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Dell Inspiron 5100Dell Inspiron 5100 - Pentium 4 2.66 GHz - 14.1″ - 256 MB Ram - 30 GB HDD

Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition, 7.3 lbs, Lithium ion battery 3 hour(s), 13″ x 10.8″ x 1.8″

If you're a looking for a notebook for digital media and office productivity applications in a wireless network or small networked environment, then the Dell Inspiron 5100 is for you. The Inspiron 5100 combines the power of Intel Pentium 4 processors in a notebook design to perform everyday computing tasks when and where you like. With features like a modem, a network adapter for network and broadband access, and an optional internal wireless solution, the Inspiron 5100 can keep you connecte... Read more

 

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Comments to date: 4. Page 1 of 1. Average Rating:
ModemMaker 2:36am on Wednesday, November 3rd, 2010 
Never buy Dell.The 5100 had problems from the beginning.- It would overheat- Shutdown randomly- No customer support.Most customer reps.
alanpasi 3:56pm on Monday, September 13th, 2010 
The Dell Inspiron 5100 was given to me by an elderly lady as she got a new later model laptop.
dgaspary 7:27pm on Friday, August 6th, 2010 
Had this now for about 3 months as a good quality laptop was required for work purposes.
Nenasuterfd 12:23pm on Monday, June 7th, 2010 
Poor design This is the second adapter I have had to buy for $60. The wire inside the cord eventually wears and breaks.

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modem/Mini PCI card cover battery/battery bay
air vent hard drive battery latch release memory module cover M O D E M / M I N I PCI C A R D C O V E R Covers the compartment that contains the modem and Mini PCI card. See page 102. B A T T E R Y / B A T T E R Y B A Y When a battery is installed, you can use the computer without connecting the computer to an electrical outlet. See page 41. A I R V E N T S The computer uses an internal fan to create airflow through the vents, which prevents the computer from overheating. CAUTION: Do not block, push objects into, or allow dust to accumulate in the air vents. Do not store your computer in a low-airflow environment, such as a closed briefcase, while it is running. Restricting the airflow can damage the computer or cause a fire. NOTE: The fan runs constantly, and fan speed may vary depending on usage. Fan noise is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fan or the computer.
B A T T E R Y L A T C H R E L E A S E Releases the battery. See page 44 for instructions. M E M O R Y M O D U L E C O V E R Covers the compartment that contains the memory module(s) and the CD or DVD drive latch release. See page 100. H A R D D R I V E Stores software and data.

SECTION 2

S e t t i n g U p Yo u r Computer
Adjusting Font and Icon Sizes Dell QuickSet Features Connecting to the Internet Modem and Internet Connection Problems E-Mail Problems Transferring Information to a New Computer Setting Up a Printer Printer Problems Power Protection Devices Turning Off Your Computer
Adjusting Font and Icon Sizes

Adjusting Font Sizes

Click the Start button and click Control Panel. Click Appearance and Themes. Under or pick a Control Panel icon, click Display. In the Display Properties window, click the Appearance tab. Under Font size:, click Large in the drop-down menu. Click OK.

Adjusting Icon Sizes

Click the Start button and click Control Panel. Click Appearance and Themes. Under or pick a Control Panel icon, click Display. In the Display Properties window, click the Appearance tab and click Effects. In the Effects window, click to check Use large icons. Click OK in the Effects window, and click OK in the Display Properties window.
Dell QuickSet runs from the icon located in the taskbar and functions differently when you click, double-click, or right-click the icon.
Click the icon to perform the following tasks:
Adjust power management settings using the Power Management Wizard. Adjust the size of icons and toolbars. Select a power scheme that you set in the Power Management Wizard. Turn presentation mode on or off.
Setting Up Yo ur Computer
Double-Clicking the QuickSet Icon
Double-click the icon to adjust power management settings using the Power Management Wizard.
Right-Clicking the QuickSet Icon
Right-click the icon to perform the following tasks:

