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Dell Inspiron XPS M1210

Dell Inspiron  XPS M1210
alaScore 81

205 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 205 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the performance and design. The screen and battery are also appreciated. Many are critical about the sound and value for money.

portability, battery, screen, design, performance

value for money, sound

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Inspiron XPS M1210 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Review analysis

(Based on 205 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Inspiron XPS M1210

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3 user reviews of Dell Inspiron XPS M1210 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

portability

performance

100% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS M1210 Core-2-Duo T5600 (1.83ghz) 2GB 100Gb Dvd+/-rwDELL XPS M1210 NOTEBOOK PC, Intel Core 2 Duo T5600 1.83, 1 GB DDR2 SDRAM, 80 GB HD, 24X CD Burner/DVD Combo Drive , WINDOWS VISTA HOME BASIC

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Review Dell XPS M1210

 

GAMER'S DARLING. Dell XPS is quasi a synonym for high-performance

pleasing design ; robust and compact magnesium case ; good workmanship ; number of interfaces and their order ; bright display with good illumination ; excellent performance, playable subnotebook ; acceptable noise emissions ; excellent battery runtime

no transport lock for the display ; below-average contrast ratio ; stability to the vantage point of the display

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Dell XPS M1210 Notebook (2.00GHz Core 2 Duo Mobile, 2GB DDR2, 120GB, DVD/CD-RW, Windows Vista Home Premium, 12.1

 

Dell's entry-level multimedia laptop, the XPS M1210 has some excellent show-biz genes, such as media buttons and a TV tuner option. But it's also a strong, well-designed, and highly mobile performer. The Windows Vista refresh only enhances the earlier...

Mobile broadband-ready ; One-touch entertainment functions

Applications cost extra

If 5 pounds won't weigh you down, the Dell XPS M1210 is the perfect choice for work and play.

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Dell XPS M1210 with Core 2 Duo Review

 

I had been using a Dell 700M for a couple of years and while I thoroughly enjoyed it, it was starting to show signs of wear. I had also recently lost access to the desktop I had been using for gaming, so I was looking for a notebook that would...

Fast Core 2 Duo processor ; Good GPU options ; Compact size ; Excellent battery life ; Solid build

Expensive ; Slightly heavier than other notebooks in this class ; Tinny speakers ; Lid collects fingerprints

This laptop is far and away the current best value for its size and power. It boasts the most powerful GPU and CPU available for the ultraportable family combined with great features like the integrated webcam and microphone, MediaDirect, dual...

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Dell Dell XPS M1210

 

Packed with the latest mobile technology and Intel's latest processor, the Core 2 Duo, the XPS M1210 is Dell's latest ultraportable entertainment notebook--and a good choice for anyone who needs to work on the go.

Includes a Webcam ; Ports are conveniently laid out

Subpar sound

A decked-out ultraportable, the XPS M1210 packs in the features and offers good battery life.

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Dell XPS M1210

 

This entertainment-oriented ultraportable uses Intel's latest Core 2 Duo processor.

Includes a Webcam Ports are conveniently laid out

Subpar sound

Editor's Choice!

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Dell XPS M1210

 

The speed and connectivity champ of lightweight notebooks.

Blazing productivity performance • Integrated EV-DO • Front-facing media buttons • Long battery life • Integrated webcam

Expensive • Tinny speakers

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Dell XPS M1210 reviewed

 

NotebookReview got their mits on Dell's brand new XPS M1210 laptop for a looksee and really liked what they found. Indeed, while the design may leave a bit to be desired, it's hard not to like the specs on this one, especially when they're maxed out...

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Dell's XPS M1210 leaked

 

Looks like all you Alienware buyout fear mongers officially need not worry -- for now. According to Notebook Review, the cat's out of the bag and Dell's launching (or is about to launch) their second gaming-centric laptop, but this one's a little...

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Dell XPS M1210

 

It is a rare and exciting experience—at least for me—to bring an ultraportable on a business flight, let alone one as travel-friendly as the Dell XPS M1210 ($2641direct, as tested). Luckily, I just happened to have a trip planned the same time the...

Ultralight for flights. Built-in EV-DO. Discrete graphics. Superior horsepower. Vivid display

Runs hot

Dell's latest XPS is a notebook for anyone who has a specific yearning for power, connectivity, and ultra-lightweight portability.

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Dell XPS M1210 (Vista)

 

The service you get for an XPS laptop is very different from what Dell provides for the entry-level Inspirons. I'm sure you've heard horror stories about Dell's tech support. With an XPS contract, you get the same salesperson throughout the life of the...

Discrete graphics in an ultraportable. Integrated DVD burner. Webcam for video chats. Fast performance. 85-Wh battery will run for plenty of time

Design is a little bulky for an ultraportable. Unit can get warm at times

The M1210 (Vista) has all the essentials you typically don't find in an ultraportable, such as an integrated optical drive, discrete graphics, and top-notch performance.

Product Specifications

The Dell XPS M1210 is the smallest notebook in Dells high-performance XPS line. With the discontinuation of the 710M, the M1210 is also the only 12.1 consumer notebook that Dell offers. The M1210 is a compact multimedia machine with remarkable power for its small size. Of course, the price reflects this above-average performance The M1210 is attractive without being overdone like the M1710 or the M2010. The overall appearance is clean and elegant. Some people have expressed concern over the thickness of the M1210 in comparison to other notebooks in its class, but in my opinion the extra thickness (necessary to house the more powerful components of the M1210) is hardly noticeable. The M1210 is arguably more of a thin and light than an ultraportable due to the weight (it can reach nearly five pounds with the 9-cell battery), but at 11.70x8.70x1.20 it is still very compact. Unfortunately the 9-cell battery extends a bit from the computer, breaking up the neat silhouette of the notebook. The M1210 feels very solidly constructed. The magnesium-alloy case has no obvious weak points; even the digital camera feels secure in its surround at the top of the LCD. I am a fairly light typist, and the full-sized keyboard feels great to me. I can type easily with a gentle touch. The lid of the M1210 does not latch shut, but the hinges feel very secure and it stays shut when it is closed. The M1210 feels very solidly constructed. The magnesium-alloy case has no obvious weak points; even the digital camera feels secure in its surround at the top of the LCD. I am a fairly light typist, and the full-sized keyboard feels great to me. I can type easily with a gentle touch. The lid of the M1210 does not latch shut, but the hinges feel very secure and it stays shut when it is closed. The M1210 feels very solidly constructed. The magnesium-alloy case has no obvious weak points; even the digital camera feels secure in its surround at the top of the LCD.
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