Dell 9400 Laptop User Manual

Dell™ Inspiron™ 9400
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Table of Contents
Your Configuration
Key Benefits
Hardware Details
Entertainment & Security Software Details
Services and Support
Chassis Features
Technical Specifications
Important Information
Return information
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YOUR CONFIGURATION
Configuration options marked with a √ indicate those sent for this review.
Processor
‰ Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2600 (2.16GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB Cache)
‰ Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2500 (2GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB Cache)
‰ Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2400 (1.83GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB Cache)
‰ Intel® Core™ Duo Processor T2300 (1.66GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB Cache)
‰ Intel® Core™ Solo Processor T1300 (1.66GHz/667MHz FSB/2MB Cache)
Wide Screen Display (Active Matrix TFT)
‰ 17” WXGA+ (1440x900) display
‰ 17” UltraSharp™ WUXGA (1920x1200) display with TrueLife™
Memory
‰ 512MB shared* Dual-channel* 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
‰ 1GB shared* Dual-channel* 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
‰ 2GB shared* Dual-channel* 533MHz DDR2 SDRAM
‰ 512MB shared* Dual-channel* 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
‰ 1GB shared* Dual-channel* 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
‰ 2GB shared* Dual-channel* 667MHz DDR2 SDRAM
Hard drive
‰ 60GB* 5400 RPM SATA HDD
‰ 80GB* 5400 RPM SATA HDD
‰ 100GB* 5400 RPM SATA HDD
‰ 60GB* 7200 RPM SATA HDD
‰ 80GB* 7200 RPM SATA HDD
‰ 100GB* 7200 RPM SATA HDD
Video
‰ Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 (with up to 256MB of shared memory)
‰ 256MB ATI Mobility™ Radeon™ X1400 HyperMemory*
‰ 256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 7800
Media
‰ DVD/CD-RW Combo
‰ DVD+/-RW with Dual Layer* DVD+R write capacity*
Battery
‰ 6-cell 53WHr Li-Ion Battery
‰ 9-cell 80WHr Li-Ion Battery
Communications
‰ Integrated 100/100 LAN and 56K Modem*
‰ Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 802.11 a/b/g Mini Card Wireless
Multimedia & Entertainment
‰ Dell MediaDirect
‰ 5-in-1 Removable Memory Card Reader
‰ DVI-D, VGA video output & S-Video with SPIF & component video via S-Video dongle
‰ IEEE 1394 (Firewire) & 6 USB 2.0
‰ Integrated Subwoofer
Operating System
‰ Microsoft® Windows® XP Home
‰ Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center Edition 2005
‰ Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional
Productivity Suite
‰ Microsoft Works Suite 2006
‰ Microsoft Office 2003
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The Inspiron 9400 is an entertainment powerhouse defined by its dual-core processing power,
large 17-inch wide-aspect display and broad video performance options. This feature-rich
desktop replacement is ideal for the power consumer that likes to take the show on the road as
well as the creative professional that needs multimedia capabilities that only this large-screen
beauty can deliver. All of this comes packed in a svelte design and competitive value for which
Dell is known.
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PERFORMANCE FOR DEMANDING APPLICATIONS
KEY BENEFITS
With dual core processors, high-end graphics and fast mobile memory and
storage solutions, you have ample horsepower to run power applications ranging
from 3D games to media editors as well as the latest entertainment and
productivity programs.
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Dual-core processors
Two processor cores for simultaneous processor multitasking today and
fast single application performance in the future as more applications
become multi-threaded
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Broad graphics configurability
Latest discrete & UMA graphics options ranging from solid mainstream
graphics to lightning fast delivery of 3D graphics performance
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667MHz FSB and 667MHz dual-channel DDR2 memory
Wider Front Side Bus bandwidth (vs. 533MHz in previous Notebooks) for
fast transfer speed; fast memory can increase overall performance with
low power consumption
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7200RPM SATA HDDs
Blazing fast access speed and latest SATA technology
EXTRAORDINARY VIEWING EXPERIENCE
Don’t give up a thing in your mobile entertainment with a True to Life images
dancing across the biggest notebook display available from Dell.
