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Dell XPS M1530

Specifications

Dell XPS M1530Notebook: Dell XPS M1530
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T7250
Graphics Adapter: NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT 256 MB
Display: 15.4 inch, 16:10, 1280x800 pixels, glossy: yes
Weight: 2.63kg
Price: 1299 euro
Average Score: 83.86% - good
Average of 14 scores (from 21 reviews)
price: 73%, performance: 89%, features: 65%, display: 83% mobility: 74%, workmanship: 92%, ergonomy: 75%, emissions: 62%

Reviews for the Dell XPS M1530

86% Review Dell XPS M1530 Notebook | Notebookcheck
Compact Gaming by Dell. Dell's XPS logo indicates highest performance and first-class design by Dell. Regardless, whether you look at 17 inch DTR gaming notebooks or at the compact Dell XPS M1530, you can be sure that XPS notebooks by Dell are always equipped with up-to-date hardware and, so, provide first-class performance. So, it's not surprising that the Dell XPS M1530 is also a very powerful multimedia notebook, which sets a high standard for competitors. Core 2 duo CPU and Geforce 8600M GT with GDDR3 memory in a high-quality and compact 2.6 kg aluminum case: Is there anything left to be desired?
Dell XPS M1530 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
The XPS line from Dell has been a mainstay in my family for desktops since I can remember. It was 4 years ago that I purchased with my dad's credit card an XPS 400 and a 20 inch Widescreen LCD, and despite 3 heavy computer users, including my sister who has the computer touch-of-death, the computer still runs as quickly when I got, and thanks to the 256MB 7800GT, it runs games smoothly. This laptop was a steal (did I mention I got three years of McAfee, a four year warranty, accident damage protection for 4 years, and LoJack [for four years]) at just 1,850$. I buy laptops nearly maxed out because I expect them to be my workhorse for four-plus years. My favorite thus far has been the LED screen, which as it turns out can now alter its brightness... Windows. I would suggest this laptop very highly.
Leistung 100, Display 100, Verarbeitung 90
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 02/09/2009
Rating: performance: 100% display: 100% workmanship: 90%
80% Dell XPS M1530 Thin and Light Notebook PC
Source: Comp Reviews English
Dell has a very strong platform for a thin and light notebook with the Dell XPS M1530. It is highly customizable and provides very strong performance thanks to its large hard drive, lots of memory and strong processor. The biggest downsides to the M1530 are its relatively high price and display that is great indoors but poor in outdoor environments.
4 von 5, Preis mangelhaft, Display schlecht
Single Review, online available, Very Short, Date: 05/26/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% price: 50% display: 40%
The Anaconda's XPS M1530 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
The audio is an Azalea HD Audio codec. The speakers themselves on the unit aren't very powerful, and sound somewhat tinny, though that will probably smooth out as the speakers get broken in.
One thing I'm somewhat disappointed in is the lack of a locking mechanism on the lid, you just push closed and open again without any way of keeping it closed while transporting it. Otherwise I'm loving it very much, and am very satisfied with it.
(von 10): Verarbeitung 10, Display 9, Mobilität 10, Leistung 10
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2008
Rating: performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
The Anaconda's XPS M1530 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
The audio is an Azalea HD Audio codec. The speakers themselves on the unit aren't very powerful, and sound somewhat tinny, though that will probably smooth out as the speakers get broken in.
One thing I'm somewhat disappointed in is the lack of a locking mechanism on the lid, you just push closed and open again without any way of keeping it closed while transporting it. Otherwise I'm loving it very much, and am very satisfied with it.
(von 10): Verarbeitung 10, Display 9, Mobilität 10, Leistung 10
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/14/2008
Rating: performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 100% workmanship: 100%
83% Dell XPS M1530
Source: PC Pro English
Make no mistake, the Dell XPS M1530 is a simply fantastic laptop. If portability is high on your agenda then its more petite stablemate, the XPS M1330, is a better choice, but with its fine combination of ergonomics, power and design, the XPS M1530 is the finest 15.4in laptop we've ever encountered. A superb laptop, combining excellent ergonomics and slick looks with a good dollop of power.
5 von 6, Mobilität mäßig, Ergonomie exzellent, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/31/2008
Rating: Total score: 83% performance: 80% mobility: 60% ergonomy: 95%
80% Dell XPS M1530
Source: PC Mag English
When Dell launched the XPS M1330 last June, you could almost hear the applause from all those who doubted the company could turn the XPS line into something luxurious. It was—and is—a laptop that represents the latest in cutting-edge design and processing technology. People wondered when Dell would expand the line, and sure enough, in September the company announced the XPS M1730, a 17-inch gaming monster. The Dell XPS M1530 is a desktop replacement version of the M1330 that features a slot-loading Blu-ray burner and a profile that looks just as sleek as its little sib's.
4 von 5, Leistung sehr gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 01/30/2008
Rating: Total score: 80% performance: 90%
90% Dell XPS M1530 laptop review
Source: Pocket Lint English
If you liked the styling of the XPS M1330 but felt it a little too small for everyday use, the XPS M1530 is the machine for you. It has the same great build quality and a specification that puts other machines of this price to shame. However, what impressed us most, was the felt that you really feel as though you’re holding something impressive in your hands and that’s not something you’ll find us saying regularly.
9 von 10, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/21/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 80%
90% Dell XPS M1530
Source: Laptop Mag English
Power, performance, and style converge to form the Dell XPS M1530, one of the best mainstream notebooks available. The Dell XPS M1330’s near-perfect combination of powerful performance, stylish design, and go-anywhere mobility elevated it to one of our favorite notebooks of 2007. Priced at $2,219, the Dell XPS M1530 isn’t cheap, but with the high price tag comes a wealth of productivity and entertainment tools that are well worth the heavy coin, as the machine packs in just about everything you’d want for work and play. If you don’t need a Blu-ray drive or mobile broadband, you’ll still get a great notebook for a little over $1,500.
4.5 von 5, Display sehr gut, Preis/Leistung mäßig
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 01/16/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 60% display: 90%
Dell XPS M1530 Review
Source: Review Pub English
I really love the XPS M1530 in terms of its looks and just overall cool factor. The performance for this sized notebook is absolutely amazing as well. This notebook is great for those that want to be portable and have power on the go, plus be fashionable at the same time. If you're just sitting at a desk all day doing work. Overall there's a lot to love about the M1530 and it's easy to recommend.
Leistung fantastisch, Preis/Leistung mangelhaft
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/31/2007
Rating: price: 50% performance: 95%
Dell XPS m1530 Review
Source: notebookforums.com English
I have yet to do a proper drain test of the 6 cell battery, so please excuse this asl a work in progress. One other thought is that the fingerprint reader doesn't seem to work for MbWife, however it works just fine for me. Maybe she's a spy? We'll have to tune in later for that one... I will say that my intial impression is very favorable. I like this laptop very much and would recommend it to anyone.
(von 10): Verabeitung 10, Display 9, Mobilität 7, Leistung 10
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/28/2007
Rating: performance: 100% display: 90% mobility: 70% workmanship: 100%
78% Dell XPS M1530 (Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 1.66GHz, 160GB HDD, 2GB RAM)
Source: CNet English
The good: Thin, sexy design; strong performance; includes media remote control and HDMI output. The bad: Not as revolutionary as the previous 13-inch version; fewer configuration options than Dell's Inspiron line. The bottom line: Dell's turn toward a "design-first" philosophy continues to pay off with the XPS M1530, easily the best-looking 15-inch laptop in recent memory.
7.8 von 10, Leistung gut
Single Review, online available, Medium, Date: 12/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 78% performance: 80%
Dell XPS M1530 Review
Source: Notebookreview.com English
Overall, the Dell XPS M1530 is a solid addition to the Dell notebook lineup. We praised the smaller XPS M1330 for having "a design that is second to none in its price range" but we didn't feel quite as strong about the design of the larger M1530. While this is certainly the hottest 15.4" notebook available from Dell, it's hard to shake the feeling that we're looking at a "fat" M1330 with a larger screen.
While issues like a noisy slot-loading drive, noisy hard drive, and limited screen options will make some demanding buyers look elsewhere, the M1530 is an excellent alternative to HP's popular dv6500t notebook in the same price range.
Leistung gut, Mobilität gut, Emissionen schlecht
User Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/11/2007
Rating: performance: 80% mobility: 80% emissions: 40%

