Dell Studio XPS 13 and 16

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  1. the scotsman

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    That's not normal...could well be something dodgy going on in the adapter.
     
  2. AesthetiCz

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    quick question,

    my new xps 1340 seems to have a little bit of a rock.

    i.e. its stand/pads/feet are uneven.

    is this something that dell are likely to fix or do something about if i ring up and complain?

    edit: rang dell and asked them about the rock and a tech will be out to put a new bottom onto the laptop. I think they were also talking about replacing the entire laptop, but that would have taken a few weeks. Also seemed rather extreme.
     
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  3. garvs

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    ok they are sending out a new ac adapter and cable... thought something was not right lol so we will see how it goes :)

    besides that the system is great :thumbup:

    cheers
    greg
     
  4. destructioner

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    Dell have changed one of their xps16 laptop deals today which might just might push me over the edge to get one :D

    Free RGBLCD upgrade on there $3099 system
    T9550
    8gb ram
    500gb hdd
    bluray drive
    intergrated creative sound
    wifi
    bluetooth
    and the RGBLCD
    Free Microsoft(R) Office(TM) Home and Student 2007(English)

    now with the 15% discount code thats $2600.47

    quick question do you think its worth the 3 year warranty or should i just get the 2year?

    Oh and Hells angel ring me quick i'm gonna order :p
     
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  5. xtortion

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    That's a bangin' deal right there for 2600
     
  6. UltraGekko

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    Damn you Dell! I only ordered mine on Tuesday!

    Thanks for the help HellsAngel btw. Annoying that Dell pulled the last minute 'price drop' though.
     
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  7. garvs

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    yer it sux paying more for a lesser system (I payed 3k for mine a few weeks ago with 2gb less ram) oh well cant win them all :(

    anyways new ac adapter has arrived and its as quiet as a mouse so its all good again :)

    the system is great sitting atop the zalman nc 2000 notebook cooler although I have not stressed out the system yet with photshop etc thats on the to do list haha
     
  8. cyclone_riders

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    My XPS16 delivered today @ 2pm but nobody's home. Called number to re deliver but waited for about 5 mins :thumbdn:, then hang up. Anyway tried again and this time waited > 10mins :mad: :mad: :thumbdn:, finally i got through, guess what waited for another few minutes arrggg. Then the bad news, i have to wait till monday........
     
  9. Reactor

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    Ordered the XPS16 2 weeks ago, apparently arriving on or before the 25th *crosses fingers*

    I got;
    T9550 - 2.66GHz
    RGBLED
    6GB RAM
    500GB HDD
    Blu-ray drive
    3 year warranty + 3 year gizmo thingy [the dude threw it in extra]
    MS Office Home/Student
    Vista Ultimate [can upgrade to Windows 7]
    and After hours delivery..

    for $2784

    there was a stuff up when I ordered online and the dude called me up and I kinda haggled with him :p
    pretty happy with the price, sort of wish I got the 8GB RAM though but I'm sure 6 will be enough... right?
     
  10. daffy

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    Hybrid SLI on 1340

    There's no BIOS option I can see, with Hybrid SLi it's using almost 1 GB of RAM and I wonder if that can be reduced as i only have 2.3Gb free.
     
  11. chilli

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    1: Just wondering what the best price has been for this one since its first release
    Dell Studio XPS 13 Laptop (S510209AU1] it is $ 1999 ATM

    2: Are there any codes or ways of reducing the price further ??

    3: Is it due for an upgrade any time soon ??
     
  12. Laggy7

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    well my m1530 batty has just died, (only get 1hr out of the 9cell) so it looks like ill be looking for a replacement, and in good time. its good to see that the xps16 has been updated to a decent gfx card.

    i was pricing one up but there's still no sign of 9 cell ? HA are they going to be having it as an upgrade option later?

    p8700 2.5ghz | 4gb ram | 500gb hdd | 2yrs warranty
    for just under 2k is good

    also, i heard awesome reviews about the RGBLED screen upgrade, is it really that good? i spend most of of the time on forums, and gaming is done with a 22" does it assist better battery life?
     
  13. HappymaN

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    Does everyone's power adaptor for the XPS16 get ridiculously hot?

    Also, do other people have "crackly" speakers?
     
  14. the scotsman

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    No and no :lol:

    The power supply does get quite warm, especially when the ambient temp is warm. or when playing games...I wouldn't say it gets hot though.
     
  15. Reactor

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    Picked up mine today, I'll have a play around later when I get home from work

    I'm a little annoyed though because I paid for the extra after hours delivery but when I called the couriers back ['cause they left the card to say they'd been there etc.] they said that they close at 4pm and don't even do after hours service..

    So I'll call up Dell when I get home and try and get some money back or try and cut a deal for a 9-cell battery or something :cool:


    Oh and what's the go with the Windows 7 upgrade? Is it just an update CD or do we get the full installation??
     
  16. cvr

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    It's an upgrade disc.
     
  17. xtortion

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    Anyone going to order soon? I'm keen on a spare 9cell batt. :weirdo:
     
  18. Miyagi

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    Mine arrived today, SSD installed... Vista installed (for now)... :thumbup:

    So far so good. Fingerprints!
     
  19. xtortion

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    Re-install Vista and get rid of bloatware. My boot/login time just decreased by several seconds (5-6 at least) and firing up applications are very snappy now.
     
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