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Dell Studio XPS 1640

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 reviews of Dell Studio XPS 1640. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Views about the keyboard and price are generally positive. The design and screen are also appreciated. There are some less positive opinions about the touchpad and portability. Opinions are divided on the durability.

performance, screen, design, price, keyboard

usability, battery, size, portability, touchpad

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell Studio XPS 1640 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by : Aloysius Low (

Dell Studio XPS 1640 -


When 15 inches doesn't cut it and 17 inches is just too big a fit for you, then perhaps it's time to take a look at this elegantly designed 16-inch Studio XPS 1640 notebook from Dell.

Expert review by : PC Plus (

Dell Studio XPS 1640 review


Dell's fledgling Studio laptop series meets its established XPS series with slick results

Good screen ; Nice design ; Powerful performance


A great performing laptop for it's price point with an unusual sized screen that definitely holds it's own against the MacBooks and Vaios for design

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

New Laptop


I like everything,smokin fast,lighted keyboard is great computer.,I ordered the standard display which is fine.All in all a great.Also was shipped earlier than the quoted time.Yeeha

Does run a little warm at/around the touchpad area but not as bad as described in other reviews.Doesn't bother me and keeps my lap warm when using it that way.I expected the 16" display to be a little bigger but I've gotten used to it and its fine now

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Great Laptop


Excellent Laptop. Enjoy most features including the Dell Dock. Some of the upgrades are quite pricy, and the price dropped $100 in less than 1 month from the date I purchased it, but overall, very happy with it

Pretty big, not super portable, but i bought it more as a stay at home laptop, so I'm happy

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Best Yet!


Fast out of the Box, took the win7 beta, plus slam64 and ubuntu with minor adjustments. Handles virtual well and I am impressed at its agility under strain, the core is well designed and does not slag under preasure

Graphics card in limbo, cought in the "do I stay?" pure or hope for a good rogue but i dont game so no worries' for me

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Happy Customer


It's a very impressive looking laptop. Must get the blu-ray,16:9,RBG LED Screen to enjoy it's graphics and movie benefit (it's amazing). Love the backlit keys especially at night. The slot insert is nice as opposed to the traditional kick-out DVD tray....

I have the 9 cell battery and it still doesn't last that much longer than the 6 cell. I don't see where the speed is and that was the main reason for selecting this model. Start up and shut down is very slow

Apr, 2009

Consumer review (

Very Impressive


I had a studio 15,I was not impressed at all but this machine is defiantly worth a few hundred $$ more, love it !!

Screen is awesome

Runs a little warm but tolerable

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

Love it!


I'm sure you already know that the battery doesn't last for more than two hours, but this isn't an issue for me. And as for fingerprints, I have a microfibre cloth that keeps it shiny. Again, you know that these are factors of this computer, don't turn...

It is a good solid laptop, doesn't feel cheap like some I'd looked at

None so far

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

Not what I was hoping for...


Sleek on the outside, garbage from within.

On paper, this machine is fast

I own the late xps 1530, it seems Dell has already come out with a new version. I had so many problems with my computer, I'll never buy another Dell as long as I live

Mar, 2009

Consumer review (

Very Nice


The laptop did get a bit warm when I was stressing the CPU. Undervolting seems to take a lot off of that though. Undervolting simply means reducing the EXCESS voltage to the CPU. No performance difference, just less heat. RE the comment with only 2...

This is a very nice and responsive laptop. My order included

Does show finger prints

Mar, 2009

Product Specifications

With stunning good looks and performance, the Studio XPS 16 is designed to give you a multimedia laptop that's sure to turn heads. From the genuine leather accents to the near-seamless design, you'll be surrounded by elegance. And the 16" ultra widescreen display makes your movies, videos and photos come alive with brilliant color and detail.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:16in
Diagonal Size (metric):40.6cm
Max Resolution:1366 x 768
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Model:XPS 1640
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Studio

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:1066MHz




Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:P8600
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Hard Drive


Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Notebook Type:Notebook

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB