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Dell XPS M1330

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1390 reviews of Dell XPS M1330. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Views about the screen and usability are overall positive. The design and performance also get good opinions, but there are some critical reviews about the connectivity and touchpad. Reviews are divided on the reliability.

portability, performance, design, usability, screen

sound, touchpad, connectivity

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

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell XPS M1330


alaTest has collected and analyzed 2 user reviews of Dell XPS M1330 from The average user rating for this product is 3.5/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the performance, whereas there are some negative views about the durability.



50% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

Oct, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell XPS M1330


alaTest has collected and analyzed 344 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 products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the design and usability. The portability and performance also get good comments. There are some mixed views about the sound. Some have doubts about the reliability.

price, performance, portability, usability, design


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

Oct, 2020

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 : 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

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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.

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

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 : 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 : 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

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

Expert review by : Digital Home Thoughts (

Yessssss, It Finally Arrived: my Dell XPS M1330


I've been playing with my new Dell XPS M1330 quite a bit over the past couple of days - after waiting forever for it, it's great to finally have it in my hands. My first impressions, stream of consciousness style? Here we go...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by : Laptop Views (

Expert Review


Dell's new Dell XPS M-1330 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...

Aug, 2008