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Dell XPS M2010

alaTest has collected and analyzed 126 reviews of Dell XPS M2010. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviews about the usability and size are overall positive. The performance and design are also mentioned favorably. The durability and price get negative opinions, and there are some mixed opinions about the battery and energy efficiency.

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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 82/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: CitizenPanda (NotebookReview.com)

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...

May, 2007

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (wired.com)

Review: 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...

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...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Terrence Russell (wired.com)

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...

Mar, 2007

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS M2010

 

This ambitious laptop/desktop product from Dell aims to show off that they, too, can think outside the box.

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.

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Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Thomas Ricker (engadget.com)

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...

Jun, 2006

Expert review by: Vincent Chang (hardwarezone.com)

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...

Jul, 2006

Expert review by: Vincent Chang (hardwarezone.com)

Dell XPS M2010 - HardwareZone.com

 
Jul, 2006

Expert review by: tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Dell XPS M2010 review

 

An entertainment laptop with a whopping 20-inch screen

Huge, independently tilting display ; Good 3D graphics performance ; Excellent specification ; High-quality build

Extremely heavy ; Prohibitive price

A unique and high-quality approach to mobile entertainment, but your lap may need reinforcing to support this laptop

May, 2007

Expert review by: (pcplus.co.uk)

Dell M2010

 

Now and again there are systems that come along that make you rethink what a PC is. There was a spate of such machines five years ago that challenged the notion of the desktop PC, but lacked the performance...

Design is a breath of fresh air

Quite expensive for what it is

Challenges the notion of desktop and notebook with something refreshingly new

Dec, 2006

Expert review by: PC Plus (techradar.com)

Dell M2010 review

 

A unique design that has plenty of power too

Design is a breath of fresh air

Quite expensive for what it is

Challenges the notion of desktop and notebook with something refreshingly new

Dec, 2006

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

Built-in subwoofer: Yes
Speaker Power:15

Audio Input

Type:Microphone

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Battery

Number of battery cells:6
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB

Camera

Front camera resolution (numeric):1.3

Dimensions & Weight

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:20.1
Display Resolution:1680 x 1050

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:150

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Mobility Radeon X1800
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256

Header

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

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Mouse / Touchpad

Keyboard

Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:667MHz

Memory

Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1 / 2 x 2

Modem

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

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
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 Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Other Features

Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: Yes
Model availability:DK
Modem Speed:56.6
Modem Type:V.92
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g / 802.11n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y
Mouse included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
Modem (RJ-11) ports:1
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
TV-out:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

AC adapter power:150

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:1.83GHz/2GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 14
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Manufacturer:Intel
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:291
Processing die size:143
Processor:T7200 / T7600
Processor cache:4
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Merom
Processor core voltage (AC):1.0375 - 1.30
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2 / 2.33
Processor front side bus:667
Processor lithography:65
Processor model:T7200 / T7600
Processor Number:T5600/T7200
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T7000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket 479
Processor threads:2
Stepping:B2
Thermal Design Power (TDP):34
Tjunction:100
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: No
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: No
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:27255 / 27257
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

RAM

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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Works 9.0, \n15 Month McAfee SecurityCentre 9.0
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:5400
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:5400
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:2
Total Storage Capacity:250

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

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:16
Height:2.96
Weight:18.3
Width:18.5