is a dell latitude d600 a good computer

Dell / Dimension 4600c
April 3, 2011 at 20:44:34
Specs: Windows XP, 1.600 MHz / 1024mb
i just got a dell latitude and i would like to know are they crap or not i have heard that it overheats and frys it self

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#1
April 3, 2011 at 21:36:41
Shouldn't you have asked that question before you got a D600?

IMHO, they're not horrible. I have a 7 yr old D600, it wasn't a bad machine. Mine is on its last legs though. Mine had issue with not working on a dock, an LCD screen hinge broke, the power switch post is cracked (needs to be resoldered on the motherboard), the BroadCom onboard NIC doesn't work, and now the WiFi adapter sometimes cuts out and isn't seen by the system. But, other than all that, it still powers up & works 96% of the time (haha). They don't last forever.

I have an even older, slower Latitude D400 that works just fine...although it didn't see the regular use & travel like the D600 did. I also have some older C610's that work OK still. And, in my "working junk pile", I have some even older & slower Latitude CPx laptops (650-750 Mhz CPUs) that used to run Windows 98 & 2000 OK. They still run, but they're too heavy & slow to really want to use.

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#2
April 3, 2011 at 21:42:59
I had a D600 given to me. Formatted and installed XP on it. Outside of needing a single keycap, I've had no problems at all with it at all. While I use my netbook more than the laptop, it's still a solid machine...

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#3
April 3, 2011 at 21:55:24
ok i bough this for 100 dollars and just needed a os and got XP Pro on it and work at a computer store and i was wondering if i can keep this for my own or put it out for sale but so far it works great for me the battery hold 2 hours and and nothings wrong for it and thanks for the help

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#4
April 3, 2011 at 22:38:56
You should D/L & run the Dell Diagnostics on that thing to test out all the hardware to make sure it's in good shape. Yea, if you have a Gig of RAM and a 1.6/1.7 GHz-ish processor in there, they run pretty good.

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#5
April 5, 2011 at 23:25:11
yeah i ran that before i bought it and everything tested ok so im going to keep it and thanks for the help

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