by February 1, 2009 0 comments

We had been eagerly waiting to lay our hands on the E5400 for a while, mainly
because of two reasons: first, being amongst the first notebooks to be based on
the new Centrino 2 platform and second, being pitched as a true no-nonsense
business notebook.

The jet black body makes it look stylish and it feels quite solid as well.
The notebook is powered by a Core2Duo P9500 processor running at 2.53GHz and it
has 2GB RAM. For data security it has a fingerprint scan option and the safety
of the hard disk is ensured through a free fall sensor. Presence of a trackball
along with the touch pad, a big enough keyboard, the 14.1” display and various
indication lights makes for a pleasurable user experience.

However, we were more interested to test its performance. So, we put the
Centrino 2 based engine to our standard benchmark tests. It scored 4739 PCMarks
in PC Mark 05 and 712 3D marks in 3DMark06, both being higher than most of the
competition. And that too without a dedicated graphics card! Finally it was time
to test the battery back, the parameter where many notebooks have disappointed
us in the past. However, the E5400 came out with distinction in this test as
well. On the standard six-cell battery, it gave a battery backup of 4 hours 43
mins, with full screen brightness which is simply awesome.


Price: Rs 45,000 onwards
Key Specs: 2.5 Intel Core2Duo P9500 @ 2.5Ghz, 2GB RAM, 160Gb Harddrive,
DVD writer, Bluetooth , WiFi, Firewire, Card reader
Contact: Dell India
SMS Buy 130256 to 56677

Bottom Line: A terrific business notebook that would do
well to sport a webcam for video conferencing.

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