Dell Studio XPS 16 (4670)
Average of 3 scores (from 2 reviews)
Reviews for the Dell Studio XPS 16 (4670)
Hot Stuff. Fans of Dell's efficient XPS series might once again get their money's worth - Dell now offers the Studio XPS 16 with an efficient ATI Mobility Radeon HD4670 graphic card. In comparison to the new Studio XPS range's configuration at its launch, it promises a great performance boost. The following review will unveil how the interplay of performance, emissions and battery life works out.
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Dell's Studio XPS 16 added a level of class to their Studio lineup and it continues to do so. Also back are the high color LED backlit displays that are some of the finest in the market. The Core i7 quad core processor adds additional performance. The problem is that many other elements have not been upgraded including a graphics processor many games may be disappointed with and a tendency to run a bit too warm compared to the competition.
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 05/10/2010
Rating: Total score: 60%
Source: Notebookcheck DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 10/05/2009
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 89% display: 96% mobility: 72% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 88% emissions: 80%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4670: Higher clocked version of the Mobilty HD 4650. Supports the Avivo HD technology. The performance of the cards depends on the used type of memory (DDR2, DDR3, GDDR3 possible) and should lie somewhere between the desktop HD 4650 and 4670.
Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.
Intel Core 2 Duo: This is the Core Duo and Core Solo successor with a longer pipeline and 5-20% more speed without more power consumption. As an addition to the Core Duo design there exists a fourth decoder, an amplified SSE-unit and an additional arithmetical logical unit (ALU).
The Core 2 Duo for laptops is identical to the desktop Core 2 Duo processors but the notebook-processors work with lower voltages (0.95 to 1188 Volt) and a lower Frontside bus clock (1066 vs 667 MHz). The performance of equally clocked notebooks is 20-25% lower than Desktop PCs because of the lower Frontside bus clock and the slower hard disks.
P9700: Very fast dual core CPU and due to the 28 Watt TDP also power efficient. Compared to other P-models, the P9700 offers the full 6MB level 2 cache.» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.
15-16 inch is a standard display size for laptops and offers the biggest variety of products.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.
This weight is representative for typical laptops with a 14-16 inch display-diagonal.
Dell: Dell Inc. is a multinational technology corporation that develops, manufactures, sells, and supports personal computers and other computer-related products. Based in Texas, Dell employs more than 82,700 people worldwide (2009). In 2006, Dell purchased the computer hardware manufacturer Alienware. In most countries, the laptops are directly sold to consumers by Dell and each notebook custom-assembled according to a selection of options. Market share regarding sales of personal computers in 2007 (market research IDC): HP 18.9 %, Dell 16.4 %, Acer 9.9 %, Lenovo 7.5 %, Apple 5.7 %
77.33%: This rating is not convincing. The laptop is evaluated below average, this is not really a recommendation for purchase.
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