Enable or disable the Brightness Meter on the screen. Enable or disable the Volume Meter on the screen. Turn wireless activity on or off. View Dell QuickSet Help. View the version and copyright date of the QuickSet program installed on your computer. icon in the taskbar and click
For more information about QuickSet, right-click the Help.
Connecting to the Internet
NOTE: ISPs and ISP offerings vary by country.
To connect to the Internet, you need a modem or network connection and an Internet service provider (ISP), such as AOL or MSN. Your ISP will offer one or more of the following Internet connection options: Dial-up connections that provide Internet access through a phone line. Dial-up connections are considerably slower than DSL and cable modem connections. DSL connections that provide high-speed Internet access through your existing phone line. With a DSL connection, you can access the Internet and use your phone on the same line simultaneously. Cable modem connections that provide high-speed Internet access through your local cable TV line.
If you are using a dial-up connection, connect a telephone line to the modem connector on your computer and to the telephone wall jack before you set up your Internet connection. If you are using a DSL or cable modem connection, contact your ISP for setup instructions.
Setting Up Yo ur Comput er
To set up an AOL or MSN connection:
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. Double-click the MSN Explorer or AOL icon on the Windows desktop. Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.
If you do not have an MSN Explorer or AOL icon on your desktop or if you want to set up an Internet connection with a different ISP:
Save and close any open files, and exit any open programs. Click the Start button and click Internet Explorer. The New Connection Wizard appears. Click Connect to the Internet. In the next window, click the appropriate option: If you do not have an ISP and want to select one, click Choose from a list of Internet service providers (ISPs). If you have already obtained setup information from your ISP but you did not receive a setup CD, click Set up my connection manually. If you have a CD, click Use the CD I got from an ISP.
Click Next. If you selected Set up my connection manually, continue to step 6. Otherwise, follow the instructions on the screen to complete the setup.
NOTE: If you do not know which type of connection to select, contact your ISP.
Click the appropriate option under How do you want to connect to the Internet?, and then click Next. Use the setup information provided by your ISP to complete the setup.

Speaker Functions

Increases the volume of the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached Decreases the volume of the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached Enables and disables the integrated speakers and external speakers, if attached
Microsoft Windows Logo Key Functions
Minimizes all open windows Maximizes all windows Runs Windows Explorer Opens the Run dialog box Opens the Search Results dialog box Opens the Search Results-Computer dialog box (if the computer is connected to a network) Opens the System Properties dialog box
To adjust keyboard operation, such as the character repeat rate, click the Start button Control Panel Printers and Other Hardware Keyboard. Follow the instructions on the screen.
The touch pad detects the pressure and movement of your finger to allow you to move the cursor on the display. Use the touch pad and touch pad buttons as you would use a mouse.

touch pad

touch pad buttons
To move the cursor, lightly slide your finger over the touch pad. To select an object, lightly tap once on the surface of the touch pad or use your thumb to press the left touch-pad button. To select and move (or drag) an object, position the cursor on the object and tap down-up-down on the touch pad. On the second down motion, leave your finger on the touch pad and move the selected object by sliding your finger over the surface. To double-click an object, position the cursor on the object and tap twice on the touch pad or use your thumb to press the left touch-pad button twice.
Customizing the Touch Pad
You can use the Mouse Properties window to disable the touch pad or adjust its settings.
Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware. Click Mouse. In the Mouse Properties window, click the Device Settings tab. To disable the touch pad or mouse, highlight the device and click Disable. To change the touch pad or mouse settings, highlight the device, click Settings, select the desired setting(s), and then click Apply.
Click OK to save the settings and close the window, and then click OK again to exit the Mouse Properties window.
Touch Pad or Mouse Problems
CHECK THE TOUCH PAD SETTINGS 1 Click the Start button, click Control Panel, and then click Printers and Other Hardware. 2 Click Mouse. 3 Try adjusting the settings. C H E C K T H E M O U S E C A B L E Shut down the computer (see page 40). Disconnect the mouse cable and check it for damage. Firmly reconnect the cable. If you are using a mouse extension cable, disconnect it and connect the mouse directly to the computer. TO V E R I F Y T H A T T H E P R O B L E M I S W I T H T H E M O U S E , C H E C K T H E T O U C H P A D 1 Shut down the computer (see page 40). 2 Disconnect the mouse. 3 Turn on the computer. 4 At the Windows desktop, use the touch pad to move the cursor around, select an icon, and open it. If the touch pad operates correctly, the mouse may be defective. R E I N S T A L L T H E T O U C H P A D D R I V E R See page 89.