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Large 17” Display
22% bigger active viewing area (actual physical display size) than 15.4”
wide-screen display*
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Wide 16:10 Aspect Ratio
Ideal for movie watching or viewing multiple windows; 16:10 wide aspect
gives 64% more viewable content (over 4:3 standard-aspect view*
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TrueLife™ Technology
Rich, vibrant color with crisp, clear text; up to a 10% higher contrast ratio
over the same display with an anti-glare coating
RICH ENTERTAINMENT EXPERIENCE
Accessing your entertainment files on your mobile entertainment system has
never been easier with robust features to get to your media where want it.
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Enhanced MediaDirect
Quick, easy, one-touch access to digital photos, music and video without
booting into MS Windows
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5-in-1 Card Reader
Flexible and easy access to digital content without cords and proprietary
applications
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ExpressCard™ modular expansion
Deliver high-performance, modular expansion to computers at a smaller
form factor than PCMCIA standard with the new ExpressCard™ data
exchange interface. For more information visit www.expresscard.org.
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DUAL-CORE PROCESSORS
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Intel® Core™ Duo Processors
Accomplish more while running multiple
applications, such as editing video while
downloading music.
Intel® Core™ Solo processor (Single Core Technology)
Performance Level -
+
A single core processor performs one task at a time. For example, when
surfing the web and a virus scan application begins your system may
perform slower because the two programs are now fighting for
processor time.
Intel® Core™ Duo processor (Dual Core Technology)
Performance Level -
+
A dual core processor can run two programs simultaneously allowing
maximum performance while running demanding applications, such as
editing video while downloading music and/or running a virus scan.
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HIGH-END GRAPHICS
256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800
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High-end Graphics performance for a Great
Entertainment Experience
• Extreme performance for today’s breathtaking games
– DirectX® 9 Shader Model 3.0 allows intense visual effects
– Introduces transparency anti-aliasing - a revolutionary visual
quality enhancement
• High definition home-theater experience
– NVIDIA® PureVideo™ technology allows high-quality DVD
playback and stutter-free, high-definition (HD) viewing
– Adaptive de-interlacing techniques deliver a crisp image
without the double images typical of traditional techniques.
• Advanced power management
– PowerMizer technology helps minimize heat and maximize
battery life
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TRUELIFE™ DISPLAYS
TrueLife™ Displays
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• Dell now offers 17” UltraSharp™ WUXGA
displays with TrueLife for an extraordinary
viewing experience.
– Dell combines the highest resolution
(1920x1200) 17-inch WUXGA display with
TrueLife™, offering a viewing experience that is
more crisp and more vivid than lower resolution
displays with anti-glare coatings. Enjoy movies
and photos like never before.
– A TrueLife display has up to a 10% higher
contrast ratio than the same display with an
anti-glare coating.
– TrueLife displays are an optional upgrade for
9400 notebooks.
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DURABLE DESIGN
RoadReady™ Notebooks
-- Durable, Dependable, Dell
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• A design and testing philosophy applied to all Dell
notebook products to help ensure uncompromised
durability and reliability
• Durable Design - notebook products engineered to
high standards for demanding on-the-go usage
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StrikeZone™ hard drive shock absorbers
Use of strong, light-weight engineered materials
Latches, hinges, touch pads, buttons, and keyboards
designed to withstand thousands to millions of cycles
• Rigorous Testing - exhaustive testing measures to
help ensure dependable performance
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Drop, shock, vibration, rigidity, and stress testing that
simulates possible usage mishaps
Battery charging/ discharging, pressure chamber,
humidity, and extreme heat and cold testing that
simulates daily usage in a multitude of environments
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DELL MEDIADIRECT™
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One-button access to photos, music, and movies
• True “instant on” functionality
Fast access to movies, music, video, and photos without
the need to boot into Windows
• New dedicated button
Screened with “Home” icon intuitively ties functionality back
to Windows Media Center Manager or Dell Media
Experience based on configuration
• Great flexibility for digital content playback
Retrieve content from local storage devices (HDD, USB
thumb drive, CD/DVD, 5-in-1 memory card reader, etc.)
• Wide media format support
Ability to play the most common file formats such as MP3,
WMA, WMV, AVI, MPEG-1, MPEG-2, and more.
