:: Processor :: Intel Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 Cache
:: Mainboard :: Intel 945PM
:: Memory :: 1024 MB, DDR2, PC5300, max. 2048MB, 2x512MB
:: Graphics adapter :: Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 - 0 MB up to 256MB shared memory
:: Display :: 15.4 Zoll 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, WSXGA colour Shine Glare TFT display, glossy: no
:: Harddisk :: 160GB 5400rpm Hitachi HTS541060G9SA00
:: Soundcard :: SigmaTel High Definition Audio
:: Connections :: 4x USB 2.0, Firewire, LAN, modem, VGA-out, S-Video out, Kensington Lock, 1x Express Card, audio (headphones and micro)
:: Networking :: 10/100 Ethernet Lan, Intel Pro 3945ABG WLAN 802.11a/b/g, Bluethooth, modem
:: Optical drive :: DVD +/-RW Sony DW-Q58A
:: Size :: height x width x depth (in mm): 36x356x265
The keyboard can be used pleasantly. It sits absolutely durably in the chassis and does not at all wobble or flex.
In addition it is characterised by clarity due to a good layout.
The keys exhibit a clear but pleasant pressure point and remain silent even with fast writing.
The Touchpad possesses a somewhat rough surface, but nevertheles responds well. The pertinent keys shine particularly with a clear pressure and a soft tapping feeling á la IBM.
- colour diagram of the Dell Inspiron 6400
Fortunately the Dell Inspiron is equipped with a not reflecting 15.4 inch WXGA display. The colours and the contrast seem subjectively well.
Also the measurements confirmed the positive impression of the display with an maximum illuminating of good 159.5 cd/m² and a brightness of 83.5%.
The color representation diagram shows like so often a clear deviation of the blue curve and therefore a warm colour representation of the image.
With achieved level 5 in the Pixperan readability test no particular susceptibility for the creation of streaks could be determined.
Distribution of brightness
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The stability of the viewing angles is good in the horizontal range, in the vertical range from above occurs a somewhat strong clarification and with a view position from below a darkening takes place.to top
The T2300 core duo processor with 1.6 Ghz supplies quite acceptable values. So there is sufficient power for average office applications.
Even after some time under load and at summer temperatures, the Dell Inspiron 6400 remains without considerable heating up with a maximum of 40°C.
- temperatures at the top
- temperatures at the bottom
The fan practically never runs during normal operation, and the laptop was hardly perceptible with normal ambient noise in an office. We could not accomplish detailed noise measurements, because we tested the notebook in a foreign office.
Due to the short time within we could test the Dell Inspiron 6400, we can't deliver precise data about different battery runtimes. If we calculate with the observed battery load conditions, then the runtime sums up to 2h under load and more than 4h during minimum load.
minimum (all off or at minimum): 15.2 Watts
idle (max. brightness): 22.5 Watts
maximum (full load inkl. WLAN): 40.4 Watts
- Dell Inspiron 6400
The Dell Inspiron 6400 has everything that a good office notebook needs: a durable case, outstanding input devices, a good display, silent noise and low heat emissions and a good battery runtime, too.
Negative aspects are a few imperfections of workmanship and a mediocre performance of processor and video card.
Nothing the despite the Dell Inspiron 6400 is particularly recommended as a fine notebook destinated for working for mobile users in the private and in the business range. Due to the antireflection coated display and the good brightness working in the nature should not be a problem.
- tested: the Dell Inspiron 6400
Dell Inspiron 6400 (Inspiron)
Intel Core Duo T2300 1.66 GHz 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 Cache
1024 MB, DDR2, PC5300, max. 2048MB, 2x512MB
:: Graphics adapter
Intel Graphics Media Accelerator (GMA) 950 - 0 MB up to 256MB shared memory
15.4 Zoll 16:10, 1280x800 pixel, WSXGA colour Shine Glare TFT display, glossy: no
160GB 5400rpm Hitachi HTS541060G9SA00
SigmaTel High Definition Audio
4x USB 2.0, Firewire, LAN, modem, VGA-out, S-Video out, Kensington Lock, 1x Express Card, audio (headphones and micro)
10/100 Ethernet Lan, Intel Pro 3945ABG WLAN 802.11a/b/g, Bluethooth, modem
:: Optical drive
DVD +/-RW Sony DW-Q58A
height x width x depth (in mm): 36x356x265
:: Additional features