Dell Studio XPS X1340-024B review: Dell Studio XPS X1340-024B

Dell backs the Studio XPS X1340-024B with a standard one-year parts-and-labor warranty. Calls to tech support are toll-free and able to be placed 24-7. Dell's support pages contain an extensive knowledge base, user manuals, and driver downloads.

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Dell Studio XPS X1340-024B
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500; 4096MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 256MB (shared) Nvidia GeForce 9400M G; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Asus UX50V-RX05
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 1.4GHz Intel Core 2 Solo U3500; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce G105M; 500GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Dell Studio S1440-022B
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500; 3072MB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz; 256MB (shared) Nvidia GeForce 9400M G; 320GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

HP Pavilion dv4-1465dx
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 320GB Toshiba 5,400rpm

HP Pavilion dv3-2155mx
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 500GB Seagate 5,400rpm

HP TouchSmart tx2-1275dx
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.19GHz AMD Turion X2 Dual-Core RM-74; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 320MB (shared) ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200; 320GB Seagate 5,400rpm

Sony Vaio NW125J/T
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.1GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T6500; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 320GB Hitachi 5,400rpm

Toshiba Satellite E105-S1602
Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64-bit); 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P7350; 4096MB DDR2 SDRAM 800MHz; 128MB (shared) Mobile Intel GMA 4500MHD; 500GB Toshiba 5,400rpm