Dell Announces XPS M1530

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Just in time for Christmas (and a few days late for Black Friday) Dell releases the new XPS M1530 notebook. The XPS M1530 packs a 15.4-inch widescreen display into a stylish notebook weighing less than six pounds and as thin as one inch.

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Standard features include a 15.4-inch WXGA display, slot-loading optical drive, touch-sensitive media buttons, HDMI out, and your choice of three colors: Tuxedo Black, Crimson Red and Alpine White. You can also configure the M1530 with a Blu-ray disc drive, noise cancelation earbuds, and a travel remote that stores in the ExpressCard slot.

Observant readers will notice the XPS M1530 bears a striking resemblance to the XPS M1330, and with good reason. The M1530 is essentially a larger M1330 with some new features, namely Nvidia 8600 graphics (compared to the weaker 8400 graphics in the M1330). In addition, Dell is offering no LED backlight screen option, only standard CCFL displays with the M1530. Still, given the weight of less than 6 pounds, the XPS M1530 is a solid alternative to the Dell Inspiron 1520 notebook (which weighs more than seven pounds).

Priced starting at $999, the Dell XPS M1530 is available now with a limited number of select configurations available for shipping before Christmas. See for more details.

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XPS M1530 Details


15.4" WXGA with TrueLife (CCFL, 220 nits)
15.4" WXGA+ with TrueLife (CCFL, 250 nits) – 2008
15.4" WSXGA+ with TrueLife (CCFL, 200 nits) – 2008

Processor Choice of Intel Core 2 Duo processors
Memory 1GB up to 4GB 667MHz DDR2
Graphics NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS with 128MB dedicated RAM
NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated RAM

120GB, 160GB, 250GB,or 320GB 5400RPM HDD
1GB Intel Turbo Memory

Optical Drive

Slot-loading DVD+/-RW
Slot-loading Blu-ray Disc drive

Ports VGA, three USB 2.0, Ethernet, Modem, Microphone, Headphone/Speaker out (x2), Firewire, S-Video, HDMI, 8-in-1 card reader, ExpressCard slot
Multimedia Travel Remote – stores in ExpressCard slot
Power 6-cell (56WHr) or 9-cell (85WHr) battery
90W A/C Adapter

Width: 14.07"
Height: 0.93" – 1.38"
Depth: 10.36"

Weight 5.78 lbs with 6-cell battery
6.18 lbs with 9-cell battery
Camera 2.0MP camera
Communications 10/100 LAN
802.11 a/b/g/n
Bluetooth 2.0
Mobile Broadband – WWAN with your choice of Sprint or Verizon (or AT&T in 2008)
Security Built-in fingerprint reader
Internal Expansion 3 Mini PCI-e card slots






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