Dell Inspiron 2600 laptop was released many years ago, this computer being dedicated to home users. You can order a 2600 laptop computer having a 1.06 GHz Intel Mobile Celeron processor or a Pentium 3 processor, running at 1 GHz or 1.13 Ghz. The memory can have 128 MB, but the computer supports up to 512 MB.
The hard drive has a capacity of 20 GB. If this capacity seems too small, you can order a computer having a hard drive of 30 GB or 40 GB. This laptop presents a CD/DVD drive that lets read and also write CDs and DVDs. The Ethernet connection allows you to connect the computer to a LAN network. The modem integrated in the computer allows a more traditional connection method: the one that uses the dial-up access.
Dell Inspiron 2600 laptop has a 14.1 inch display, providing a good resolution of 1024 by 768. A model having 15.1 inches is available, the display being also based on the XGA technology as the standard model. Images look sharp and the colours are decent. Although the images look good, we can’t say the same thing about the speakers. You must use external speakers if you want to hear a clear sound.
Especially when you play DVD movies, which generally have a very good sound quality, you can’t hear the sound that you expect from a DVD. The keyboard of this computer is decent too, but some keys are placed in odd positions and the general layout of the keyboard seems a little strange. Page up and Page down are to the right of Enter and Backspace. The Windows key is located in the upper right corner, not near the Spacebar, where it is generally located.
The performance delivered by this computer is one that you expect from a Pentium 3 processor. Today we have computers that have Intel Core i7 processors, which can’t compare to an Intel Pentium 3 processor. This is a slow computer and usually the Internet connection functions with difficulty. The price of this computer was 1330 dollars back at the time when in was released. Today, you can buy a computer like this for less than 400 dollars, but only used or refurbished.
To buy a used computer, access the Dell website and search for the most suitable 2600 model. I would suggest to buy a variant of this computer, which is already upgrated, otherwise you will experience a lot of troubles, because the technologies used on making this computer are way outdated. The advanced technique of today’s computers leave behind the 2600 computer model, which was at the top a few years ago. For those who already have a 2600 Inspiron model, you must upgrade the computer to keep up with the new releases.11