Dell Latitude D400

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Dell Latitude D400
Dell logo from 1980 to 2010
Dell Latitude D400 with external DVD drive
Dell Latitude D400
Product familyLatitude
TypeLaptop computer
Release dateJuly 2003
Operating systemWindows 2000 Professional, English
CPUIntel Centrino @ 1.7 GHz
Memory512 MB (DDR 266 MHz)
Storage40 GB IDE HDD
Display12.1 in (31 cm) 1024x768
GraphicsIntel 82852/82855 GM/GME Graphics
Connectivity1 Dell D/Bay (Optical drive/USB 2.0 combo port), 1 USB 2.0, 1 FireWire, 2 Audio jacks, 1 VGA, 1 Serial port

The Dell Latitude D400 is a powerful and affordable business-looking laptop of the early 2000s. It came with either a 1.3 GHz Intel Centrino or a 1.7 GHz Centrino processor.

Collection Specifics

I bought this laptop for around $30 sometime in early 2018 I believe on eBay. This is the first retro computer I ever bought. I made two YouTube videos of this laptop on my YouTube channel, though in the first video, I really didn't have any idea of what I was doing, yet somehow it's become one of my most viewed videos.

Operating System

This laptop originally shipped with Windows XP Professional. In my YouTube videos, I installed Windows XP on it as well; however, you may notice it's now running Windows 2000. This is because I don't have any other Windows 2000 devices, so I just decided to use this one as a Windows 2000 device since Dell has drivers for it and it actually performs better than XP.


When I bought this laptop, it did not come with a hard drive, so it has one that I bought off of eBay, otherwise everything else should be original. It also didn't come with an optical drive originally, so I also had to obtain one myself.