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Dell Latitude E6540
« on: January 10, 2019, 08:44:14 pm »
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System:    Host: P9-Latitude-E6540 Kernel: 4.15.0-43-generic x86_64 bits: 64
           Desktop: N/A Distro: Peppermint Nine
Machine:   Device: laptop System: Dell product: Latitude E6540 v: 01 serial: N/A
           Mobo: Dell model: 0RHT9R v: A00 serial: N/A
           BIOS: Dell v: A13 date: 02/02/2015
Battery    BAT0: charge: 43.1 Wh 46.5% condition: 92.8/99.9 Wh (93%)
CPU:       Dual core Intel Core i7-4610M (-MT-MCP-) cache: 4096 KB
           clock speeds: max: 3700 MHz 1: 2884 MHz 2: 2614 MHz 3: 1848 MHz
           4: 2395 MHz
Graphics:  Card: Intel 4th Gen Core Processor Integrated Graphics Controller
           Display Server: x11 (X.Org 1.19.6 )
           drivers: modesetting (unloaded: fbdev,vesa)
           Resolution: 1920x1080@60.05hz
           OpenGL: renderer: Mesa DRI Intel Haswell Mobile version: 4.5 Mesa 18.0.5
Audio:     Card-1 Intel 8 Series/C220 Series High Def. Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Card-2 Intel Xeon E3-1200 v3/4th Gen Core Processor HD Audio Controller
           driver: snd_hda_intel
           Sound: Advanced Linux Sound Architecture v: k4.15.0-43-generic
Network:   Card-1: Intel Ethernet Connection I217-LM driver: e1000e
           IF: eno1 state: down mac: <filter>
           Card-2: Intel Centrino Advanced-N 6235 driver: iwlwifi
           IF: wlp3s0 state: up mac: <filter>
Drives:    HDD Total Size: 256.1GB (2.9% used)
           ID-1: /dev/sda model: SAMSUNG_SSD_PM85 size: 256.1GB
Partition: ID-1: / size: 234G used: 7.0G (4%) fs: ext4 dev: /dev/sda1
RAID:      No RAID devices: /proc/mdstat, md_mod kernel module present
Sensors:   System Temperatures: cpu: 41.0C mobo: N/A
           Fan Speeds (in rpm): cpu: N/A
Info:      Processes: 187 Uptime: 20 min Memory: 717.8/7882.9MB
           Client: Shell (bash) inxi: 2.3.56
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Re: Dell Latitude E6540
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 08:18:20 am »
I have one of those, and 2 x E6530, and an E6520 .. I **LOVE** the E series Lattitude's, superb machines :)
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Re: Dell Latitude E6540
« Reply #2 on: January 11, 2019, 10:58:07 am »
It's a bit of a beast by today's standards, but worth the weight. ;)

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Re: Dell Latitude E6540
« Reply #3 on: January 11, 2019, 11:00:59 am »
Not sure what you mean by beast .. are you referring to weight ?

If so, I'll take sturdiness, longevity, and 'professional grade' build quality over light plastic 'consumer grade' crap every day of the week ;)
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Re: Dell Latitude E6540
« Reply #4 on: January 11, 2019, 11:06:50 am »
Yes, weight, and I agree, I have a newer Precision 3520 for work and it feels cheaper and more fragile. Still a very nice machine just doesn't feel as sturdy.

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Re: Dell Latitude E6540
« Reply #5 on: January 11, 2019, 11:11:00 am »
You know, I've never really understood the trend for modern "laptops" to be as thin as toothpicks anyway .. surely that just means component cooling is gonna be a problem, and having extra internal expansion ports an impossibility ?
(you know you can fit an extra internal mSATA SSD to your E6540 right ? .. try having 3 internal drives on a toothpick)

In any case, the clue's in the name "laptop", my lap can easily support an E series .. if I wanted an "ultra-portable" I'd possibly choose something else (though I'd probably just get a smaller E series) ;)
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Re: Dell Latitude E6540
« Reply #6 on: January 11, 2019, 11:24:15 am »
Built in obsolescence? If we can upgrade a solid machine that can take some "abuse", some of us would never buy new machines.
I have a smartphone if I need ultra-portability to consume content.  :D

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Re: Dell Latitude E6540
« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2019, 11:25:19 am »
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Re: Dell Latitude E6540
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 12:11:00 pm »
I have a friend with a new Mac ultra-super-air paper thin book and it seems like he has some kind of adapter plugged in all the time to be able to do almost anything besides surf. IIDC he only has one USB port, and no RJ-45 port.  :-\