Traveling With Your Computer. Dell XPS PP28L, PP28L, XPS M1530, RU335

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Traveling With Your Computer

Identifying Your Computer

• Attach a name tag or business card to the computer.

• Write down your Service Tag and store it in a safe place away from the computer or carrying case. Use the Service Tag if you need to report a loss or theft to law enforcement officials and to Dell.

• Create a file on the Microsoft




desktop called if_found.

Place information such as your name, address, and phone number in this file.

• Contact your credit card company and ask if it offers coded identification tags.

Packing the Computer

• Remove any external devices attached to the computer and store them in a safe place.

• To make the computer as light as possible, replace any devices installed in the module bay with the Dell TravelLite™ module.

• Fully charge the main battery and any spare batteries that you plan to carry with you.

• Shut down the computer.

• Disconnect the AC adapter.


When the display is closed, extraneous items on the keyboard or palm rest could damage the display.

• Remove any extraneous items, such as paper clips, pens, and paper, from the keyboard and palm rest and close the display.

• Use the optional Dell™ carrying case to pack the computer and its accessories together safely.

• Avoid packing the computer with items such as shaving cream, colognes, perfumes, or food.

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If the computer has been exposed to extreme temperatures, allow it to acclimate to room temperature for 1 hour before turning it on.

• Protect the computer, the batteries, and the hard drive from hazards such as extreme temperatures and overexposure to sunlight, dirt, dust, or liquids.

• Pack the computer so that it does not slide around in the trunk of your car or in an overhead storage compartment.

Travel Tips


Do not move the computer while using the optical drive to prevent loss of data.


Do not check the computer as baggage.

• Consider disabling wireless activity on your computer to maximize battery operating time. To disable wireless activity, use the wireless switch (see

"Dell Wi-Fi Catcher™ Network Locator" on page 83).

• Consider changing your power management options to maximize battery

operating time (see "Configuring Power Management Settings" on page 46).

• If you are traveling internationally, carry proof of ownership—or of your right to use the computer if it is company-owned—to speed your passage through customs. Investigate the customs regulations of the countries you plan to visit, and consider acquiring an international carnet (also known as a merchandise passport) from your government.

• Find out what type of electrical outlets are used in the countries you will visit, and have appropriate power adapters.

• Check with your credit card company for information about the kinds of emergency travel assistance it offers to users of portable computers.

Traveling by Air


Do not walk the computer through a metal detector. Send the computer through an X-ray machine or have it hand-inspected.

• Ensure that you have a charged battery available in case you are asked to turn on the computer.

• Prior to entering the airplane, verify that using a computer is permitted.

Some airlines forbid the use of electronic devices during flight. All airlines forbid the use of electronic devices during takeoff and landing.

Traveling With Your Computer


Key Features

  • Intel® Core™2 Duo T9300 2.5 GHz
  • 39.1 cm (15.4") 1280 x 800 pixels 16:10
  • 4 GB DDR2-SDRAM 667 MHz 2 x 2 GB
  • 320 GB
  • NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • 90 W
  • Windows Vista Home Premium

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