• Graphical User Interface
Windows-like interface including full mouse and keyboard
with no need of specialized function keys
• Take your content on-the-go and watch what you want,
when you want!
Watch pre-recorded TV content with available TV tuner
option*
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DIGITAL MEDIA SOFTWARE
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Two great options to enjoy more of your
entertainment all in one easy-to-use place!
Microsoft® Windows® XP Media
Center 2005 Edition
Microsoft® Windows® XP Media Center 2005 Edition
is an operating system that enables you to enjoy some
of the best in home entertainment, personal
productivity, and creativity on your home PC in a
simple, complete, and connected way.
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Watch What You Want When You Want
With Media Center Edition and an optional TV Tuner, you can watch and record your
favorite TV shows.*
Do Even More with Your Photos
Media Center Edition 2005 makes it easier than ever to create an instant slideshow,
complete with a music soundtrack and pan-and-zoom video effects.
Get More Out of Music
Media Center Edition makes it easier than ever to play a music CD, copy it into your
library, create and save playlists and edit album details. Also included is built-in
support for audio CD burning directly from Media Center Edition (CD burner required
for this functionality).
Instant Printing
In just a few clicks print photo’s to your local printer
Dell Media Experience TM
Dell Media Experience provides a
single, integrated easy-to-use
window into all the entertainment
content on your PC.
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Family-friendly & TV-compatible interface
uses the power of the PC to bring both
personal and Hollywood entertainment to life
in your den, dorm or living room.
Dell Media Experience ships standard on
systems that are not ordered with Windows
XP Media Center Edition 2005.
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DIGITAL HOME SOFTWARE
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Paint Shop Photo Album
Paint Shop Photo Album is a digital photography one-stop shop for
acquiring images from a digital camera or scanner; quickly improving,
organizing and cataloguing photos; creating greeting cards, fliers, and Web
graphics, creating presentations; to sharing photos and online photos,
customers can find it all in Paint Shop Photo Album.
Paint Shop Pro
Paint Shop Pro is a great addition to Paint Shop Photo Album. It offers photo
enhancement tools such as color adjustment, scratch and artifacts remover,
cloning, retouching, histogram analyzing & adjustment; powerful graphics
such as layering, masking, drawing, collage, flip (mirror imaging), animation,
fliers, frames & special effects; and web design tools such as download
optimization, image mapping to link different areas of an image to unique
URLs, and more. Dell customers can choose to purchase a license for Paint
Shop Pro Dell Edition after the trial period has ended.
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Sonic DigitalMedia
With Sonic DigitalMedia it’s a snap to copy CDs
and DVDs, and it takes just a few mouse clicks to
share or protect photos, financial records, and
other important data. Music lovers will enjoy
creating custom music compilation CDs and
Jukebox CDs for personal use, which can contain
hundreds of legally appropriate MP3, WMA, or
WAV files.
Sonic MyDVD
Experience the perfect balance of
MyDVD’s interactive, drag-and-drop,
WYSIWYG (what you see is what you
get) authoring. You can be burning your
first DVD within minutes of launching
MyDVD.
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EMERGENCY SYSTEM RESTORE
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Dell PC Restore by Symantec
Your Inspiron 9400 system is equipped with powerful software to restore
this system’s original factory settings - exactly the same way it was
custom built for you. Dell PC Restore will restore the operating system
and all the original applications, but will not save your personal files,
such as email, MP3s, videos, web pages, etc. Remember to save your
personal files before using Dell PC Restore. Windows XP is equipped
with a backup program to help you save your personal data before using
Dell PC Restore.
How does Dell PC Restore work?
It works very fast! PC Restore can restore your complete system in less
than 10 minutes saving you time and getting you back to what you want
to do. A copy of your Dell factory-installed operating system and all of
the original applications are saved to a special place on the hard drive,
occupying no more than 4GB*.
Do I have to do all the work?
Should you need to restore your system, the Dell PC Restore
application automates the install process helping to minimizing any
confusion you might have. This is a significant improvement to manually
installing the operating system and all your applications from multiple
CD, which could take hours and require multiple calls to tech support.
Where can I learn more?
Customers can find out more about Dell PC Restore in their Owners
Manual. An operating system CD is available for the advance or
technical user for complex installations for an additional fee.
