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Dell Latitude E6400 14in business laptop

Dredd-ful new design?

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Almost all E6400 configurations use Intel's integrated GMA 4500 HD graphics core, though an Nvidia Quadro is available on build-to-order if you feel you need more graphical welly.

E6400 3DMark06 Results

Dell E6400 - 3DMark06 Results

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As the E6400's 3DMark06 scores show, it's no graphics powerhouse, but then this isn't the kind of machine someone who demands the peak of GPU performance is likely to buy in any case. It's no gamer's machine, then, but it does provide decent all-round graphical horsepower that's fine for 90 per cent of the tasks to which a laptop's likely to be put.

E6400 PCMark05 Results

Dell E6400 - PCMark05 Results
Dell E6400

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Ditto the processor's performance, which yields results exactly what you'd expect from one of the lower-end of latest 'Penryn' 45nm mobile Core 2 Duo CPUs. Again, decent performance for office and internet apps, with plenty of extra to draw up if you need to fire up Photoshop or somesuch. If you think you'll need more, it's easy to spec up a faster CPU, up to the limits of your budget.

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Plenty of ports

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