Dell Inspiron 710m (12.1″ WS, Intel Pentium M, 2005/2006)

Dell Inspiron 710m
Summary: Budget 12.1″ WS, Intel Pentium M, 2005

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Product Name: Dell Inspiron 710m
Official Page: N/A
Manufacturer: Dell
Announced: 2005
Available: November/December 2005
Status: Discontinued
Price: Originally around $1500 USD
Markets: Worldwide, Consumers, Students

Updates over previous models:
– Changes in case coloring
– Additional software
– Slight boost in CPU speeds

Manufacturer’s Description:
Built for the road warrior in sleek arctic silver with satin silver trim and a gray keyboard. Starting at 4.1 lbs.1 with a 12.1″ Wide Screen, the 710m is great for students, professionals, corporate executives or those who travel frequently and require a PC that’s easy to carry and fully featured. The built-in media bay means no hassles with extra drives, and the optional 8-Cell extended battery helps ensure long battery life for people on the go.

CPU: 2MB L2 Cache
– Intel Pentium M 765 (2.10GHz)
– Intel Pentium M 755 (2.0GHz)
– Intel Pentium M 745 (1.80GHz)
– Intel Pentium M 735 (1.70GHz)
– Intel Pentium M 725 (1.60GHz)
Chipset: Intel integrated i855
Front-side Bus: 400MHz
Memory: 333MHz DDR SDRAM
Memory Capacity: Up to 2GB (2x SODIMM Slots)

Display: 12.1″ TFT
Resolution: 1280×800
Widescreen: Yes
Touchscreen: No
Graphics Chipset: Intel 855GM
Graphics Memory: Up to 64MB (Shared)
Other: VGA Out, S-Video out

Hard Drive Type: IDE/Ultra ATA
Hard Drive Capacity: 4200rpm: 40GB, 60GB, 80GB
Optical: Optional Internal 24xCD-RW/DVD Combo or DVD+RW Dual Layer Combo

Wireless: Intel® ProWireless 2200 (802.11b/g) Other Wireless options available.
Modem: 56K capable v.92 Fax modem
Ethernet: 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth: No
Mobile Broadband:

Audio Chipset:
Internal Speakers/Microphone:
Audio I/O: Line-out (speakers/headphone), Microphone in
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x IEEE 1394
PC Card: 1x Type I/II PC Card
Flash/Memory Card Reader: Secure Digital (SD)
Other: Notebook Expansion Dock

Trusted Platform Module (TPM):

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Professional or XP Home
Other Software: WordPerfect®, Trial security software, Dell Jukebox, Dell Media Experience, Paint ShopTM Studio® Trial, Photo AlbumTM Starter Edition, Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 6.0
Warranty: 1 Yr Limited, 1 Year Mail-in service, 1 Year Tech Support

Battery: Smart Lithium Ion
Options: 4-cell 32WHr or 8-cell 65Whr
Battery Life: 4-cell – up to 2.5 hours, 8-cell – up to 5.5 hours

Width: 11.7 inches / 297mm
Depth: 8.5 inches / 216mm
Height: 1.5 inches / 38.1mm
Weight: 4.1 pounds / 1.86kg

Reviews and Articles:
PC World – 73 / 100, April, 2006
LAPTOP Magazine – March 2006 – 3.5 out fo 5 stars – the 710m is recommended for those always on the go who refuse to sacrifice power in the quest for a thin-and-light notebook.
CNET Review – 6.4 out of 10, January 2006