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Dell Inspiron 6400 21470166

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Want the reassurance that a big name brand like Dell can offer and still come in under budget on your new notebook purchase? Start by looking at this exclusive offer on the Inspiron 6400.

Designed with versatility in mind it offers mobility without sacrificing excellent performance and entertainment capabilities. Features include Widescreen

Thanks to the combination of low power consumption Intel 945 mobile chipset and Celeron M processor, you don't need to compromise on battery life. Now you can enjoy your multimedia or get down to work worry free when you are away from home or out of the office.
  • Processor: Intel Celeron-M 520 - 1.6GHz, 533MHz FSB, 1MB L2 Cache
  • RAM: 1GB DDR2-667MHz (2 x 512MB, Max Memory 2GB)
  • Hard Drive: 80GB SATA - store up to 20,000 MP3s!
  • Screen: 15.4" Widescreen TFT
  • Optical Drive: DVD±RW Double Layer
  • Graphics: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator 950
  • Wireless LAN: 802.11a/b/g - super fast transfers and web browsing
  • Bluetooth: No
  • Battery Life (Depending on Use): Upto 5 Hours - great performance!
  • Weight: 2.8kg
  • Warranty: 1 Year Collect and Return
  • Operating System: Windows Vista Home Basic
  • Microsoft Works
  • Fast Ethernet 10/100
  • ExpressCard Slot
  • Firewire Port
  • Card Reader
 

Questions & Answers

17/09/2008 jenbob: would i b able to play football manager or championship manager on this laptop, if not could u suggest a laptop that would suit my needs, thnx

Easycom: This product is now discontinued. Please call our sales team for an equivalent model.

06/05/2008 quiffgirl_99: I have this laptop, how can I connect it to a PA system to play backing tracks through?

Easycom: You can do this by using the headphone-out socket on the laptop - You can get a phono lead that will connect this to the line-in socket on your PA system.

05/05/2008 Phil: Is this dual core and also what is the graphics card

Easycom: This is not a dual-core laptop, instead it uses a single-core Intel Celeron processor at 1.6GHz. The integrated graphics card is an Intel Media Accelerator 950 shared graphics technology.

03/05/2008 Mez: Does this laptop have an S-video connection

Easycom: Yes, this laptop has a TV-out.

02/05/2008 Aisha: does it come with a cd drive?

Easycom: Yes, this laptop has a CD DVD rewriter

02/05/2008 rosh: hi, which would u recommend for a finance student : dell inspiron 6400 or samsung r20 thanks

Easycom: Both of these systems are more than capable of meeting your needs - You don't need any extra specific hardware to run office applications on these machines, and the basic specs of both are good for the purpose.

02/05/2008 jp: Is the battery 4-cell or 6-cell?

Easycom: Standard battery is 6-Cell

24/04/2008 Heath: The product summary mentions MS Works as a feature of this machine but it's not listed under software on the tech spec page, could you larrify whether this machine has Works pre-installed please

Easycom: Yes it does.

23/04/2008 Julia: Please could you advise as to whether this computer would be suitable for my daughter who wants to:: msn, internet, word, excel, publisher, powerpoint, access, itunes and the speed to be fast?

Easycom: It should be fine for those things.

22/04/2008 Brian: Would I be able to run video editting software such as Pinnacle on this laptop?

Easycom: I'm not sure it would run too well on this machine, you'd want something more powerful, Core 2 Duo processor ideally.

16/04/2008 zoe: WOULD I BE ABLE TO USE 3 USB Modem from 3 mobile bb

Easycom: Yes.

14/04/2008 Callum Jones: I am looking to buy a laptop for a thirteen year old to do school work. Can he also use internet and msn e.t.c?

Easycom: Yes.

12/04/2008 Mary: Can i use this laptop to talk through skype????

Easycom: Yes

10/04/2008 Mirka: How it is possible that this laptop is so cheap??What's wrong with this?

Easycom: There is nothing wrong with this laptop - It is an entry level laptop that is ideal for home uses such as internet, email, word processing etc.

08/04/2008 harry: is wifi enabled on this laptop???
is this a good laptop to keep at home and use???
is this laptop fast at browsing the internet and is it fast at everything???
can u play dvd on this laptop???
thank you

Easycom: This laptop is wifi-enabled and is good for home use/internet browsing/email etc. It does have a DVD reader/writer.

07/04/2008 Jon: Hi, i just want a wireless laptop for general surfing, checking emails and watch Tv programs and live football, downlaoding some music n using the words facilities for writing letters n doing assignments every now and again, would you recommend this one plz?

Easycom: This laptop covers all of your needs.

