DELL Latitude D800

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DELL Latitude D800

Powered by a 1.6GHz mobile Pentium processor, featuring dual-band 802.11a/g wireless capability and sporting a 15.4in wide-screen display, the Dell D800 represents the best of the Latitude series of notebooks. At around 3.3kg, it is not light, nor is it thin – but is complemented by an exceptional finish and a solid set of technology.

Powered by a 1.6GHz mobile Pentium processor, featuring dual-band 802.11a/g wireless capability and sporting a 15.4in wide-screen display, the Dell D800 represents the best of the Latitude series of notebooks. At around 3.3kg, it is not light, nor is it thin – but is complemented by an exceptional finish and a solid set of technology.


The performance of the D800 is supported by 512MB DDR with 40GB space. Despite graphics power not being the driving factor in most office productivity tasks, the D800 comes with a GeForce 4200 card with S-Video out. This means it can handle some gaming – but this is not the real highlight.

The D800 has a 15.4in wide-screen display. The display looks flawless at 1,920 x 1,200 and the widescreen is intended for business users who appreciate a larger workspace. Alongside the DVD/CD-RW combo drive, the widescreen offers a better cinematic experience for movie buffs. Though there are audio jacks, the unit does not have speakers.
With connectivity options rivalling a full desktop, the D800 has FireWire, USB, Gigabit Ethernet, and an internal modem. For those of you who do not want to be wired to everything, the D800 comes with 802.11b/g dual-band wireless technology and Bluetooth, cutting the cables for short and long distance communication.
 
The included dual-band wireless technology can come in useful when on the move and the 3.5 hours of battery life is well above average. It’s a little on the heavy side, and along with its widescreen, the D800 is also ideal as a desktop replacement. Note that the D800 cannot be called a Centrino as it does not have the required branding on
its components.

DELL Latitude D800
Verdict
With excellent battery life and dual-band wireless capability, the Dell D800 is a versatile portable accessory, but its weight and large screen suit it better as a desktop replacement.
Specs
$5684
• Dell: unknown
• Price: 5684 • CPU model/brand: Intel Pentium M • CPU speed: 1.6GHz • Memory capacity: 512MB • Hard drive capacity: 40GB • Internal optical drive: Yes • Optical drive type: CD-RW/DVD • Graphics type: Dedicated • Graphics: NVIDIA GeForce4 4200 • Ethernet: Gigabit • Wi-Fi: 802.11 b,g • Bluetooth ports: 1 • USB ports: 1 • Firewire: 1 • Output ports: VGA/S-Video out/mic and headphone jack • Other: 56K modem • Supplier: Dell
This review appeared in the July, 2003 issue of PC & Tech Authority Magazine
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