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Dell XPS M2010

alaTest has collected and analyzed 202 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and sound. The keyboard and design are also appreciated. Some have doubts about the battery and resolution.

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portability, value for money, resolution, battery

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS M2010 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

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Dell XPS M2010 Review

 

I currently run it with 1.5GB RAM, but have a 2GB stick on order and due to arrive any day. I also replaced the HD with my own Hitachi Travelstar 7k100 100gb 7200rpm drive.  Everything else remains the same

I have had a few issues with this system, which warranted a few support calls. First of all, the speakers came unbalanced, with the left speakers significantly louder than the right. Some balance tweaking in the sound options fixed it, but it was a bit...

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Dell XPS M2010 "The Showstopper" Notebook PC

 

It's no secret that we like our beer cold and our gadgets small. So a desktop/notebook hybrid called The Showstopper had us worried. The result was better

Polished, modern looking chassis. Surprisingly quiet operation. Touch-sensitive media controls. Huge 240GB of hard drive offers plenty of room. Integrated 8-speaker sound with subwoofer. Display hinge doubles as handle when closed

Way overpriced given its specs. Extremely heavy at 18.3lbs. No next-gen optical options. Very slow keyboard boot-up. Extra audio ports only accessible through included dongle. Optical drive is slow to eject discs. TV tuner isn't built in. Bulky power...

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Dell XPS M2010 reviewed

 

CNET's staff just strapped on their bionic suits and hoisted Dell's 20-pound XPS M2010 into the lab for a full, hands-on review. Calling this desktop/laptop hybrid a "striking feat of engineering" (that's a compliment, we think), the reviewer fawns...

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Dell XPS M2010

 

Every once in a while I get a notebook that blows me away with its visionary concept and bold design. Grand in every sense of the word, the Dell XPS M2010 ($4,675 direct) is just such a system. On first inspection, the big machine resembles a...

Beautiful 20.1-inch widescreen. Excellent sound quality. Impressive design and engineering. Versatile RF remote

18 pounds of hardware. Extremely pricey. External tuner costs extra

The M2010 is a study in design. For now, though, you'll need a rock star's income or financing from a bank to afford one of these wild media center rigs.

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Dell XPS M2010 - HardwareZone.com

 

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Dell XPS M2010 - Mobile Entertainment PC (Centrino Duo)

 

Dazzling visitors at this year's CES, Dell's mobile concept PC has made the leap to reality. This powerful and extremely substantial notebook is now available in retail, though at an equally hefty price. Join us as we try to reattach our jaws after...

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Don't buy!

 

My battery quit after 6 months and Dell would not replace it. Finally I found someone to replace it 6 more months later and they said 'this is a one time replacement and we won't do it again'. The M2010 all around is a horrible computer. I have had the...

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M2010 is wonderful

 

Yes, others have said it 'it's heavy' But please note after an hour or two, supply runs HOT. Keep it well ventilated.

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worst battery ever

 

Buy a Mac. I would toss one up for a singular defunct battery.. but two in a row and Dell won't stand by their products and replace it. In other laptops, I've gone 3-4 years before having to replace it. This "performance" is absolutely UNACCEPTABLE. As...

It works... but (see cons)

It only works for a year and then it fails on you. This is the 2nd battery that I've had for my m2010 and they both ended up failing after a year (+/- a few weeks). The symptom is a 4 orange 1 blue flash on the dash panel of the system. At 164.00, this...

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Incredible portable desktop

 

It is an ideal portable desktop for those who move frequently. As a senior who "follows the sun" I feel like I have a desktop with me!

Nice, clear picture with great resolution and depth of color. Easy load CD/DVD. Very easy to set up and use almost immediately. Love the detachable keyboard and wireless mouse.

I think that there should be a way to lock the keypad to the computer. Unless working on a flat surface, it detaches too easily. At this time, only one carying case is available. Perhaps it should be included with the computer or ofered as a bonus! The...

Product Specifications

The XPS M2010 offers integrated audio/visual communications functionality, including a 1.3 mega-pixel camera built into its chassis, and an omni-directional microphone. On the 20.1-inch screen, video chat and conferencing will come to life, virtually closing the distance between you and your colleagues. The XPS M2010 is built to impress and inspire, bringing together 20.1-inches of widescreen viewing, built-in high-definition audio and a variety of high-performance components. Movies, music, TV and more, the XPS M2010 redefines mobile multimedia, using some of the latest technology to deliver an audio/visual experience unlike any other. The XPS M2010 is a true original. With its astonishing 20.1-inch display, the M2010 gives you a complete multimedia solution in a stylish and portable package. The charcoal-colored outer shell gives the XPS a sophisticated look that looks great in the home, in the office or on the move. And features such as its anodized articulated hinges are built tough to help ensure the M2010 is as durable as it is impressive.

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:16in
Height:3in
Width:18.5in

Display (Projector)

Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Color Support:24-bit (16.7 million colors)
Diagonal Size:20.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):51.1cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:M2010
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell XPS

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Protocols & Specifications:ITU V.92
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

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

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.83GHz/2GHz
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T5600/T7200
Type:Core 2 Duo

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

Type:Serial ATA/IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Mobility Radeon X1800
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