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Dell refreshes XPS 15, 17 with Sandy Bridge, GT500M series

By Matthew ยท 9 replies
Feb 22, 2011
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  1. Dell has revamped its XPS 15 and 17 notebooks, adding the latest silicon from Intel and Nvidia. The smaller machine can be outfitted with one of three Sandy Bridge Core i7 processors up to 2.7GHz, as well as a 1GB Nvidia GeForce GT525M or 2GB GT540M.

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  2. KG363

    KG363 TS Guru Posts: 515   +9

    The 15" is more expensive? Or did I read it wrong?

    Either way, I'm gonna be in the market soon.
  3. chaboi390

    chaboi390 TS Rookie Posts: 83

    aww, i liked the old design, this just doesn't look right.
  4. madboyv1

    madboyv1 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,445   +349

    I hate slot loaded, so a switch back to a tray loaded is a bonus for me. But I'll agree it does not look quite... right.
  5. fpsgamerJR62

    fpsgamerJR62 TS Rookie Posts: 489

    Looks like pretty good specs for the price. The article mentioned GT525M, GT540M, GT550M and GT555M graphics. I'm guessing mid-range graphics at most based on their names. Might be comparable to AMD's Mobility Radeon 5650 or the more recent 6670.
  6. Cazca

    Cazca TS Rookie Posts: 19

    they need to bring back the studio xps 16. looks way better then this xps.
  7. Greg S

    Greg S TechSpot Staff Posts: 833   +411

    Yes!!!! There are finally laptops with new nvidia graphics!
  8. janshim

    janshim TS Rookie

    I'm a professional photographer and I love my Dell Studio 17 from 2008. Love to make a switch to the XPS 17 but after all these years "9-in-1" card reader still ignores the Compact Flash card. Professional grade bodies use the CF format and I think there's only one manufacturer (Sony, perhaps) that support this in a laptops 'designed' with professional photographer in mind. No real biggie but it would be nice to have one less item to pack when traveling.

  9. wizardB

    wizardB TS Booster Posts: 110   +22

    Great a computer with a pre broken motherboard,you really have to wonder about this chipset defective sata ports what else will go wrong with it and yet they still pawn it off on the public and they lap it up and the wonder when their computer dies in a year
  10. T77

    T77 TS Enthusiast Posts: 300   +6

    3GB GT555M??! well I think that's plain silly. GT555M has 96 or 144 cores according to NVIDIA's website. Theres no need for 3gigs of vram as it would do nothing to boost performance

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