NOTICE: The Operating System CD provides options for reinstalling Windows XP The options. can overwrite files and possibly affect programs installed on your hard drive. Therefore, do not reinstall Windows XP unless instructed to do so by a Dell technical support representative. NOTICE: To prevent conflicts with Windows XP disable any virus protection software installed , on your computer before you reinstall Windows XP See the documentation that came with the. software for instructions.
Preparing to Boot From the Operating System CD
Insert the Operating System CD. Exit any program or utility that might run after you insert the CD. Shut down (see page 40) and restart the computer. Press immediately after the DELL logo appears.
If the operating system logo appears, wait until you see the Windows desktop, and then shut down the computer and try again.
Use the arrow keys to select CD-ROM and press
When the Press any key to boot from CD message appears on the screen, press any key.
Starting Windows XP Setup
When the Windows XP Setup screen appears, press Windows now. then press to accept the license agreement.

to select To set up

Read the information in the Microsoft Windows Licensing Agreement screen, and
If your computer already has Windows XP installed and you want to recover your current Windows XP data, type r to select the repair option, and then remove the CD from the drive. If you want to install a new copy of Windows XP press , option. to select the fresh copy
Press to select the highlighted partition (recommended), and then follow the instructions on the screen.
NOTE: The time required to complete the setup depends on the size of the hard drive and the speed of your computer.
The Windows XP Setup screen appears, and the operating system begins to copy files and install the devices. The computer restarts multiple times.

Completing the GUI Setup

NOTICE: When the computer restarts, do not press a key when the following message appears: Press any key to boot from the CD. 3
When the Regional and Language Options screen appears, select the settings for your location and click Next. Enter your name and organization (optional) in the Personalize Your Software screen and click Next. If you are reinstalling Windows XP Home Edition, at the What's your computer's name window, enter a name for your computer (or accept the name provided) and click Next. If you are reinstalling Windows XP Professional, at the Computer Name and Administrator Password window, enter a name for your computer (or accept the one provided) and a password, and then click Next.
If you have a modem installed, enter the requested information and click Next when the Modem Dialing Information screen appears. Enter the date, time, and time zone in the Date and Time Settings window and click Next. If your computer has a network adapter, click Typical in the Networking Settings screen and click Next. If your computer does not have a network adapter, this option does not appear.

CAUTION: FCC rules strictly prohibit users from installing 5 GHz (802.11a, 802.11a/b, 802.11a/b/g) Wireless LAN Mini PCI cards. Under no circumstances should the user install such a device. Only trained Dell service personnel are authorized to install a 5 GHz Wireless LAN Mini PCI card. If you are removing and/or installing a 2.4 GHz (802.11b, 802.11b/g) Mini PCI Card, please follow the instructions noted below. Only products approved for use in your portable computer may be installed. Approved Mini PCI Cards may be purchased only from Dell. NOTE: 2.4 GHz Wireless LAN PC Cards may be removed and installed by the user.
If you ordered a Mini PCI card with your computer, the card is already installed.
If a Mini PCI card is not already installed, go to step 2. If you are replacing a Mini PCI card, remove the existing card:
Disconnect the Mini PCI card from any attached cables. Release the Mini PCI card by spreading the metal securing tabs until the card pops up slightly. Lift the Mini PCI card out of its connector.

Mini PCI card

antenna cables
metal securing tabs (2) Mini PCI card connector NOTICE: To avoid damaging the Mini PCI card, never place cables on top of or under the card. NOTICE: The connectors are keyed to ensure correct insertion. If you feel resistance, check the connectors and realign the card.
Align the Mini PCI card with the connector at a 45-degree angle, and press the Mini PCI card into the connector until it clicks.
Mini PCI card antenna cables
Mini PCI card connector 3 4
Connect the antenna cables to the Mini PCI card. Replace the cover and tighten the screw.

Hard Drive

CAUTION: If you remove the hard drive from the computer when the drive is hot, do not touch the metal housing of the hard drive. NOTICE: To prevent data loss, shut down your computer (see page 40) before removing the hard drive. Do not remove the hard drive while the computer is on, in standby mode, or in hibernate mode. NOTICE: Hard drives are extremely fragile; even a slight bump can damage the drive. NOTE: Dell does not guarantee compatibility or provide support for hard drives from sources other than Dell. NOTE: You need the Operating System CD to install the Microsoft Windows operating system. You also need the Drivers and Utilities CD for your computer to install the drivers and utilities on the new hard drive.
To replace the hard drive in the hard drive bay:
Complete the instructions in "Before You Add or Replace Parts" on page 100. Turn the computer over, and remove the hard drive screws.

hard drive

NOTICE: When the hard drive is not in the computer, store it in protective antistatic packaging. See "Protecting Against Electrostatic Discharge" on page 17. 3 4
Slide the hard drive out of the computer. Remove the new drive from its packaging. Save the original packaging for storing or shipping the hard drive.

