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Dell Inspiron 6000 Centrino (Intel 915PM)
By Justin Ong
Category : Notebooks/Laptops
Published by Vijay Anand on Sunday, 3rd April, 2005
Rating : 4 out of 5 stars  

An All Around Look

Being a desktop replacement notebook means the Inspiron 6000 has the surface area to include a generous amount of connectors and jacks for peripherals and data communication. In all, the notebook has four USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire jack, an SD card reader and a PCMCIA slot. With the exception of two of the four USB 2.0 ports that are shoved at the back of the unit, most of these interfaces are all conveniently located on the right flank for quick and easy access. Internet and networking needs are well taken care by the RJ-45 Ethernet jack, RJ-11 modem phone jack and the Intel PRO/Wireless 2915abg network connection. These complete both the wired and wireless medium for entry to your local area network (LAN) and the Internet while the built-in Bluetooth rounds up the wireless transmission medium between the notebook and other Bluetooth enabled portable devices. Channeling video to secondary displays is well within the notebook's capability and is made possible via an S-Video TV-out connector and a 15-pin D-sub video-out port.

Similar to the design of many notebooks, the back of the Inspiron 6000 is cluttered with connection ports and secondary video connectors.

Frequently used connectors such as USB ports, card reader and earphone jack can all be found clustered on the right flank of the notebook.

Factoring in the battery, there are three serviceable panels available to owners of the Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook.

The modem module, memory and hard disk drive are components upgradeable by owners of the Dell Inspiron 6000 notebook.

A list of the main components found in the Dell Inspiron 6000.

Broadcom Advance Control Suite 2 is an easy to grapple user interface for managing network connections on the Inspiron 6000.

Dell's Media Experience is the company's version of the Microsoft Windows Media Center.

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