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Dell Latitude D630

Dell Latitude is a laptop brand from Dell, targeted for business use. This means that standardized parts are used throughout the line and are available for several years for support purposes. By contrast, the Dell Inspiron is aimed at the consumer market and its specifications change regularly. Whereas Inspiron may change vendors on components several times over the course of a single model, the Latitude line generally retains identical components throughout its production. This design is intended to simplify maintenance and support tasks for large corporations, allowing components to be easily swapped between models.

Dell Latitude computers are also built to Dell's RoadReady specification which includes a durable magnesium-alloy casing, internal metal frames and Strike Zone shock protection in case the computer is dropped or suffers a severe impact. Many models also feature free-fall sensors or solid-state drives. Latitude models are also generally considered more durable and higher quality than the Inspiron line, and even above the premium Studio and XPS models. Latitude models have 3 year US-based support, as opposed to the 1 year warranty on other models. But, this results in a price premium in the hundreds of dollars compared to the consumer models.

Latitude computers are also differentiated in their feature sets, due to their business focus. For example, they often include security features such as smartcard and contactless smartcard, and TPM security, which are not needed by most consumers. A lid clasp (as opposed to a magnetic latching system), DisplayPort video out (as opposed to HDMI), and support for legacy standards are all results of the requirements of the business market.

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Current models

The current series is the Latitude E-series, introduced in August 2008, on the Exx00 revision. All E-series models have the Intel Centrino 2 (Montevina) chipset, as well as some variation of the Intel Celeron or Intel Core 2 Duo processors. The mainstream models are separated into two categories: essential and standard. The essential models are the E5400 and E5500, while the standard models are the E6400 and E6500. The Latitude series also include a number of specialty models. The E4200 and E4300 are ultra-portable notebooks. The Latitude E6400 ATG is a ruggedized version of the E6400, and is Dell's only semi-rugged offering. Even Dell's fully-rugged offering, the XFR, has now transitioned from the D to the E series. The Latitude XT2 is a touch-screen convertible-tablet computer.

  • E5400: 14.1" Essential
  • E5500: 15.4" Essential
  • E6400: 14.1" Mainstream
  • E6500: 15.4" Mainstream
  • E4200: 12.1" Ultraportable
  • E4300: 13.3" Ultraportable
  • E6400 ATG: 14.1" Semi-Rugged
  • E6400 XFR: 14.1" Fully-Rugged
  • XT2: 12.1" Touch Tablet

Previous models

The previous series is the Latitude D-series, on the Dx30 revision. The models are the D4x0 (12.1" Ultra Mobile), D5x1 (15,4" AMD Processor Value model), D6x0 (14.1" Corporate model) and D8x0 (15.4" high-resolution model) most models are based on the Intel Core 2 Duo and the Intel Santa Rosa chipset, with the exception being the D531. Ever since the D420, D620, and D820, the D-series features wide aspect LCD screens: 12.1", 14.1", and 15.4" respectively. Dell.com/dolphin

The Latitude D620 weighs 4.7 lb, and the base model includes a 1.67 GHz Intel Core Duo T2300 processor (667 MHz front-side-bus) and 2 MB (2 MB) of L2 cache. There is an option to upgrade to a Core 2 Duo T7X00 processor (667 MHz font-side-bus) with 4 MB of L2 cache. It comes standard with 512 MB of DDR2 RAM, expandable to 4 GB (4 GB), and four USB ports. For graphics, it offers the Intel Graphics Media Accelerator x3100, and an option to upgrade to NVIDIA discrete graphics at the expense of lower battery life.

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Latitude D6x0 series

TheLatitude D6x0 series is the 14"/14.1" corporate model. It aims to combine heavy-duty power with reasonable portability, and differs primarily from D8x0 series in screen size. All are two spindle designs, with a "D-bay" modular bay which can interchange optical drives, a second hard drive, floppy disk or a second battery. All models have a smart card socket, PCMCIA socket, and 9-pin serial port, a "D-dock" port for docking station or port replicator, and have an internal socket for a 802.11 wireless card.

The D600 and D610 share a common form factor, battery socket, and have a parallel printer port.

The D620 and D630 share a common form factor, battery socket, and do not have a parallel printer port. Both have support for an optional internal Bluetooth module, a socket for an optional mobile broadband card, and have an external switch for disabling any wireless connnections.

Latitude D600

The D600 (and simultaneously-introduced D800) was Dell's first business-oriented notebook based on the Pentium-M processor; it used the first-generation "Banias" Pentium M chips running on a 400 MT/s FSB on DDR memory. It had a PATA hard drive and a D-series modular bay, and used an ATI GPU Radeon 9000. It had a 14" screen, in regular (non-widescreen) form factor. Unlike later D6x0 series machines, both memory sockets were accessible from a single cover on the bottom of the system.

