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Dell Inspiron 9400
Dell Inspiron 9400

Dell Inspiron 9400

Specifications

Dell Inspiron 9400Notebook: Dell Inspiron 9400
Processor: Intel Core Duo T2300
Graphics Adapter: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 256 MB
Display: 17.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 3.6kg
Price: euro
Average Score: 82.7% - good
Average of 10 scores (from 19 reviews)
price: 69%, performance: 85%, features: 82%, display: 83% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 91%, ergonomy: 72%, emissions: 82%

Reviews for the Dell Inspiron 9400

Dell Inspiron 9400 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
Overall, the 9400 is a good laptop. It tends to overheat alot when playing graphics intensive games like Oblivion, even though the GPU is underclocked. I think this is probably a problem most notebooks experience due to the small space the components are crammed in to. I wouldn’t buy a performance notebook again, purely for the fact that desktops are clearly better for gaming and upgradability. There are still hardly any ExpressCards available, whereas you can get PCMCIA versions of sound cards, TV cards and WiFi cards with external antenna connections. The IPW3945 WiFi card still isn’t fully supported under linux, and after hours of frustration I was ready to buy an earlier model and swap it with that. The only problem was that Intel decided to change the connection type from all previous IPW generations, meaning the whole concept of MiniPCI cards goes down the pan. Next time, I’d buy an Ultra portable such as the 123 Alienware Sentia which only weighs 2Kg, just over half the 3.6Kg of the 9400.
(von 10): Verarbeitung 9, Display 10, Mobilität 6, Leistung 9
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/02/2008
Rating: performance: 90% display: 100% mobility: 60% workmanship: 90%
70% Dell Inspiron 9400 laptop Review
Source: Pocket Lint English
It was only a matter of time before Dell switched over to Intel’s Core Duo platform, offering the dual-core chip in its flagship Inspiron 9400 notebook. The Dell Inspiron 9400 is a great powerhouse of a machine that handles well and is extremely comfortable to use but we’re just a little concerned that you’re not getting the best for the price. If you want to get a real future-proof version of this notebook the price soars past £2000, which isn’t a great investment in our books.
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7 von 10, Preis/Leistung ungerechtfertigt
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% price: 45%
60% Dell Inspiron 9400
Source: vnunet.com English
Dell's latest attempt to have its piece of the Microsoft's Media Center Edition (MCE) pie lies with the Inspiron 9400. This dual-core laptop comes with an Intel T2500 (2GHz) processor and a total of 1GB dual-channel DDR2 Ram operating at a speedy 677MHz. Its Sysmark 2004SE score of 214 is quick and consistent to what we've seen with other dual-core notebooks, such as the Asus V6X00J. A PCmark05 result of 3,262 was also similar to the Asus but a fair way off the quickest notebook score of 5,293 clocked up by the gargantuan Rock Xtreme 64 earlier this year.
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(von 5): 3, Preis/Leistung 3, Ausstattung 3, Ergonomie 4
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 03/06/2006
Rating: Total score: 60% price: 60% features: 60% ergonomy: 80%

Foreign Reviews

Fünf Flachmänner mit Vista
Source: SFT German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/20/2007
Rating: performance: 80% workmanship: 90%
Dell Inspiron 9400
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/20/2007
Rating: performance: 80% features: 90% display: 70% ergonomy: 40%
Dell Inspiron 9400
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/20/2007
Rating: performance: 90% features: 80% display: 90% ergonomy: 70%
89% Test Dell Inspiron 9400
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2006
Rating: Total score: 89% performance: 95% display: 86% mobility: 62% workmanship: 82% ergonomy: 92% emissions: 82%
94% Formel Zwei
Source: TV Movie Multimedia German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 10/16/2006
Rating: Total score: 94% display: 95%
Inspiron 9400 Royal
Source: Business & IT German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 06/01/2006
90% Highend Laptop für die empfindlichen Ohren
Source: Ciao.de German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/11/2006
Rating: Total score: 90% workmanship: 100%
95% Dell Inspiron 9400
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 95% display: 95%
Dell Inspiron 9400
Source: Chip.de German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 05/01/2006
80% Can the Inspiron 9400 deliver dual-core power on a budget?
Source: PC Plus German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 80%
86% Dell Inspiron 9400
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/27/2006
Rating: Total score: 86% price: 85% performance: 79% features: 77% ergonomy: 76%
17-zölliger Dual-Core-Langläufer
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/24/2006
Rating: performance: 92% features: 100% display: 84% mobility: 100%
86% Fantastische Akkulaufzeit: Dell Inspiron 9400
Source: PC Go German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 04/14/2006
Rating: Total score: 86%
77% Doppelhirn
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 04/01/2006
Rating: Total score: 77%
Dell Inspiron 9400
Source: c't German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 03/01/2006
Rating: performance: 75% features: 85% display: 45% ergonomy: 75%
Dell Inspiron 9400
Source: Digital World German DE→EN
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 01/01/2006
Rating: price: 85%

Comment

ATI Mobility Radeon X1400: ATI Mobility Radeon X1400 is part of the lower middle class. The performance can be compared with an elder X600, but technically it is a X1300, which is scarcely 100 Mhz higher clocked.

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)


T2300: » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


17.1":

This large display size is used for laptops which are mainly intended for an use on a desk.

Large display-sizes allow higher resolutions. So, details like letters are bigger. On the other hand, the power consumption is lower with small screen diagonals and the devices are smaller, more lightweight and cheaper.

» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


3.6 kg:

This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.


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


82.7%: 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.

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