Dell Studio XPS X1340-024B

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(added 02 Nov 2009)
Dell Studio XPS X1340-024B

Dell’s latest gizmo - Dell Studio XPS X1340-024B is something a widget with the price tag of USD 899, offering a processor 2.4GHz Intel Core 2 Duo P8400, having the memory and speed of 4GB DDR3 SDRAM 1066MHz, and an enviable storage capacity like 500GB 7,200rpm HDD, adding along chipset Nvidia MCP79 and Graphics Nvidia GeForce 9400M G (integrated) either. So, what do you need more?

The Dell’s this latest laptop is employing the platform like, Windows Vista Home Premium (64-bit), whilst its dimensions are (WDH) 12.6in, 9.3in, 1.4in, its screen size (diagonal) 13.3in, with its system weight / weight with AC adapter is 5.1pd / 5.9pd, offering with a slim-and-glow style.

The rate being offered for this Dell Studio XPS X1340-024B, like sits at the high end of the mainstream laptop group. Move up in price, and you find laptops built to fit specific user profiles, namely gaming systems with high-end graphics and models with large displays and Blu-ray drives built chiefly for media consumption.

Downside of its upscale exterior, the Studio series has a fairly typical mainstream configuration that should help it appeal to a wide audience. It offers a faster Core 2 Duo processor than other mainstream laptops that cost USD 100 to USD 170 less, which helped it finish at or near the front of the group in testing. And though it uses integrated graphics, it is capable of running some 3D games.

This Studio XPS X1340-024B isn’t without quirks. For novices, it runs hot. And for a 13in laptop, it's a tad on the hefty side. Ultimately, the deal breaker for many might be its poor battery life.

Relatively, the 13in HP Pavilion dv3-2155mx weighs a hair less (while carrying a big, extended-cell battery) and runs much longer. The same can be said for Dell's Studio S1440-022B, which is even more impressive when you consider it has a larger 14-inch display.

The Studio S1440 series incorporates a superior software bundle, too, with a full copy of Microsoft Office and 15 months of virus protection. So, don't overlook the Toshiba Satellite E105-S1602, which features a backlit keyboard, good battery life, and a two-year warranty.

Lately yet not lastly, the additional features like a backlit keyboard, edge-to-edge glass on the display, and facial recognition software also help to justify the higher price compared with other mainstream laptops at retail this summer either.

(added 02 Nov 2009) / 4406 views

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