Many Latitude models had a near-clone Inspiron, in the case of the D600, it was the Inspiron 600M. Differences include that the 600M does not work with the Dell D-Dock, and the case styling is slightly different. The motherboards, screens and hard drive caddies are all physically interchangeable.

Latitude D610

The D610 was an update of the D600 design; it used the same case design and very similar specs. The chipset was updated (to the "Sonoma" platform) and used DDR2 memory, and it used a second-generation "Dothan" Pentium M chips running on a 533 MT/s FSB (and available in higher speeds.) The location of one memory socket was moved to underneath the keyboard. The D610 was available with either an Ati Mobility Radeon X300 discrete GPU or Intel integrated graphics.

Many Latitude models had a near-clone Inspiron, in the case of the D610, it was the Inspiron 610M.

Latitude D620

The D620 (and simultaneously-introduced D820) was Dell's first business-oriented notebook with a dual core processor available. Initially available with the interim Core Duo ("Yonah") processors, it was sold with the first-generation mobile Core 2 ("Merom") chips once those became available from Intel in the Fall of 2006; both run on a 667MT/s bus. It was initial sold only with Intel integrated graphics, but an option to upgrade to a discrete NVidia GPU became available after a few months. It replaced the raised pointing stick with a "low profile" model, and introduced the option of 4-cell and 9-cell batteries in addition to the standard 6-cell model. It uses DDR2 memory and is compatible with both PC2-4200 ("533mhz") and PC2-5300 ("667mhz") memory.

Although the D620 is capable of accepting 4gb of physical memory, because of Intel 945 chipset limitations, it makes at most 3.5gb of memory available to the installed operating system. Neither Intel site describe this Intel chipset limitation (it states 4GB supported), nor does Dell warn customers before buying or explains why system see only 3.3GB of memory when 4GB is installed.(most likely because the system needs to use the memory also.)

There was no near-clone Inspiron model for the D620

Latitude D630

The D630 is an update of the D620 design; while it has been de-emphasized in favor of the E-series, it is the only D-series model still available new as of April 2009. It differed most significantly in being based on the "Santa Rosa" (mobile 965) chipset, which supported the 800MT/s models of the mobile Core 2 Duo (both the Merom 7xx0 series and later the Penryn-based 8x00/9x00 series.) It also had newer versions of the graphics processor options, support for Intel's "Turbo Memory" flash cache (although this uses the same card slot as the mobile broadband card), and support for internal Wireless-N. It also added a 4-pin IEEE1394 port. It uses DDR2 memory and is compatible with both PC2-5300 ("667mhz") and PC2-6400 ("800mhz") memory.

There was no near-clone Inspiron model for the D630.

Latitude D630c

The D630c was a slight variant model of the D630; it featured a "manageable" version of the motherboard chipset, and base configuration was slightly more powerful. Except for the chipset management, all of those "base features" were available as options on the regular D630.

Latitude D8x0 series

The Latitude D8x0 series is the 15.4" corporate model; unlike the D6x0 series, all feature a widescreen form factor. All are two spindle designs, with a "D-bay" modular bay which can interchange optical drives,a floppy module, a second hard drive, or a second battery. All models have a smart card socket, PCMCIA socket, and 9-pin serial port, a "D-dock" port for docking station or port replicator, and have an internal socket for a 802.11 wireless card.

The D800 was Dell's first widescreen Latitude model.

The D8x0 series models roughly parallel the technology in the D6x0 models, other than for screen size; they do not share a battery form factor with the D6x0 series. The D820 and D830 add an ExpressCard socket, not available in the D6x0 series. Although the D820 is capable of accepting 4gb of physical memory, because of Intel 945 chipset limitations, it makes at most 3.5gb of memory available to the installed operating system.

The near-clone Inspirons for the D800 and D810 were the Inspiron 8500 and 8600; there were no near-clones of the D820/D830

Latitude D5x0 series

The Latitude D500 series is a set of "entry level" business models; they are built on a 15" non-widescreen form factor, although models before the D530 were sold with both 14.1" and 15" screens (the 14.1" having a wider bezel.) They are fixed-optical-drive, 2-spindle devices, and roughly follow the technical generations (chipset and processor-wise) of the D6x0 and D8x0 series. The D530 was Dell's last non-widescreen Latitude model.

The D531 was an AMD-based model, and less closely related to the other Dx30-series models.

Latitude D4x0 series

The D400 and D410 were 12" non-widescreen ultra-portable notebooks, roughly following the technology of the comparable generations of the series. The D400 came with a ULV Pentium M (Banias). The D410 came with a ULV Pentium M (Dothan).

