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Dell Latitude D630

Specifications

Dell Latitude D630Notebook: Dell Latitude D630 (Latitude D630 Series)
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7300
Graphics Adapter: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 128 MB
Display: 14.1 inch, 16:10, 1440x900 pixels
Weight: 2.5kg
Price: 1800 euro
Average Score: 81.67% - good
Average of 9 scores (from 16 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 81%, features: 82%, display: 75% mobility: 82%, workmanship: 80%, ergonomy: 83%, emissions: 83%

Reviews for the Dell Latitude D630

80% Dell Latitude D630 (Green PC)
Source: PC Mag English
If you visit a financial district or attend a corporate conference, you're bound to find someone carrying around a Dell Latitude D630 (Green PC). This lightweight business laptop competes with the Lenovo ThinkPad T61 Widescreen and the HP Compaq 6910p; all three share similarities like a 14-inch widescreen, highly configurable Intel parts, and terrific battery life. Bolstered by a long list of green credentials, the Dell Latitude D630 business laptop can be configured in countless ways to benefit your company.
4 von 5, Mobilität gut, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 80% mobility: 80%
95% Dell - Latitude D630 review
Source: IT Reviews English
Dell's popular Latitude D620 deservedly won many plaudits and awards with its excellent blend of features, price and performance. The question for Dell was, when the time came for a refresh would it be able to make its successor just as popular with the corporate buyer?
The answer seems to a resounding yes, and the D630 seems destined to carry on what the D620 started.
Intel's latest mobile technology, code-named Santa Rosa and now known as Centrino Duo, was the catalyst for the refresh and in the time-honoured fashion of "if it ain't broke don't fix it", Dell just jacked up the D620, removed the old chipset and CPU and replaced it with the Centrino Duo parts.
Our review sample (E-value Code UKBSDONL-L07632) is the flagship of the 630 range coming with an Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor running at 2.0GHz with 4MB of L2 cache and an 800MHz FSB.

ausgezeichnet, Preis/Leistung sehr gut, Leistung sehr gut, Ausstattung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 09/06/2007
Rating: Total score: 95% price: 90% performance: 90% features: 90%
80% Review: Dell Latitude D630 notebook
Source: vnunet.com English
Following its successful Latitude D620, Dell hasn't changed the formula much for the new D630. Physically, they're almost identical, with everything encased in a sturdy, all magnesium alloy chassis that has the same, subtle, grey-speckled colour. And at 2.4kg with the standard battery, but excluding the power adapter (2.85kg including), it will suit frequent travellers. Although there's little new in terms of aesthetics, the innards have been turbo-charged with Intel's latest Santa Rosa platform. It's Dell's first notebook based on the new platform, which you can read more about in our Zepto Znote 6625WD review. Inside there's an Intel Core 2 Duo T7300 processor with 4MB L2 cache and an 800MHz front side bus (FSB) to speak to the 2GB 667MHz DDR2 Ram.
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(von 5): 4, Preis/Leistung 4, Ausstattung 5, Ergonomie 4, Leistung gut, Display mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/11/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 80% performance: 80% features: 100% display: 50% ergonomy: 80%
80% Dell Latitude D630
Source: Laptop Mag English
Packing mobile broadband, a host of security options, and a sturdy design, the Dell Inspiron D630 is a top-notch business notebook. The Dell Latitude D630, the update to the very popular D620, packs in all the essentials needed to keep road warriors productive on the go: a speedy Intel Next Generation Core 2 Duo processor, excellent Wi-Fi throughput, and blazing-fast mobile broadband, courtesy of Verizon Wireless. Factor in the rich security options, the 120GB hard drive (with Dell's patented StrikeZone shock-absorption technology), solid battery life, and discrete Nvidia graphics, and you have an excellent notebook for demanding business users. The D630 sports the same ergonomics that we loved about the D620: a pointing stick, dedicated volume and mute buttons, and a roomy, spill-resistant keyboard with minimal flex.
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4 von 5, Leistung sehr gut, Mobilität gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 07/09/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90% mobility: 80%
Dell Latitude D630 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
The short time spent with the laptop was enjoyable. Would I still order from Dell? Without a doubt, but this time I would pick the machine to be bundled with 2GB and forget about this moronic idea of saving money. There are some things I wish could have been included or modified but the Latitude D630 is a solid machine that I would recommend to anyone.
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Preis/Leistung mäßig, Leistung ausgezeichnet, Display gut, Mobilität sehr gut, Emissionen gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/11/2007
Rating: price: 60% performance: 95% display: 80% mobility: 90% emissions: 80%
82% Dell Latitude D630
Source: CNet English
The good: Strong performance; long-lived nine-cell battery; sturdy construction; bright display; comfortable keyboard; corporate-level security, including smart card reader; WWAN available as an option; lengthy three-year warranty. The bad: Somewhat heavy for a thin-and-light notebook; native screen resolution makes icons and text look small; fingerprint reader decreases mouse button size. The bottom line: Corporate users can't go wrong with the Dell Latitude D630, which integrates Intel's latest mobile platform with a business-friendly feature set and lengthy extended battery.
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(von 10): 8.2, Leistung 9, Ausstattung 8, Mobilität 9, Display zufriedenstellend, Verarbeitung gut, Ergonomie gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/24/2007
Rating: Total score: 82% performance: 90% features: 80% display: 70% mobility: 90% workmanship: 80% ergonomy: 80%
70% Dell Latitude D630
Source: PC Mag English
Bottom line: The Dell Latitude D630 is a portable midrange business laptop with an appealing design that will land you some performance benefits. Pros: FireWire support. 85-Wh battery lasted awesomely long. High-res screen. Travel-friendly; Cons: Battery design will not be compatible with older Latitudes.
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3.5 von 5, Leistung zufriedenstellend, Mobilität sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 11/30/2006
Rating: Total score: 70% performance: 70% mobility: 90%