Foreign Reviews

Notebook Dell
Source: Gamestar - 7/08 und online German
Single Review, , Length Unknown, Date: 07/01/2008
Rating: price: 80% performance: 80% features: 70% display: 90% mobility: 50% emissions: 40%
100% Dell XPS M1530 T7500
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2008
Rating: Total score: 100% price: 90% performance: 90% display: 90% mobility: 90%
Dell XPS M1530 T8300
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
User Review, online available, Medium, Date: 05/05/2008
Rating: workmanship: 90% emissions: 60%
90% DELL XPS M1530
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 04/15/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% performance: 90% features: 59% display: 100% mobility: 90% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
51% Test: Dell XPS M1530
Source: PC Welt German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Short, Date: 02/20/2008
Rating: Total score: 51% price: 90% performance: 99% features: 46% mobility: 29% ergonomy: 41%
90% Digitaler Lifestyle
Source: Facts - 2/08 German
Comparison, , Length Unknown, Date: 02/07/2008
Rating: Total score: 90% price: 80% features: 80%
86% Dell Compact Gaming
Source: Notebookcheck German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/16/2007
Rating: Total score: 86% performance: 93% display: 80% mobility: 73% workmanship: 84% ergonomy: 87% emissions: 85%
90% Dells schicker Gaming-Einsteiger
Source: Notebookjournal German DE→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 12/14/2007
Rating: Total score: 90% performance: 60% features: 50% display: 50% mobility: 70% workmanship: 90% ergonomy: 70%
80% Recensione Dell XPS M1530
Source: Notebook Italia Italian IT→EN
Single Review, online available, Long, Date: 02/08/2008
Rating: Total score: 80%

Comment

NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT: The NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT is the DirectX 10 capable successor of the GeForce Go 7600 GT GPU for laptops. Depending on the used graphic memory and the clock speed,  the performance is between the 7600 GT and 7900 GS video card.

Non demanding games should be playable with these graphics cards.

» Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Graphics Cards and the corresponding Benchmark List.


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.


T7250: Mid-range (at the time of annoucement) dual core processor based on the Merom core. » Further information can be found in our Comparison of Mobile Processsors.


15.4": 15 inch display-variants are the standard and are used for more than the half of all notebooks. 15.4 inch display with 16:10 are the standard for notebook displays. Nowadays, more and more 16:9 displays with 15.6 inch appear. The reason why so many people like displays with medium size is, that this size is not exhausting for the eyes, does not need too much energy and the laptops can be kept quite compact.» To find out how fine a display is, see our DPI List.


2.63 kg: This notebook is lighter than the average of all notebooks. It is too heavy for sub-notebooks. 14 inch displays are normal for this class of weight.


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 %

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83.86%: This rating should be considered to be average. This is because the proportion of notebooks which have a higher rating is approximately equal to the proportion which have a lower rating.


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Core 2 Duo T7100, 17.1", 3.5 kg
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Author: Stefan Hinum, 2008-01- 1 (Update: 2012-05-26)