The D420 and D430 are 12.1" widescreen ultra-portable notebooks. The D420 came with either an Intel Core Solo U1300 ULV 1.06 GHz or Intel Core Duo U2500 ULV 1.2 GHz. The D430 came with either an Intel Core Solo U1400 ULV 1.2 GHz or Intel Core Duo U7600 1.2Ghz; the U7700 Processor (1.33 GHz) was later made available as an option.

While the D8x0, D6x0 and D5x0 models were all introduced simultaneously with each generation, the D4x0 series were generally introduced a couple of months after their counterparts. Also, since they use ULV (ultra-low-voltage) processors and chipsets, and are generally less powerful, the technology does not correspond as closely as it does between other models in each generation - for example, the D420 uses the parallel ATA hard drive (1.8") rather than the SATA (2.5") interface in the D520/620/820.

he D4x0 series has been replaced by the E4200 model.

Other models

The Latitude ATG is a highly-toughened version of the D630, and is Dell's only semi-rugged offering, while their fully-rugged offering consists of the XFR. The Latitude XT is a touch-screen convertible-tablet computer. These models still maintain high compatibility with the rest of the Latitude family.

Latitude XT problems

In July 2008, Dell released multi-touch touch-screen drivers for the Latitude XT Tablet, claiming the "industry’s first convertible tablet with multi-touch capabilities."[11] Dell has partnered with N-trig, providers of DuoSenseTM technology, combining pen, capacitive touch and multi-touch in a single device. N-trig’s DuoSense dual-mode digitizer uses both pen and zero-pressure capacitive touch to provide a true Hands-onTM computing experience for mobile computers and other digital input products over a single device.

A large number of user reports suggest that the Dell Latitude XT suffers from a major problem..[1] The N-Trig digitizer interfaces to the XT by an internal USB port. .[2] Users report that any other USB device which is plugged in may, and usually does, prevent the N-Trig applet (program which controls the features) from identifying the N-Trig hardware. In addition, there have been reports that certain other drivers, such as iTunes Helper, may cause this or a similar problem. Other users report no problems from iTunes.[3] According to the reports, this still leaves the dual sense but without Multi-Touch and other advanced features, "which render the auto and dual mode useless. The digitizer will only start working again after consecutive reboots.".[4] There have also been reports that the driver may crash, catastrophically or non-catastrophically, leaving no screen input at all. A re-boot may solve the problem, but often users found that the driver installation is damaged, requiring a re-installation of the drivers. But the install program will not un-install if it doesn't recognize the N-Trig hardware. In this case, the alternatives are (1) restore the entire operating system from backup, (2) manually un-install by erasing all N-Trig programs and drivers then editing the registry to remove all references to N-Trig, then re-install the N-Trig software, or (3) do a complete re-install of Windows.[5]

These problems have been reported both with XP and Vista, 32 and 64 bit. In addition, Dell sells a MediaBase with an internal DVD drive. The drive also interfaces by way of a USB connection inside the MediaBase. Most, but not all, users of the MediaBase report that it prevents the drivers from loading.

Links to user reports of the Dell XT - N-Trig problem:

Latitude D610 problems

Some Dell Latitude D610 units with a dedicated ATI x300 graphics card seem to have problems with the audio-out jack. Symptoms of this problem include a noise or whine when an audio device is connected to the audio-out jack. Up to this date Dell does not have a clear solution to this problem.[6][7][8][9]

A number of Dell Latitude D610 units will develop microscopic fractures of the motherboard. Symptoms of this problem may include inability to turn on the computer, unexpected shut down within 30 seconds of being turned on, or visible screen artifacts while in operation. This problem also frequently contributes to the blue screen of death (BSOD) in Windows. While Dell does not have a clear solution to this problem, it can often be addressed by repeatedly bending the computer enclosure, known as the Montcalm Method (alternately, the CALIBRE method). This method of resolution has been independently verified.

NVidia GPU problems

Some D620, D820, D630,and D830 models with NVidia mobile GPUs have experienced GPU overheating problems.

