Dell XPS M1530, the laptop between 13.3"XPS M1330 business laptop and 17" XPS M1730 professional laptop is coming on November 7th 2007.According to engadget, this Dell laptop will be based on Intel Santa Rosa platform that come with Intel PM965 chipset with discrete Nvidia GeForce 8400M or 8600M GS or Intel GM965 chipset and integrated GMA X3100 and 802.11a/b/g/n wireless LAN.It will be powered by one of Intel Core 2 Duo processor from 1.5GHz (T5250) to 2.6GHz (T7800), up to 4GB of RAM and a Blu-Ray optical drive option.There is no information about the option of Core 2 Extreme CPUs like X7800 or X7900.
The good part is that you have open hand to choose a standard CCFL backlight with resolution up to 1680X1050 or LED backlighting resolution up to 1440X900-pixel.
This laptop is fabulous when the matter of Network connectivity comes. It arranges all the options of connecting wireless devices include 802.11a/b/g/n, WWAN, and Bluetooth technology. Also there is Ethernet LAN, but the availability of modem is not clear.
Dell XPS M1530 features HDMI output, a VGA output, three USB ports, a FireWire port, and a media card reader and an Express Card slot. Unfortunately, the amount of USB ports in this mainstream laptop will be one less (3 USB ports) than the typical mainstream laptops (4 USB ports).
The XPS M1530 will cater a web camera and a fingerprint reader for security.
Amazingly, engadget has said that the weight will start at 4 lbs! I have never seen any 15.4" laptop can have such a light weight.
So, the highlight features of XPS M1530 are:
- High performance with Core 2 Due T7800 (2.6GHz, 4MB L2, 800 MHz) CPU
- Discrete Nvidia GeForce 8400M or 8600M GS
- Blu-Ray optical drive
- LED backlight screen option
-802.11a/b/g/n, WWAN, and Bluetooth
- HDMI output
- amazing Lightweight