Hands-on pics of the Dell Studio XPS 1640

New photos of the Dell Studio XPS 1640, highlighting the backlit keyboard and smart-looking leather trim.

While we're still pretty unsure of what Dell was up to when it combined its midrange Studio and high-end XPS laptop lines into the new (wait for it...) Studio XPS line, at least it means we're finally getting a true 16:9 16-inch laptop from Dell, in the form of the Studio XPS 1640.

More details on specs and price to follow (being a Dell, expect tons of configuration options, including Blu-ray), but in the meantime, click through for some new photos that highlight the backlit keyboard and smart-looking leather trim.

Update: Dell's gone ahead and popped this guy up for sale online immediately. CPU options include the P8400, P8600, T9400, and T9600, all from Intel's Core 2 Duo line. While it starts at $1,199, for an extra $250, you can upgrade to a full HD 1920x1080 display. Graphics are limited to an ATI Mobility RADEON M86XT chip. There's also a 13-inch version, called the Studio XPS 1340.

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