NOTE: Since PC Restore restores the system to the state it was in when it was
received from Dell, it will delete all data (photos, files, applications, etc.) that have been
added since it was received. Customers should back-up needed data before using Dell
PC Restore.
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AUTOMATIC SUPPORT
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Dell Support 3.0 (UK ONLY)
Your Inspiron 9400 system is equipped with an intelligent software
service that is factory-loaded and can be personalized by you to provide
automatic updates and notifications. This self support assistant will help
you keep your system running at it’s optimal level without the headache
of trying to find out if an update is needed.
This Dell-exclusive software service is
constantly updated with Dell’s technical
knowledge to enable real-time health
scans of your computing environment
(PC, peripherals, network devices),
proactive alerts, automated “fixes,”
software updates and other relevant selfsupport information. You can tailor the
control settings for the level of support
that is right for you. All of these proactive
and personalized features are designed to
keep your Inspiron 9400 system updated
and operating the way you want it.
Dell Support 3.0 is a small program but can be a big help with it’s
“Learn & Fix” presentation style as you can control when and how
updates are displayed. It can also present auto-fixes before you realize
a problem exists, saving you time and headaches trying to make sure
your Inspiron 9400 has all the necessary updates.
Reviews resources:
www.support.dell.com/DellSupportUpgrade provides information on Dell Support
3.0 benefits and features.
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Front View with Display Panel Open
FEATURES
17”
17” Wide
Wide Screen
Screen XGA+
XGA+ or
or optional
optional UltraSharp
UltraSharp
UXGA
Display
with
TrueLife
UXGA Display with TrueLife technology
technology
Dell
Dell MediaDirect™
MediaDirect™ Button
Button
Device
Device Station
Station Lights
Lights
Keyboard
Keyboard Status
Status Lights
Lights
Touch
Touch Pad
Pad Buttons
Buttons
Integrated
Integrated Touch
Touch Pad
Pad
Multimedia
Multimedia Keys
Keys
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Left View
FEATURES
Security
Security Cable
Cable Slot
Slot
Optical
Optical Drive
Drive Bay
Bay
USB
USB 2.0
2.0 Ports
Ports
Air
Air Intake
Intake
Right View
5-in-1
5-in-1 Media
Media Memory
Memory Card
Card Reader
Reader
ExpressCard™
ExpressCard™ Expansion
Expansion Port
Port
Air
Air Intake
Intake
Mic
Mic In
In
1394
1394 Port
Port
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Headphone
Headphone Jack
Jack
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Back View
Modem
Modem Connector
Connector
DVI
DVI Connector
Connector
FEATURES
S-Video
S-Video Out
Out Connector
Connector
Power
Power In
In
Air
Air Exhaust
Exhaust
Air
Air Exhaust
Exhaust
USB
USB 2.0
2.0 Ports
Ports (4)
(4)
Network
Network Connector
Connector
VGA
VGA Connector
Connector
Bottom View
Subwoofer
Subwoofer
Battery
Battery Charge
Charge Gauge
Gauge
Optical
Optical Drive
Drive Locking
Locking Screw
Screw
Battery
Battery Release
Release Latch
Latch
Fan
Fan
Battery
Battery
Hard
Hard Drive
Drive
Memory
Memory Module
Module Cover
Cover
Fan
Fan
Mini
Mini Card
Card // Modem
Modem Cover
Cover
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TECHNICAL SPECS
INTEL® MICROPROCESSOR
Processor type
Intel® Core™ Solo & Duo processors
Processor speed support
Up to 2.16GHZ 667MHz
Internal L2 cache
2MB
External bus frequency
533MHz or 667MHz
Math coprocessor
Internal
CHIPSET AND SYSTEM ARCHITECTURE
System chipset
Intel 945GM or 945PM
Processor Data bus width
64 bits
DRAM bus width
64 bits (Dual channel*)
Processor Address bus width
36 bits
PCI bus (PCI-Express for video)
x16
SYSTEM MEMORY
Architecture
DDR2 shared* SDRAM up to 667MHz
Memory module capacities
256MB, 512MB, and 1GB
