Summary: Upsetting the first day i got it i powered it up and it worked fine. The very next day the motherboard and the proccessor both died. They just stopped working. Yet another reason to never buy another P.O.S. dell.
Excerpt: This laptop was great until after just over one year the speakers broke. The warranty was up so it cost over $100 to have them diabled because they were making a horrible noise. The battery only lasted one year and then I had to buy a new one. Fast laptop, lots of memory.
Excerpt: Bad laptop, dell make your mind up cuz this is one slow, crashing vista laptop at £500 it isn't worth a penny of it. The only good point is the design, though why would you put a Usb Stick at the back where you can't see or reach. At least it could come with linux or XP, as vista is a total cock of a OS.Sorry Dell, But the Dell I6400 is a bad waste of money.
Excerpt: Hi guys i bought thi laptop 2 years ago and based on my observation this laptop has windows xp whixh is much better than vista but nowadays vista is inevitable so lets go with it.heating is normal and performance is goodyou can ask any other questions regarding it.
Vista Difficult to Use; Inconsistent; Tabs are helpful
9 September 2012
Excerpt: Vista is not an easy transition from superior XP. The menus are not user friendly. Sometimes the icons on the desktop are huge and sometimes they are normal size. My husband and I regret not paying the extra and getting XP. Maybe it will be better in a year or so when they get the bugs worked out.
Excerpt: Wasn't looking for much other than speed on the internet and could work with my photos. Had an old HP & it had just bit the dust. Didn't want to spend too much and this Dell was just the ticket. Unfortunately, I find myself on it more often now. The battery holds up great & I find by the time it's just about gone -- that means I've been on it way too long. I dragged my feet putting out the money to get a new one, so glad I did and for this one.
Excerpt: I have had great success with my Inspiron 6400, although after seeing the docking station of my friend's Latitude D830, I am jealous. When looking into this option, it was not available, next time I will get a Del Latitude. XP and Vista worked well with this laptop, but you have to download the proper drivers for Vista to work properly. I ordered my laptop with XP, before Vista had been tested.
Excerpt: We have had our Dell Inspiron 6400 for about four years now. It has served us well. We have had to wipe our computer twice I believe in four years due to "blue screen of death" issues. Also, it easily overheats,we have to keep it propped up so the fan can vent as well as possible. Definitely do not leave it lying on a couch or bed or soft surface, will overheat in minutes. Other than that it has been reliable and has stood the test of time.
Built to Last, but not for best performance & Quality.
9 September 2012
Excerpt: This is the Very FIRST laptop I have owned. I am the kind of person that takes care of my stuff, and I try to make them last to where I use my moneys worth and even more. This specific laptop I have had for OVER 5-7 years, and I still have it, but i let my family use it because I bought a new HP.