What hardware are you using?

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by tlmiller » Sat Oct 26, 2019 3:58 am

Ah, for me the screen was far more of an issue, since I hate those 720p screens. The backlit keyboards are hard to find last time I looked (mine was), and I can't remember if they required a different cable or not...

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by crosscourt » Sat Oct 26, 2019 4:39 pm

My eyes arent what they use to be so the display was a bit less of an issue. The small compatibility issues with the E6440 swung me away from it being my favorite laptop.
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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by tlmiller » Thu Oct 31, 2019 5:07 am

Here on the rebuilt (again) Latitude 3500. Now has a Pioneer APS-SE20G-1T 1TB NVME drive. I looked this up, and it's essentially a clone of the MyDigitalSSD BPX Pro/TeamGroup MP34/Corsair MP510/Silicon Power P34A80/a few other drives...

Phison E12 controller with Toshibs BICS3 (64-layer 3d TLC) NAND.

Works really well so far.

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by tlmiller » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:01 pm

Have found one thing that I'm not a huge fan about for this laptop. The touchpad is nice and big, but I keep accidentally touching it with my left hand, which causes when I try to move my mouse it scrolls all over, zooms in and out, etc. Minor issue to have, and since it's overall a good touchpad it's definitely something that I can live with, but it makes me wonder why people complain about smaller touchpads.

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by crosscourt » Thu Oct 31, 2019 6:59 pm

I rarely use my touchpad as a mouse is far easier to use.
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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by tlmiller » Thu Oct 31, 2019 9:07 pm

I've gotten used to using touchpads over the years, and RARELY ever use external mice on my laptops anymore.

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by dai_trying » Fri Nov 01, 2019 7:33 am

I usually use a USB mouse when I'm home but on the move I use the touchpad, I wrote a small script a while back that detected when I had my USB mouse plugged in and disabled the touchpad as I often touch it when typing and end up either writing to the wrong window or some other weird things happening.

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by crosscourt » Sat Nov 02, 2019 5:48 pm

Was given a Dell E6430 with an I5 2.6ghz cpu and 4gb of ram, 320gb hard drive. Will up the ram to 8gb and add a SSD and off we go. Im hoping the E6430 is more like the E6420 as I havent been happy with the E6440 so far.
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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by tlmiller » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:23 pm

Should be. The Exx30 was literally just a new motherboard to support Ivy Bridge instead of Sandy Bridge of the Exx20 line. They had nearly identical specs other than that. Most of the body panels were unchanged, LCD's were unchaged, even what all was supported from hardware accessories was unchaged (still not msata drives that came with the Haswell update).

Surprised the E6440 gave such issues though, I never had an issue with any of mine other than the last coming with the wrong LCD.

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Re: What hardware are you using?

Post by crosscourt » Sat Nov 02, 2019 11:26 pm

Just received it and it looks exactly like the E6420 including the same HD caddy. Lighted keyboard and same display, nice.
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