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Dell XPS M1530

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1390 reviews of Dell XPS M1530. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the portability and screen. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some negative reviews about the connectivity and touchpad. Comments are divided on the battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS M1530 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( review summary for Dell XPS M1530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 27 user reviews of Dell XPS M1530 from The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Comments about the design and performance are generally positive. The portability and price also get good reviews, but there are some less positive views about the reliability.

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

Oct, 2020

Consumer review ( review summary for Dell XPS M1530


alaTest has collected and analyzed 45 user reviews of Dell XPS M1530 from The average user rating for this product is 3.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on People are impressed by the design and price. The screen and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas the reliability and keyboard get negative views.

performance, usability, screen, price, design

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

Oct, 2020

Expert review by : Cisco Cheng (

Dell XPS M1530


The Dell XPS M1530, the XPS line's middle child, has a slot-loading Blu-Ray drive.

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.

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Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Dan Ackerman (

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Dell XPS M1530

Thin, sexy design; strong performance; includes media remote control and HDMI output.

Not as revolutionary as the previous 13-inch version; fewer configuration options than Dell's Inspiron line.

Dell's turn toward a "design-first" philosophy continues to pay off with the XPS M1530, easily the best-looking 15-inch laptop in recent memory.

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : J. Simon Leitner (

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

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Jerry Jackson (

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...

Dec, 2007

Expert review by : Gordon Mah Ung (

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.

Jun, 2008

Expert review by : ZDNet (

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

Jan, 2008

Expert review by : Laptop Views (

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...

Sep, 2009

Expert review by : Tweak (tweak3d)

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.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by : Jon Fingas (

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

Feb, 2008

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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...

Jan, 2008