Scratch dell. All other models I've tried this with works. I am not going to disagree here but wonder if the person from dell is new or just misinformed.
Given no benefits from removing the battery and plenty of other downsides we could discuss this further if you like.
So I just talked with a customer service person from Dell (I am in the process of choosing a laptop) and found out that with their laptops you cannot remove the battery and run only on AC power. What is up with that!? Dell was my first choice for a laptop, but this computer will be primarily used at home and I would like to be able to plug in and run off of AC power so as to save the battery for times when a power source is not readily available.
I guess I'm wondering now, what laptops DO allow for the battery to be removed and run on only AC? And is it really that big of a deal in terms of battery life?