Summary: I'm a pretty seasoned computer user. I've been at it since about 1985 and have owned, built, configured and used dozens of computers over that period of time. Now, our office that runs several small businesses has four computers, and my Dell XPS M1530 is the replacement for a 6 year old Dell desktop...
Summary: I have owned my XPS for 1 year now. Overall I am very satisfied. This is my 4th Dell laptop and the build is the best of all, particularly the hinge on the screen. After a year it is as stiff as it was out of the box. I use this laptop for my business and I am usually on it 7-10 hours per day.
Overall a good laptop,that if bought cheaply represents good value.
2 December 2013
Summary: Released with tv card and remote control. Dual core processor (mine 2.5Ghz)so speed was not a problem. Keyboard light and good feel. Screen excellent,nice and clear. Downside: 1)The fingerprint reader as a security scan is very touchy and unless you scan exactly as it says it is unable to read...
Excerpt: I've had this laptop for some time now and to be fair it has served me well, I've not had any issues at all with the hardware and speed wise it has not been blisteringly fast but it is adequate for my needs.
Excerpt: The only problem with this laptop that i have had in 3 years is a common over heating issues that can be overcome with regular cleaning and making sure you dont block the fans. The other issue is that the right speaker fails due to overheating.
Pros: Fast and easily customizable
Cons: Overheating and common right speaker problem
It looks really awsome, is well made, has great battery life & performance
21 March 2011
Excerpt: Great Multi-functional Laptop I mainly use this for school work, gaming, internet/email My XPS 1530 is a little over three years old and the hard drive has crashed. I bought a new hard drive and installed it, now it works perfectly. Pros: - Inexpensive as a refurbished machine.
Excerpt: This is a great laptop. I got this over 2 years ago and it still runs as well as it did the first time I turned it on. It has stood the test of time and still looks modern despite it being 2 years old.
Great laptop for the right price, but be sure before buying
6 August 2010
Excerpt: I bought my Dell XPS M1530 about two years ago now, and initially I was very happy with my purchase. Next to my old laptop (a Toshiba Satellite Pro A10) the screen was fantastic, the keyboard a pleasure to type on and the speed light years quicker.