Written on: 22/08/2005 by davidjarran (1 review written)
The 8600 utilises the Pentium M class processor. This results in minimal power drain on the battery. It's quite possible to watch a full length film on DVD on one charge, or work (word processing, spreadsheet, etc.) for a good 5-6 hours. This has to be its most outstanding feature.
Screen size, at 15 inches (widescreen ratio) seems huge, although the optimal resolution (1920 x 1200) will give some lesser mortals eyestrain.
The only downsides I've found with this machine are that it... (read more)
Written on: 03/11/2004 by Father Ted (3 reviews written)
Dell Inspiron 8600 - This is a good machine, (not brilliant, just good) let down by Dell's customer service. Their "service" included having no spare parts available (for a brand new model) when the LCD fritzed after just 4 hours use, a series of broken promises resulting in five days of work lost, and, being charged for software support on software they installed. I will never buy another Dell, I will stick to smaller companies where you are treated as a person, not a (sales) number. (read more)