When the boot device list appears, highlight the device from which you want to boot and press.
The computer boots to the selected device. The next time you reboot the computer, the previous boot order is restored.
System and Battery Performance Optimization
System Performance Overview
System performance may be reduced under specific conditions to prevent automatic system shutdown and potential data loss. Conditions under which performance is reduced include:
P R O C E S S O R G E T S H O T Performance is reduced when system temperature exceeds established thermal parameters. This performance reduction helps to regulate the system and surface temperatures, which prevents the computer from shutting down due to excessive processor temperatures.
A C A D A P T E R T H R O U G H P U T Performance is reduced when the computer is running on AC power and power consumption exceeds the established parameters of the AC Adapter. This performance reduction ensures that the system does not try to consume more power than the AC adapter can provide. Performance is reduced when the computer is running on battery power and power consumption exceeds the established parameters of the batterys rated capacity or exceeds allowable safe discharge levels, or when the battery surface temperature exceeds 60C.

BATTERY CAPACITY

The AC adapter charges a completely discharged battery in approximately 3 hours with the computer turned off. Charge time is significantly longer if the computer is on and running at high processor speeds and system activity levels. If you run your computer at high system activity levels for extended periods of time and your battery is not charging, try running your system in Low Power Mode. Low Power Mode can improve battery charge time and battery life. Depending on system activity levels, system performance may be reduced. To set Low Power Mode:
NOTE: You can also click the power meter icon on the taskbar. 3
Click the Start button Control Panel Performance and Maintenance Power Options. Click the Power Schemes tab. In the Power schemes drop-down menu, click Low Power Mode.
For more information on power management, see the Tell Me How help file. To access the help file, see page 80.

Variable Speed Fan

The computer uses a variable speed fan to prevent the computer from overheating. The fan runs constantly, and fan speed may vary depending on usage. Fan noise is normal and does not indicate a problem with the fan or the computer.
Technician-assisted technical support requires the cooperation and participation of the customer in the troubleshooting process and provides for restoration of the operating system, software programs, and hardware drivers to the original default configuration as shipped from Dell, as well as the verification of appropriate functionality of the computer and all Dell-installed hardware. In addition to this technician-assisted technical support, online technical support is available at support.dell.com. Additional technical support options may be available for purchase. Dell provides limited technical support for the computer and any "Dell-installed" software and peripherals1. Support for third-party software and peripherals is provided by the original manufacturer, including those purchased and/or installed through Dell Software and Peripherals, Readyware, and Custom Factory Integration2.

