Dell Laptop – Dell Studio Xps 16 Review

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Dell Studio XPS 16 Specifications:

  • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.4GHz)
  • Memory: 4GB – 2DIMM DDR3
  • HDD: 320GB 7200rpm
  • Graphics: ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3670 (512MB)
  • Display: 16.0″ 1080p Full HD RGBLED LCD with 2.0 MP Web-cam
  • Optical Drive: 4X Blu-ray Disc Combo Drive (DVD/CD +/- RW +BD Read)
  • OS: Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64 bit)
  • Software: 15-month Trend Micro security subscription, Microsoft Works 9
  • Wireless: Intel Wireless 5100
  • Media Bay: 8-in-1 Media Card Reader
  • Battery: 6-cell and 9-cell batteries
  • Other: Facial Recognition Security; Dell Dock; Dell Video Chat; 2GB Data Safe Online
  • Dimensions: 0.95″-1.34″ x 15.15″ x 10.02″ with 6-cell battery (H x W x D)
  • Weight: 6.53 lbs with 6-cell battery
  • Price as configured: $1,804 (Starting price: $1,199)

Pros: When your buying a Dell Studio XPS laptop your spending more than for an average Dell laptop. With the Studio XP features excellent build quality and a nice keyboard. Also thanks to the Intel Core 2 Duo processor and 4GB of memory the Studio XPS 16 performs solidly, if you have the configuration we had.

If your going to be watching movies or television shows in High Definition in 1080p resolution the display on the Studio XPS 16 won’t let you down. It gives you excellent accurate color and contrast. Also the port selection on the Studio XPS is  worth noting it boosts all the major ports usb, esata, firewire, hdmi etc.

Cons: Be warned that even though the screen offers you great picture quality it does have a glossy protective layer that gives off glare if there is to much light. The laptop also gets pretty hot, the discrete graphics and processor on our test system didn’t help either.

Like it’s to be expected the battery life is okay but it’s not the best, you should expect to get around 2 hours and 50 minutes with a 9-cell battery and a little under 2 with the 6-cell. Like with lots of computers from Dell or any big name company the added programs are a nuisance.

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