Turn the Dell laptop over. You can never have enough pictures right? The standard size battery is a 6-cell. Slide the cable back into the connector, then press down gently on the top of the connector to set it back into place. Below this is a release mechanism. The hinges on the Dell e are constructed of steel and surrounded in a plastic case. Slide a new battery into the spot vacated by the old battery.

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Check the bottom center of the exposed screen. The e build is good. The glossy finish is very popular for those that e17055 to use a notebook for entertainment purposes, it provides very good color contrast and bold blacks with bright whites.

The colors are amazing and images wonderfully crisp.

All benchmark results are from a factory default setting e notebook — no overclocking or driver upgrades were done. The keyboard keys are pushed back quite a bit from the front of the notebook and I can see d1705 those people who have wrist problems might struggle with having simply no way to tilt the wrists. While sliding the release, pull the mointor out. The first time using takes a little bit of time for setup, but subsequent uses of Media Direct will mean you can get to playing media files in around seconds and not the usual 30 — 45 seconds it takes Windows to boot.

Few people these days are signing up for AOL or Earthlink for internet access and certainly not both at the same time, so your guaranteed to have programs on there taking up wasted space and, even worse, unnecessarily running in the background everytime you boot the e and thereby stealing processor resources. Glamor shot 2 view larger image. The Inspiron e has a magnesium alloy construction on the lid and bottom of the notebook for extra protection.


This is Windows XP Home Service Pack 2 with a lot of software features added on top to e170 for such things as seamless integration with a TV tuner and recording of TV, organizing movies and pictures and the ability to easily synch content with external Windows based media devices.

You could get bettery battery life by using an e model with integrated graphics, brightness all the way down and wi-fi off — but what fun is that? More USB ports than that would be just plain nuts! This w1705 is the plastic perimeter that surrounds the display. There are several options for upgrading to longer coverage periods, such as 3-years, if you so wish.

Visit our network of sites: Locate the horizontal battery outline on the top center of the device. Simply push the Media Direct button to quickly turn on the machine and be able to use your media files. Dell offers 1-year parts and replacement as a standard warranty on the e The port selection on the e is excellent, having six USB ports is borderline ridiculous for a laptop in a good way. The bottom back area is especially prone to getting hot, I do not recommend putting this thing in your lap — it would be uncomfortable given the combined weight and heat.

Overall, just a fantastic screen, big thumbs up. The brightness may have been reverted to its lowest setting accidentally.


Remove each of the screws beneath the caps with your Phillips screwdriver. The e carries on the look of the Inspiron notebook that it replaces. The WXGA resolution will provide larger text and an easier time reading documents and web pages.

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Furthermore, using Media Direct is more battery life efficient so if you just want to watch a movie then definitely use Media Direct to play the movie and not some Windows program.

The screen is very bright, you can select between 7-levels of brightness. The battery may need to be replaced if it has aged and can no longer hold a charge and power the screen.

Dell Inspiron e under side view view larger image.

This should only be a few millimeters, otherwise you may break the connector. Pry under the edges of the caps with your fingers or the tip of a flathead screwdriver and pop off the caps.

Dell Inspiron e1705 Review (pics, specs)

Slide a new battery into the spot vacated by the old battery. However, if you start pushing the notebook and playing 3D games, video encoding, or even ripping CDs things start to get warm. Dell e front side view: There is a cable on either side of the board, and a connector on each of the board’s ends.