System Configuration

  • Processor: Pentium M, Intel Core Duo, Intel Core Solo or Core 2 Duo
  • Screen: Depending on the model selected screen size varies from 12.1 inches WXGA on the X1 to a 15.4 inches WUXGA on the D830. Widescreen have been available since the D420, D620 and D800.
  • Operating System: Choice of Windows XP Home or Professional and Windows Vista Home Premium, Business or Ultimate (previously Windows 98/ME and Windows 2000)
  • Hard Drive: Range from 80 GB to 250GB GB hard drives (previously 4-8 GB), or 32-128 GB solid state drives.
  • Ports: Features a wide range of ports including: two to four (Only for D620 and D820) USB 2.0 (including one via D/bay connector); IEEE 1394; VGA; Fast (10/100) or Gigabit (10/100/1000) Ethernet via RJ-45 port; modem; Audio; SDI/O, CF card slots.
    Previously: PS/2, VGA, parallel, audio in/out, USB 1.1, two PCMCIA slots, two front bays: one usually used for main battery, one usually used for CD drive. A floppy disk drive could be used in the modular bay or externally on a cable to the parallel port.[10]

C series

The Latitude C-series notebooks covered the range of processors from the Pentium 166 MHz to the Pentium 4-M. Models in this series included the CP (Pentium processors), CPi (Pentium II processors), CPx, C600 and C800 (Mobile Pentium III processors), CPt, C500 and C510 (Celeron processors), C400, C610 and C810 (Pentium 3-M processors) and C640 and C840 (Mobile Pentium 4M).[11]

A Latitude C500, ready for use

C series laptops were notable for their consistent and interchangeable accessories across this wide range of processors. The series was one of the first to offer the UXGA 1600x1200 resolution display and included a NVidia GeForce MX400 32 MB video accelerator to complement the display requirements. A robust design made it a favorite in harsher climates; however, this design lacked the visual appeal of many of its competitors.[12]

The most popular of the C-series included the C800, C810, C840, and later the C640.[citation needed]

The later C-series models mostly had near clones sold as the Inspiron 4000 and 8000 series:

  • C840 cloned as the Inspiron 8200
  • C810 cloned as the Inspiron 8100
  • C800 cloned as the Inspiron 8000
  • C640 cloned as the Inspiron 4150
  • C610 cloned as the Inspiron 4100
  • C600 cloned as the Inspiron 4000

An interesting note on the C840 is that it was the last Dell notebook (along with its sister models the Inspiron 8200 and Precision M50) to have both a "fixed" optical drive as well as a modular bay, making it a "three-spindle" notebook. The modular bay could also be used for a second battery identical to the primary battery rather than a special modular bay battery. It used a Pentium 4M processor and DDR SDRAM.[12]

Battery recall of 2006

Dell posted notices to many of their laptop customers on August 14, 2006, saying that the Sony batteries on the D410, D500, D505, D510, D520, D600, D610, D620, D800, and D810 models were prone to bursting into flames, or even exploding:[1][2]

The batteries on any of these computers purchased between April 2004 and July 18, 2006 were supposed to be removed and the computers run on AC power until replacements arrived.[3] Problematic Sony batteries led to battery recall programs at other laptop companies, including Hitachi[4], Toshiba [5], Lenovo (IBM)[6] and Apple[7].

Tech Specs

E-Family

Model Chipset Processor type Memory Video Audio codec Network card Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Type Maximum resolutions Size Height Width Depth Weight
E6400 Intel GM45/PM45 Intel Core 2 Duo, up to T9800 at 2.93 GHz DDR2 SDRAM SODIMM 8 GB 800 MHz Integrated Intel or NVIDIA Quadro 580 MHz NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M or Intel GMA 4500MHD 256 MB or Shared IDT Integrated Audio Dell Wireless 1397,

Dell Wireless 1510, Intel WiFi Link 5100, Intel WiFi Link 5300

WXGA+ TFT LED Backlit 1440x900 14.1 25.4–31 mm 335.0 mm 238.3 mm 4.3 lbs with 4-cell
E6500 Intel GM45/PM45 Intel Core 2 Duo, up to T9800 at 2.93 GHz DDR2 SDRAM SODIMM 8 GB 800 MHz Integrated Intel or NVIDIA Quadro NVIDIA Quadro NVS 160M or Intel GMA 4500MHD 256 MB or Shared IDT Integrated Audio Dell Wireless 1397,

Dell Wireless 1510, Intel WiFi Link 5100, Intel WiFi Link 5300

WUXGA TFT CCFL Backlit 1920x1200 15.4 27.4-33.3 mm 358.0 mm 257.0 mm 5.15 lbs with 4-cell

