And if you want to draw attention at your next gaming soiree, the XPS M is just the ticket. That may not matter much to you, but I certainly wouldn’t want to have to carry that laptop around a lot. I got the system online and did a windows update, and voila — pretty much everything was perfect except for the touchpad I got the vista version of the drivers which worked fine. Out of the box, a clean Vista installation should perform well and in my opinion it was only just acceptable. You have three choices of an OS:

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Keyboard view in the dark view large image. Dell XPS M back xell view view large image. Most of the time, even during firefights, the framerate stayed at 60 or close to it the game is capped at 60FPS.

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Sign up now Username Password Remember Me. Quake 4 Quake 4 is capped at 60 FPS by default. And if you think that’s nice, the newly implanted draft Top view of XPS M in the dark view large image. Not run Sound Capture Devices Description: About the only things that could be added are CompactFlash support and a 6-pin deivce FireWire connection, neither of which are really required.


Device Manager shows Base System Device in other devices but no bluetooth at all. It now works great using the generic Windows wireless software. Gaming was nearly impossible over wireless. However, you’ll have to have deep pockets.

We use Super Pi to calculate overall processor number crunching speed, our favorite is to calculate Pi to 2 million digits of accuracy. Bluetooth Audio Default Sound Capture: In addition, the palm rests are extremely solid. Second, you have to reinstall a LOT of drivers.

Touchpad in the dark view view large image. Not run DirectPlay Test Result: Umm… a fair few then. Log in Don’t have an account? But neither its price nor its weight is for the weak of heart.

Tried downloading the Broadcom win 7 driver but fails to detect anything — really puzzled. The good news is that our rant about gaming notebook vendors resulted in a great reaction from a few vendors. Dell has a dedicated staff of technical support people for the XPS line of notebooks.


I enabled the Light Bloom feature, which makes explosions and other lit scenes brighter than usual. Before I started Below was my starting point System window which shows a pretty typical Vista M set up.: The results are impressive, but this beauty will cost you.

I benchmarked the first level of FEAR from the moment my character stepped out of the car until the end of the first checkpoint.

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Dell XPS M Review (pics, specs)

The Function-F2 combination used to shut off both Wireless and Bluetooth. White looks like white, and black looks like black. This is the quietest notebook I have used to date. Packed with high-performance hardware, xevice one of the fastest notebooks we’ve tested. We’ll soon be receiving evaluation models of some of their high end notebooks with dual core AMD processors and SLI capability.