More USB ports than that would be just plain nuts! Doom 3 on the Dell e view larger image. February 5th, 1. With a desktop replacement notebook using a fast processor and high-end graphics card you expect battery life to be slim though. The bottom back area is especially prone to getting hot, I do not recommend putting this thing in your lap — it would be uncomfortable given the combined weight and heat. If you intend to watch a lot of movies on a notebook or view a lot of pictures, the TrueLife screen is a great option. Dell e top view view larger image The e build is good.

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Dell Inspiron e1705 Review (pics, specs)

Input and Output Ports The port selection on the e is excellent, having six USB ports is borderline ridiculous for a laptop in a good way. If you need further help just post back. The brushed aluminum silver look is accented with a white panel surrounding. Below are the results gained from running Super Pi ftp: With the e they have done this again and thus provide probably the best price to feature ratio inch screen notebook on the market.

February 5th, 1. Expand the entry list and see if a WLAN adapter is listed and that there are no red crosses or yellow exclamation marks next to its’ entry listing. Furthermore, using Media Direct is more battery life efficient so if you just want to watch a movie then definitely use Media Direct to play the movie and not some Windows program. Starting from a clean install I perform the recommended updates and after restart I lose my ethernet and I have the wireless icon that sees no connections.


The hinges on the Dell e are constructed of steel and surrounded in a plastic case.

Dell e left side view: Install the missing firmware for the wireless card via double-click and software-center: However, if you start pushing the notebook and playing 3D games, video encoding, or even ripping CDs things start to get warm. The port selection on the e is excellent, having six USB ports is borderline ridiculous for a laptop in a good way.

February 5th, 7. Technical support is offered via chat, email, Dell. Broadcom driver problems with wireless and ethernet The LAN driver is loaded. Mostly people with wireless only issues. I am following the advice of seasoned Ubuntu professionals and am posting my question here with a printout of inspirin script posted by Wildman et al. Google Desktop search and toolbar are also now installed by default and your homepage will be a Dell branded Google search page Google and Dell signed a billion dollar deal recently so that Dell will be including certain Google applications with every Dell PC that ships.

Dell Inspiron e Review (pics, specs)

However, the UXGA resolution means d1705 text and icons will be wirelesa small, those people that have poor sight or dislike small text would be wise to think twice about selecting UXGA. I got the ethernet connection working, and I feel I am close on the wireless connection, also.


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I am an extreme novice when it comes to some of these terms. February 5th, 4. For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. I believe I have tried just about every suggestion on the forum. Dell e Media Direct launch button view larger image Conclusion The e does a great job of carrying on everything that was good about the Inspiron and adding some serious performance enhancements to the Inspiron inch line of notebooks.

The first time using takes a little bit of time for setup, but subsequent uses of Media Direct will mean you can get to playing media files in around seconds and not the usual 30 — 45 seconds it takes Windows wirelese boot.

Another front view of screen on e view larger image.

Broadcom driver problems with wireless and ethernet LAN is always preferred. You could get bettery battery life by using an e model with integrated graphics, brightness all the way down and wi-fi off — but what fun is that?