The Dell Latitude D810 laptop is one unit that used to be cool back in 2005. It came with super cool specs and it was considered a very good desktop replacement even if it only has a 15.4 inch display. The unit came with a 2.0 GHz Intel Pentium M 760 processor and 2 GB of RAM.
I know that this type of processor is not one of the best that you can find today but it used to be pretty powerful some years ago and it was a common choice back then just as dual core processors are right now. The total storage capacity of the hard drive is 80 GB.
The 15.4 inch display can come in a very high resolution – that of 1920 x 1200 pixels. This is quite an expected choice for a 15.4 inch display and even if there are a lot of different screen resolutions available (1280 x 768 pixels, 1280 x 800 pixels and also 1680 x 1050 pixels), this is probably the best choice for you. The glossy display is going to be a torment in a powerfully lit environment but the colors that it provides are sharp and beautiful, making an overall quality image to look at.
The speakers on the Dell Latitude D810 laptop were some of the best you could ever get in 2005 out of a 15.4 inch notebook. Of course that they can never be better than a set of external speakers but they will help you meet the mainstream laptop sound needs and if you don’t want to carry a set of speakers around with you all day, the integrated set on this unit is most likely to please you.
The keyboard looks just like you would imagine an old laptop keyboard to look like. The buttons are big and black and they also feel very comfortable to use. In fact, Dell laptops have never really disappointed the users when it came to laptop keyboards. The touchpad has a very responsive surface and it feel very pleasant to use. Of course, an external mouse is also a good idea especially if you plan on using this laptop as a desktop replacement.
There is no significant lag registered and the left and right mouse buttons are ok to use as well. As for the selection of ports and features, we were pretty disappointed with what the Dell D810 had to offer. The unit comes with barely 4 USB ports, an Ethernet port, an S-Video port, a docking station connector, a VGA out, the modem port and the headphones and microphone jacks. There are no HDMI port and no FireWire port either.
There are two choices for the battery: the 6 cell and the 9 cell. The 9 cell battery will provide about 3 hours and 30 minutes of laptop usage if you use it in… let us say “light mode” (doing some word processing and surfing the internet). Just like I said, this laptop was pretty cool back in its first years but not anymore…11