Today I am going to take this Dell Latitude E6400 which I bought off eBay for $25 (USD) + $12 shipping and turn it into a highly responsive school laptop capable of running Windows 10 and modern Linux distributions. The system origionally shipped with an Intel P8700, 1GB DDR2 RAM, no HDD, and a dead battery. In this video I will install an Intel T9800 @ 2.93Ghz, Kingspec 90GB SSD, 4GB DDR2 RAM, and a new battery while staying within a $150 budget.
Total Cost of the rebuild was $129.99 leaving just enough (before hitting $150) to buy a genuine dell charger.
NOTE: After I finished this video I went back and investigated an issue I encountered in my previous video on this laptop. As many of my subscribers stated, these latitudes throttle performance when plugged into an aftermarket charger. I tested this using an aftermarket charger (the one I used in my previous video) and a genuine Dell charger (the one used in the video) and the difference was night and day. Once again, to reiterate I used a GENUINE Dell power supply in this video to ensure performance of the laptop was not hampered. Here is the video of the laptop in its original state: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lxhai-9816c
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