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Dell Enterprise Laptop Standards

By david.planchon ·

I'm looking for input from the Medium and Large Business admins regarding their current Laptop Standards.
My company is standardized Dell, so I'd prefer those, but any input would be greatly appreciated.

I've been buying E6400 or E6500 series with the following, but I'm getting serious push back from upper management:
Windows 7 Pro (we skipped Vista, but are finding it almost impossible to continue to work with XP - we've been piloting 7 since beta last January and have had virtually no issues)

2.80 GHz (for the 6M L2 cache)
NVS 160M
160GB encrypted drive
9 cell battery (I find the 6 cell to be too short lived)
Additional power brick
UPEK biometric reader
Backlight keyboard
Integrated webcam
e-Dock Port Plus (for potential dual monitor users)
19" to 22" Ultrasharp Widescreen LCD panel
3yr 24*7 NBD IT PRO Support

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Dell as a standard

by jstephenson In reply to Dell Enterprise Laptop St ...

I have spent the past 4 years working toward setting Dell as our standard. The Latitude notebooks have held up far better than any of the HP, Toshiba, or Acer that were here when I started working for the company. Sonys were durable but over priced and gave me constant problems with drivers and connectivity.

Dell computers come with the recovery CDs so I do not have to make recovery disks for every machine I buy.

Dell is also the easiest I have found to spec and buy the way we want them. Having all the same or similar plateform is great. I can keep some spare parts like extra chargers on hand.

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"serious push back from upper mgmt."

by CharlieSpencer In reply to Dell Enterprise Laptop St ...

What are the problems they see with the E6x00 lines? Until we know what they don't like about the existing sytems, it's going to be tough to make recommendations.

I agree with you about the 6-cell vs. 9-cell batteries. Dell has had a problem with laptop batteries for a couple of years.

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