Dell Latitude D610 review
Review Date: 18 Apr 2005
Price when reviewed: (£1,291 inc VAT)
In our Labs review of Dell's 2GHz Latitude D610 two months ago, we couldn't publish full battery-life results as our sample was a pre-production unit and it came with the lower-capacity four-cell battery.
We've now tested the full production version, complete with a six-cell battery. The results aren't too inspiring and suggest that the latest Centrino platform (codenamed Sonoma) isn't quite as power-efficient as Intel would have us believe. Under intensive use, the D610 lasted one hour, 23 minutes - the same as the pre-production unit.
Fortunately, under light use (which is more representative of use in the real world) the notebook ran for just over four hours. It scored a hefty 2.17 in our benchmarks too.
Ultimately, the new times and performance score don't affect our view of the Labs-winning D610 - it's still impressively fast and backed up by a range of affordable services. It all adds up to a fine business machine - just remember to enter the E-Value code: MAG-D610PCP if you decide to order.
- Leap Motion: we can't fix "broken" Windows 8
- Surveillance panic could lead to restrictive data laws
- CyanogenMod offers encrypted text messages
- Start menu "coming back to Windows"
- Google unveils build-your-own Street View
- Qualcomm making 64-bit mobile chips
- Robot wars: Parcel firm DHL tests drone deliveries
- EU warns Nokia not to become a "patent troll"
- Police knock out 40 sites accused of piracy
- Government broadband chief defends fibre rollout
- Switching from iPhone to Android: what I miss, what I don't
- Tech City: Easy to score when you move the goalposts
- How to remove SkyDrive from the Windows 8.1 Explorer
- Switching from iPhone to Android? Switch off iMessage
- Why is Google pumping more money into Firefox?
- Sky Broadband Shield review
- Samsung Galaxy S4: how to double your battery life
- Motorola Moto G review: first look
- IBM Watson meets Willy Wonka
- Google’s support policies shove users towards Chrome
- Best tablet PCs to buy in 2013
- Closer to reality: photorealism in computer graphics
- Windows 8.1: Top 10 advanced features
- Securing the Internet of Things
- Internet of Things: five unlikely hacking risks
- Life behind the wall: censorship in China
- 42 best Android apps
- 3D museums that never close
- 29 best Windows 8.1 apps
- Bring an old PC up to speed
- The importance of load balancing
- Windows Phone App Studio: an easy way to create your first Windows Phone 8 app
- The end of Windows XP support: what it really means for businesses
- Don't rely on Chrome's password vault
- Using Buffer to manage your social media
- Microsoft needs its own Steve Jobs
- Forget credit cards: hackers want your Facebook account
- Can't get fast enough broadband? Here's what to do
- Leap Motion and the battle against UI stagnation
- How to build a really bad network
There are dozens of exciting prizes up for grabs on PC Pro Competitions. All our competitions are free to enter. Try your luck.ENTER NOW