Summary: An almost immortal machine, great for geeks and Linux enthusiasts. Never had any hardware issues using any version of Linux, very strong WiFI reception, can take its bumps, ability to boot and runs an OS off of USB device. Powerful considering the solo 1.73GHz Centrino processor.
Summary: One of the best computers Dell ever produced. It is easy to work on, seldem breaks and when it does it can be fixed. There is one flaw--the battery--most batteries are either dead or fixing to die. On the other hand the Dell 8600 battery seldom bombs out and works on and on like the Enegizer battery drum beater.
Just what I needed to get the job done affordably and efficiently.
13 January 2013
Summary: I purchased this product because I have owned this exact laptop prior. I am very pleased with the second purchase of it again. I use this for business and personal daily. I would recommend anyone who needs a laptop at a very reasonable price to consider this Dell Inspiron 6000 Notebook. I have compared to the newer notebooks and for the money it is worth sticking with.