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Is the Latitude e6400 outdated?

Last response: in Laptops & Notebooks
January 22, 2012 8:56:01 PM

Hello Tom's Hardware users, :hello: 
I am ready to upgrade to a new laptop. I am upgrading from a Lenovo S10-3t netbook (1.6ghz atom, 1gb ram!) It was pretty slow now that I think about it!

I've got my sights set on the Dell Latitude E6400. I'm looking at this one because of favorable reviews, and good price! The specific model I want has 2.8GHz Core2Duo processor, 2-4GB RAM, and Nvidia(how do you pronounce that?) 160M graphics. Price is in the lower $200's now.

So I am asking you guys, do you think the E6400 is an outdated laptop? Any input from anyone who owns/owned one?

On a side note, I plan on putting a 120-160GB SSD in here. Will I see major speed increases?
With this model, I can replace the optical drive for a harddrive. I was considering putting a 1TB 2.5mm drive in there. Will I see reduced battery and extra heat because of the SSD and HDD?

I will be eagerly be awaiting your responses! :D 
a c 572 D Laptop
January 22, 2012 9:24:06 PM

E6400 outdated? Yes.
But it's only $200? (I'm guessing it's used and refurb?) It's a good value.
And a huge upgrade from any Atom 'Netbook.

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January 22, 2012 10:55:33 PM

Thanks for your input. Why are those prices so high at the factory store? I can get the highest end E6400 used for $230!!
a c 456 D Laptop
January 23, 2012 3:19:42 AM

Because buying it directly from Dell means you get a basic 3 year warranty with the refurb laptop.

For $200 you may only get a 30 or 90 day warranty. And it may not be refurbished to the same level as the ones Dell refurbs themselves.