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Dell XPS M1530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 2937 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the price and portability are overall positive. The performance and screen are also appreciated. The connectivity and touchpad get negative comments, and there are some mixed views about the energy efficiency and battery.

design, screen, performance, portability, price

sound, touchpad, connectivity

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS M1530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell XPS M1530

 

alaTest has collected and analysed 10 user reviews of Dell XPS M1530 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptop Computers on Amazon.co.uk.

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durability

60% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: DELL XPS M1530 (XPS-M1530) PC NotebookDell XPS M1530 Silver UK Replacement Laptop KeyboardDell XPS M1530, MS Windows Vista Ultimate, Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 2.5 GHz, 4GB Memory, 500GB Hard Drive, 15.4 WXGA, BLU-RAY RW, Fingerprint scanner, a

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS M1530

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 38 user reviews of Dell XPS M1530 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.

price, performance, sound, design, usability

53% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS M1530 15.4-Inch Widescreen Laptop (Tuxedo Black)DELL XPS M1530 LAPTOP LCD SCREEN 15.4" WSXGA+ CCFL SINGLE (SUBSTITUTE REPLACEMENT LCD SCREEN ONLY. NOT A LAPTOP )Dell XPS M1530 laptop. TUXEDO BLACK. 15.4" Widescreen Thin, slim & light notebook computer, Intel Core2Duo T5450 (1.66 GHz), 4GB RAM, 128MB NVIDIA Ge

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Dell XPS M1530

 

We wondered if Dell was making a passive-aggressive statement when it shipped us its new XPS M1530 in flamingo pink. Perhaps the boys in Austin think the MacBook Pro is a bit effete, so the pink is fitting. Or perhaps someone on the reviews team just...

Feature-packed and full of muscle; beautiful screen; built-in EVDO

We don't really like the finish, aesthetically; some weird usability choices; some bloatware remains

Maybe. See our final analysis on page 4 of the main article.

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Review Dell XPS M1530 Notebook

 

Compact Gaming by Dell. Dell's XPS logo indicates highest perform

Stylish design and use of high-quality materials; Case stability; Well equipped with ports; A lot of accessories; Blu-Ray drive available; User-friendly keyboard; Very good 3D performance; Low noise emissions in the idle mode; Low surface temperatures;...

Smaller weaknesses regarding workmanship; Display surface reflects heavily; Narrow viewing angles; Loud DVD drive

Editor's Choice!

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Dell XPS M1530

 

Power, performance, and style converge to form the Dell XPS M1530, one of the best mainstream notebooks available.

The system comes preinstalled with Adobe Photoshop Elements, Microsoft Works 8, Dell Media Direct 3.3, the Dell Connect remote diagnostic and repair service, 10GB of Dell DataSafe online backup, and Absolute Software's CompuTrace Lojack Theft...

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Dell XPS M1530

 

Don't let the slim design and relatively light heft fool you. This XPS is one powerful gaming portable with an impressive feature set for work and play.

Excellent gaming performance, Touch-sensitive buttons, Slim and light for a midsize machine, Good feature set which includes a fingerprint sensor, Mini-remote control stored in the ExpressCard slot

No subwoofer, Few USB ports, No modem

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Dell XPS M1530 Review

 

There are some notable differences other than size between the M1530 and M1330 however. The M1530 can be configured with a more powerful Nvidia 8600M GT graphics card for boosted gaming performance over the XPS M1330 that only offers up to the Nvidia...

Thin and light ... for a 15.4" Dell notebook ; Nvidia 8600M GT card option uses high-performance GDDR3 memory ; Reasonable battery life ; Nice keyboard, touchpad and media buttons

Only three USB ports ; Slot-loading drive is loud during loading and ejecting ; Hard drive noise is magnified by the case/mount design ; Limited screen options at the time of this writing

Overall, the Dell XPS M1530 is a solid addition to the Dell notebook lineup. We praised the smaller XPS M1330 for having "a design that is second to none in its price range" but we didn't feel quite as strong about the design of the larger M1530. While...

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Dell XPS M1530

 

Unlike the XPS M1330 and the Macbook Pro 15-inch (LED), the M1530 doesn't yet have an option for an LED screen. (LED options will be available early this year). The benefits of LEDs include thinner profiles and prolonged battery life. The fluorescent...

Has the same design as the award-winning XPS M1330. Awesome raw horsepower. Integrated cellular modem. Slot-loading Blu-ray burner. Excellent typing experience

Heavier than the competition. Batteries are not compatible with the M1330

The Dell XPS M1530 is a desktop replacement version of the M1330 that features a slot-loading Blu-ray burner and a profile that looks just as sleek as its little sib's.

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Expert Review

 

Dell's new Dell XPS M-1530 laptop is powered by 1.66 GHz Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T5450 with 2-MB L2 Cache, 677 MHz FSB featuring Mobile Intel 965GM Express Santa Rosa chipset motherboard, 2-GB DDR2 667 MHz SDRAM (max 4-GB in 2 slots), 160-GB 5400...

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Dell XPS m1530 Review

 

While I don't have any pictures of the unboxing, it was securely packaged and free of blemishes or external damage to the box.

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Review: Dell XPS M1530 Review

 

The XPS M1530 takes 15-inch Dell notebooks upscale.

Relatively stylish, intelligent design ; Strong choices of CPU, graphics for the price ; Free of nagging trialware ; Good keyboard and expansion ports

1GB RAM far too little for games, HD video, Vista ; Downward-facing fan makes notebook uncomfortably hot in heavy use ; Trackpad on the review unit is partly unresponsive after waking up ; 9-cell battery doesn't add enough longevity to be worthwhile...

design, heat, and noiseDell has come a long way from its earlier days, when many of its notebook designs were more likely to be rebadged generic designs than custom hardware.While the M1530 is less of a shock than it might have been otherwise

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Dell XPS M1530 Review

 

The Dell XPS M1530 picks up from the popular portable XPS M1330 notebook and carries on the tradition of a nicely designed and excellent performing notebook. The one main difference being that the M1530 is a 15.4″ screen notebook while the M1330 is a...

Product Specifications

The Dell XPS M1530 expertly balances performance, design and unprecedented functionality. Get the best of all worlds with the Dell XPS M1530. Performance, beautiful design, attention to detail, a rich feature-set - all in a perfectly-sized 15.4" notebook. The XPS M1530 is a sleek, gorgeous and powerful multimedia machine that will make an impression wherever you go. Featuring a boldly stylized hinge, polished chrome detailing, and a slim profile, the M1530 is a stunning piece of industrial design. Made with premium materials selected for light-weight durability, plus top-quality finishes and textures, it's built to perform - and turn heads along the way.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:10.4in
Height:1.4in
Weight:5.7lbs
Width:14.1in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:15.4in
Diagonal Size (metric):39.1cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 800/1440 x 900
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:M1530/M1530 (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
Type:None/Wireless cellular modem

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/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) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/802.11b/g / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.83GHz/2.4GHz/2.5GHz/2.6GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T5550/T5750/T7250/T8300/T9300/T9500
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size: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:160GB/250GB/320GB/64GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo
Security Devices:Fingerprint reader

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB/256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS/NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
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