The quality of the casing and overall finish of the m is not as good as an Apple PowerBook , but the inspiration was most definitely borrowed from that line of notebooks. It was annoying, but after I changed from the Sigmatel audio drivers to the Intel ones, it was gone! I feel that Dell has skimped a little on the overall build quality. Battery life is poor with the included 4-cell battery, it ll die on you at around 2 hours if you have the screen set to full brightness. Weak battery — The standard battery is very, very weak.

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As you can see, the Inspiron m faired well and outperformed its competition in terms of speed. Only once did they send a technician over to replace a hard drive in an old machine, so delp was nice Usually, their phone support people are pretty clueless. My machine has the 1. The screen is where the m shines.

Those are the dimensions of the m except for the thickness, unfortunately. I was a little worried that the machine would be too thick to my liking, but when I first took it out of the package, I was relieved. Bluetooth would have been a nice option, but luckily there are very cheap and portable USB Dongles that can give me Bluetooth. However, your working area may even be increased — the display is high resolution so you can fit a lot of data on it at once.

What do you mean? Front-side view of the Inspiron m and a look at its layout view larger image Left-side view of the Inspiron m and a look at its layout view larger image Right-side view of the Inspiron m and a look at its layout view larger image Bottom-side view of the Inspiron m and a look at its layout view larger image As you can see, an ample number of ports are provided for such a small notebook. After weighing all the options, I decided to go with the Dell Inspiron m.

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I m happy to report that the Inspiron m is both quiet and cool. But to be fair, one must consider the fact that Dell had to crunch the keys of the m into a much smaller area than IBM did for the T40, so sacrifices in usability are expected in order to save on space. You re literally forced to buy an extended life battery or carry an extra battery.

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This is not a desktop replacement style notebook. Luckily you have this amazing forum. The VGA and S-Video out ddhc also welcome ports, overall the port layout and options for the m are good for a smaller sized notebook. No dedicated media buttons — I am surprised there are none since this is a media-oriented machine.

So much for travelling lightly and without bulk. In fact, you can even remove the optical drive when the machine is on!

Left-side view of Dell Inspiron m view larger image. These processors are extremely fast; in fact, mine is equivalent to around a 3. The laptop uses integrated dsll, so my gaming expectations, if any, were very very low.

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Small keyboard sdhd The keyboard is not full size. Dell Inspiron m front side view larger image. I have heard of people calling Dell and purposely complaining about faults of the machine not defects so that they can get free merchandise.

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Overall, the keyboard is usable. To my surprise, it worked quite well, even with 7000m 64 MB of shared video memory. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

In the States, this laptop is considered a budget computer while in Canada, it is literally the most expensive one.

The screen brightness is truly amazing and the angle at which you can view the screen from is great. I am happy to report that, unlike other machines, the m has a lid clasp!

Dell Inspiron m Review (pics, specs)

When I first plugged in my headphones, there was a hissing sound that accompanied whatever I was hearing. This may be because I have MB of ram, so there was plenty to go around. Dell Inspiron m Right side view larger image.

Full-featured with a two spindle device design, a fast Intel Pentium M processor, and a Usually a notebook from Dell will ship quicker, but when it s a new release you can expect a longer time on delivery.