Dell Studio XPS 13 Ultraportable Notebook - HotHardware

Dell Studio XPS 13 Ultraportable Notebook

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Accessory mavens will definitely feel underwhelmed when cracking open the elegant black box in which the Studio XPS 13 arrives in. Unfortunately, the only extras that Dell includes are a soft, almost velvet-like sheath to hold the machine in, a few pamphlets (Setup Guide, etc.), an AC adapter and a software booklet filled with restore discs and the like. No mouse, no kitchen sink -- just that.



On the software front, Dell does a commendable job of keeping the bloatware level at a minimum, with our machine booting up quite quickly and only having to load an unwanted McAfee Security Center and Dell Data Safe in the taskbar (outside of more "normal" applications like Bluetooth Manager). Our test rig came with Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit, Microsoft Works 9, McAfee Security Center, a Vista reinstallation DVD and a Studio XPS 13 drivers / utilities DVD.



As for pre-installed software, we found PowerDVD DX, Adobe Acrobat Reader 9, Microsoft Office PowerPoint Viewer, Dell Video Chat, Dell Webcam, FastAccess Facial Recognition, Roxio Creator DE, a few basic Windows games and Internet Explorer. Like we stated earlier, it's all pretty minimal.

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based on the looks Dell finally got the point that the XPS needed to be redesign. XPS 1330 which i have is beautiful but it is full of details that make it sometimes not wortht he price. With the XPS Studio it seems that they have fix that plastic feeling keyboard and use a one like the Sony laptops! which is great also the hinges look that they took their time to be done properly so they won't have a gab like the xps1330.

overall love the review! probably would be something that i would buy

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I'm currently locking at getting this notebook, and would like to know whether it can power two external monitors using both the VGA port and the HDMI port. Apparently the existing M1330 XPS could power two external displays do this. Dell customer service won't say whether it can or not, so was wondering if either someone knew if it did, or could test this for me.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Welcome to the forums.  If I were you, I would send Shawn (the author) a personal email.  He will most likely be of more help.

shawn.o@hothardware.com

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 Thanks for your help. I've sent him an email with my question.

 

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Sure thing, post back with what he says, I'm curious about whether that would work.

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