Dell XPS M1330

Dell XPS M1330
Summary: 13.3″, Intel Core 2 Duo, Consumer

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Official Page: Dell XPS Laptops

Product Name: Dell XPS M1330
Manufacturer: Dell Home
Announced: June 2007 (Indirectly)
Available: June 26, 2007
Currently: In production, being sold (January 2008)
Markets: Worldwide, Consumers
Price: Starting at $999 USD

Related Laptops:
– Replaces the Dell XPS M1210
Dell Latitude D430
Dell Latitude XT
Samsung Q70

August, 2008 – Added 128GB “Ultraperformance” SSD
– Optional Intel Penryn CPU
– Optional LED-backlit Display ($150 extra)
– 64GB Solid State Drive (SSD) option (Flash-memory hard drive)
– Mobile Broadband Options
– Built-in Webcam (0.3MP on LED display, 2MP on standard)
– Colors: Tuxedo Black, Alpine White, Midnight Blue, (PRODUCT) RED
– 0ptional NVIDIA GeForce Go 8400M GS with dedicated DDR3 Memory
– HDMI Out
– “Mini Express Card Remote”
– Magnesium Alloy shell
– “Media Direct” – Do not need to be booting into Windows to view certain multimedia or office document types.
– Shock/Free Fall Sensors on some drives.

Manufacturer’s Description:
The world’s thinnest 13.3-inch notebook

Up to 36% brighter than the previous generation XPS notebook6, the M1330’s 13.3-inch UltraSharpTM widescreen display offers brilliant high-definition viewing everywhere you go. TrueLife technology offers crisp images and stunning color.

Dell XPS M1330

CPU – February 2008: Intel Penryn Core 2 Duo T9300 (2.5GHz, 6MB L2), Intel Core 2 Duo T9500 (2.6GHz, 6MB L2)
CPU – January 2008: Intel Core 2 Duo T5450 (1.66GHz, 2MB L2 Cache), T5550 (1.83GHz, 2MB L2), T7500 (2.2GHz, 4MB L2 Cache), T7250 (2GHz, 2MB L2),
CPU – Discontinued: Intel Core 2 Duo T5250 (1.5GHz, 2MB cache), T7300 (2.0GHz, 4MB L2 Cache), T7100 (1.80GHz, 2MB L2 Cache)
Chipset: Intel Santa Rosa
Front-side Bus: 667MHz (T5250, T5450, T5550), 800MHZ (T7250, T7500, T7300, T7100, T9300, T9500)
Memory: DDR2 SDRAM (667MHz), Dual Channel
Memory Capacity: 1GB to 4GB (2 slots)

Display: 13.3″ HD UltraSharp with TrueLife or LED – backlit 13.3″ UltraSharp with TrueLife
Resolution: 1280×800 WXGA
Touchscreen: No
Widescreen: Yes
Graphics Chipset: NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 8400M GS or Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100
Graphics Memory: NVIDIA (128MB Dedicated DDR3) Intel – up to 128MB (Possibly 256MB+)
Other: HDMI, VGA out

Hard Drive: 2.5″ Serial ATA (SATA): 5400rpm 120GB, 160GB, 250GB, 320GB , 7200rpm: 160GB, 200GB (Free Fall/Shock Sensor), 64GB Solid State Drive, 128GB “Ultraperformance” SSD
Optical: Internal dual-layer slot-loading DVD writer
Other: Shock/Free Fall Sensors on some drives.

Wireless: Intel® 3945 802.11a/g, Dell Wireless 1490 802.11a/g, Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N (802.11n), Dell Wireless 1505 Wireless-N
Modem: External USB
Ethernet: 10/100 Ethernet
Bluetooth: Optional Bluetooth 2.0 EDR
Mobile Broadband: AT&T HSDPA 3.6) or Sprint EVDO Rev A or Verizon EVDO Rev A

Audio Chipset: High Definition Audio 2.0
Speakers/Microphone: Speakers, Dual-Digital Array microphones
Audio I/O: Stereo in & headphone/speaker out, Dual Headphone jacks
USB: 2x USB 2.0
Firewire: 1x 1394
PC Card: Mini-PCI slots internally, ExpressCard 54 mm slot
Flash/Memory Card Reader: 8-in-1 (Removable), Memory Stick (MS), Secure Digital (SD), xD
Other: Built-in Webcamera (VGA on LED Display, 2MP otherwise)

Biometric/Fingerprint: Fingerprint

Software & Warranty:
Operating System: Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium, Windows Vista Business Edition or Windows Vistaâ„¢ Ultimate
Other Software: Trend Micro Internet Security 15-months
Warranty: 1 Yr In-Home Service, Parts + Labor – Next Business Day (see website for details)

Options: 4-cell (37Whr) or 6-cell (56Whr) or 9-cell 85Whr
Battery Life:

Width: 12.5 inches (318mm)
Depth: 94. inches (238mm)
Height: 0.87 – 1.33 inches (23.1-33.8mm) – LED Display
0.97 – 1.43 inches (24.6 – 36.3mm) – Normal TFT/CCFL display.
Weight: Around four pounds (4 lbs) – Starts at 3.97lb (1.8kg)

Technical Notes:
See this post for NVIDIA GPU-related issues and a BIOS update

Wall Street Journal – July 12, 2007, review by Walt Mossberg – July 12, 2007
Engadget Hands-On (June 27, 2007)
PC Magazine – Review (June 26, 2007) – First Look Review (video) (June 26, 2007) Blog Entry – pointed to engadget link and confirming it (June 2007) – article/photos. – June 2007 – specs, photo