D-Family

Model Inspiron cousin Chipset Processor type Memory Video Audio codec Network card Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Type Maximum resolutions Size Height Width Depth Weight
D400 Intel 855PM Intel Centrino M /Pentium M ULV(Bania) 2.5V DDR SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 266 MHz Intel UMA integrated 855GM chip set 1 MB with Intel DVMT up to 32 MB or 64 MB AC'97 (Soft Audio) Broadcom Corporation 5705M Gigabit Integrated Controller and Broadcom BCM4309 802.11 a/b/g Wireless Card (Dell 1450 miniPCI) XGA 1024 x 768 262, 144 colors 12.1 25.4 mm 294 mm 245 mm 1.7 kg (3.75 lb)
D410 Intel 915GM Intel Centrino M /Pentium M ULV (Dothan) 1.8V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 533 MHz Intel UMA integrated Up to 128 MB allocable AC'97 (Soft Audio) XGA 1024 x 768 262,000 colors 12.1 31.9 mm 278 mm 238 mm 1.7 kg (3.8 lb)
D420 Intel 945GMS Intel Core Solo ULV, Intel Core Duo U2500 1.2 GHz 1.8V DDR2 SDRAM One user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM socket, 512 MB DDR2 SDRAM soldered on motherboard 2560 MB 533 MHz Intel UMA integrated 400 MHz Intel GMA 950 8 to 224 MB allocable Broadcom 43xx (Dell) 802.11 a/b/g or Intel 3945 WLAN, Broadcom BCM57xx GbE LAN WXGA 1280x800 12.1" 1" 11.6" 8.25" 3 lb
D430 Intel 945 GMS Intel Core Solo ULV, Intel Core 2 Duo ULV (533 MHz FSB) 1.8V DDR2 SDRAM One user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM socket, 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM soldered on motherboard 2048 MB 533 MHz Intel UMA integrated 400 MHz Intel GMA 950 8 to 224 MB allocable Broadcom 43xx (Dell) or Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g or Intel 4965 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n WLAN, Broadcom BCM57xx GbE LAN WXGA 1280x800w 12.1" 1" 11.6" 8.25" 3 lb
D500 Intel 855GM
D505 Intel 855GME
D510 Intel 915GM Intel Pentium M 730, 2Mb L2 Cache, 533 MHz FSB / Intel Celeron M 1.8V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 512Mb (2x256Mb) / 256Mb 400 MHz Intel UMA integrated 333 MHz Intel GMA 900 Up to 128MB SigmaTel STAC9205 Wired: Broadcom 440x 10/100 Ethernet Wireless: Intel PRO 2200 (802.11b/g) Modem: V.92 capable 56K XGA 1024x768 14.1
D520 Intel 945GM (Core Duo), 940GML (Celeron M) Intel Core Duo, Intel Core 2 Duo, Intel Celeron M Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB (940GML); 4096 MB (945GM) 533/667 MHz Intel UMA integrated Intel GMA 950 Broadcom 43xx (Dell) 802.11 b/g or a/b/g or Intel 3945 WLAN, Broadcom 440x 10/100 Ethernet LAN XGA (14.1", 15") SXGA+ (15") 1024x768, 1400x1050 14.1", 15" 35.8 mm 338.3 mm 273 mm 2.38 kg (5.24 lb)
D530 Intel 965GM
D531 AMD M690T AMD Turion 64 X2 1.8V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 4096 MB 667 MHz ATi (AMD) Integrated ATi (AMD) Radeon x1270 up to 384 MB (1 GB RAM), up to 896 MB (2-4 GB RAM) SigmaTel STAC9205 Dell 1390 802.11 b/g, Dell 1450 802.11 a/b/g, 1505 Draft-802.11n WXGA (14.1", 15.4") WXGA+ (15.4") 1280x800, 1440x900 14.1", 15.4" 1.39" 14.2" 10.34" 5.1 lb
D600[13][14] Intel 855PM 80536 Pentium M Banias (1MB L2) or Dothan (2MB L2) 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8, 2.0 GHz (400 MHz FSB) DDR SDRAM (DDR166/PC2100) Two user-accessible DDR1 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 266 MHz Discrete (ATI) 200 MHz ATI Mobility / Radeon 9000 AGP 32/64 MB SigmaTel C-Major STAC 9750 (AC97) Wired: Broadcom 570x gigabit integrated controller
Wireless: Intel PRO 2200 (802.11b/g) or TrueMobile 1300 (802.11b/g) or TrueMobile 1400 (802.11a/b/g)
