"Workhorse and Reliable"5.0 starson by donaldlew
Pros: Large screen, stable operating system, never crashes, great wireless connectivity, HIGHLY RELIABLE, boots and runs without fail. This is not a fussy laptop and does everything a computer is supposed to do every time. Great Dell customer service.
Cons: Moderately heavy, battery life is modest between charging.
Summary: I like this computer because it is solid, reliable and does all of the things a computer should, including: Dead nuts reliability, well built and durable, speedy processor, multiple functions like solid wireless card, reliable DVD drive/burner, easy expansion capabilities like HDD expandability to 120 GB and 4MB RAM without excessive cost or complexity. The design and layout are superb and the execution build quality is like a proverbial brick s--t house. This computer has been in daily service since January 2004 as both a road warrior logging over a million miles in 3 years and as my replacement desktop computer with a Dell docking station driving 2 each Samsung 21 inch monitors that is used to manage my securities trading activities, email, spreadsheets and database. The XP Professional SP3 is feature rich and stable and bug free because of Norton AntiVirus Corporate Edition running MS Office 2003 and proprietary securities trading platform. This computer was upgraded with 4MB of RAM in 2006 and recently upgraded from 75 GB Hitachi HD to 120 GB Seagate HD. I could certainly afford to spend more money to buy more laptop computers with more 'features', but why is that necessary if this D800 reliably performs daily functions and gets the job done?
I recently purchased a used D600 for my wife to use as her daily machine to supplement her whiz bang desktop computer. She needs reliability.