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I have had one of these for about 2 years. I bought one of these because they are light and easy to carry. I first bought a Latitude C600 model but it was slow compared to my Inspiron 8200 so I looked for a faster model and got a Latitude C610 and then bought a second one to run other than MS OS's on and to use for older games on a second HDD with Win98SE installed on it. I have also owned 2 C640's with a mobile P4m CPU. Even though the C640 has a P4 CPU I like the C610 model better. The C610 is a great model. The P3m CPU in the C610 gives you the best of both worlds. Long battery life, low heat output and a 133MHz bus and with a 7200 RPM HDD it loads programs just as fast as any of the MP4m notebooks I've owned. It is different than the P3 CPU's in the older C600 model and goes to 1.2GHZ. The C640, Mobile P4m model, puts out a lot of heat and uses batteries very fast. Where as the C610, with a high capacity battery, gets about 4+ hours of run time with one battery and over 8 hours of run time with 2 installed. It has a slot for a MiniPCI card and I have a Dell TM1350 B/G wireless card in that slot. The one C610 I carry everyday has a Mobile P3m CPU at 1.2GHz, ATI Radeon 16MB video card, XGA screen (1024x768 resolution, it also could be bought with a SXGA+ screen and I have owned one of them but find that resolution on a 14" screen a little hard to deal with), built in 100Mbs NIC and a Modem daughter card. (the C600 needed either a combo NIC/Modem or just NIC card in the MiniPCI slot to use the Ethernet port on the side of it so that limited you to having a PCMCIA slot card for wireless) (The C640 also has a built in NIC and modem daughter card leaving the MiniPCI slot open for a wireless card), S Video port, PS/2 port for a keyboard or mouse, parallel and serial port, one USB port (which can be limiting in to days world but a with a small 4 port USB hub you can overcome that limitation) and I have a Hitachi 40 GB 7200 RPM drive installed. I have not even looked at newer notebooks because the C610's just do everything I need them to do. If you are looking for a good notebook look on the Dell auction site there are still a lot of C610 available and at a good price.

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by Shootist See Profile edited by 2kmaro See Profile
last modified: 2005-08-14 00:54:43