06/04/2008 Zel: Can this laptop play the sims 2?

Easycom: No, sorry. You would need one with a half decent graphics card from NVIDIA or ATI, our sales people would be happy to help you choose one if you are unsure what to look for.

05/04/2008 Brian.: Hi, may be a silly question, but does this have a headphone socket ?
Thanks.

Easycom: Yes, it does.

02/04/2008 flick: hello i have 3 usb modem internet conection which i us 2 surf the net.would i be able 2 use this with this laptop.

Easycom: Yes, no problem.

30/03/2008 Jodie: I want a lap top just for chatting on msn and going onto face book that sort of thing. I also like to download music is this lap top suitable. It is possible that my partner may use it for online poker also. If not suitable could you maybe suggest a cheap alternative.

Easycom: Yes, this laptop is ideal for all of the uses you have mentioned.

30/03/2008 melody: Heloo is this a good laptop for me as i want one to go on the internent and msn but thats it?

Easycom: Yes this laptop will do both of these with no problems at all.

29/03/2008 NickA: Hi -am interested in this laptop. Can one play both cd's and dvd's on it and record on both forms of media? Is the battery life really 5 hours? Thanks, Nick.

Easycom: Yes, this laptop has a CD/DVD writer. The battery life is variable depending on the uses - Under 'average use' conditions it will last around 5 hours, but running CPU-intensive applications or having the screen brightness too high will drastically reduce this time.

28/03/2008 rizzle08: I received this laptop 2 weeks ago, at first it seemed to be working fine but recently it hasn't been performing too smoothly, a certain amount of time after I've switched the computer on and been using it, the desktop goes pure black and blanks out off all the icons on the desktop, the taskbar also starts disappearing and I cant't use the start function! What could be wrong with it ? As I have been maintaining it very well and have done nothing to alter the way it works in any way? Also if a replacement is necessary how would I go about doing this? Do I contact Laptopsdirect or Dell?

Easycom: Please contact Dell for quickest turnaround.

27/03/2008 Mark: Hi is this product Brand new or refurbished?

Easycom: These products are brand new. Refurbished/Factory Outlet products are available on this site under the 'box opened' tab and are clearly labelled as such.

26/03/2008 peter: thinking of buying this laptop for our son about to leave school does this come fuuly loaded & ready to use at press of a button or does he after install software himself

Easycom: This comes fully loaded and ready to use - There is a very short simple step-by-step activation process at first use to enter user-name and details, but all software is already installed.

26/03/2008 Charlotte: Would I be able to load, Paint Shop Pro X1 Onto this laptop & use it without it freezing/crashing, also, how would I go about connecting it to my already set up, Broadband connection (it's not wireless)?

Easycom: This laptop will run PSPX1 without a problem. To connect this laptop to a broadband connection, you can use the USB socket or Ethernet (RJ45) socket depending on the connections your modem has. Alternatively you could upgrade your broadband connection to Wireless and access broadband from anywhere in your house.

26/03/2008 Carol(mermaid glass): hi there,I am looking for a fast laptop to be used by 5 people,for homework,music,internet this one sounds great and a great price is it too good to be true?

Easycom: This is a great value all-round laptop that will easily handle all the uses you have listed.

25/03/2008 hema: does this laptop have cd burner?

Easycom: Yes, it has a dual-layer DVD and CD burner.

25/03/2008 Andrea: I am looking for a laptop to watch dvd's, go on the internet but fast, CD re-write and to just play the games on the computer. Would this one be the best for me?

Easycom: Yes, this is a good all-rounder and does everything you ask for - As long as it's not the latest 3D games that you want to play on it - it will be fine.

24/03/2008 Michael: Will I be able to load my copy of Microsoft Office XP Standard on this laptop?

Easycom: Yes.

20/03/2008 Matt Donovan: is this laptop wireless enables?

Easycom: Yes, the laptop supports 802.11a/b/g wireless.

19/03/2008 nickw: Is the screen one of the Dell 'Trulife' ones or one of the traditional 'matt' displays?

Easycom: The 6400s have TrueLife screens.

18/03/2008 Leila: Would this laptop be suitable for running Adobe Indesign for magazine production?

Easycom: It will run that software, but depending on the scale of the artwork you are creating, you may be better suited to a laptop with a faster dual-core processor and more system memory to speed things up.

