Despite the fact that some of our forum members discovered the release 24 hours early on the Dell website, today Dell officially announced the availability of the new Dell Studio XPS line of notebooks. The first members of the new family are the Studio XPS 13 (1340) and Studio XPS 16 (1640). These are the first Studio laptops to bear the XPS high-performance designation. We even have a full review of the gorgeous Studio XPS 16!
Both the Studio XPS 13 and the Studio XPS 16 feature a nearly identical new chassis design that combines magnesium alloy, plastic, brushed aluminum, and genuine leather in some very sexy ways. The only real difference in the outward appearance of the two notebooks is the Studio XPS 13 features a 13-inch screen while the Studio XPS 16 features a 16-inch screen. Both systems start at a base price of $1,199.
The current flagship of the Studio XPS line, the Studio XPS 16, delivers advanced performance and entertainment capabilities, including 16-inch edge-to-edge 16:9 HD WLED display and 7-watt Dolby 5.1 audio with subwoofer, Intel Centrino 2 processors, and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670 graphics with 512MB of dedicated graphics memory.
For true cinema lovers and amateur photographers will love the optional Full HD 1080p display which is RGB LED and optimized for 16:9 content with a 100 percent color gamut for truer colors combined with 300-nit brightness. The 8 millisecond response time means smoother gaming and movie viewing, and the 130 degree viewing angle ensures that multiple people can view the display together without distortion.
The Studio XPS 13 features a starting weight just under five pounds and is available with NVIDIA GeForce 9500M GE with Hybrid SLI technology for your choice of low power consumption and better battery life or better video and gaming performance when you don't need the best battery life.
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