Coming from an old player in the laptop game, there are several things that a buyer can look forward to from the Dell XPS M1530.
For years, it has been the complaint of several buyers of Dell laptops that the units are quite thick as well as heavy. The Dell XPS M1530, however, is decidedly different from its older cousins. For the first time, Dell released a model in 2007 that is sleek, thin and light. When users complained that Dell laptops have very small screens, Dell then released the XPS M1530, which has a larger screen.
CPU: 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7500
Memory: 2GB DDR2-667 SDRAM
Hard Drive: 160GB 5400 RPM SATA HDD
Display: 15.4-inch WXGA (1280 x 800) CCFL glossy screen
Optical Drive: Slot-loading dual-layer DVD±RW drive
Video Drive: NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT with 256MB GDDR3
Webcam: Integrated 2.0 megapixel webcam
Security Hardwaer: Fingerprint Reader
Operating System: Windows Vista Home Premium
Wireless: Ethernet, 802.11a/g/n
Bluetooth: Bluetooth 2.0
Battery: 6-cell or 9-cell
USB Ports: 3
Card Slot: 8-1 card reader; ExpressCard
The XPS M1530 features a soft-touch finish for its chassis. What’s wonderful is that it allows the buyer to choose from three different colors for its finish. Choices include Tuxedo Black, Alphine White or Crimson Red. Dell has decided to turn from the norm and not overload this machine with flashy designs and, as a result, it only has the soft-touch finish to boast of aesthetically.
Like mentioned earlier, Dell has made this notebook amazingly light: something it has not done with past models. The Dell XPS M1530 weighs an impressive 2.6 screen even if it has a sizable 15.4-inch LCD screen. This is ideal for businessmen and mobile computer users. oneplus 32 inch tv
The Dell XPS M1530 is made up of strong and high quality materials which include steel, magnesium and aluminum. This would mean that the XPS M1530 is strong, durable and is able to resist the effects of wear and tear for a period of time.
The Dell XPS M1530 also comes with an impressive keyboard. All keys are full-sized, thus giving your fingers ample space and making usage comfortable for you. They are also soft and very responsive. The keyboard is complemented by an equally comfortable and sensitive touchpad.
One thing that can turn you off from the M1530, however, is its mediocre sound system. Placed on top of the keyboards, it is not supported by a subwoofer thus limiting the amount of bass that they can output. This will certainly ruin your audio experience.
While it certainly does have a good video card, it is far from being powerful. The NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M installed on its motherboard only has a video memory of 256 MB, certainly not enough for heavy gaming. Typical games that demand little in video memory and processing power would be enough, as it’s certainly up to the task. However, hardcore gaming is not a part of this machine’s forte. Games like Crysis and Need for Speed’s Pro Street are only rendered at very low frame rates, thereby greatly affecting the video and detail quality. So, if you’re a hardcore gamer, the M1530 is not the one for you.
All in all, aside from the sound issues and the low frame rates for the later games, the XPS M1530 is an excellent machine. In fact, people consider it as the next step after the M1330, an earlier model which did well on its own right. Despite the high price tag, the XPS M1530 is still a good buy with its powerful features, design and ergonomic features.