Renmazou
2 Iron

Re: New D620 Launch?

if its going to be a dual core system then its going to have the pentium Duo. why would the keyboard light up? that is the stupidest idea in the world. sensors that adjust the brightness of the lcd? i dont want to pay for that uselessness. latitudes are business systems, if you want to go overboard on the "space-magic" technology then please do it on the xps systems.
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stenis
3 Silver

Re: New D620 Launch?

The backlit keyboard will be optional as I understand. This will be "extremely" useful for me. Have you ever tried writing something on your laptop in complete,or close to complete, darkness? Like in bed or in an aeroplane? It makes your eyes bleed after ten seconds...

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jjfcpa
3 Silver

Re: New D620 Launch?

Why didn't they copy the Thinkpad "thinklight" idea.  Just put a small light in the LCD lid that can be turned on with an "FN" key combination and it lights up the whole keyboard without draining your power down.  Makes typing in complete darkness a snap. 

I agree on the "business" aspect.  Improvments in the trackpoint would be infinitely more useful than a backlit keyboard.  How many times do you use a laptop in near darkness?

 

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Renmazou
2 Iron

Re: New D620 Launch?

First of all, putting the computer on your stomach in the bed is just asking for a flaming torso. thats why they say portable system and not laptop. secondly, if your at all proficient at typing you dont need to look at the keyboard. chances are if your looking at the keyboard on your laptop while your in an airplane they pay you way too much money. and i agree fully on some new touchpad innovations. if they honestly just angled the top of the touchpad down a bit into the plastics of the case it wouldnt pick up my palm moving against it. too bad the R and D department has its thumb lodged firmly inside its [bad words] changing the colors of the plastics and adding useless buttons to the front of my latitude. and god said let it be stylish and simple. i dont want to use a powerbook, but its slowly looking like a decent alternative to the latitude which is slipping farther and farther away from my demographic. it doesnt have any of the b.s., just a straight up notebook. if the D620 makes use of Intels Robson Technology then its going to kill apples lineup. if you dont know what Robson NAND Flash memory is, google it.
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jjfcpa
3 Silver

Re: New D620 Launch?

Anybody heard any release dates?  I've heard everything from early February to sometime in March.  Wouldn't be nice if Dell would just tell you what the "info" release date will be so we can stop checking these d*m forums for new info?
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ovurt
2 Bronze

Re: New D620 Launch?

Our company was originally going to get D610's but with the upcoming release of the D620, we are delaying our deployment of the new laptops until July. We were told the D620's were going to be released in April.

If we didn't delay our deployment, then through the 3 year life cycle of our laptops, we would have 3 models in circulation. By waiting for the D620, we will only have 2 models to support over the next 3 years.

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carlaron
2 Bronze

Re: New D620 Launch?

hey, i am very excited about the upcomming D620, and i WANT a backlit keyboard. every cellular has that... why not with a laptop?

I do work in bad lighting conditions pretty often, and yes, you do need to look at the keyboard, at least some times.

i actually don't care about auto-light adjustment. better they build LED lighting that can be dimmed from near darkness to VERY bright. i would like it to shut of completeley at the lowes level. (like an off key)

and one thing about keyboards: the Keyboard Layout on DELL laptops is the best i have ever seen!

a 'silent' mode would be very nice as well....
reducing weight and making it slim, should be very important as well

ok, just dreaming

(right now i am happy with my D600)


Does anybody know wheater Dell is planing on convertibles?

Thanks,
Aron
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claytonb
3 Zinc

Re: New D620 Launch?

Would you like fries with that order sir?

 

Clayton

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carlaron
2 Bronze

Re: New D620 Launch?

sure. and some ketchup with it... ;-)
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abrazendale
2 Iron

Re: New D620 Launch?

Just got an email through from Dell regarding a webcast they are doing for their 'Next Generation Latitude Notebooks'. This is taking place on march 14th, so it gives some indication of when they may be available, (i.e. after that date?) (this is for the UK)
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