XGA, SXGA+
Bluetooth: optional
1400x1050 32 bpp or 1024x768 24 14.1" 1.2" 12.4" 10.1" 4.6 lb
D610 Intel 915PM (ATI X300), 915GM (Intel GMA) Intel Pentium M Dothan (2MB L2) up to 2.13 GHz DDR2 SDRAM (PC2-4200/DDR2-533) two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 533 MHz Intel UMA integrated (915GM), ATI discrete (X300) 350 MHz Intel GMA900 (915GM), ATI Mobility Radeon X300 up to 128 MB Shared (Intel), 64 MB DDR (ATI) SigmaTel C-Major STAC 9751 (AC97) Wired: Broadcom 57xx Gigabit Controller
Wireless: Intel PRO 2200 (802.11b/g) or Intel PRO/Wireless 2915ABG
XGA, SXGA+
Bluetooth: optional
1024x768, 1400x1050, 16.7 million colours (graphics chipset supports up to 1600x1200 pixels with external monitor) 14.1" 1.35" 12.3" 10.3" 4.67 lb
D620 Intel 945GM (Intel), 945PM (NVIDIA) Intel Core Duo (533 MHz FSB), Core 2 Duo (667 MHz FSB) 1.8V DDR2 SDRAM two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 4096 MB 667 MHz Intel UMA integrated (945GM), NVIDIA discrete (945PM) 400 MHz (Intel), 300 MHz (NVIDIA) Intel GMA 950 (Intel), NVIDIA Quadro NVS 110 (NVIDIA) 8-224 MB (Intel), 256 MB (NVIDIA) Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g, Dell 1390 802.11 b/g, Dell 1490 802.11 a/b/g WXGA, WXGA+ 1280x800, 1440x900 14.1" 1.26" 13.27" 9.37" 4.37 lb
D630 Intel 965GM Intel Core 2 Duo (800 MHz FSB) 1.8V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 8 GB 667 MHz Intel UMA integrated, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M 667 MHz Intel GMA X3100, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M up to 384 MB, NVIDIA 128 MB Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g, Intel 4965 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n, Dell 1390 802.11 b/g, Dell 1490 802.11 a/b/g, Dell 1505 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n WXGA, WXGA+ 1280x800, 1440x900 14.1" 1.26" 13.27" 9.37" 4.37 lb
D631 AMD RS690T chipset AMD Turion 64 X2 Dual Core
D800 Intel 855PM 80536 Pentium M Banias (1MB L2) or Dothan (2MB L2) 1.3, 1.4, 1.6, 1.8 GHz (400 MHz FSB) DDR SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR1 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 400 MHz nVidia GeForce4 440 Go 15.4"
D810 Intel 915PM Intel Pentium M Dothan (2MB L2) up to 2.26 GHz DDR2 SDRAM two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 2048 MB 533 MHz ATI discrete (X300)Precision model uses Nvidia FX1400 (256MB Dedicated) 128MB / 256MB 15.4"
D820 Intel 945GM (Intel), 945PM (NVIDIA) Intel Core Duo (533 MHz FSB), Core 2 Duo (667 MHz FSB) 1.8V DDR2 SDRAM two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 4096 MB* 667 MHz Intel UMA integrated (945GM), NVIDIA discrete (945PM) Intel GMA 950 (Intel), NVIDIA Quadro NVS 120 (NVIDIA) 8-224 MB (Intel), 256 MB (NVIDIA) Wired: Broadcom 57xx Gigabit Integrated Controller
Wireless: Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g, Dell 1490 802.11 a/b/g
WXGA WSXGA+ WUXGA 1280x800, 1680x1050, 1920x1200 15.4" 1.5" 14.5" 10.5"
D830 Intel 965GM Intel Core 2 Duo (800 MHz FSB) 1.8V DDR2 SDRAM Two user-accessible DDR2 SDRAM sockets 8 GB 667 MHz Intel UMA integrated, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M Intel GMA X3100, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 135M, NVIDIA Quadro NVS 140M up to 384 MB, NVIDIA 256 MB Intel 3945 802.11 a/b/g, Intel 4965 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n, Dell 1390 802.11 b/g, Dell 1490 802.11 a/b/g, Dell 1505 802.11 a/b/g/Draft 802.11n WXGA WSXGA+ WUXGA 1280x800, 1680x1050, 1920x1200 15.4"

