On the right side of the notebook, there is an Express Card Slot, WiFi Catcher, Optical Drive, S-Video Out, and 2 USB Ports. The layout will work just fine. Even if you have a USB device that is big, it will only block the S-Video port, not the Optical Drive.
On the left side of the notebook, there is the Power Adapter Port, 2 USB Ports, 1 VGA Output, an Ethernet Port, a 56K Fax/Modem Port, HDMI Port, and a IEEE1394a (Firewire) Port. I noticed that the USB port is very close to the USB Power Adapter Port.
As you can see from the picture, if you have a USB device that is slightly wider than a slim USB Drive, it will cover the Power Adapter Port. Dell really should have placed these ports elsewhere.
The webcam that comes with the notebook is located on the top of the notebook screen. The quality of the pictures isn’t that stellar compared to other Web Camera solutions for notebook on the market. Below are some pictures taken with it.
Note, these pictures have not been altered in any way.
As you can see, even with a light source, such as a desk light, the webcam still appears very dark. So for those planning on using the integrated webcam, make sure you are in a well lit environment.
The video performance below 800×600 resolution works really well and smooth. If you try to use 800×600 resolution or higher, you will notice a lot of video stuttering and very low frame rates. This isn’t the web camera for you if you care about quality.Previous Next