Dell XPS M1330-126B review: Dell XPS M1330-126B

The XPS 1330 ran for 3 hours and 16 minutes on our video playback battery drain test, which tied for best performance in our high-end back-to-school roundup (although several of the other systems were 17-inch desktop replacements, which we wouldn't expect to have long-lasting batteries). We might have expected impressive power performance if the 1330 used Intel's Centrino 2 platform or a power-saving LED screen, but this system lacks both, so the battery score is even more impressive in that context.

Dell includes an industry-standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty with the system. Support is accessible through a 24-7 toll-free phone line, and an extensive online knowledge base and driver downloads.

Multimedia multitasking test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Gateway P-7811FX
876 
Dell XPS M1330-126B
997 

Adobe Photoshop CS3 image-processing test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Gateway P-7811FX
160 
Dell XPS M1330-126B
171 

Apple iTunes encoding test (in seconds)
(Shorter bars indicate better performance)
Gateway P-7811FX
158 
Dell XPS M1330-126B
198 

Video Playback battery drain test (in minutes)
(Longer bars indicate better performance)
Dell XPS M1330-126B
196 
Gateway P-7811FX
162 

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Windows Vista Home Premium SP1; 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 3,072MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel GMA 4700MHD; 250GB Fujitsu 5,400rpm.

HP Pavilion dv5-1015nr
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 9200M GS; 320GB Western Digital 5,400rpm.

Gateway P-7811FX
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9800M GTS; 200GB Seagate 7,200rpm. HP Pavilion dv7-1025nr
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.26GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9600M GT; 320GB Western Digital 5,400rpm.

Toshiba Qosmio X305-Q701
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350; 4,096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1,066MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce 9700M GTS; 200GB Toshiba 7,200rpm.

HP Pavilion dv5-1004nr
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.1GHz AMD Turion X2 Ultra Dual-Core ZM-80; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB ATI Radeon HD3200; 250GB Western Digital 5,400rpm.

Dell XPS M1330-126B
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7250; 4,096MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 128MB Mobile Intel 965GM Express; 320GB Western Digital 5,400rpm .

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    Dell XPS M1330-126B

    Part Number: X1330-126B Released: Aug 1, 2008

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    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Aug 1, 2008
    • Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium
    • Installed Size 4 GB
    • Color Black
    • Weight 4.4 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW (±R DL)
    • Graphics Processor Intel GMA X3100
    • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T7250 / 2 GHz