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Tux
12-11-2004, 09:06 PM
hey there, just wondering if any one owns the above laptop and what do they think about it. I am looking at buying a pentium m 1.5ghz, 512mb ram, 60gb hdd, 14.1' screen. 802.11g wireless almost brand new, but i am unsure about the graphics. It runs the Intel 82855 GME graphics chipset, but i have no idea what that will run. I only have old games like ghost recon, red alert, need for speed underground, etc. Will it run them ok? i am not looking at this interms of graphics specifically, i have just seen a very tempting price from a certain store in nz.
Thanks in advance

drb1
12-11-2004, 09:24 PM
You will also find a few of these kicking around they have the silghtly faster ram.

Shop wisley.

Product Description:
NOTEBOOK - DELL LATITUDE D505 PENTIUM MOBILE 1.50GHZ,

256MB @ 333MHZ RAM,

40GB HDD, INTEL 855GM/855GME, 14` XGA SCREEN, CD-RW/DVD COMBO DRIVE, 2XUSB, MODEM, LAN, FIREWIRE, S-VIDEO, 1XPCMCIA SLOT, POWER ADAPTOR, POWER CABLE, MODEM CABLE, WINDOWS XP HOME EDITION SOFTWARE AND COA STICKER, INTERVIDEO WINDVD, DRIVERS AND UTILITIES CDS, MANUALS, DELL CARRY BAG, BRAND NEW, SEALED IN BOX

I would like an answer to your video question also.

D.

metla
12-11-2004, 09:45 PM
No.

The best review i could find of it suggested it was good at playing DVD's, Not a good highpoint at all,

Combined wirth that cpu i seriously doubt you could get a playable framerate even at the lowest settings.

>>powered by the Intel Pentium M 715 (1.5 GHz), which isn't the most powerful Centrino available. Performance was just so-so, posting 15.1 on our Business Winstone and 18.1 on Multimedia Content Creation Winstone. Still, the dv1000 is more than suitable for tasks such as playing DVDs, browsing the Internet, and running basic business apps.

As you can see this unit isn't designed to be a multimedia powerhouse.

drb1
12-11-2004, 09:48 PM
Metla,

Even with your hatred of "Ugh" Dell, that wasnt to unkind.

D.

metla
12-11-2004, 10:01 PM
I have no issue with their laptops,especially when they are designed like that model for weight and long battery life.

drb1
12-11-2004, 10:18 PM
Metla,

apt, they are not really ment to be a game "Unit" as such.

They work well with woosh mobile.

D.

metla
12-11-2004, 10:24 PM
Is it true you need to run around the yard with them trying to catch a signal?


A guy came in today told me his newly set-up wireless network worked well.....as long as he held his laptop a feet above his head with the unit on its side...

metla
12-11-2004, 10:26 PM
a foot above.

drb1
12-11-2004, 10:29 PM
Metla,

I must be extremly luck or only go to the Wright place's.

I never seem to have these signal issues so many complain of.

D.