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Dell Latitude 120 Notebook PC

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Dell Latitude 120 Notebook PC
 
3.2

(based on 11 reviews)

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of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

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Reliable and Affordable

This system is excellent for beginner level PC users as well as Windows XP enthusiasts. While it lacks in processor power (limited to 1.7GHz max) and offers a maximum of 2 GB of...Read complete review

This system is excellent for beginner level PC users as well as Windows XP enthusiasts. While it lacks in processor power (limited to 1.7GHz max) and offers a maximum of 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, it is exceptional for the majority of 32-bit applications. It features a built in VGA graphics adapter that delegates 128 MB of system RAM to graphics acceleration. Though it is designed specifically for the Windows XP operating system, it runs with Windows 7 without difficulty. I would recommend this system to anyone looking for an affordable computer that will last.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

It has had a long life...

Dell Latitude 120 has worked for over 3 years. It worked a little bit slow at first but as it warmed up it worked very fast. It has been reliable. It crashed only...Read complete review

Dell Latitude 120 has worked for over 3 years. It worked a little bit slow at first but as it warmed up it worked very fast. It has been reliable. It crashed only once or twice because of the virus. Other than that I did not have any software problems with it untill it's third year.It had standard programs that came with Windows Vista.

POWER: 

It has always had this problem but I never paid attention to it. But I should have. It burnt 4 power adapters that I had. It started overheating on it's second year. The battery started to loose the charge but it still held it for one and a half hours without re-charge. Then it started making weird noise when charging.

SCREEN:

Screen was not protected from any impacts at all. Fingerprints seemed to stay there forever. It took special treatment to keep getting rid of them. But it was tough to external damages even if you drop it.

WEIGHT:

It was pretty heavy. I had to take it to school every day and I wasn't happy with it.

CD/DVD:

It was CD/DVD reader-burner. CD-Rom died pretty quickly. It happened on it's second year. It stopped to burn or read CDs. DVD were still readible but they were played very slowly.

TOUCHPAD AND MOUSE:

The USB port for the mouse was located on the left side of the laptop as if it was made for lefthanded people. It was very inconvenient to have the mouse cord stretch all along the laptop back for me to use it on the right. That's why I had to use touchpad most of the time. It was very soft and easy to use.

WEBCAM and Bluetooth.

There was no webcam or bluetooth.

USB Ports:

There were  4 of them and they worked just fine untill the end.

KEYBOARD:

I liked the keyboard but the keys became loose too quickly and some of the fell off.

MEMORY:

It came with ony 256 MB of memory. I upgraded it to 1GB but it still worked slowly at times.

On the third year of its life my laptop died due to hard drive failure.  I could happen because of the overheating I am not sure. It's ventilator did not work properly. After that I got an ACER that died on it's second year. So Dell is way better.

 

 

 

 

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1.0

Not worth it

By 

from Eastman, WI

Comments about Dell Latitude 120 Notebook PC:

This was the second Dell computer I've bought in a two year period. After less than a year, the CD-R drive went haywire, causing the whole system to crash. To have it fixed, it would have costed about half of what I paid for the computer. I had the drive taken out and then the computer's battery started dying. This computer is definetely not worth what I paid for it.

 
4.0

Good basic laptop

By 

from Buffalo, NY

Comments about Dell Latitude 120 Notebook PC:

I needed a basic laptop for work. No frills necessary.  Just something for web surfing and some word processing.  I own a Dell desktop, and I looked at their website for deals.  They were unloading their inventory of inspiron B120s, probably because the wireless internet cards are external and are plugged into the slot on the side of the laptop.  Most newer wi-fi cards are internal and don't stick out of the side of the unit.  I'm not that needy when it comes to a feature like this, and the discount offered made this laptop a great deal.  There are some drawbacks to this laptop:-As with most pre-loaded windows computers, there are a lot crap programs jammed onto the HD.-The DVD drive and the pre-loaded software didn't get along too well.  I could not get many burned DVDs to play with the factory installed drive and software.  I eventually purchased a DVD burner and installed different DVD player software, which seemed to solve the problem.-The battery lasts only about 1hr at the most.This computer is not the top of the line.  It's not the most advanced.  But if you only need it for surfing and WP, this laptop should suit you just fine.

 
2.0

wouldn't buy another one

By 

from Wichita, KS

Comments about Dell Latitude 120 Notebook PC:

I have had problems with the B120 overheating from the start. After having it for a year the internal parts are now failing from the overheating problems. I guess I'm lucky it lasted this long. I bought it through the Dell Outlet so it only came with a 90 day warranty. I couldn't get Dell to do anything about it during those 90 days. I love Dell notebook computers, but wouldn't buy another B120.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It works ok.

By 

from Princeton, TX

Comments about Dell Latitude 120 Notebook PC:

I got this computer for graduation ive had the computer for 1yr and 5months and the fan is making a bad noise. I think its the fan. But Dell wants me to pay 34.00 to let them test it and then how ever much the part is and for someone to come out and fix it. I think thats rediculous i think they should test it and not charge me for that since i've only had it a lil over a year. ANd they should just charge me for the parts and labor.

 
3.0

Dell Laptop is just OK.

