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Dell XPS m1530 vvs. Dell Precision M4400

by a2damir / September 6, 2008 5:35 AM PDT

Ok folks, here is my first post here on this forum. I ordered a Dell XPSm1530 on 7/22/08, and it still hasnt been shipped put as of 9/6/08 !!! and they dont give me a straight answer as to why. So i ordered a Dell M4400 and that one got shipped out before my XPS and i should have that soon. But i will still be recieving my XPS, and i will have to decide which one to send back. These are the descriptions. which one would YOU keep. and WHY? Which one do you think has more power? does the M4400 512MB Graphic card beat the XPS M1530s 256MB???

------DELL XPS M1530----
Item Number Quantity Item Description Total Price

223-5885 1 XPS M1530, Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.5GHz/800MHzFSB, 6M L2 Cache)
313-6439 1 Tuxedo Black Casing XPS M1530
311-7823 1 4GB, DDR2, 667MHz 2 Dimm, for XPS M1530
320-6700 1 15.4 inch Black Wide Screen WXGA+ TrueLife LCD with 2.0 MPCamera for XPS M1530
420-7715 1 Camera Software XPS M1530 2.0MP
320-6082 1 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT
341-6247 1 160G 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive Free Fall Sensor
420-6813 1 Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium Edition, English
420-7590 1 Media Direct 3.5
420-5769 1 Internet Search and Portal
420-5924 1 Icon Consolidation Application
420-6436 1 Vista, PC-Restore, Dim/Insp
463-2282 1 Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access
310-9764 1 DELL RESOURCE DVD,BACK-UP, XPSM1530
420-7622 1 DELL SUPPORT CENTER 2.0
420-7468 1 ADOBE ACROBAT READER 8.1 DIM/INSP
313-5820 1 8X DVD+/-RW Slot Load Drive for XPSM1530
420-8183 1 Roxio Creator DE 10
313-5014 1 Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy
430-2449 1 Intel 4965AGN Wireless-N Mini-card
462-3905 1 I chose the promotional security package with service
312-0638 1 56 WHr 6-cell Lithium Ion P Primary Battery, for XPS M1530
412-1397 1 No Productivity Software requested
988-5657 1 Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Initial Year
984-2410 1 Type 3 Contract - Next Business Day Parts and Labor On-Site Response, Initial Year
988-5658 1 Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, Extended Year(s)
983-5982 1 Type 3 Contract - Next Business Day Parts and Labor On-Site Response, 2YR Extended
960-8710 1 Warranty Support,Initial Year
960-3652 1 Warranty Support,2 Year Extended
960-1937 1 CompleteCare Accidental DamageService, Inspiron, 3 Year
412-0357 1 Soft Contracts - Business Complete Care
980-3067 1 Dell Federal KYHD Service
310-8628 1 You have chosen a Windows Vista Premium System
310-9348 1 Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor
467-2337 1 Finger Print Reader XPS M1530
430-2315 1 Dell Bluetooth Travel mouse
430-2566 1 Dell Wirless 355 Bluetooth Module (2.0+EDR)


-------DELL PRECISION M4400--------

223-9146 1 Precision M4400, Intel Core 2 Duo T9400, 2.53GHz, 1066MHz
311-8808 1 4.0GB, DDR2-800 SDRAM, 2 DIMM for Dell Mobile Precision
330-0825 1 Internal Backlit English Keyboard for Mobile Precision
330-1652 1 Documentation (English) Latitude E-Family/Mobile Precision
320-6719 1 512MB NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M Precision M4400
341-6948 1 160GB Hard Drive 9.5MM 7200RPM FFS for Mobile Precision MX400
311-8817 1 UPEK Swipe Fingerprint Reader for Mobile Precision M4400
320-6723 1 15.4 inch Wide Screen WUXGA LCD for Mobile Precision M4400
313-6470 1 Integrated 0.3MP VGA web cam w/ microphone for WUXGA LCD Mobile Precision M4400
420-8650 1 Dell Webcam Central Software for Dell Latitude
420-9620 1 Windows XP PRO SP3 with Windows Vista Business LicenseEnglish,Dell Mobile Precision
310-9156 1 Dell travel mouse with Bluetooth technology, Dell Mobile Precision Workstation
430-3090 1 Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth 2.1 Minicard for Latitude E/Mobile Precision
330-0834 1 130W 3-Pin, AC Adapter for Mobile Precision
330-0883 1 US - 6-FT, 3-Pin, Flat Power Cord for Latitude E-Family
313-6461 1 8X DVD+/-RW for Mobile Precision
420-8667 1 Cyberlink Power DVD 8.0 Playback Software WITH Media Dell Latitude/Mobile Precision
420-8010 1 Roxio Creator Dell Edidion,9.0Dell Latitude/Mobile Precision
313-6830 1 Integrated webcam with microphone for Mobile Precision 4400
430-3086 1 Dell WLAN 1510 (802.11a/b/g/n 2X3) 1/2 MiniCard for LatitudeE/Mobile Precision
330-0884 1 No Intel vPro Technologys advanced management features for Latitude, Mobile Precision
330-0832 1 Resource DVD with Diagnostics and Drivers for Vista Precision M4400 Notebook
312-0730 1 9-Cell/85-WHr Battery for Latitude E/Mobile Precision

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Just the 8600M alone has me choosing the other.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2008 5:42 AM PDT

Type 8600M DEFECTIVE at google. Why be the hero and even bother with machines with this chip?

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so M4400?
by a2damir / September 6, 2008 5:57 AM PDT

so you think the M4400?

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Rates between a 9500m gs and 9600m gs.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / September 6, 2008 6:01 AM PDT
In reply to: so M4400?

So it should be an ok gamer machine. Be sure to think about a laptop cooling pad during gaming or 24x7 use. Also look into long warranties since these hotrods tend to have issues in years 2 and 3.
Bob

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go with the M4400
by just trying to help / September 21, 2008 1:29 PM PDT

I've been trying to decide between a MacBookPro and an XPS 1530 for a couple months now (waiting till an extended trip out of town actually warranted the laptop buy). I think my wait was worth it.

I'm pretty stoked about that M4400. Capacity for 8GB RAM and a QuadCore processor? Not to mention the NVIDIA Quadro FX 770M.

Now if I can just scare up the extra scratch for the $4,500 build I've put together on Dell's site. (ouch!)

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M4400
by choosenotebook / September 25, 2008 7:35 PM PDT

The T9300 is based on the Penryn core and the T9400 is the newer Montevina. The M4400 CPU should run faster and cooler.

RAM is clocked at 800MHz vs the 667 on the XPS... M4400 should be faster.

I'm not sure about the graphics performance of those two, which will probably have to be looked into more detail. Either way, you probably won't notice any difference for normal 2D work.

HDDs seem to be the same.

The M4400 comes with XP with Vista upgrade option... sounds good for program compatibility.. with those specs, XP should be pretty fast and Vista shouldn't be bad, either.

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Both are actually Penryn
by choosenotebook / September 25, 2008 8:05 PM PDT
In reply to: M4400

Hey, sorry for the slight confusion, but both CPUs are Penryn cores.. but the T9400 runs on the new Montevina "platform"... the clock and bus speed is higher so it is a faster processor.. but it probably will consume more power, not less.

Congrats on your new system!

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