I'm in the market for a new laptop, and I was immediately drawn to the Dell XPS M1330 the minute it appeared in the CNET Labs last week. It's easily one of the slickest-looking Windows laptops I've seen in a long time, and despite its ultraportable size, it still packs all the serious computing horsepower and features I'm looking for, including a slot-loading DVD burner, HDMI output, and a built-in flash media reader. I was seriously ready to budget out $2,000 for this thing--until I noticed the screen. … Read more
Unveiled on a fashion-show-like runway at Macy's in Herald Square, the new laptops are basically upgraded versions of Dell's existing workhorse 1505 and 1705 models, now with Intel's new Centrino Duo platform, 802.11n support, and a fairly radical (for Dell) new design. Also new to the party is a 14-inch laptop (our new preferred size for mainstream users) known as the Inspiron 1420, and the hot-to-trot … Read more
Not one, but two of the upcoming laptops we're most excited about made unexpected appearances on the Interwebs this morning.
The Dell XPS m1330--rumored, leaked, and then finally half-confirmed by Dell (in their infamous "23 Confessions")--showed up again today on Engadget, with several new photos and a rumored ship date (from a "trusted insider") of July 10.
This extra-thin 13-inch looks like a real step in the right direction for Dell in terms of laptop design; leaked images have been circulating online for a while.
If there's one thing tech companies hate, its leaks about upcoming products. We've been on the receiving end of a torrent of unauthorized info lately about some upcoming Dell laptops, from the nifty 13-inch XPS m1330 to a revamped line of colorful Inspiron systems.
After trying to plug the leaks and getting into a heated argument with The Consumerist (one of our favorite blogs) over a list of insider secrets supposedly from a former Dell sales manager, the PC giant is finally hitting the right notes.
It's getting pretty hard to keep a secret these days, especially when it comes to laptops. Eagle-eyed bloggers already managed to rain on the Santa Rosa parade in early May, and we've since seen leaked laptops from Sony and Lenovo.
The latest unplanned product announcement comes from Dell, where Engadget has managed to get their hands on some promo literature for the upcoming Dell XPS m1330, a new 13-inch laptop. Purported highlights include:13.3-inch LED backlit screen 32GB SSD hard drive WWAN (Verizon, Sprint, or AT&T) 802.11n Wi-Fi HDMI output Slot-loading DVD drive
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Dell's XPS M1710 notebook with a Blu-Ray disc player is stuck on Windows XP until driver issues can be worked out, according to a Dell representative.
In December, Dell unveiled the flashy Blu-Ray-equipped M1710 as part of its high-end XPS lineup, designed to cater to gamers, digital enthusiasts, and those who believe Dell has no style. This laptop comes with all the bells and whistles available on laptops these days, including a 17-inch UXGA display, a powerful graphics card from Nvidia, and a Blu-Ray DVD burner for watching and creating high-definition video.
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We have a confession to make: When people were making fun of Dell's monstrous half-laptop, half-desktop beast, we secretly wanted one. But despite our regular visits to the gym, we weren't sure if we'd be able to carry all 18+ pounds of this "mobile" computer without risking a hernia. Then our cousins at Crave UK came to the rescue with this video of a staffer lugging the 20-inch Dell XPS M2010 around the streets and subways of London. Check it out--it's as hysterical as it is useful, if you're thinking of springing $3,… Read more