*Usable RAM limited to 3.25GB by chipset

C-Family

Model Inspiron cousin Chip set CPU type Memory Video Audio codec
NIC
modem / wireless
Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Max RAM RAM clock rate Video type Clock rate Video adapter Video memory Type Max. res. " Height Width Depth Weight
C400 Intel 830M Intel PIII Mobile PC133 SDRAM two SODIMM sockets; one user-
accessible
1 GB 133 MHz integrated with Intel 830M chip set 166 MHz Intel UMA integrated graphics 32 MB or 64 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 3Com 10/100 LAN
56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem
XGA active matrix TFT 1024 x 768, 18 bpp 12.1" 26.6 - 30.5 mm 290 mm 238 mm 1.63 kg with 4-cell battery
Dell TrueMobile 1150 Mini-PCI Wireless* 1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C500 I4000 Intel 440BX Intel Celeron Mobile
mini-ZIF
PC100 (specially selected RAM) two SODIMM Sockets 512 MB 100 MHz ATi Rage 128-chip 133 MHz ATi Mobility Radeon M3 8 MB ESS Maestro 3i 3Com 10/100 LAN
56K V.90 Mini-PCI
modem
XGA active matrix TFT 1024 x 768, 18 bpp 14.1"
C510 I4000 Intel 830M Intel Celeron (PIII-based) Mobile PC133 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1GB 133 MHz ATI Mobility Radeon M6P 16 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 3Com 3C920 100Base-TX integrated XGA active matrix TFT 1024 x 768, 32 bpp 14.1" 36.8 mm 319.5 mm 253.6 mm 2.6 kg
Dell TrueMobile 1150 Mini-PCI Wireless* 1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C540 I4150 Intel 845M Mobile Intel Celeron PC2100 DDR SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB 266 MHz ATI Mobility Radeon 7500C 32 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 10/100 Ethernet XGA active matrix TFT 1400 x 1050, 32 bpp 14.1" 36.8 mm 319.5 mm 253.6 mm 2.6 kg
V.92 capable 56K MDC softmodem 1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C600 I4000 Intel 440BX Intel PIII Mobile PC100 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
512 MB 100 MHz ATI Mobility M3 8 MB ESS Maestro 3i 3Com 10/100 LAN XGA/SXGA+ active matrix TFT 1600 x 1200, 32 bpp 14.1" 38.7 mm 319.5 mm 253.6 mm 2.5 kg
56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem* 1.52" 12.57" 9.98" 5.51 lb with CD-ROM module
C610 I4100 Intel 830M Intel PIII Mobile PC133 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB 133 MHz ATI Mobility Radeon M6P 16 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 3Com 3C920 100Base-TX integrated XGA/SXGA+ active matrix TFT 1024 x 768 / 1400 x 1050, 32 bpp 14.1" 36.8 mm 319.5 mm 253.6 mm 2.6 kg
Dell TrueMobile 1150 Mini-PCI Wireless* 1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C640 I4150 Intel 845M Intel P4-M PC2100 DDR SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB (2GB)* 266 MHz ATI Mobility Radeon 7500C 32 MB Cirrus Logic CS4205 10/100 Ethernet XGA active matrix TFT 1400 x 1050, 32 bpp 14.1" 36.8 mm 319.5 mm 253.6 mm 2.6 kg
V.92 capable 56K MDC softmodem 1.44" 12.57" 9.98" 5.73 lb with CD-ROM module
C800 I8000 Intel 815E Intel PIII Mobile PC100 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
512 MB 100 MHz ATI Mobility M4 32 MB or 64 MB ESS Maestro 3i 3Com 10/100 LAN SXGA+ active matrix TFT 1600 x 1200, 32 bpp 15" 44.5 mm 331.0 mm 276.0 mm 3.48 kg
56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem* 1.75" 13.03" 10.87" 7.67 lb with FDD module
C810 I8100 Intel 815E Intel PIII Mobile PC133 SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
512 MB 133 MHz nVidia GeForce 2Go! 16 MB or 32 MB ESS Maestro 3i 3Com 10/100 LAN SXGA+/UXGA active matrix TFT 1400 x 1050 or 1600 x 1200, 32 bpp 14.1 or 15"
56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem*
C840 I8200, Precision M50 Intel 845MP Intel P4-M PC2100 DDR SDRAM two user-
accessible SODIMM sockets
1 GB (2 GB) 266 MHz 220 MHz nVidia GeForce4 440 Go 64 Mb Cirrus Logic CS4205 (on Intel 82801CAM ICH3-M South Bridge) 10/100 Fast Ethernet 3Com 3C920 XGA active matrix TFT 1600x1200, 32 bpp 15.1"
Mini-PCI Wireless card capable
CPx J650GT I3800 Intel PIII Mobile ATI Rage Pro Mobility 4 MB ESS Maestro 3i 3Com 10/100 LAN XGA Active Matrix TFT 1024 x 768, 32 bpp 14.1" 45 mm 320 mm 255 mm
56K V.90 Mini-PCI modem* 1.77" 12.6" 10.04"

* Optional

Motherboard supports 1 GB SODIMMs, (unavailable at time of laptop release)

