Good deal for the price if you know what you're doing
2 March 2013
Summary: Not a bad deal for the price, but the Latitude C640 is a 10 year old machine that shows its age. It will browse the web and handle chores such as word processing, but it will be a little slow for games, video and video chat applications. You will do well to add memory (1 gig is the workable minimum) and upgrade the wifi board (get a mini-PCI 802.11g Broadcomm board). If you have parts lying around these are a good deal.
Excerpt: Just Like other Laptops that I have Dell LAtitude C800, C700, and others, I wanted to write a review about my other Latitude, it is a Dell LAtitude C640. So, I have recently got a Dell Latitude C640 from another person. It had no Hard drive in it so I bought one off Ebay for 35 dollars, it was a 40 GB. I installed Windows XP Home Edition on it.
Excerpt: We purchased our Dell Latitude C640 from Ebay as a refurbished item 3 years ago when I started back up at college. We haven't had the normal warranty that comes with a new computer which scared me but this computer has done wonderfully. My husband is a geek and has been able to fix it over 3 times but this computer has gone through EVERYTHING. I have three young children and in total it has had almost a whole bottle of shampoo seep into the speaker and underneath that...
Summary: Well, this computer overheated once, I recieved it today. It is a OK computer, Overheated once Bluescreened 0 times. I just waned a travel notebook not worth $1000 like the MacBook air, so Dell came through again. Peace! UPDATE 9/3/2012 Display died. I just bought a Mac. Just got this a couple months ago. Such a disapointment.
Summary: I was reviewing another item and this laptop popped up asking if I would like to review it. I purchased this in 2008 and I had it for such a short period I forgot about it. What a piece of junk! It worked for about 3 months and then completely crashed. Terrible product; do not buy, spend your money on something newer and better.
Summary: Thought I was getting a good deal. The laptop will not come on. Contacted the seller and was told tough luck. If I had known at the time I would have purchased this from somewhere else I will never order from this seller again. Buyer Beware the price is not worth the product.
Summary: The Dell gave us the most computer for the money we had to spend. At 8 lbs. it is heavy especially for the 70 year old shut in who purchased it. But she is enjoying learning to use her computer. Thank you so much.
Summary: Was some damage done to the laptop either during shipping or was shipped with the indention in the back corner of the laptop. The laptop does work well and came with all of the software that the seller stated would be on the laptop. I am satisfied with my purchase.