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6-cell battery size

by nelsonj3 / April 20, 2007 10:48 AM PDT

I am looking at buying a Dell Latitude D520 and would like to have the 6-cell battery, but only if it is flush with the system. Some laptops have a high capacity battery that sticks out of the system, making it more bulky. If that is the case, this battery is no longer an option.
Thanks.

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D520
by Ghost26-20878886633866019035262628200812 / April 20, 2007 11:04 AM PDT
In reply to: 6-cell battery size

The 6-cell battery is flush with the system.

On my E1505, the 9-cell is also flush. But I think with a 14.1", it gets out of the system.

Personnally, I would not choose the D520. It doesn't have a widescreen display ... It is a question of taste, but I prefer a widescreen display ( Windows desktop is bigger, highest resolution ). If you want a 14.1" laptop, then, take a look to the D620. But if you want a traditional square display, then, the D520 could be a very good choice. Dell quality is very nice ( especially in the Latitude line ).

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Batteries
by orlbuckeye / April 23, 2007 10:56 PM PDT
In reply to: 6-cell battery size

The Baateries that stick out at least in the HP line are 12 cell. Hp has 6, 8 and 12 cell batteries. The higher the number of cells the longer the battery life.

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Thanks
by nelsonj3 / May 17, 2007 7:07 AM PDT
In reply to: 6-cell battery size

Thanks for the info. That is what I wanted to know.

Ghost26, thanks for the heads up. I was aware of the screen dimensions, though. In fact it was one of the reasons I chose that model. I have several programs that run better on a standard dimension display, and in addition writing documents is easier (I can see more of the page vertically). But thanks.

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