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#1 Greg-.-

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 08:13 PM

Hi all, I am wondering if I should pick up this Dell Latitude d420 for $170 at my local pawn shop. I am in need of a small notebook that is light weight and I could use on the go. Anyways it originaly has 1GB on it the shop keeper said, I've done some research and they say the max ram is only 1.5GB meaning that there is a 512mb sick that is soldered on the board and a 512mb already in it so I plan to upgrade the ram to a 1GB stick from a 512mb.

Also I was trying to figure out what type of hard drive it has most likely its a sata? Or can it be IDE? Thanks for everything and taking a look at my thread. If you can can you please share your thoughs on this computer with me by posting below, Should i purchase this for this price? Would it be good with a windows xp optimized ? Thanks a lot.

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Posted 21 September 2011 - 11:33 PM

Personally, I think I would go to wal-mart or someplace like HP and pick up a new netbook for the extra $80, that seems a bit high priced for very little performance, if you ask me-its old, outdated, and slow with only one gig of DDR2 at 533 mhz, a 1 ghz core 2 solo, and a 60 gig PATA hard drive (IDE) with no sata performance. Full specs here but thats just my two cents, I think 170 is high, 130-150 maybe.

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Posted 22 September 2011 - 12:41 AM

I would agree with patriot about purchasing a netbook. If you get a netbook it is even lighter and faster if you get a dual core processor and 1 or 2GB memory.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 11:56 AM

D420 has a 1.8" hard drive. The plus would be if it came with the docking station. That gives it DVI & VGA, 3 USB ports, Serial port and parallel port. not to mention a optical drive.

You would be amazed how many people come in and buy serial or parallel port cards for their new PC.

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Posted 26 September 2011 - 08:16 PM

1.8" hard drive are hard to find now, i only see SSD that are 1.8".

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 09:27 AM

I also seem to recall some durability issues with the 1.8" drives.

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Posted 27 September 2011 - 06:54 PM

I believe that too because i think all the ipod classic which my cousin had a 80GB one died on him. I checked it out and i could hear the hard drive spinning up and down like crazy.

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