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Dell Latitude E6540
« on: January 10, 2019, 05:44:14 pm »
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Re: Dell Latitude E6540
« Reply #1 on: January 11, 2019, 05:18:20 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, 07:58:07 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, 08:00:59 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, 08:06:50 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, 08:11:00 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, 08:24:15 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, 08:25:19 am »
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Re: Dell Latitude E6540
« Reply #8 on: January 11, 2019, 09:11:00 am »
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.  :-\