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How long does this limited warranty last?
This limited warranty lasts for the time period indicated on your packing slip or invoice, except that the limited warranty on Dell-branded batteries lasts only 1 year and the limited warranty on the lamps for Dell-branded projectors lasts only 90 days. The limited warranty begins on the date of the packing slip or invoice. The warranty period is not extended if we repair or replace a warranted product or any parts. Dell may change the availability of limited warranties, at its discretion, but any changes will not be retroactive.
What do I do if I need warranty service?
Before the warranty expires, please call us at the relevant number listed in the following table. Please also have your Dell Service Tag or order number available.
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Individual Home Consumers who purchased through an Employee Purchase Program:
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NOTE: Before you replace parts, make sure to back up the data on the hard drive(s) and any other storage
device(s) in the product(s). We are not responsible for lost or corrupted data.
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How will you fix my product?
We use new and refurbished parts made by various manufacturers in performing warranty repairs and in building replacement parts and systems. Refurbished parts and systems are parts or systems that have been returned to Dell, some of which were never used by a customer. All parts and systems are inspected and tested for quality. Replacement parts and systems are covered for the remaining period of the limited warranty for the product you bought. Dell owns all parts removed from repaired products.
May I transfer the limited warranty?
Limited warranties on systems may be transferred if the current owner transfers ownership of the system and records the transfer with us. The limited warranty on Dell-branded memory may not be transferred. You may record your transfer by going to Dell's website: If you are an Individual Home Consumer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/dhs/topics/sbtopic_015_ccare.htm If you are a Home Office, Small, Medium, Large, or Global Commercial Customer, go to www.dell.com/us/en/biz/topics/sbtopic_ccare_nav_015_ccare.htm
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AccessDirect button description, 23 system view, 23 air vents description, 25-26, 29 system view, 25-26, 29 audio connectors description, 24 system view, 24
CD or DVD drive description, 24 replacing, 108 system view, 24 characters unexpected, 53 computer crashes, 85 specifications, 114 conflicts resolving software and hardware incompatibilities, 92 crashes, 85 Customizing, 52
display latch description, 20 system view, 20 drivers reinstalling, 89 drives fixing problems, 84 See hard drive DVD drive See CD or DVD drive
battery charging, 43 checking the charge, 43 description, 24, 29 installing, 45 low-battery warning, 43 performance, 42 power meter, 43 removing, 44 storing, 45 system view, 24, 29 battery latch release description, 30 system view, 30
e-mail fixing problems, 36
damaged computer testing, 88 device status lights description, 22 display adjusting the size of icons, 32 adjusting the size of toolbars, 32 description, 20 system view, 20 finding solutions, 78 floppy drive fixing problems, 84
hard drive description, 30 replacing, 106 returning to Dell, 108 system view, 30
Hardware Troubleshooter, 92 help file accessing, 80
memory removing, 101 memory module cover description, 30 system view, 30 modem adding, 103 modem connector description, 25 system view, 25 modem/Mini PCI card cover description, 29 system view, 29
power fixing problems, 45 protection devices, 39 turning off your computer, 40 power button description, 22 system view, 22 power management adjusting settings, 32 QuickSet, 32 printer cable, 37 connecting, 37 setting up, 37 USB, 38 programs crashes, 86 not responding, 86
icons adjusting the size, 32 IEEE 1394 connector description, 28 system view, 28 Internet connection about, 33 options, 33 setting up, 34 IRQ conflicts, 92
network fixing problems, 67 network connector description, 28 system view, 28
keyboard description, 21 fixing problems, 53 replacing, 109 shortcuts, 49 system view, 21 unexpected characters, 53 keyboard status lights description, 21 system view, 21 keypad numeric, 48

QuickSet, 32

operating system reinstallation, 94
reinstalling drivers, 89 Windows XP 94 ,
PC Card slot description, 23 system view, 23 PC Cards fixing problems, 85
safety instructions, 11 scanner fixing problems, 83 security cable slot

line conditioners, 39

description, 25 system view, 25 shutting down your computer, 40 software fixing problems, 85 reinstalling software, 89 speakers description, 21 system view, 21 specifications, 114 surge protectors, 39 S-video TV-out connector description, 27 system view, 27 System Restore, 92 system setup program commonly used options, 122 purpose, 121 screens, 122 viewing, 122 system views back, 26 bottom, 26, 29 front, 20 left side, 23 right side, 24
adjusting the size, 32 touch pad, 51 customizing, 52 description, 22 system view, 22 touch pad buttons description, 22 system view, 22 troubleshooting about, 78 cannot save to floppy disk, 84 conflicts, 92 dropped or damaged computer, 88 e-mail problems, 36 Hardware Troubleshooter, 92 network problems, 67 PC Card problems, 85 power problems, 45 program crash, 86 program stopped responding, 86 reinstalling Windows XP 94 , scanner problems, 83 System Restore, 92 unexpected characters, 53 wet computer, 87 turning off your computer, 40

