All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. The touchpad which replaces a mouse is a joy to use, in my experience, and it is interesting how I reach for it at work, where I have a conventional keyboard and mouse! The proverbial handwriting was on the wall! I am inclined to think that I have messed things up rather badly – that’s why I gave myself the “stupid move” option in the title. Incidentally, I have found the best posture to use a notebook to keep it on a table with the notebook set farther away at the back so that the elbows can rest on the table and the wrists on the notebook. Pi value upto digits. When using the B for simple web browsing and typing this review and with screen brightness set to half the battery ran out after 2hours and 20 minutes.

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The lid is an entirely silver-grey color while the rest of the body is black with an accent of silver trim around the keyboard. The keyboard on the B is fine.

For listening to radio shows or speeches graphcs do just fine. I have had the opportunity to repeat the restore a couple of times after that and am happy to report that it worked perfectly each time.

Dell Inspiron B Review

Old hardware brought back to life More details about Lubuntu and old computers. You have a number of old partitions, some of which are built on the old file system ext3. If you consider the problem solved please mark the thread so. I placed the order on November 18, and inspiroh given an estimated ship date of December 13, This turned out to not be computer specific but due to some application hogging the resources and not shutting down in the first go.


Can you access files from it directly, or must you restore the whole system from it?

The first shutdown or restart terminates the application and the second one actually turns the computer off. Transfer rates overall were quite decent.

Prior to having the B, I belonged to the anti Dell crowd and only bought it because the price was so low. I received an email update when the notebook shipped and you can track the status of your notebook online via Dell.

Visit our network of sites: I returned the Maxtor One Touch II external because there were problems with its touted restore operations and software reinstallations hence the 3rd PC restore on my B — that story, some other time … sigh!

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If you do not use Windows you can start with a big extended partition and have logical partitions inside it. Just for comparison, I am including above the performance of an external USB 2. You can drive up the volume pretty high without having any clipping. I imspiron lucky to have chosen to purchase this particular unit. Ubuntu Forums Code of Conduct.

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However, when the test was run on a 1. Dell Inspiron B view larger image. Below is the time it took the Inspiron B to calculate Pi to 2-million digits of accuracy using the program Super Pi and comparison to other notebooks. This is impressive, often with budget notebooks the hinges can be somewhat weak. The notebook comes with a wordperfect 12 office suite, with the trial versions of the spreadsheet and presentation software, with option to upgrade after 60 days, or you may simply choose to keep the wordperfect wordprocessor.


The Grpahics tray all notebooks, not just this one was a bit grahpics, though it is holding out fine and unless you are all thumbs and have pound fingers, you are not likely to bend and break it when placing CDs or smudging the oh so exposed laser diode.

Anyway, I suggest that you make your personal files available.

For details and our forum data attribution, retention and privacy policy, see here. Does my idea of soft links seem feasible? Everything but the sound card and wireless card are properly detected and installed when I boot from a Knoppix LiveCD. I was actually shocked when I first used it. I tried a thin cardboard wrapped in several layers or aluminum foil and it was quite effective in dissipating the little heat that the notebook produces.

The battery is a 4-cell unit and lasts a bit under 2 hours. November 7th, 3. The B actually shipped on November 30 and it arrived on December 1,