Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Dell's Latitude Notebook Gets High Marks

Academic journal article T H E Journal (Technological Horizons In Education)

Dell's Latitude Notebook Gets High Marks

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When we first took delivery of Dell's Latitude CPi notebook PC we were impressed with its sleek looks, big 13.3-inch active matrix screen and relatively light weight for such a complete system (around six pounds). This model came with a 266MHz Pentium Pro processor, 64MB of RAM and a 3.7GB hard drive. It features a swappable floppy disk/CD-ROM drivebay (which keeps the weight down and the profile slim), and was shipped to us with a 3Com Fast EtherLink XL PC card and Megahertz 56K CC XJ1560 FaxModem. Windows 98 was pre-installed on the system.

Connecting the Latitude to our local network (Windows 95/NT) was a snap; we didn't even have to call our system administrator. Although we didn't do any formal speed testing, the system's processor is quite fast, comparing well to a 333MHz desktop we had on hand. The display's quality is very good, but could be a bit brighter. We usually don't get along too well with thumbpads, but the Latitude's pad seems to work better than most, responding well while offering good tactile feedback. …

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