Foreign Reviews

79% Geheime Mission
Source: Connect - 3/08 German
Single Review, , Medium, Date: 02/29/2008
Rating: Total score: 79% performance: 85% features: 75% mobility: 70% ergonomy: 85%
Kompakt, flott und vielseitig
Source: Notebook / Organizer / Handy - 3-4/08 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/22/2008
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 80% ergonomy: 80% emissions: 80%
Kräftige Fliegengewichte
Source: c't - 20/07 German
Comparison, , Long, Date: 10/01/2007
Rating: display: 80% mobility: 80%
Dell Latitude D630 - Neue Centrino-Notebooks im Test
Source: PC Welt - 10/07 German
Comparison, , Medium, Date: 09/20/2007
Rating: price: 87% performance: 90% features: 77% mobility: 84% ergonomy: 90%
89% Latitude D630
Source: PC Praxis - 10/07 German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 09/07/2007
Rating: Total score: 89% price: 80% mobility: 80%
80% Dell Latitude D630 Notebook Testbericht
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 08/22/2007
Rating: Total score: 80% display: 80% emissions: 80%
Dell LATITUDE D630 Testbericht
Source: Notebookforum.at German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 06/16/2007
Rating: display: 80% workmanship: 80% emissions: 90%
Dell Latitude D630
Source: Connect German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/20/2007
Rating: performance: 60% features: 70% display: 80% mobility: 80%
Sneller met Intel Turbo Memory?
Source: Computer Totaal Dutch NL→EN
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 10/08/2007
Rating: price: 40% performance: 60%

Comment

Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) X3100 is an integrated (onboard) graphic chip on a Mobile Intel 965GM chipset. It is the successor of GMA 950 and features a fully programmable pipeline (supports Aero Glass fully and DirectX 10 with newest drivers). The peformance of the X3100 is clearly better than the GMA 950, still demanding modern games won't run fluently.

These graphics cards are not suited for Windows 3D games. Office and Internet surfing however is possible.

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


Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).

The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.


T7300: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


14.1": 14 inch display size is a mixture between the small formats of subnotebooks and the 15 inch standard display. 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.


2.5 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for 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 %

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81.67%: 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.


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Author: Stefan Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)