17/03/2008 Noggin: My uncle is looking for a laptop, wanting to spend a Max. of £300, to use Skype to connect to his daughter in America, plus a bit of online gaming and general surfing, but nothing too heavy. He is intending to have his broadband connected soon, so apart from set-up and connection would the inclusive Lan/wireless bits and pieces be ready to go with this machine, or would the Acer Extensa or HP 530 be a better bet, or is there another machine tat you would recommend? Thanks

Easycom: This machine would be ideal for all of the above. The wireless is ready to go.

17/03/2008 Rachel: Does this model have a usb port?

Easycom: Yes, this laptop has a number of USB2.0 ports.

15/03/2008 malcolm: can this model have xp professional installed instead of vista home

Easycom: Please see http://www.laptopsdirect.co.uk/xp-downgrade/page.asp for details on XP downgrades.

14/03/2008 Sarah: Can you copy DVD's/CD's with this laptop?

Easycom: Yes, it has a DVD writer so you can copy CDs and DVDs.

12/03/2008 Chris: does it have any power plug adaptor so I could use it in other countries then UK?

Easycom: The adaptor can handle voltages from other countries, but you need to buy a country-specific cable for the country you're in (not the whole adapter cable, just the power cable with the plug that plugs into the adapter). The laptop ships with the UK standard cable.

08/03/2008 john.j: I wish to use my own regestered ms/xp software can i do this.

Easycom: You should be able to.

05/03/2008 David J: Hi there a lot of the laptops have WLAN, does this mean they are capable of wireless internet with a wireless adaptor or that the wireless feature is built in and the laptop can connect to the internet straight out of the box?

Easycom: Laptops that feature WLAN have integrated wireless modules that enable them to connect to existing wireless networks, with no additional hardware required.

04/03/2008 john smith: I submitted a question Saturday (3 days ago) and have had no response.
Do you intend to answer?

Easycom: Sory for late response. Actually We have too much questions in que.
Yes this laptop is suitable for you music production work.

03/03/2008 miss m: does this laptop have wireless internet functions?

Easycom: Yes

02/03/2008 Mike G: Hi, im looking for a laptop that's cheap but with good performance. I wish to use an external soundcard with the laptop, and run software that is designed for use with midi instruments, i will be using the software live in performances with my band, so obviously latency and the performance of the machine are huge issues, i will have no software other than the software i need for performing and i will not need to use the laptop for networking or internet use. Will this laptop be suitable? The Software i will be using is Ableton Live and Steinberg Cubase

Easycom: I think with any laptop you would be better off using an external sound card, rather than the onboard audio. As for the rest of the hardware, it's difficult to say, it would probably be fine, but you might be better off with a dual core processor if the sound processing is going to get intensive...

01/03/2008 john: I need a computer for general work with programmes like MS Office; plus I want it to be as quick as possible on the internet.
I have narrowed it down to 3 - this Dell Inspiron 6400, Acer 5315 and Acer 5310.
All have pros and cons - Dell has 5 hours battery life, 1.Ghz speed and IGb Rm and is £20 cheaper; Acers have only 2 hours battery life but 5315 has 1.86Ghz and I Gb Ram, 5310 has 1.6Ghz but 2Gb Ram. Can you advise which of these Acer combinations will be he faster? Thanks

Easycom: It depends on the type of applications you use, but generally the difference between 1.8ghz and 1.6ghz is insignificant compared to the difference another GB of ram makes - especially with Vista.

29/02/2008 do m: does this have microsoft works

Easycom: Microsoft Works is a standalone package and does not ship with laptops unless otherwise stated. You can purchase Microsoft Works seperately.

29/02/2008 caoimhe: does it have a card reader

Easycom: Yes, the 6400 has a 5-in-1 card reader and an ExpressCard/54 slot for future expansion

22/02/2008 Matt: I am very interested in this laptop, I generally only use my computer these days for work and general internet surfing so the spec is adequate for my needs (I assume Microsoft Office is compatable with Windows Vista). The spec of this laptop does not mention USB ports (which are essential to me), the pictures suggest there are two on the side but would you please confirm this as I will need to look at different models if not... Many Thanks

Easycom: This Laptop has 4 USB Ports.

21/02/2008 Jim Anderton: Hi,

My wife wants a laptop for using online, store her photographs and music which she downloads occasionally. How would this one fair??

Easycom: Its a best Option.

07/02/2008 Melanie: I would like to buy a laptop for my son, he will use for school work (they use wireless), pictures, games is an essential for him, music and using the DVD/CD re-Writer. Is this laptop suitable for gaming? Ie. graphics card good and memory as sometimes games are slow if not enough memory

Easycom: Sorry, this laptop wouldn't be suited to 3D gaming because the graphics card uses shared system memory. We would recommend giving our sales line a call, so the sales person can discuss your exact requirements and suggest the best matches.