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Dell XPS M1330

Dell XPS M1330
alaScore 84

2479 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2479 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the performance and value for money. The screen and design are also appreciated, whereas there are mixed comments on the resolution and touchpad. Some have doubts about the connectivity and sound.

portability, design, screen, value for money, performance

sound, 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell XPS M1330

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 158 user reviews of Dell XPS M1330 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.6/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

value for money, performance, energy, battery, size

build quality

68% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Original Dell XPS M1330 AC Adapter (19.5v, 3.34A, 65W, Replaces Original Part Number PA-21)Dell Inspiron 1545 PA21 XPS M1330 Laptop AC Adapter Charger Adaptor PSU. With Globe 1 year warranty.Dell XPS M1330 Laptop @ ndc 4664 - T8100,3GB,320GB,DVDR... 8400M,Biometric,13.3" LED

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS M1330

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 303 user reviews of Dell XPS M1330 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.8/5 for other Laptops on Amazon.com.

value for money, performance, design, screen, portability

55% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell AC Adapter PA-21 Family 19.5V 65W NX061 LA65NS2-00Dell XPS M1330 13.3" Tuxedo Black Laptop ComputerDell XPS M1330 Laptop - (Crimson Red)

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Dell XPS M1330

 

The continued success of Sony's range of slim and sexy laptops has forced many manufacturers to start paying more attention to the aesthetics of their products. One such manufacturer is Dell, which recently introduced its revamped XPS product lineup...

In the battery life test the laptop was a revelation. Using the 9-cell battery we were able to attain consistent figures of over 5� hours and, in one instance, with just plain document usage it touched 6 hours. However, this can vary. When we put it...

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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...

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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

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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...

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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

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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...

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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...

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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.

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Dell XPS M1330 Laptop

 

Sharp looks and sleek design make this the thin-and-light to carry. Technophiles will love its cutting-edge options.

Eminently portable; available with LED-backlit screen; very good performance

Options drive up price quickly; glitch with tested DVD drive; thin sound from built-in speakers

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Dell XPS M1330 (Intel Santa Rosa)

 

The Dell XPS M1330 is proof that thin and light notebooks do not have to be underpowered. Running a full fledged Santa Rosa platform with a mobile GeForce 8 series GPU, the M1330 transcends notebook conventions and fuses everything you always wanted in...

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

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:9.4in
Height:1.3in
Weight:4lbs
Width:12.5in

Display (Projector)

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

Header

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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Tuxedo black

Modem

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

Networking

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

Type:DVD

OS Provided

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.5GHz/1.83GHz/2.16GHz/2.1GHz/2.4GHz/2.6GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T5250/T5550/T5750/T5850/T7250/T8100/T8300/T9500
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

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
Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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
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