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LEGAL NOTICE ATTENTION DELL COMPUTER OWNERS If you purchased a Dell Inspiron Notebook Computer Model Nos. 1150, 5100 or 5160, this Notice is to inform you of a proposed class action settlement that could affect your legal rights please read it carefully. This summary notice informs you about the settlement of Kristin Carideo and Catherine Candler, Individually and on behalf of all others similarly situated v. Dell Inc., A Delaware Corporation, United States District Court, Western District of Washington, Case No. C0 06-1772JLR. Kristin Carideo, Catherine Candler, Michael Omstead, Melissa Malloy and Lisa Smith represent a class of customers who own or have owned Dell Inspiron Notebook Computer Model Nos. 1150, 5100 and 5160. If you are a class member and you paid Dell for an out of warranty repair to an Inspiron Notebook Computer Model No. 1150, 5100 or 5160, then you may be entitled to reimbursement of all or a portion of the cost of those repairs. If you are not notified of a specific reimbursement, you may submit a Proof of Claim Form by April 5, 2011 to seek reimbursement. You may submit a Proof of Claim Form online at www.carideosettlement.com or request a Proof of Claim Form from the Claims Administrator at the address below. To exclude yourself from this settlement, or to object to the settlement, you must follow the instructions in the Notice described below. The deadline to opt out of the settlement or submit any objection is December 6, 2010. This is only a summary of the settlement. For additional information regarding this settlement, the full Notice of Pendency of Class Action and Proposed Settlement (Notice) is available at www.carideosettlement.com or from the Claims Administrator at Carideo Settlement Claims Administrator, c/o Analytics, Inc., P.O. Box 2009, Chanhassen, MN 55317-2009.

 

Technical specifications

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If you're a looking for a notebook for digital media and office productivity applications in a wireless network or small networked environment, then the Dell Inspiron 5100 is for you. The Inspiron 5100 combines the power of Intel Pentium 4 processors in a notebook design to perform everyday computing tasks when and where you like. With features like a modem, a network adapter for network and broadband access, and an optional internal wireless solution, the Inspiron 5100 can keep you connected.

General
System TypeNotebook
Built-in DevicesStereo speakers
Width13 in
Depth10.8 in
Height1.8 in
Weight7.3 lbs
LocalizationEnglish / United States
Processor
ProcessorIntel Pentium 4 2.66 GHz
Data Bus Speed533 MHz
Chipset TypeIntel 845PE
Cache Memory
TypeL2 cache
Installed Size512 KB
RAM
Installed Size256 MB / 1 GB (max)
TechnologyDDR SDRAM - 266 MHz
Memory Specification CompliancePC2100
Form FactorSO DIMM 200-pin
Storage Controller
TypeIDE
Storage
Hard Drive30 GB
Optical Storage
TypeDVD-ROM - integrated
Read Speed24x (CD) / 8x (DVD)
Display
Display Type14.1" TFT
Max Resolution1024 x 768 ( XGA )
Widescreen DisplayNo
Color Support24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Video
Graphics Processor / VendorAGP 4x - ATI Mobility Radeon 7500
Video Memory32 MB DDR SDRAM
Audio
Audio OutputSound card
Compliant StandardsSound Blaster, AC '97
Input Device(s)
TypeKeyboard, touchpad
Telecom
ModemFax / modem
Max Transfer Rate56 Kbps
Protocols & SpecificationsITU V.92
Networking
NetworkingNetwork adapter
Data Link ProtocolEthernet, Fast Ethernet
Expansion / Connectivity
Expansion Slots Total (Free)2 ( 0 ) x memory - SO DIMM 200-pin 1 ( 1 ) x CardBus - type I/II
Interfaces2 x Hi-Speed USB - 4 pin USB Type A 1 x display / video - VGA - 15 pin HD D-Sub (HD-15) 1 x display / video - S-video output - 7 pin mini-DIN 1 x modem - phone line - RJ-11 1 x network - Ethernet 10Base-T/100Base-TX - RJ-45 1 x audio - line-out/headphones - mini-phone stereo 3.5 mm 1 x microphone - input - mini-phone mono 3.5 mm
Miscellaneous
FeaturesSecurity lock slot (cable lock sold separately), administrator password, system password, hard drive password
Power
Power DeviceExternal
Voltage RequiredAC 120/230 V ( 50/60 Hz )
Power Provided90 Watt
Battery
TechnologyLithium ion
Installed Qty1
Capacity94 Wh
Run Time (Up To)3 hour(s)
Operating System / Software
OS ProvidedMicrosoft Windows XP Home Edition
SoftwareRealOne Player, Microsoft Works Suite 2003, McAfee SecurityCenter (Trial), Dell Image Expert Standard Edition
Manufacturer Warranty
Service & Support1 year warranty
Service & Support DetailsLimited warranty - 1 year
Universal Product Identifiers
BrandDell
Part NumberI5100LO

 

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