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Dell XPS M1330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1441 reviews of Dell XPS M1330. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the screen and usability. The design and performance also get good opinions. Reviews are divided on the reliability, while there are some critical opinions about the connectivity and touchpad.

portability, performance, design, usability, screen

sound, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS M1330 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Dell XPS M1330 from The average user rating for this product is 2.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on People really like the performance, whereas many are negative about the durability.



25% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell Inspiron 1545 PA21 XPS M1330 Laptop AC Adapter Charger Adaptor PSU. With Globe 1 year warranty.Dell Inspiron 1545 PA21 XPS M1330 Laptop AC Adapter Charger Adaptor PSU. With Globe 1 year warranty.

Oct, 2017

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 348 user reviews of Dell XPS M1330 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on Reviewers really like the screen and design. The price and portability also get good feedback. Many are negative about the touchpad and battery. There are some mixed comments about the sound and size.

performance, portability, price, design, screen

reliability, battery, touchpad

74% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Original Dell 19.5V 4.62A 90 Watt Replacement AC Adapter for Dell NotebookOriginal Dell 19.5V 4.62A 90 Watt Replacement AC Adapter for Dell Notebook

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Review Dell XPS M1330 Notebook


Power-Sub. If Dell launches a subnotebook which belongs to the XP ...

Attractive design; Due to high-quality materials stable case; HDMI port; User-friendly input devices; Bright and high-contrast display; Acceptable temperature and noise emissions; Depending on chosen battery good runtime

High weight considering it is a subnotebook; No docking port; Only reflecting display versions available

During the first test the notebook got noticeable hot and the fan stayed turned off. We tried to solve the problem by reinstalling Windows Vista. But, this installation did not complete successfully, because the notebook shutdown by itself. At an...

Nov, 2007

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Dell XPS M1330 (Penryn)


We heralded the Dell XPS M1330 as one of the best 13.3-inch notebooks when it debuted, and when we see the trade-offs and exorbitant prices that newer entries demand, the M1330 looks even better.

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: Carla Thornton (

Dell XPS M1330 Notebook - Customizable


If cutting-edge tech is what you're after, consider the Dell XPS M1330, which performed near the top of its class. Our sub-5-pound test unit came with an extra-cost red lid, an optional LED-backlit display, and integrated mobile broadband. All of those...

Thin, wedge shape ; Slot-fed optical drive

A little pricey ; No modem and only two USB ports

The M1330 is available in black for $50 less than the Crimson Red version we tested. But if you want a thin and light notebook that makes a visual impression as strong as its performance, the flashy color will do the trick

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: chuck232 (

Dell XPS M1330 User Review


Aside from the redesigns to the notebook line-up, Dell was also touting the multitude of colored lids that the new laptops would ship with, allowing a bit of personalization by customers. In addition, the XPS M1330 was touted as the thinnest 13.3"...

Fantastic design ; Premium materials ; Great battery life ; Gorgeous display (brightness, viewing angles) ; Extras included (sleeve, earbuds, remote) ; Price is lower than comparable models

Fit and finish issues ; Only two USB ports ; A bit deeper in dimension than similar 13.3" laptops ; Very loud insert and eject mechanism for the disc drive ; The wait

The Dell XPS M1330 is a great laptop, unfortunately affected by the NVIDIA GPU defect. While I’d like to believe that the defective GPUs have worked their way out of inventory, there’s been no official confirmation either way. With the warranty...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by: ZDNet (

Dell XPS M1330


If you're in the market for a portable, the 1.78kg Dell XPS with its HDMI port and slot-loading DVD is both stylish and a pleasure to use.

Battery life, Performance, Stylish looks, Value for money

Flimsy screen on LED-backlit model

Jul, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Sarah Anderson (

Dell XPS M1330


What more could you ask for from a thin and light notebook? Not much.

Sleek, wedge design ; Fast performance and good discrete graphics ; Fantastic full-sized keyboard ; Speedy EV-DO Rev. A mobile broadband

No HD-DVD or Blu-ray drive, despite HDMI port

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Andrew (

Dell XPS M1330 Review


The design of the XPS M1330 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. And while...

