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Dell-xps-m1530.780423
6.1 out of 10

Dell XPS M1530

Laptop Type: Thin and Light Laptop Use: Home Use Processor Read more

Great Deal: $84.99

Reviews and Problems with Dell XPS M1530

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Overall 6
6.0

Dell XPS M1530 Laptop

Porcupine, REVIEW STREAM
7 days ago
  • Excerpt: I was delighted when the company have finally decided to provide alaptop to all its management staff. It is indeed a very convenient working tool as it enable us to extend our work at home due to the hectic schedule at the office. When I first saw the Dell XPS M1530 Laptop, it impressed me a lot with its slim outlooks, wide 15.4″ WXGA screen, integrated 2.0 Mega pixels web cam and DVD burner.
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Overall 6
6.0

Meh. I'll nevere want another Dell again

luvskaos, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I got this for Christmas in 2008, within less than a year, I started haveing power issues, Dell took about a month to of contacting thme daily to get them to honor my 1 year warranty, and they sent someone to replace the motherboard, which the tech guy removed something other than the motherboard, insisiting that I did not need it.  When I asked dell, they said that the only thing he removed was the mother board, but that was not the case.
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Overall 6
6.0

Battery does not last

perkeep, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: This is a good laptop, nowever the battery time is not very long, and the battery does not hold a charge well.  Also, not very found of vista, as it creates issues with everything on the laptop, from programs to software to security.  Even with a quick internet service, the speed is also very slow and delayed.  Also the internet tends to close out on its own due to multiple errors.
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Overall 6
6.0

i good price for a computer

alexxzann, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: i im almost constantly on my computer so i need one that is fast and reliable to use all the time.  this dell laptop was a good buy because it was not that expensive, especially compared to any kind of mac.  it is allways running fast and has never broken or crashed on me before.  i like the size and shape, it is nice and easy to carry and the keyboard is shaped for easy normal typing.  the sound is ok for an average costing computer.
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Overall 6
6.0

Dell XPS M1530 is decent

godardsb, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: I have never really been a dell fan, as i just thought them as  secondary computers  but i decided a cheaper substitute so i took the plunge and got this  though there are  far  superior machine. This Dell XPS M1530has a 256 MB graphics card, 15 inch display, 4 GB ram, 2.4 GHZ duo processor,  nice HDD, integrated camera. It worked as expected except that Vista totally sucked, but that was a problem of Dell it was of MS.
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Overall 6
6.0

Disappointing Dell

r-steiner, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: Exactly how many times do I need to have the Dell repairman in in the first year of owning this supposedly top of the line laptop computer? The start button breaks. The motherboard goes down. The start button breaks again. Thank goodness the Dell company is standing behind its product and has been servicing these problems free of charge. (I just worry what will happen when the warranty runs out.) This is a large computer, weighty, which I knew going in.
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Overall 6
6.0

M1530 is not that good..

MemberKID, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The price may be outdated. If this laptop costs $2000 as on Amazon.com for a new one, and around $400 to $500 for a used one, I would consider buying another one. This price could be accepted if we're in the year of 2008. I know it got all the juice that most other laptops don't, such as dual core CPU, 2GB of RAM, and even the low-range graphic card by nVidia 8400M. These sound really nice about 3 or 4 years ago, but with $500 now, I can buy something much more powerful.
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Overall 6
6.0

Powerful System --- but Plagued with Problems

JasonD9, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: As a college student, this was my first laptop, and I wanted to choose the best system possible for a realistic price. The first day that I bought this system, I disabled Data Execution Protection in order for a video game to run. What followed was the Blue Screen of Death that required a complete restore to factory settings in order to even run the system. Fortunately, that has been the only complete system crash in three years.
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Overall 6
6.0

The Dell XPS M1530 was worth what I paid, but not much more.

sasmithky, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: When I was getting ready to graduate high school, and I was searching for a laptop for college, I knew I wanted a dell. My sister had been using dell computers for years, and didn't really seem to have very many problems with them. I used dell's very helpful laptop selector program to design my laptop. It seemed the Dell XPS M1530 was the perfect computer for me. I have used my laptop faithfully for the past year and a half.
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Overall 6
6.0

All style - not a ton of substance

nuschler, Viewpoints
9 September 2012
  • Excerpt: The Dell M1530 laptop looks sharp, has good performance, but I would expect more from a "high end" laptop. I bought the XPS because I take the laptop on sales calls and wanted something that stands out.  In looks, it definitely does that.  The problem is, when it comes to doing real work, I don't know that a non XPS laptop that costs hundeds less wouldn't be a better fit. My biggest complaint is the glossy screen.  I guess I didn't realize how annoying it would be.
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