Pros

  • Fast for a budget laptop
  • Lots customization options

Cons

  • Dedicated graphics not an option
  • Productivity apps not bundled

At A Glance

The customization options of this zippy $999 portable will please picky shoppers, and it's fast, too.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Display
Display size 15.4 inches
Resolution 1280 x 800 pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Vertical Resolution 800
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Intel 965 Express
Storage
Drive size 120.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
  • Mini PCI Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x4)
  • Video - S-Video
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 1
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth No
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 2048.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 14.0 inches
Depth 10.1 inches
Height 1.6 inches
Weight 6.8 pounds
Weight with Accessories 6.8 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (32 bit)
Included Software
  • Roxio Creator
  • MyDVD 9.0 DE
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 78.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Battery
Battery Life 4:04:43 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 329.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 384.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 279.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 573.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 561.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 810.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 275.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 894.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 245.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 14.64   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 9.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 449.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0