DELL M1330 PDF

If Dell launches a subnotebook which belongs to the XPS series, you should already know what you can expect. Right, first-class performance. Combined with a Dell added a notebook with completely new design to its product range, the XPS M Also the tapered front edge looks beautiful. However, the design of the hinges and the notebook's back side are crucial for the overall appearance of the notebook.

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Sleek design coupled with a portable form factor and powerful components come together to make for a compelling notebook. The design of the XPS M really sets it apart.

The design is, in a word, striking. The sloping look and stunning lid, available in three different colors, are immediately attention grabbing. The slope is akin to a fast car tear drop look. Once opened the M provides more eye candy in terms of design.

The buttons along the top edge are touch sensitive and light up with a soft glow when pressed. They look very stylish.

The LED buttons are a bright blue and also eye-catching in their appearance. The LED backlit screen is super thin, which keeps weight down and again contributes to the looks.

When configuring the XPS M you have two options for the screen — a backlit The picture and brightness you get is just amazing! It offers nits of brightness and is simply gorgeous to look at. We think VGA resolution is enough for things such as video chat applications, but if you really feel the need for a higher resolution web camera and want to save a bit of money too, then go with the regular WXGA screen option. The speakers for the M are located at the top of the keyboard area.

The volume audio controls are touch sensitive buttons along the top right side of the keyboard. Overall the volume control buttons are tough to use, though they look nice, an old fashioned volume dial control is easier to use. There are two headphone ports to capture audio from, both are located on the front of the notebook. The keyboard on the XPS M is fairly similar to the older XPS M, though it does feel more spread out with larger keys so overall the keyboard is better.

The XPS M is really quite a pleasure to type on. One thing to mention is that with the 9-cell battery in you get an overall greater slope to the keyboard, we actually like this for ergonomics, it feels more comfortable for typing.

The Apple MacBook is a The mouse buttons are fine, though Andrew would prefer they had a little more travel to them. That said, we experienced some problems getting 3DMark05 and 3DMark06 to run smoothly on the pre-production M straight out of the box thanks to some Vista driver issues.

After spending a few hours running Windows Update and hunting for drivers online Jerry was able to get both 3DMark05 and 3DMark06 to run consistently and managed to improve some of the benchmark numbers from our first look review. Hopefully any driver issues will be sorted out when Dell ships actual production units of the M to customers.

The system fan and heatsinks in the M do a great job managing heat when the system is under load … as we discovered when we ran multiple benchmarks back to back. One thing to mention is that we kept the 9-cell extended life battery attached to the M during these benchmarks. The extended life battery lifts the system off the desk and allows air to move under the notebook case … helping to cool the system.

When we performed the same benchmarks with the standard 4-cell battery with the case resting flush against the desk the CPU temperatures peaked at 64 degrees Celsius. The attractive brushed aluminum surface of the palm rests did heat up during benchmarking, but the temperatures remained at comfortable levels.

The left palm rest was slightly warmer than the right. If you are particularly sensitive to temperatures you might find the warmth uncomfortable, but most users will be unlikely to complain about this. The hard drive in our pre-production unit was virtually silent and made no audible squeals or scratching noises. The overall lack of noise coming from the fan and hard drive on the M should be a welcome surprise for people with sensitive hearing … particularly for those who owned the M In fact, the only noticeable amount of unwelcome noise coming from the M is from the slot-loading drive when it loads or ejects a disk.

The port selection of the M is remarkably good for a notebook of this size. The top of the M left with a sexy red paintjob trimmed in aluminum.

The M is on the right. The bottom of the M with memory expansion access, vents, and battery. Compared to the M right the front of the M left has dual headphone ports, microphone port, and multi-card reader. Dell was gracious enough to install a minimal amount of bloatware on the pre-production M we received. While most experienced users will likely spend the first 30 to 60 minutes uninstalling some bloatware from the system, the many less technically minded owners will find the included applications quite useful.

Of course, Microsoft Vista is a bit of a mixed bag for users as of this writing. There will continue to be minor headaches with drivers, updates, and application patches until Vista becomes a more seasoned and widespread OS. That said, anyone already familiar with Vista should have no trouble with the M and less experienced users should only need a few weeks to feel perfectly comfortable with the interface. As previously mentioned, the M comes with either a VGA web camera with the LED backlight display or a two-megapixel web camera with the standard display.

Even with the lower resolution VGA camera in our test unit we can safely say the M is a capable performer for teleconference or online gaming. Brightness, color and contrast are all near perfect, and the face tracking feature lets you keep your face front and center during video conferences. If money is no object, get both batteries and use whichever one suits you best for the occasion! With a design that is second to none in its price range and excellent performance the Dell XPS M is sure to be one of the most popular notebooks of As of this writing the M First Look Review is already the most popular article in our forums based on views and replies.

While issues like warm palm rests, awkward media buttons, a noisy slot-loading drive, and somewhat heavy weight with the 9-cell battery will make some demanding buyers look elsewhere, most consumers looking for a All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

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Sleek design coupled with a portable form factor and powerful components come together to make for a compelling notebook. The design of the XPS M really sets it apart. The design is, in a word, striking. The sloping look and stunning lid, available in three different colors, are immediately attention grabbing. The slope is akin to a fast car tear drop look. Once opened the M provides more eye candy in terms of design. The buttons along the top edge are touch sensitive and light up with a soft glow when pressed.

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This portable's combination of light weight, stylish design, powerful performance, and built-in mobile broadband makes it a top choice for business travelers and hipsters alike view photo gallery. Add in a stellar screen and keyboard and long battery life, and you have one of the top contenders for notebook of the year. The M's soft-touch, crimson exterior is a new look for Dell, but the round logo on the lid is reminiscent of the one on the XPS M, this system's predecessor. Only 4. Although the VGA webcam no longer swivels as it did on the M, this one comes with tons of capabilities via software, including pan and zoom, face tracking, and special effects. All the webcam features worked reasonably well, and the picture was bright and clear, albeit washed out.

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Trusted Reviews may earn an affiliate commission when you purchase through links on our site. Learn More. Doubtless anyone who has already ordered one will be able to substantiate this frustration, because Dell has been struggling to fulfil orders of its latest consumer notebook due to some well publicised production issues. Built around a Dell also claims that this is the thinnest notebook in its class, though this is somewhat disingenuous because the In any case, these finishes are both very attractive and very durable, proving predominantly scratch proof unlike the glossy finishes we see on many notebooks these days. Clearly then, the M is something of a departure for Dell.

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