When I first plugged in my headphones, there was a hissing sound that accompanied whatever I was hearing. Only once did they send a technician over to replace a hard drive in an old machine, so that was nice Usually, their phone support people are pretty clueless. Oh well, it s how these computer companies make there money. This is unacceptable for a notebook that is designed to be taken and used easily for travel. You re literally forced to buy an extended life battery or carry an extra battery.

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There are ways to reset the password, just Google it. The Inspiron m is also cool running and does not generate too much heat. The mouse buttons are just plain clunky and make a lot of noise.

Front-side view of the Inspiron m and a look at its layout view larger image Left-side view of the Inspiron m and a look at its layout view larger image Right-side view of the Inspiron m and a look at its layout view larger image Bottom-side view of the Inspiron m and a look at its layout view larger image As you can see, an ample number of ports are provided for such a small notebook.

The machine gets a little warm where the processor is. The only program I kept was the DVD viewer. If the word format and hard drive put together scares you, then don t pay attention to what I just said.

It is very firm, solid, and responsive, which I like. The rgaphics thing that does make it slightly awkward to have this notebook on your lap are the rubber feet on the bottom, they tend to stick into your legs and don t let the notebook rest flat on your legs.


Dell Inspiron m Right side view larger image. The reason for that is because Synaptics has integrated some awesome features like virtual scrolling and right clicking. Typing is a breeze.

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Build I separate the build from the design as it is entirely possible for the design of a notebook to look nice, but the build to feel a little cheap. The fact heat is not an issue is a kudos to the design of this notebook and the Pentium M processor, often times I find with smaller notebooks that the heat builds up quite a bit due to the fact all of the components are smashed together and it s hard for the heat to exhaust out.

First off, this laptop is small. They provide ample power for listening to music or watching a movie at a crisp quality. I was recommended several times to buy the Fujitsu S for its outstanding build quality and great form factor.

I’m not sure if it’s OK to discus that type of thing here or not. Rather, the Inspiron m is whisper quiet and you won t be hearing any noisy fan.

What first I need fraphics on, is what the specs are for it for possible upgrades. Dell m next to an iPod for size comparison view larger image.

Seldom will the fan come on to get rid of the heat, but it lasts for around 5 seconds. To me, del display is perfect.


The keyboard makes good use of the FN key. No Legacy ports — If you have some peripherals such as old printers, mousse, keyboards…etc. Those are all the cons I could think of now. Graphixs Inspiron m machines that now ship will have this though.

The m can fit easily in a work bag or even under the arm for carrying it short distances. This means that if you initially buy the m with just a plain DVD drive and wish to upgrade to a DVD burner then you can just buy a DVD burner specifically dekl for the m graphicss the Dell website and then switch it out with the DVD drive in there. The m looks just like a shrunken Yes, 2 hours of use is what I got in my experience with the provided 4-cell battery.

I understand Dell doesn’t support this model for Vista or Win7. There was dell data restore option in F8 boot gfaphics option to restore my windows. You’ll also get a list of applicable drivers and utilities for that specific model.


This laptop runs quiet and cool. They don’t have a Recovery drive by the looks of things, which means i’d have to wipe everything the hardrive has manually, including programs. Dell Inspiron m Left side view larger image.