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Leaked: Dell XPS M1530 laptop

Leaked: Dell XPS M1530

The fine folks at Dell weren't quite ready to tell you about this one yet, but that didn't stop the Engadget Mystery Machinefrom rolling up on the top-secret upcoming Dell XPS M1530.

You may recall the much-hyped 13-inch M1330 from a few months ago. A laptop we liked so much, at the time we said, "Dell has finally put design first with the head-turning XPS M1330 laptop...We've been impressed with the emphasis on the user experience in this superthin, high-end laptop, from the slot-loading DVD drive to the touch-sensitive media buttons and HDMI-output jack." High praise indeed.

Of course, we didn't have to wait vainly by the mailbox for ours, as some agitated customers did, but after some problems with parts and paint jobs, that system seems to be shipping smoothly now.

According to Engadget, Dell has a larger version of that excellent laptop coming out November 7. Called the XPs M1530, it applies the same design aesthetic we loved on the 1330 to a mainstream-sized 15-inch laptop. It's got all the standard stuff, from a thin LED backlit display to optional Blu-ray and wireless broadband, with a starting weight of under 4 pounds.

We'll keep an eye out for more info on this guy, now that the cat is, as they say, out of the bag.