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Dell Latitude D410 Pentium M Notebook
By Justin Ong
Category : Notebooks/Laptops
Published by Jimmy Tang on Saturday, 23rd July, 2005
Rating : 4 out of 5 stars  


A Performance Latitude

For the average consumers, the very affordable Inspiron series of notebooks from Dell should require no introduction, but at the very mention of the word Latitude, it shouldn't come as a surprise to have folks responding with a blank face. For those living outside the corporate bubble, Dell's Latitude notebooks are mobile workhorses designed for business entities; think of it as a notebook for the collared bee as the Inspiron notebook is to the average Joe.

Dell Latitude D410

As a notebook that's business oriented, the immediate differences can be seen not only in design, but also in the field of security and warranty options. For the Latitude D410, it's apparent that more attention was given to its styling and build quality. Not that it's a stylish machine to begin with, but at least it does an excellent job in projecting a serious "no nonsense" attitude. In fact, it's expectedly dreary looking with its grey shade, however, the gaps between the seams are noticeably tighter and finishing is not as rough as its Inspiron counterpart.

Though small and with most panels fabricated from plastic, the Latitude D410 felt sturdy, barely warping and with no audible chassis strain when held up by the side. The same can also be said for the hinge assembly holding up the XGA display. Underneath its solid exterior is an Intel Pentium M 760 processor running at 2.0GHz with 2MB L2 cache, and adjacent to this powerful CPU are 512MB of DDR2 SDRAM and a 40GB hard disk drive decked out with 16MB of buffer. With this much processing power and memory capacity, cooling is of course a major concern and sure enough, a number of exhaust vents can be found scattered on the left and rear of the D410.

Front View


Left Face – (left to right: Kensington slot, 1 x USB 2.0 jack with power pin, Infrared port.)


Right Face – (left to right: Smart Card reader, PCMCIA slot, Earphone jack, Microphone jack.)


Rear View – (RJ-45 Ethernet jack, RJ-11 Modem phone jack, 2 x USB 2.0 ports, Analog 15-pin D-Sub, Power jack.)

Dell Latitude D410 Technical Specifications
Processor and Chipset
  • Intel Pentium M 760 (2.0GHz processor with 2MB L2 cache)
  • Intel 915GM
Operating System
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
System Memory
  • 512MB DDR2 SDRAM module
  • Upgradeable to a maximum of 2GB via two SODIMM slots
LCD
  • 12.1-inch XGA active matrix TFT
  • 1024 x 768 pixels
Video
  • Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 900
  • Up to 128MB Shared Video Memory
  • 1 x 15-pin D-Sub Connector
HDD
  • Toshiba 2.5-inch PATA (MK4026GAX)
  • 40GB
  • Fluid Dynamic Bearing (FDB) Motor Drive
  • 5,400 RPM
  • 16MB Buffer
Optical Drive
  • LG GCC-4243N Slim COMBO
  • CD-R Write: 24x
  • CD-RW Write: 24x
  • CD-ROM Read: 24x
  • DVD-ROM Read: 8x
  • 2MB Buffer
Communication
  • Conexant D110 MDC V.9x Modem
  • Broadcom NetXtreme 57xx Gigabit Controller
  • Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG Network Connection
Audio
  • AC'97 (Soft Audio)
  • Single Speaker
I/O Port
  • 3 x USB 2.0 ports (including one Dell D/Bay connector with power pin, can be used for D/Bay or USB devices)
  • 1 x Infrared port
  • 1 x Smart Card Reader
  • 1 x PCMCIA slot
  • 1 x RJ11 modem jack
  • 1 x RJ45 Ethernet jack
  • 1 x Headphone-out
  • 1 x Microphone-in
Battery
  • Standard: 6-cell Li-Ion battery, 53Wh
  • Optional: 9-cell Li-Ion battery, 80Wh
AC Adaptor
  • Standard: 65-watt A/C adapter
  • Optional: 90-watt A/C adapter
Dimension (W x Dx H)
  • 278 x 239 x 31.9 mm
Weight
  • 1.74kg with 6-cell Battery
  • 3.0kg with MediaBase (Standard + Extended Battery)
Security
  • Primary System Password
  • Administrator Password
  • Hard Disk Drive Password
  • Kensington Slot
  • Integrated Trusted Platform Module (TPM) 1.1b
  • Integrated Smart Card Reader

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