Memory module socket
Two SODIMM socket
Minimum RAM
256MB
Maximum RAM
2048MB
5-IN-1 MEDIA MEMORY CARD READER
5-in-1Memory Card Controller
Ricoh R5C832
5-in-1Memory Card Connector
5-in-1 Combo Card connector
Cards Supported
MS, MS Pro, SSD/SDIO, MMC, xD,
CD type I/II, & IBM Microdrive through
ExpressCard adapter
5-in-1 Memory Card Connector Size
36.8 x 29.3 x 4.75 mm
EXPRESSCARD SPECIFICATIONS
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Express Card Connectors
One ExpressCard slot 54mm
1.5 V and 3.3 V
Cards Supported
ExpressCard*/34 (34mm)
ExpressCard*/54 (54mm)
PC Card Connector Size
26 pins
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TECHNICAL SPECS
I/O PORTS SPECIFICATION
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Video
DVI-D (24-hole connector); VGA (15-hole)
S-Video TV-out
7-pin mini-DIN connector (optional S-video
to composite video adapter cable; optional
S-video to component video adapter cable)
IEEE 1394a
4-pin mini, non-powered connector
Audio
Microphone-in connector, stereo
headphone/speakers connector
USB
six 4-pin USB 2.0-compliant connectors
Network Adapter
RJ-45
Modem
RJ-11
VIDEO SPECIFICATION
Discrete Video Options
256MB ATI Mobility Radeon X1400
HyperMemory* or 256MB NVIDIA GeForce
Go 7800
Integrated Graphics Options
Intel® Graphics Media Accelerator 950 with
up to 128MB of shared memory
17” LCD SPECIFICATION
Type (active-matrix TFT)
WXGA+; WUXGA
Dimensions
Height
Width
Diagonal
245.0 mm (9.64 inches)
383.0 mm (15 inches)
431.8 mm (17 inches)
Max Resolutions/Colors
WXGA+
WUXGA
1440 x 900 at 16.7 million colors
1920 x 1200 at 16.7 million colors
Refresh Rate
60 Hz
Viewing angles
Horizontal
+/-40° (WXGA+)
+/-60° (WUXGA)
Vertical
+15° /-30° (WXGA+)
+/-45° (WUXGA)
Pixel Pitch
0.255mm (WXGA+)
0.191mm (WUXGA)
Power Consumption (panel w/ backlight)
7.54W
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TECHNICAL SPECS
INTEGRATED AUDIO
Audio Controller
High Definition Audio (HDA) bus
Stereo Conversion
24-bit (analog-to-digital & digital-to-analog)
Interfaces
Internal
HDA bus
External
Microphone-in connector, stereo
headphone/speakers connector
Internal Speaker Amplifier
Stereo 2-W main speakers and 5-W
subwoofer with bass reflex port
Volume Controls
Volume can be controlled through key
combinations or application program
menus
COMMUNICATIONS
Modem Type
v.92 56K* MDC
Modem Controller
softmodem
Modem Interface
Internal High Definition Audio (HDA) bus
Network Adapter
10/100 Ethernet LAN on system board
Wireless
Internal PCI-e Mini-Card WLAN support;
Internal card with Bluetooth® wireless
technology
KEYBOARD
Number of Keys
87 (US & Canada); 88 (Europe); 91 (Japan)
Layout
QWERTY/AZERTY/KANJI
TOUCH PAD
X/Y position resolution
(graphics table mode)
240 cpi
Size:
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Width
73.0-mm (2.9-inch) sensor-active area
Height
42.9-mm (1.70-inch) rectangle
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BATTERY
Type
9-cell (80Whr) “Smart” Lithium Ion
6-cell (53Whr) “Smart” Lithium Ion
TECHNICAL SPECS
Dimensions
Height
Depth
Width
21.5 mm (0.83 inch)
88.5 mm (3.48 inches)
139 mm (5.47 inches)
Weight
0.40kg (0.88lbs) – 9-cell Li-Ion
0.26kg (0.57lbs) – 6-cell Li-ion
Voltage
14.8 VDC – 4-cell Li-Ion
11.1VDC – 6-cell Li-Ion
Capacity
9-cell, 6-cell
Battery Life
TBD – 9 cell Li-Ion
TBD – 6 cell Li-Ion
Battery Charge Time
Approximately 2 hours
(at 100% in ~ 2 hours)
(at 80% in ~ 1 hour)
Lifespan (approximate)
300 discharge/charge cycles
Temperature Range
Charge/Discharge
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
-40° to 65° (-40° to 149°F)
AC ADAPTER
Input Voltage
90 to 264 VAC
Input Current (Maximum)
1.5 A
Input Frequency
47 to 63 Hz
Output Current
5.62 A (maximum at 4-second pulse)
4.62 A (continuous)
Output Power
90W
Rated Output Voltage
19.5 VDC
Physical
Height
Width
Depth
34.2mm (1.35 inches)
60.8mm (2.39 inches)
153.4mm (6.04 inches)
Weight (with cables)
0.54kg (1.19lbs.)