Attractive design ; Solid build quality ; Excellent performance ; LED backlit display is amazing ; Good built-in camera ... even the VGA unit ; Nice keyboard ; Attractive design (Yes, we said it twice.)

4.5 pounds with 9-cell battery ; Gets a little too warm particularly on palm rests ; Touch sensative media buttons don't work very well ; Slot-loading drive is a little loud

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 13.3-inch notebook will be hard pressed...

Jul, 2007

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (

Dell XPS M1330 review


While a worthwhile vendor of mass-market mainstream laptops and desktops, Dell has never been known as an innovator in consumer product design. In fact, the company's stodgy, boxy products have been blamed for a loss of market share to the bolder...

Thin, sexy design; strong performance; backlit-LED display; included media remote control.

Small touchpad; some options (SSD hard drives, Blu-ray) not available yet; not as many color options as Dell's new Inspiron line.

Dell has finally put design first with the head-turning XPS M1330 laptop, emphasizing both the "thin" and "light" aspects of the thin-and-light category without sacrificing features or performance.

Jun, 2007

Expert review by: Jerry Jackson (

Dell XPS M1330 First Look Review (Video)


The Dell XPS M1330 (starting at The Dell XPS M1330 (starting at $1,299) features what can only be described as one of the “sexiest” designs we,299) features what can only be described as one of the “sexiest” designs we've seen on a Dell notebook. A...

Overall our first impressions of the sexy (I can't stop calling it that) Dell XPS M1330 are overwhelmingly positive. If Dell would have put this design on the market two years ago (even with previous generation processors) fewer people would have...

Jun, 2007

Editor's Choice!

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Dell XPS M1330


In order for the M1330 to be considered a true ultraportable, it would have to weigh less than 4 pounds. Through some design ingenuity, Dell gets it down to 3.9 pounds, but that's with a four-cell battery. Moving up to the nine-cell (85-Wh) battery...

Sleek chassis, thanks to the design overhaul. Integrated optical drive. Discrete graphics. Terrific performance. Great battery life. Video editor's hard drive. EV-DO Rev A option. Various colors to choose from

HDMI-Out but no Blu-ray option. Nine-cell battery can turn it into a mainstream-weight laptop

The M1330 takes all the wonderful things from other ultraportables to create an ideal traveling companion.

Product Specifications

Love great art? The XPS M1330's sleek lines and elegant form elevate it from PC to icon. Opt for Crimson Red or Tuxedo Black and enjoy the surprisingly sensual look and feel of MicroSatin paint. Select high-gloss Pearl White for the ultimate in simple sophistication. As one of the thinnest and lightest notebooks in its class, the XPS M1330 is a truly portable notebook. How did Dell get so thin? Dell's optional LED display uses 32 tiny, white LEDs for a super bright, super skinny screen. Projected weight starting at just under 4 pounds (1.8 kg) and featuring next-gen technologies like optional embedded mobile broadband, slot load optical drive, HDMI connection, Biometric Fingerprint Security, the XPS M1330 is the last word in leading edge high tech. True mobile freedom is about more than just the size and weight of your notebook. The XPS M1330 offers an exclusive set of wireless options that help you stay connected wherever you go. Enjoy a wire free environment.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:13.3in
Diagonal Size (metric):33.8cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.128


Model:M1330/M1330 (PRODUCT) RED
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell XPS

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:667MHz/800MHz


Color:Tuxedo black


Cellular Enhancement Protocol:CDMA 2000 1X EV-DO Rev. A
Cellular Network Supported: Yes
Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem/None/Wireless cellular modem


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11a/b/g/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.5GHz/1.83GHz/2.16GHz/2.1GHz/2.4GHz/2.6GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom / Penryn
Processor Number:T5250/T5550/T5750/T5850/T7250/T8100/T8300/T9500
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T5000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor system type:Up
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:32427 / 33916 / 33917
Processor package size:35


Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:Solid State Drive

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/160GB/250GB/320GB/64GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100/NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS