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Dell XPS M1330

The rainbow of colors available on Dell's new Inspirons
Customization is king with Dell's new line of Santa Rosa notebooks

Although Dell's XPS M1330 was leaked to the press earlier this month, today marks the official launch of the new 13.3" Santa Rosa-based notebook. Dell's follow-up to the XPS M1210 measures 12.5" x 9.4" x 1.43" and weighs in at under four pounds.

The XPS M1330 is powered by Core 2 Duo processors and backs its 13.3" TrueLife display (LED backlighting is optional) with a 1280x800 screen resolution. The standard graphics solution on the notebook is Intel's X3100 integrated GPU. Paying extra will get you an NVIDIA GeForce Go 8400M GS dedicated graphics card.

When it comes to connectivity, Dell provides a wealth of options. There are no less than three WiFi solutions offered (802.11b/g, 802.11a/b/g and 802.11n). Dell also offers an optional broadband modem for Sprint/Verizon (EVDO Rev A) or AT&T (HSDPA). Hardwire connections include two USB 2.0 ports, a Firewire port and HDMI-out.

Other niceties include a slot-loading DVD burner, an 8-in-1 media reader, integrated webcam with dual microphones, consumer IR remote (stores within the ExpressCard slot), optional 32GB solid state disk (SSD) and an optional fingerprint reader.

The Dell XPS M1330 starts at $1,299 and will come with a one-year XPS limited warranty, one year of LoJack Theft Protection Service and 10GB of storage with Dell Online Backup. Customers will be able to choose from three lid colors as well with the XPS M1330 (Tuxedo Black, Pearl White or Crimson Red).

Dell has also revamped its popular Inspiron notebook family. 14", 15.4" and 17" notebooks now fall under the Inspiron 1420, 1520 and 1720 nomenclature for Intel Santa Rosa-based notebooks and Inspiron 1521 and 1721 for AMD Turion 64 X2-based notebooks.

The new range of Inspiron notebooks are available with a dizzying array of options including RAID 0,1 support (1721 only), 3G wireless, 2.0MP webcam and a Blu-ray drive (Intel models).

Dell once again plays up the customization bit with the new Inspirons. Each will be available in Jet Black (matte finish), Alpine White (gloss finish), Espresso Brown, Flamingo Pink, Midnight Blue, Ruby Red, Spring Green or Sunshine Yellow.

Weight for the Inspirons range from 5.39 pounds for the 1420 to 7.67 pounds for the 1721. Starting prices begin at $799 for the 1420 and creep up to $999 for the 1720.

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For the Dell question
By TemjinGold on 6/26/2007 8:33:16 AM , Rating: 2

If you are concerned about cost, get the smallest amount of ram the configurator will allow you to, then buy your own pair of SODIMM modules and plug it in yourself. If you go for more ram with Dell, they will rip you off like every other custom build place will for ram.

As for the X3100 vs. 8400 card, the 8400 is WAY stronger but it will also suck up more juice. I just picked up a notebook myself (not Dell) and opted for the X3100 only as battery life was more important to me.

RE: For the Dell question
By TomZ on 6/26/2007 8:49:54 AM , Rating: 2
It's too bad you can't have both video options at the same time, and then switch the notebook between using one or the other depending on whether you are wanting to stretch the battery life.

RE: For the Dell question
By TemjinGold on 6/26/2007 9:00:56 AM , Rating: 2
Yeah, I think only Sony VAIOs do that...

RE: For the Dell question
By Chadder007 on 6/26/2007 1:58:52 PM , Rating: 2
Argh! It cost to much to upgrade to the NVidia. :(

RE: For the Dell question
By B166ER on 6/27/2007 2:26:01 AM , Rating: 2
$100 is wayyy too expensive for a video card. Makes sense.

RE: For the Dell question
By darkpaw on 6/26/2007 2:24:52 PM , Rating: 2
Heh, so true about the ram. If you want a good laugh see how much they charge for an upgrade to 4gb on the XPS 2010. Was like $1600 last time I checked for $200 in memory.

RE: For the Dell question
By TomZ on 6/26/2007 2:32:34 PM , Rating: 2
Upgrading from 2GB -> 4GB today with these Inspirions is "only" $1000. Yikes!

RE: For the Dell question
By BillyBatson on 6/26/2007 8:51:52 PM , Rating: 2
yeah I think I will be going with the 1gb for now and if I actually see a performance hit or a good deal on ram I will purchase it myself. Not sure about the rest since I have not owned a laptop in a long time. Battery life would be great but some power would be nice too. I do occasionally go to a LAN party but the only game I play at home is WoW. I would go with the cheapest CPU option and the x3100 video for cpu life but I feel like I might be limiting myself in the long run. Still considering the 1.8ghz or 2ghz cpu upgrade and the 8400gs. but it if cuts battery power in half it wouldn't be worth it.
What about the screen question? Do how much of a power difference is there between the LED and non-LED screens?

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