First of all the m s lid is a very pale silver and almost white in color. This is not a desktop replacement style notebook. Originally Posted by wildmanne But to be fair, one must consider the fact that Dell had to crunch the keys of the m into a much smaller area than IBM did for the T40, so sacrifices in usability are expected in order to save on space. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. Good job Dell, keep those modular drives coming.

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Good news, the optical drive is modular on the m, as is the way with most Inspiron notebooks. It will stick out of the back of the Inspiron m quite a bit though and add weight.

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wlreless I have no problem endorsing the m as a good notebook. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct. The Inspiron m is also cool running and does not generate too much heat. Overall the keyboard can be described as cramped and not revolutionary, the IBM X40 is of the same size as the m but manages to provide a much better and much more usable keyboard.

As a comparison, you can see below how other notebooks performed with this program and check out the thread in our forums where others have posted their notebook speeds: It is priced very competitively if you use coupons checkout http: Good job Dell, keep those modular drives coming. Chili “Can you temporarily get a wired ethernet connection and do: Couldn’t wlreless package firmware-binstaller also my wifi light is currently off.


I found the learning curve highest for keys I have to reach down to. Bookmarks Bookmarks Digg del. The review unit Inspiron m has the following specs: If your intention is to have this notebook sit on a desk the entire time, then you re buying the wrong one. The build of the m is not cheap by any means; it feels relatively sturdy and even looks slightly rugged from the side.

I tried the following fix which turned my wifi light on, but still no connectivity. But at least the fact the notebook doesn t get too hot means it won t cause any discomfort to the, umm, crotch area shall we say. If I try to scroll a page just a little with the touchpad it always turns out to scroll more than Wirekess want. The Inspiron m is unlike any other Inspiron in it s look and design.

Inputs and Ports and Layout Let s take a tour of what s on each side of this notebook: You re literally forced to buy an extended life battery or carry an extra battery.

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They make a lot of noise when clicked and just feel cheap. Look at the Inspiron or Inspiron for such a thing, you ll get a more powerful machine for a similar price with those notebooks. The Inspiron m has two speakers that are actually built into the screen and project sound forward towards the user. Visit our network of sites: Originally Posted by wildmanne I wish Sony would learn to do this with their notebooks, every VAIO I ve used has a fixed drive which means if you want to upgrade the optical drive later then it s just too bad, you can t.

The casing is plastic wureless gives the impression that if it were dropped from 3ft.

The and are of course less mobile. September 26th, 3. Also, there are no shortcut buttons for such things as volume or DVD playback, this is so standard on notebooks today that it s surprising not to see them. Vell it and select Extract Here, disconnect your wired connection. If you re on a budget and only need a basic configuration then it s even cheaper.