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: For the price this computer is garbage, within first week and no downloads on the device was getting blue screen error messages. Got a replacement device and the same issue, dell will only replace one then after that you are playing the shipping game and mailing defective devices back and forth. HDMI would not work due to the software drivers not properly put on device and no way to correct not to mention all of the audio driver issues with the computer.
Summary: Got this laptop when it first came out in 2007 for $2700. Complete waste of money. After buying this laptop, something would go wrong with it literally every 6 months. It was under warranty for 3 years. The motherboard and LCD had to be replaced multiple times. Will never buy another dell computer. Only good thing was the warranty but after that runs out you're out of luck.
Summary: Other reviewers are right to complain. Do some research on this, and you'll quickly find that users have experienced consistent failures of the motherboard power circuits, leading to a variety of problems. Dell's business model works by pretending these sorts of things don't exist or aren't widespread, they must know given the # of motherboard replacements going on. Tech support from Dell was a massive headache on this. Just stay away.
Summary: I can honestly say that dell makes the worst laptops. I have this laptop and I already had to replace the battery and after a few months the battery went again. Also before the laptop was a year old it crashed and the motherboard went as well. It also over heats very fast. I would not recommend a dell computer to anyone I know.
Summary: Dp not waste your money or time purchasing. Motherboard burns out. It's is a common occurence per a Dell technician. Purchased this computer a little over two years ago. So of course, the warranty was "expired". This seems to be set up for Dell to make you purchase a new unit as they know about the electrical short in this laptop.
Summary: I can't believe I paid money for this sorry excuse for a laptop. I bought the Dell XPS 1340 one year ago, and in that time I've reinstalled the operating system three times, gotten the blue screen of death within 5 months of owning it and had my 'a' key on the keyboard permanently jammed. I had to call a new customer service rep halfway across the world every time something happened, and they had no idea what was wrong with my computer.
Summary: This laptop has a serious design flaw in the hinges. Within two months of receiving this laptop, the screen would go blank if I fully opened the lid. I did some disassembly to discover that he wires connecting the screen (lid) to the base was pinched under the hinge and though not externally visible, he wire was probably broken or shorted. Being under warranty, Dell did replace the screen.
Do not waste your money - see other reviews on separate listings
Neema Kharva, Amazon
2 September 2010
Summary: My husband got this for me for my grad school, early Spring of 2008. As of this morning - the M1330 has exhausted its puny life span of roughly 2-1/2 years. The problems started early 2009 when the adapter failed to charge the battery, apparently a common problem (google diy options). I was about 10-days out of warranty so as every one knows - the company that once was a hallmark of customer service (circa 100 BC) flatly refused to fix it.