I actually think it's a good product in action, but very fragile,
7 September 2011
Summary: It's actually a product easy to use, their function is efficient, but I think some are very weak with some very fragile as the gpu failure and repair is somewhat expensive, but when Mother board works is good, efficient and good graphics
Summary: I love my xps 13... The only things that erk me are the finish shows ever single finger mark. Also the computer runs very hot when watching a movie, running multiple programs, or just blocking the vents(very easy to do). Other than that if you can get around these faults the computer really is a great machine. Plus the free windows 7 upgrade is awesome from dell! get the larger battery also if you have the option i get about 2 hours web browsing.
Summary: When it comes to computers, Dell has had a pretty good reputation for "build quality" in their products. But, they also have a reputation for notoriously bad "customer service". One thing that I never expected from Dell was a laptop that was not only built well, but also a real "head-turner" . But that's exactly the case when it comes to the Dell M1330 laptop.
Summary: This is a solid laptop with great performance. I too was disappointed with the very dim display when running on battery until I figured out that Dell has set it that way in the system BIOS to persumably extend the battery charge. If you hit the F2 key while the laptop boots up you can enter the Setup and correct this. I moved it from a default setting of 3 to 6 and the display dims only slightly now on battery.
Summary: Mine was one of the very first ordered with all the options except for the finger print reader, eg nvidia graphics, 200gb 7,200 rpm hdd,, 4gb ram, led screen & red colour (black wasn't available due to technical issues , nor was the T7500 cpu so I got a T7250. Laptop was delivered early sept 2007- so an early model. After 3 melted motherboards (all replaced under warrenty (the last in 2011) my m1330 now has the final A15 bios, a T9300 cpu, 8gb ram and a 7,200 rpm hdd.
Pros: Light, portable and still reasonably quick even today
Cons: optical drive failed, 3 new motherboards replaced under warrenty
Excerpt: I purchased 4 of these laptops approximately 3 years ago for the company I worked for. They were purchased through Tesco who delivered at a very reasonable price and next day delivery - (not to mention the free clubcard points). In general the laptops have worked fine the large memory capacity is certainly useful. However after approximately 2 years all of the laptops developed an issue with the graphics card on the motherboard. Mine was the first to go.
Excerpt: I have been using a Dell XPS M1330 for two years. It is pretty fast and can handle my heavy email with hundreds of emails. Many application such as office, media center, Zune, iTune. I am pretty much carry it everywhere I go and it over 12 hours every day. It could be a little lighter but i like the performance similar to a desktop. Over the last two years, many parts have been replaced. The hard drive was replaced twice. Dell support has been excellent.
Pros: Performance; Design
Cons: Feels heavy if you want to carry it and travel around the world .
A good laptop if you are looking for a jack-of-trades with a focus on good media experience
6 December 2010
Excerpt: I have had this laptop for well over a year now. I bought it because I was looking for an adjunct to my desktop on which I do all my primary work. I am assuming in this review than most people reading this will be familiar with the technical specifications of the laptop. - if you are not, just take a look at the product information page. General: the laptop looks good and solidly-constructed.
A satisfactory experience but could have been better
30 September 2010
Excerpt: DELL XPS M1330- I am using this laptop since more than 20 months now. A good experience with design, weight, style, looks, etc. but I noticed a big problem with it- HEATING. It heats just too much, not sure if its only my piece or its every XPS. But the heating is like so much that I can't keep it on my lap sometimes. The fans runs at full swing with good noise but heat is just uncontrollable sometimes. I need to shut it down for few minutes and then start again.
Excerpt: iv had this laptop for about 1yr now, its very well made, one thing that is a pain is finger prints, its nice when its new then its looks a mess, but i suppose any laptop is like then now. It has all the normal ports you would exprect, hdmi is a big help so you can watch internet tv on your tv, i didnt know that the sound goes through hdmi as well so less cables.