Dell Inspiron 640m
SpecificationsNotebook: Dell Inspiron 640m
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 128 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Average of 3 scores (from 7 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 640m
This is a very powerful notebook with a reasonable sized screen, put the two together and the weight is not gigantic. Add the ability to work in Media Centre mode and it should suit most. The biggest task with Dell machines is to match the sent configuration with what is available on their site. I was sent a Intel 2GHz processor with 1GB of RAM and Windows Media Centre Edition. The hard disc was shown as 93GB and I assume that was the 100GB option. I am not grading this unit for value as when the price varies between £709 and £1300 and the only noticeable differences are a slightly larger hard disc and faster processor working out the value is hard. At £709 I would certainly consider it.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/07/2006
Source: IT Reviews
Dell has been refreshing and updating its Inspiron line of laptops, replacing old models with new ones incorporating the latest technologies. Looking stylish in its white and silver finish, the Inspiron 640m is the replacement for the 630m and features Dual Core processing power. It's aimed at people who want a mobile entertainment PC. As is the norm with Dell products, there is a wide choice of options available for you to configure your 640m exactly as you want it. The system we looked at was the base model with a Core Duo T2300 CPU at its heart, which has a clock speed of 1.66GHz, but if you want more grunt then Dell offers faster versions. It's a shame that Dell only opted for integrated graphics on the Inspiron 640m, but in spite of that, it is a well performing laptop with exceptional battery life if you opt for the higher capacity battery.
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Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/04/2006
The main charm of the Inspiron e1405 is that it manages to provide good portability, pleasurable viewing and high performance at a low cost. With this particular model, there were very few flaws, and none of these was sufficient to warn against this notebook. What impressed me most was the display, though I had recently made a decision to go with a lower resolution matte screen when actually purchasing a notebook for myself. I really enjoyed watching a DVD on the e1405 and found the display surprisingly easy to work with during normal usage, too.
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Preis/Leistung gut, Leistung exzellent, Emissionen gut
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/22/2006
Rating: price: 85% performance: 95% emissions: 85%
Source: Notebookjournal DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 35% features: 70% display: 30% mobility: 100%
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/05/2007
Rating: features: 80% mobility: 90%
Source: PC Welt DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 11/16/2006
Rating: Total score: 81% price: 83% performance: 72% features: 71% ergonomy: 96%
Source: PC Go DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 08/11/2006
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 95%
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).
These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.
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)
T2300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
This display size represents a treshold between the small sizes of subnotebooks and ultrabooks and the standard-sizes of office- and multimedia laptops on the other hand. Laptops with that size are somewhat rare, nowadays.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
Usually subnotebooks, ultrabooks and quite lightweight laptops with 12-16 inch display-diagonal weigh as much.
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 %
83.67%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.
» Further information can be found in our Notebook Purchase Guide.