: Computers and Internet — solutionsthroughit @ 21:18

Received the notebook, and was initially very impressed.  large 17” widescreen display, full keyboard (slightly squishy cursor keys / different layout for home/insert etc).  Ran the Windows Performance test – looks nice!

Booted the system, seemed responsive, although not as quick as I’d imagined 😦

on a full charge with full brightness, the battery meter indicates a mere 2 hours of charge, something that will have to be monitored – as with a 210 Watt power supply, it’s NOT going to be something that can be charged in the car (without purchasing a REALLY expensive inverter!).

Pro’s:

System is fast when using it, very responsive and has a generally solid feel to it.  quick, quiet, and not too much heat being generated, although it hasn’t really been stressed yet.

Cons:

Build quality is really less than desirable.  the palm rest “clicks” with the plastic palm rest being very flexible, and there’s a slight defect (“wobble” ?? in the screen).

More to come!

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