Temperature Range
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Operating
0° to 40°C (32° to 104°F)
Storage
-40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F)
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TECHNICAL SPECS
PHYSICAL CHARACTERISTICS
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Height
41.5mm (1.6 inches)
Width
394mm (15.5 inches)
Depth
288mm (11.3 inches)
Weight
Estimated Weight:
Starting at 3.49kg (7.7lbs)*
(WXGA+ display, 6-cell battery, DVD combo drive)
SYSTEM OPERATING CONDITIONS
Temperature
Operating
0° to 35°C (32° to 95°F)
Storage
-40° to 65°C (-40° to 149°F)
Relative Humidity
Operating
10% to 90% (non-condensing)
Storage
5% to 95% (non-condensing)
Maximum Vibration
Operating
0.66 GRMS
Storage
1.3 GRMS
Maximum Shock (measured with HDD in head-parked position)
Operating
143 G
Storage
163 G
Maximum Altitude
Operating
-15.2m to 3,048m (-50 ft. to 10,000 ft.)
Storage
-15.2m to 10,668m (-50 ft. to 35,000 ft.)
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION
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Pricing, specifications, availability, and terms of offers may change without notice. Taxes, fees, shipping, handling and any
applicable restocking charges are extra, and vary. Dell cannot be responsible for pricing or other errors, and reserves the right
to cancel orders arising from such errors.
* Shared Memory: Between 128 and 224 MB of system memory may be allocated to support graphics, depending on system
memory size and other factors.
* Dual-channel memory: requires 2 each of the same capacity memory DIMMs
* Hard Drives: GB means 1 billion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be
less. On Dimension, XPS, and Inspiron systems, for Norton Ghost 10 and Dell DataSafe users, up to 25% of the stated hard
drive capacity may be utilized by your system as dedicated backup space.
* DVD+/-RW: Discs burned with this drive may not be compatible with some existing drives and players; using DVD+R media
provides maximum compatibility.
* Dual-layer DVD writer: Special media required, and third party software may also be required.
* Modem Speeds: Download speeds are limited to 53Kbps. Upload speeds are less (about 30Kbps). Speeds can vary by line
condition and modem manufacturer. Analog phone line and service required.
* Wide-Screen Resolutions: Viewable content comparison is based on the number of pixels of a wide-screen WXGA+ LCD
display versus a XGA LCD display.
* 17” Display: Active Viewing Area comparison is based on screen size of a 17” LCD display versus a 15.4” LCD display.
* 256MB ATI Mobility™ Radeon® X1400 HyperMemory: The total of local and shared system memory used by this graphics
card is up to 256MB. Local on-board memory is 128MB. Up to 128MB of system memory may be allocated to support
graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.
* Estimated weight: pending final measurements. Starting weight of 7.7 lbs includes 17” WXGA+ LCD, 6-cell (53 W/Hr) Li-Ion
battery, DVD combo drive. Weights vary depending on configurations and manufacturing variability.
* up.
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Dell Inc. provides this equipment for evaluation
purposes only. All equipment must be returned
to Dell Inc. in good working condition.
Equipment must be in its original box, including
all packaging, documentation, cables, and
diskettes.
This equipment remains the property of Dell Inc.
unless paid for in full by the evaluator. Dell Inc.
reserves the right to collect from the evaluator
the full retail value of the equipment if not
returned promptly and in good working condition
on or before the due date.
Please contact <NAME> to set up
a return for this system
<EMAIL>
<PHONE>
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