Dell Latitude 2100 Netbook video review

Ardjuna Seghers



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Pegged as a netbook "designed for education" (despite also being available for businesses), we've been waiting to get our hands on Dell's Latitude 2100 for quite some time - not because we want to go back to school, but because in the relatively boring world of netbooks, the 2100 offers a breath of fresh air.

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August 29, 2009, 1:57 pm

If you're going to carry a notebook around on a strap like a bag in full public view I would recommend carrying a personal safety alarm and then taking out personal items insurance.

Ben MacLeod

April 24, 2014, 7:48 pm

Extremely poor netbook. Our school purchased about 350 of these pieces of junk and unlike the review saying the computer is "rugged", it only looks rugged. Really they never did their homework on what the modern classroom requires. These computers need proper cooling as a classroom generally gets quite hot with a bunch of kids sitting around. As well, the rubber along the outside of the device can easily peel off and to get any performance out of these machines their CPU needs to be maxed constantly which creates a ton of heat even though it is running an Intel Atom. These computers ONLY can run XP which is now defunct and out of date and no longer supported and I HIGHLY recommend you NEVER buy one of these computers and do not even bother trying to load Windows 8 because 7 absolutely rapes this cheap piece of heavy plastic. And the keyboard SUCKS. Anyone without slender fingers like myself cannot type on the keyboard without acquiring cramps in their hands. The integrated graphics can only display 800 x 600 display resolution which makes the VGA port pointless as it cannot display a decent resolution for even the most basic monitors. The best part of this machine is the 3 USB ports. That's ALL I like about it. It heats up, takes forever to boot, when I wiggle the mouse around the CPU snoops right up to 100% pretty quick. The only reason I would purchase one for myself would be to run Linux and maybe break the piece of crap. This thing is just a common piece of Dell marketing that makes the school board sprint to their bean counters with an appealing look. This is where my tax dollars went. And that's definitely not a good thing. It's more of a safety hazard since when they sit in our school's basement the cheap plastic has grown mould on the body of the computer. Have fun, they're $20 bucks on eBay for a reason.

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