Since it is well knows that users generally have a preference towards a certain operating system, some people will choose a laptop according to the operating system that can run on that unit. This is why we are going to write this article about Dell XP laptops, so that the fans of this operating system will know just what models they have to turn their attention to.
First of all, you should know that most laptop that can run the Windows Vista or Windows 7 operating systems should be able to handle the Windows XP as well. However, this is not the case with all laptops. My Toshiba has 4 GB of RAM and runs smoothly with the Windows Vista OS but when I go ahead and install the Windows XP OS (yes, I am an XP fan), the system runs really slow.
The first example of what is left of Dell XP laptops is the Dell Latitude D430. This laptop comes with a 1.33 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo U7700 processor and 1 GB of Ram. The unit has an 80 GB hard drive and a 12.1 inch display which has a native resolution of 1280 x 800 pixels. This unit reviewed came at the price of $1150 and with the Genuine Windows XP Professional operating system preinstalled. As for the selection of ports and features, the unit of the Dell Latitude D430 comes with 3 USB ports, one Smart card reader, one Ethernet port, a FireWire port, a PCMCIA slot, an SD card slot, the Kensington lock slot, a modem port, a VGA out and the regular headphones out and microphone in jacks.
The Dell Precision M6300 is another cool laptop that can be bought from a starting price of $1849, even if the unit reviewed went up to a total of $2738. This unit was based on a 2.0 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 processor and 2 GB of RAM.
The total storage capacity of the hard drive was 64 GB. The graphics card is the nVidia Quadro FX 1600 M with 512 MB of both dedicated and shared video memory. The 17 inch display makes this laptop a great desktop replacement with a native resolution of 1440 x 900 pixels. The total RAM can be upgraded to a maximum 4 GB although I didn’t quite understand why the unit only came with a 64 GB hard drive especially since a lot of users would consider buying this laptop and using it as their primary computer. One chapter where you would really expect a 17 inch laptop to be good at is ports and features.
The unit of the Dell Precision M6300 has 4 USB ports, a Kensington lock slot, an Express Card slot, a modem port, an Ethernet port, an S-Video port, a DVI out, a FireWire port, a memory card reader, a VGA out, a Smart Card reader and the regular headphones out and microphone in jacks. What? No HDMI port? A weird lack for a desktop replacement…11