X-Family

Model Inspiron cousin Chipset Processor type Memory Video Audio codec Network card Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Type Maximum resolutions " Height Width Depth Weight
X1 Intel 915GMS Intel Pentium M DDR2 one user-accessible SODIMM socket 256 + 1024 400 MHz integrated with Intel 915GMS chip set 133 MHz Intel 915GMS graphics Sigmatel 9751 WXGA 1280 x 768 at 16.8 million colors 12.1 25.0 mm 286 mm 196.8 mm 1.140 kg with 27-WHr battery
X200 Intel 830MG Intel Pentium III-M 3.3V PC133 SDRAM One user-accessible SODIMM socket 128 + 512 MB 133 MHz integrated with Intel 830MG chip set 133 MHz Intel UMA integrated graphics 32 - 48 Cirrus Logic CS4299 3c905C-TX XGA 1024 x 768 at 262,144 colors 12.1 ~24 mm 273 mm 226 mm 1.31 kg with 27-WHr battery
X300 300M Intel 855GM Intel Mobile Pentium PC2100 SDRAM one user-accessible SODIMM socket 128 + 1024 266 MHz integrated with Intel 855GM chip set 133 MHz Intel UMA integrated graphics 32 - 64 Sigmatel STAC 9750 Broadcom 570x Gigabit Series XGA 1024 x 768 at 16.8 million colors 12.1 22.2 mm 275 mm 233.6 mm 1.31 kg with 28-WHr battery
XT Intel ULV U7700 Intel Core 2 Duo DDR2-667 SDRAM two (one integrated+one user accessible) 1 + 2 GB 1.33 GHz ATI Integrated Graphics Radeon Xpress 1250 up to 896MB 400 cd/m2 LCD display 12.1

L-Family

Model Inspiron cousin Chipset Processor type Memory Video Audio codec Network card Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Type Maximum resolutions " Height Width Depth Weight
L400 2100 Intel 440BX Intel Mobile Pentium III SDRAM one 144-pin SODIMM 256 MB 100 MHz ATI Mobility M 4 MB Crystal CS4281 + CS4297A (AC97 CODEC) XGA TFT 1024 x 768, 262 144 color 12,1 25,7 mm 272 mm 220,0 mm 1,63 kg 6-cells / 1,56 kg 4-cells
LS 2000 Intel 440BX Intel Mobile Pentium III SDRAM one 144-pin SODIMM 256 MB 100 MHz NeoMagic NM2200 2,5 MB NeoMagic NMG5 + AC97 CODEC SVGA TFT 800 x 600, 262 144 color 12,1 25,7 mm 272 mm 220,0 mm 1,665 kg 6-cells / 1,618 kg 4-cells

CS-Family

Model Inspiron cousin Chipset Processor type Memory Video Audio codec Network card Display Physical
Architecture Memory module socket Maximum memory Memory clock speed Video type Core Frequency Video controller Video memory Type Maximum resolutions " Height Width Depth Weight
CS R Intel 440BX SDRAM SODIM 512 MB 66 MHz NeoMagic MagicMedia 256 ZX 4 MB NeoMagic MagicMedia 256 ZX XGA TFT 1024 x 768, 65.536 color 13,3 29,0 mm 306 mm 246,0 mm 1.89 kg 6-cells
CSx Intel 443BX Intel Mobile Pentium III SDRAM SODIM 512 MB 66 MHz NeoMagic MagicMedia 256 ZX 4 MB NeoMagic MagicMedia 256 ZX XGA TFT 1024 x 768, 65.536 color 13,3 29,0 mm 306 mm 246,0 mm 1.95 kg 4-cells

History

E-Family

D-Family

Ultra-Portables

Value

C-Family

  • 11 July 2002: C640 announced
  • 12 November 2001: C400 announced
  • 25 September 2000: C600, C800 announced
  • 25 October 1999: CPx H500GT and CPt V466GT announced
Some of the earlier Dell laptops lacked a built-in Ethernet network adapter well into the Internet age, CPx H500GT was one such model.
  • 23 August 1999: CS-line (R400XT) announced
  • 14 June 1999: CPi R400GT, CPi A400XT, and CPi A366ST announced
  • 4 May 1999: CPt-line announced
  • 5 January 1999: CPi A366XT and A300ST announced
  • CPi D266XT (BIOS Ph 7/30/98-2001): PII-266, 512KB cache, Intel i440BX; 13.3 XGA 1024x768 TFT; 256MB max, 2 EDO SoDIMM slots; 4 - 20+ GB, two PCMCIA, two modular bays, PS/2, VGA, parallel, USB 1.1, audio in/out. Windows 98.
  • CP-line
  • 1997: C-family announced

References

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  2. ^ n-trig: Failure to open Device
  3. ^ Dell Needs Your Help - Digitizer Not Found Issues
  4. ^ Dell Latitude XT Multi-Touch Screen Has Digitizer Issues
  5. ^ WARNING: Latititude XT N-Trig software uninstall leaves Digitizer unusable
  6. ^ http://support.dell.com/support/topics/global.aspx/support/dsn/en/document?c=us&cs=19&dl=false&l=en&s=dhs&docid=F3787DCCC033918BE030030ABB627371&doclang=en
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