Review : Dell Inspiron 8200 P4-M 2GHz

Posted on Friday, September 27 2002 @ 9:47 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Hardware Zone has reviewed the Dell Inspiron 8200 P4-M 2GHz :
The Inspiron 8200 isn't without flaws of course. For one, it would certainly have earned more favors if it had just not restrict the full viewing screen of the UXGA TFT Display to a resolution of 1600x1200. While some users may be able to live with that, the option of being able to select lower resolutions will be a welcome feature for those who prefer to see "bigger" images and texts. Gamers too, will certainly not want to play their favorite 3D game on a small 800x600 resolution screen (judging from the Benchmark scores, gaming at 1600x1200 is a little bit to taxing on the GeForce4 Go 440).

That said, for a desktop-replacement noteook, the Dell Inspiron 8200 is indeed a masterpiece in the world of notebooks. While it isn't as jazzy as Sony's range of VAIOs (the colorful QuickSnap inserts that fit in between the system's keyboard is a good try though), or in the performance class of Toshiba Satellites, the Inspiron 8200 represents one of the best expandable and robust notebooks around. While performance of the Dell notebook in our benchmarks isn't exactly top-notch, it's still impressive nonetheless.

Review Link : Hardware Zone

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Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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