RE: Laptop FUD

Re: Laptop FUD

Yes, you’d be spot on if it wasn’t for the M1330’s
big, honking 200 GB HD. Damn, Dell does not make my job simple!
J

 

From:
Richard_Bernier@Dell.com [mailto:Richard_Bernier@Dell.com]
Sent: Saturday, August 18, 2007 10:40 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject: RE: Laptop FUD

 

Mr. Royall,

 

To answer your question, yes the M1710 does use a D-series power
supply.

 

I say this for the 1420, it sounds like it really meets all
your needs.  I guess you could flip a coin, but I bet you would still go
with the 1420 even if the M1330 won the toss.

 

Let me know if there is any other questons that will help you make
up your mind as to which system is best for you.

 

Best regards,

Richard B

Dell Online Community Outreach

 


From: Scott Royall [mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 1:59 PM
To: Bernier, Richard
Cc: lrlind@lindelectronics.com
Subject: RE: Laptop FUD

Sooo, after all our chatter, it comes down to a simple question:
Does the M1710 use a D-series?

 

Even so, it looks like the 1420 will win against the M1330,
because, as PC Mag points out, it can have the same hardware for much less.
That, more USB ports, a flatter bottom, a physical layout closer to the big
brother, and a titanium body. Still, 90 watts and 13” is awfully sexy.
J

 

From:
Richard_Bernier@Dell.com [mailto:Richard_Bernier@Dell.com]
Sent: Friday, August 17, 2007 8:53 AM
To: royall@conchbbs.com; lrlind@lindelectronics.com
Subject: RE: Laptop FUD

 

Hello,

 

This is just a refresher to the M1330 power adapter
specifications.  It is supposed to have its own proprietary power supply
that will not work in other Dell portables.  However, other D-series power
supplies will work in the M1330.  So, the jack should not be an issue.

 

Regards,

Richard Bernier
Online Community Outreach Liaison
Dell Inc.
Dell always strives to improve!  Please send feedback to my
manager
Joanne_Hamann@dell.com

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From: Scott Royall
[mailto:royall@conchbbs.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 6:44 PM
To: ‘Terry Neville’; Bernier, Richard
Cc: george.bullock@MICROSOFT.COM
Subject: RE: Laptop FUD

 

Well, 90 watts do beat 130; the Dell engineers had a problem at
first understanding that electricity is drawn, not pushed. Still, I have
to get a clear answer from Dell on whether or not my power adapter will fit
that bizarre jack. 

 

From: Terry Neville
[mailto:lrlind@lindelectronics.com]
Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 5:01 PM
To: Scott Royall; Richard_Bernier@Dell.com
Cc: george.bullock@MICROSOFT.COM
Subject: Re: Laptop FUD

 

Evidently the power info provided me was
incorrect. I down loaded the manual which also claims the M1330 will power on
90 Watts. That said, the good news is that your existing 120 Watt will then
work. 120 Watts is a maximum power output with voltage staying constant, the
current drawn will be what the laptop demands.

Thanks,  T. Neville

On 8/16/07 4:17 PM, "Scott Royall" <royall@conchbbs.com> wrote:

Richard, you’re more
like me than you know! I use a different program, I8KFanUI, by another German,
Christian Diefer. There’s nothing wrong with NHC, it just didn’t go
far enough for my needs back when my Gen2 developed its mysterious inability to
keep its cool. As the name implies, I8KFanUI started in the days of the
Inspiron 8000, and is Dell-specific. Right now, I just have it monitoring, and
I can rattle off temps and loads for all subsystems in this M1710.
J NHC
is nice, but its functionality is  now available in  Vista. Using
Vista Power Plans, you can have a laptop time out, turn off peripherals, and
slow the CPU to a duck’s waddle. Still, as Paul Thurrott recently
lamented in his Windows Weekly podcast, there is still no way to automatically
switch power plans based on an ACPI event such as closing the bloody lid! If I
don’t write said ditty, someone will. That’s why I added George to
our conversation. He may know of source code that would give me a good start.
 
Mr. Neville was off on a few things. My M1710 is last year’s version with
a 7900GS. It definitely demands 130 watts, and gets very crabby without it.
Like you, I have real trouble imagining what a 13” laptop would do with
150! That would be a huge amount of heat in a 13” form-factor. Maybe Dell
really did send Lind bum info. If yours is good, 90w makes much more sense, and
would put the M1330 back in a dead-heat with the 1420 if we can figure
out that damn power plug!
 

From:
Richard_Bernier@Dell.com [mailto:Richard_Bernier@Dell.com]

Sent: Thursday, August 16, 2007 12:43 PM
To: royall@conchbbs.com
Subject:

Mr. Scott,
 
Let me first respond about the 150W power supply. There is no 150W power supply
for the M1330; it uses a 65W or 90W power adapter. Make reference to the online
order options for verification, http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&cs=19&l=en&oc=DYCWTP1&s=dhs&sm=2
<http://configure.us.dell.com/dellstore/config.aspx?c=us&amp;cs=19&amp;l=en&amp;oc=DYCWTP1&amp;s=dhs&amp;sm=2>
. Also, I have checked all of our internal documentation which verifies this.
 
I am unsure as to where Mr. Neville obtained information stating that the M1330
uses 150W power supply. However, if it was true, where is all the power going?
If the M1710 has a bigger LCD (power hog), more powerful graphics card (power
hog), then how is that it only needs 120W power supply? Anyway, maybe our
engineer sent the incorrect tech sheet to Lind.
 
There is one more thing I wanted to share with you. What I am going to tell you
is not supported by Dell, nor promote by Dell. However, I just want to make you
aware of a third-party software you may like. It is called Notebook Hardware
Control and I use it on my Dell D620. I also know someone that uses it on a
Dell 1705E. Basically it allows you to customize the power settings. I use it
to prolog battery life and to make the system run cooler. I have not had any
issue with it, but as a Dell representative I have to say “Use at you own
risk!” Let me know if you have any other questions.
Best regards,

Richard Bernier
Online Community Outreach Liaison
Dell Inc.

Dell always strives to improve!  Please send feedback to my
manager Joanne_Hamann@dell.com
<mailto:Joanne_hamann@dell.com>
 

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