The Latitude line of Dell notebooks has long been regarded for its quality. Indeed, the magnesium LCD shell, overall sturdy construction, and sleek, professional style lend credibility to this view. The notebook possesses all of the standard features of a business-class machine, with a few welcomed extras. In terms of power saving: a sensor on the LCD bezel automatically adjusts the screen brightness with the level of ambient light, the Ethernet card automatically deactivates on battery power, and an external switch enables and disables the wireless radio and serves the additional function of being used as a Wi-Fi network detector while the notebooks is turned off. The 14-inch screen provides a pleasant medium between standard 15-inch standard-sized notebooks and smaller subcompact models. The keyboard is pleasantly full-sized, yet very functional as it omits no buttons, even the keypad buttons are preserved as alternate functions. The keyboard also contains a pointing stick, enabling a user to make brief mouse movements without removing his or her hands from the keys
The only drawback to the notebook is its relatively underpowered graphics card, the nVidia Quadro 110M. As the card is designed and optimized for light CAD and image manipulation work, performance on PC games is lackluster. However, all but the newest games can be played on the notebook.
I highly reccommend this laptop to anyone; its durability and functionality leave little doubt as to why Dell hardly had to modify anything for its successor, the D630.