Dell wasn't ready to come out with a ultra-light weight laptop
9 September 2012
Excerpt: First, I'll admit that I've always been drawn to dell computers. I've owned four in the past 10 years (2 laptops and 2 desktops), I've always found the customer service (with the best warranty purchased) to be outstanding. Any issues have always been resolved quickly and efficiently. However, I'm sad to report that the M1330 has been a let down in almost everything I expected from the laptop.
Excerpt: This laptop was a lemon right out of the box. Thank God we bought the warranty. Within moments of using it we got driver display issues. As an IT professional, I googled the issue and saw this was common with the NVidia video card provided with this laptop; the fan isn't big enough to cool it off, so it overheats and destroys the motherboard. I called Dell for the first of many, many times. The first time they had me reinstall the drivers I had already installed.
Summary: This laptop is a lovely product, well specified and aesthetically well thought out. Sadly, it is rendered useless by a fault with the graphics chip, which will kill the laptop, eventually, and a DVD drive that has issues. My version of this machine lasted for a year before the graphics died, leaving me with a doorstop.
Pros: Nice design, nice spec, very good screen.
Cons: Graphics card burns out, DVD drive doesn't read if there are any scratches.
Summary: I was speaking with a Dell repair tech who, came to replace the video card in my M1730 system and, said that they have HUGE numbers of the M1330 having their video cards replaced due to major overheating. His comment was to not go near them.
" Do not buy this laptop - it has a serious flaw! "
rae70, PC Authority
23 June 2008
Summary: Do not buy this laptop - it has a serious flaw! The graphics card overheats causing it to break down every 6-7 months. I purchased my CPS in August last year and on the weekend the graphics card broke down for the 2nd time. Each time the whole motherboard has to be replaced. Dell is aware of the problem and has no other fix other than to speed up your fan and keep replacing it.
Pros: The design.
Cons: The NVidia graphics card and the lack of a suitable Dell warranty to protect customers against a faulty product. They continue to market and sell this product they know will break down.
Summary: When I first got this computer a little over 2 years ago I was vwery happy with its size, performance, and design. It works very well in every task I asked of it, well, that is until the unit died after about 7 months due to a faulty NVidea card. So, I ship the computer off to Dell and it returns 10 days later more or less good as new. Computer runs well again until about 18 months of life when, you guessed it, the computer dies again, again due to the NVidea.
Pros: Small size, good battery life, bright screen, fast
Summary: I bought this with lot of trust as my Inspiron died.. i still trusted but its screen is shwoing the green-yellow lines..as per the search i made to know if its unique..no its a flawed one and dell never bothered to replace it for all...now the fine is on us whenever it goes down...pldease never buy dell products..they are the shittest of all..
sostituito MB 4 volte i 2 anni e non c'e' fine di problemi!
25 October 2010
Excerpt: Davvero una pessima figura di DELL con questo portatile (versione con scheda dedicata NVIDIA) che ho avuto sfortuna di comprare. Per un problema ( riconosciuto da DELL) di scheda video NVIDIA integrata - computer va in surriscaldamento tanto che non si può usarlo d'estate ma anche in inverno serve una base di raffreddamento! Dopo 6 mesi di uso lavorativo intensivo circa 10 ore al giorno scheda video si è "fumata" è DELL mi ha cambiato MB estendendo ...
Pros: leggero veloce
Cons: ha un difetto legato al chip NVIDIA, non è affidabile
Excerpt: Pues mira, yo tengo dos computadoras XPS, bueno una es de mi hermana, la mia es m1530 y la de mi hermana si es m1330. Resulta que el monitor antes del primer año de uso dejo de funcionar y se lo volvieron a cambia porque era parte de la garantia (m1330) pero al año siguiente le volvio a fallar de lo mismo, pero como ya no entraba en la garantía pues ya no lo hicieorn válido.
Excerpt: ...non fa piu'. L'assistenza Dell e il peggio che ho mai conosciuto. Quando si telefona all'assistenza ti fanno aprire il computer e fare certe percorse per determinare il problema che non era facile. Infine mi hanno fatto un preventivo di 408,00 Euro. Ho deciso di pensarci un po' prima di spendere questa cifra. Quando ho capito che qui in Italia non ci sono alternative per riparare un Dell ho deciso di confermare con loro e fissare per il tecnico. Non ...