By 

from Fort Wayne, IN

Comments about Dell Latitude 120 Notebook PC:

I have had my Dell Laptop for almost 5 years now and it has just served me well.  I have had to add a memory chip to it to increase the memory size.  I don't like how short the battery is when unplugged.  I think I can get about 1.5 hours out of it then it dies.  It always seems to run a little slow and I have to do an Advanced System Care clean on it at least 2 times a week or it gets really slow.  It is kind of a heavy laptop and not to easy to carry around.  I guess I should just be thankful that it hasn't crashed or anything yet.  All the basic things came with the computer for upload like Microsoft Word, Excel, Outlook express, etc..  It has been very easy for my 5 yr old to use too.  She quickly learned how to use the cursor in the middle.  Until she learned however, we did buy a wired mouse that plugged right into the laptop and she was able to use that quite well.  We can even watch movies using the disc drive while on the go.  Overall, the Dell has worked for me.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Reliable and Affordable

By 

from Chester, VA

Comments about Dell Latitude 120 Notebook PC:

This system is excellent for beginner level PC users as well as Windows XP enthusiasts. While it lacks in processor power (limited to 1.7GHz max) and offers a maximum of 2 GB of DDR2 RAM, it is exceptional for the majority of 32-bit applications. It features a built in VGA graphics adapter that delegates 128 MB of system RAM to graphics acceleration. Though it is designed specifically for the Windows XP operating system, it runs with Windows 7 without difficulty. I would recommend this system to anyone looking for an affordable computer that will last.

 
4.0

Dell Inspiron B120 isn't a high-tech laptop, but good for work

By 

from North Easton, MA

Comments about Dell Latitude 120 Notebook PC:

I own the Dell Inspiron B120 and I'm not COMPLETELY satisfied, but if you just need it for work, it's very simple and gets the job done. If you're looking for something not too expensive, you can count on Dell to have a good price range for you. I don't really have any complains about the laptop, because I've owned mine for a while and it's time for me to get a new one anyway. The Inspiron B120 gets slow after a while, but it will still work just fine after several years. However, I wish the laptop came with a Word Processor because Wordpad isn't good for writing school papers. Also, it's very durable.

 
3.0

This thing is not recommended

By 

from Lawton, OK

Comments about Dell Latitude 120 Notebook PC:

after a year the fan started making a weird noise and know the battery went out after a year too and dell wont fix it they only warrantee it for a year and thats garbage. I wouldnt recommend this computer to anyone. Dell doesnt give very good warrantees. My husband has a gateway and its much better.

(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

It has had a long life...

By 

from Tuscaloosa, AL

Comments about Dell Latitude 120 Notebook PC:

Dell Latitude 120 has worked for over 3 years. It worked a little bit slow at first but as it warmed up it worked very fast. It has been reliable. It crashed only once or twice because of the virus. Other than that I did not have any software problems with it untill it's third year.It had standard programs that came with Windows Vista.

POWER: 

It has always had this problem but I never paid attention to it. But I should have. It burnt 4 power adapters that I had. It started overheating on it's second year. The battery started to loose the charge but it still held it for one and a half hours without re-charge. Then it started making weird noise when charging.

SCREEN:

Screen was not protected from any impacts at all. Fingerprints seemed to stay there forever. It took special treatment to keep getting rid of them. But it was tough to external damages even if you drop it.

WEIGHT:

It was pretty heavy. I had to take it to school every day and I wasn't happy with it.

CD/DVD:

It was CD/DVD reader-burner. CD-Rom died pretty quickly. It happened on it's second year. It stopped to burn or read CDs. DVD were still readible but they were played very slowly.

TOUCHPAD AND MOUSE:

The USB port for the mouse was located on the left side of the laptop as if it was made for lefthanded people. It was very inconvenient to have the mouse cord stretch all along the laptop back for me to use it on the right. That's why I had to use touchpad most of the time. It was very soft and easy to use.

WEBCAM and Bluetooth.

There was no webcam or bluetooth.

USB Ports:

There were  4 of them and they worked just fine untill the end.

KEYBOARD:

I liked the keyboard but the keys became loose too quickly and some of the fell off.

MEMORY:

It came with ony 256 MB of memory. I upgraded it to 1GB but it still worked slowly at times.

On the third year of its life my laptop died due to hard drive failure.  I could happen because of the overheating I am not sure. It's ventilator did not work properly. After that I got an ACER that died on it's second year. So Dell is way better.

 

 

 

 

 
3.0

The Dell Inspiron B120 is a good computer for the price.

By 

from Grove City, PA

Comments about Dell Latitude 120 Notebook PC:

I bought this computer, the Dell Inspiron B 120, mostly because it was the cheapest computer I could find from a trusted name. I like Dell. I think they're stuff is down to earth, for the normal everyday computer user, and it's reasonably priced. The computer is definitely a bit bulky and heavy. I don't like that. Also, I recently reformatted my hard-drive, and now I can't figure out how to get my DVD player to work again, but if you don't mess with it the way I did, it would probably be fine for you. The only problem I've had with the body of the computer itself is this: at the bottom part of the screen the frame seems to be pulling away a little. I treat my computers fairly well, and try not to bang them up, and honestly, it's not even a problem, just sometimes I wonder if it's going to come off or not! Anyway, I would recommend this computer to anyway who is not too high-tech. I only use mine for pictures, music, email, and word processor. Thanks!

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