Dell Inspiron 6400
Dell Inspiron 6400

Dell Inspiron 6400

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 6400Notebook: Dell Inspiron 6400
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2500
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1680x1050 pixels
Weight: 2.9kg
Average Score: 85.4% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 14 reviews)
price: 82%, performance: 74%, features: 83%, display: 77% mobility: 83%, workmanship: 88%, ergonomy: 81%, emissions: 91%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 6400

80% Dell Inspiron 6400 Multimedia Notebook (Centrino Duo)
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Dell Inspiron 6400 although clearly not too inspiring with its plain Jane looks, managed to deliver a generally good performance rating with its Intel Core 2 Duo processor and maintained a favorable power consumption level. Graphics wise, the Inspiron 6400 held it own with its ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 embedded solution, which brings about a great balance between performance and battery life for its class. Those that have the habit of playing the latest graphic intensive games would be a little disappointed though, as there are no upgrades to the Inspiron 6400 available that allows anything much more powerful to fit into its chassis. Nevertheless, the Mobility Radeon X1400 is a capable mainstream GPU.
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4 von 5, Leistung gut
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 80%
80% Dell's Workhorse Goes Centrino Duo
Source: Hardware Zone English
The Dell Inspiron 6400 although clearly not too inspiring with its plain Jane looks, managed to deliver a generally good performance rating with its Intel Core 2 Duo processor and maintained a favorable power consumption level. Graphics wise, the Inspiron 6400 held it own with its ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 embedded solution, which brings about a great balance between performance and battery life for its class. Those that have the habit of playing the latest graphic intensive games would be a little disappointed though, as there are no upgrades to the Inspiron 6400 available that allows anything much more powerful to fit into its chassis. Nevertheless, the Mobility Radeon X1400 is a capable mainstream GPU.
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4 von 5, Leistung gut
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 03/01/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80%
85% Dell Inspiron 6400 Core 2 Duo laptop
Source: Reg Hardware English
With a base price - for the T7200 Core 2 Duo - of £789 inc. VAT and shipping, the Inspiron 6400 is an excellent and affordable route into the Core 2 Duo world. It has all the credentials to be a dependable multimedia companion with its great screen, comprehensive connectivity and decent processing power. But be aware it's neither exciting to look at nor to game on.
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85 von 100, Preis/Leistung erschwinglich, Display ausgezeichnet
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 12/06/2006
Rating: Total score: 85% price: 70% display: 95%
Dell Inspiron 6400 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The Dell Inspiron 6400 is a very good notebook with decent options at a reasonable price. The Core Duo 1.86 is perfect for multitasking. Gaming on the 6400 with the x1400 should be fine for the occasional gamer, not for hardcore gamers. The lowest option for the screen was impressive, which means higher options should be excellent. Battery life is decent, but could be better. I may be looking into buying a spare battery soon. The layout of the keyboard is perfect for typing and should fit your lifestyle. Overall, I recommend this notebook for anyone looking for a great performing laptop for a reasonable price.
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Akkulaufzeit gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/03/2006
Dell Inspiron 6400
Source: Gadgetspeak English
If the idea of a desktop replacement machine that truly has five hours of battery life watching DVD’s interests you then this could well be for you. Yes 3 DVD’s in a row. While watching three DVD's in a row may not be what everyone wants - or needs - running a DVD tends to put a fair amount of stress on a laptop battery and often it's a struggle to get one DVD watched but I managed three on a Sunday afternoon, I had only intended two as that would surely drain the battery but it still had 38% left after the second and while it was down to single digits by the time the third was finished it did it and the total running time was 299 minutes so with the DVD swaps it's over five hours.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2006
83% Dell Inspiron 6400
Source: PC Pro English
If you need a dual-core notebook on a budget the Inspiron 6400 is the best choice we've seen yet, although we'd be tempted to upgrade the optical drive and hard disk. We test a huge selection of Centrino Duo notebooks costing £850 and above in this month's Labs, but the Dell Inspiron 6400 sneaks well under the radar: at £629, it's the cheapest Centrino Duo notebook we've seen. And that's despite a 2GHz T2500 Core processor and a 16:10 widescreen with a 1,680 x 1,050 resolution.
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5 von 6
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 83%
80% Great build Quality and speed
Source: Comp USA English
Strengths: Speed, reliability, and bild quality.; Weaknesses: None; Summary: The speed of the new duo cores, cant pass up. Also, their build quality is outstanding. They standing behind their product is 100%!!
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2 user reports
4 von 5
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%

Foreign Reviews

86% Dell Inspiron 6400 (N02646)
Source: Computerbild German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 02/20/2007
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 80% performance: 86% features: 82% display: 88% ergonomy: 82% emissions: 91%
Dell Inspiron 6400
Source: c't German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/20/2007
Rating: performance: 50% features: 80% display: 40% ergonomy: 40%
Das Alleskönner-Notebook
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/15/2006
100% Dell Inspiron 6400 *extrem* extrem gut?
Source: Ciao.de German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/20/2006
Rating: Total score: 100% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 100%
86% Test Dell Inspiron 6400
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/21/2006
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 74% display: 85% mobility: 83% workmanship: 85% ergonomy: 92%
100% Hervorragendes Arbeitsgerät
Source: Dooyoo German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 06/16/2006
Rating: Total score: 100% features: 100% workmanship: 100% ergonomy: 100%
74% Dell Inspiron 6400
Source: Com! German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/02/2006
Rating: Total score: 74% price: 95% performance: 78% features: 68% ergonomy: 73%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on Mobile Intel 945GM chipset. It is a faster clocked version of the GMA 900 and supports no hardware T&L (Transform & Lightning) accelleration (which is required for some games).

Only some 3D games with very low demands are playable with these cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


Intel Core Duo: Double Core processor with a very good relation of performance to current consumption. The 2 MB L2 Cache are used together by the double. The maximum capacity of 31 watts is only 4 watts more than with the Pentium M (predecessor). Both cores are lowered automatically and independently of each other by speed steps down to 1 GHz. In addition it now supports also SSE3 instructions. At least it is just as fast as a equivalent Pentium M. With applications, which were designed for multi-processors, the performance can be nearly twice as fast as with the Pentium M (e.g. CineBench around 86% fast)


T2500: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.9 kg: This weight is average for notebooks. Therefore the numerous mass of laptops with 15 inch display fits in this class of weight.


Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %

Dell reviews


85.4%: This is a good rating above average. Nevertheless you should not forget, that 10-15% of all notebook-models get a better rating.


» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.

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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-15)