The fan on the left side was audible but quiet when it kicked in to cool the notebook down. The charge indicator works whether the laptop is powered on or not. Dell offers an Audigy sound upgrade, but note that this is software, not hardware. Some people have reported a little bit of play in the lower right-hand corner of the keyboard; I find that with decent pressure I can see this, but not with regular typing. Again, if you had integrated graphics heat would be even less of an issue, if one at all. Others, like weight and battery life, are purely mobile considerations.

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Voldenuit It’s nice of Krogoth to fill in for Chuckula over the holidays. We’ve also taken the opportunity to compare the M to a couple of older laptops in way that gives us a look at three generations of Centrino mobile technology. Sorry this didn’t help. Notice that the former Inspiron m was almost a minute slower and that much larger m1201 are topped in this calculation. No Interruptions Day Shortbread. The XPS M took 1m 11s to calcuate this value with its 2.

I have the same question 7. Yes, the M is fast. The build of the M is very good. While not technically a gaming machine, the M still boasts the best GPU currently available for a laptop of this size.


My test was pretty abusive in terms of using demanding programs while on battery power. I decided to try out Half Life 2, it ran on high-detail without issue.

But on nearly all other practical fronts, this little system is excellent. Nonetheless, when playing Half Life 2 and running 3D benchmarks things did warm up a bit.

Dell XPS M1210 with Core 2 Duo Review

Best settings for HL2 view large image. The email address entered is already associated to an account. The overall appearance is clean and elegant. As with most Dells, it also boasted a plethora of preinstalled software.

Add Your Answer Tips for a great answer: I was, however, pleasantly surprised. Combining these two goals may sound like a recipe for dissonance, but Dell has managed to pull off the feat with surprising style.

Like its bigger brothers in delp XPS line, it looks to bring near-desktop-class performance into a mobile form factor. I was impressed with the speed of the delivery, especially during the holiday season.

Dell XPS M1210 (12.1″)

As I have had no problems with the computer so far I have not really had an opportunity to test the quality of the support. Merry Christmas from The Tech Report staff!

We all know about the basic types and sizes, and how the inevitable tradeoffs in display performance, size, weight, battery life and display real estate tend to work. Want Answer 0 Clicking this will make more experts see the question and we will remind you when it gets answered.


After a relatively painless phone call, the order was finalized and I was given a free shipping upgrade for my trouble.

Dell XPS M with Core 2 Duo Review

Dell XPS M view large image. Posted on Nov 04, JSL Have you tried installing the webcam drivers? Lately during the filling cycle water hammer is occurring. There may be a slight battery life cost that comes with using the more powerful discrete graphics chip, but it’s likely worth it in order to zps more graphics capability, better performance, and broader game compatibility thanks to Nvidia’s superior graphics drivers.

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The M has a lot of powerful components in a small space, but it is extremely quiet and stays relatively cool. I imagine everyone can think of a way they might be able to use this camera in their work and lives.

Dell support is traditionally out-sourced so sometimes there can be issues with communicating with the technicians, dell they do generally seem to try and please the customer.