If you had integrated graphics, wi-fi off and set your screen brightness lower you could easily achieve 4. The build of the M is very good. The built-in Logitech web camera can take still pictures of up to 1. Dell Wireless The big concern when it comes to using a smaller sized computer is whether the keyboard is going to be too cramped.

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To compare to older notebooks we ran PCMark04 on the M This Wi-Fi Catcher works whether the notebook is on, off or in standby mode.

The 3DMark05 results are very good for this sized laptop, it seems good enough to tie or beat the ATI X card — if you do a fresh install of Windows XP and tweak your system a little you could definitely raise the 2, score I got. Nonetheless, when playing Half Life 2 and running 3D benchmarks things did warm up a bit. Super Pi Super Pi is a program that forces the notebook processor to calculate Pi to 2-million digits of accuracy.

You can use this switch to turn off all wireless radios by putting it in the Off position, but far cooler than that, push it all the way forward and it will blink green as it searches for a Wi-Fi network and if one is present it glows solid green, if none is found it shows orange. Here is the M on the right flushed against the Lenovo V I prefer using a pointing stick to a touchpad, but the touchpad on this machine is really quite nice.


The M I have configured with a 2. Dell Wireless All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community.

Dell XPS M1210 Screen

The M has quite a number of vents to help with cooling. The blue effects lighting on the front located silver media buttons is very nice.

Notice that the former Inspiron m was almost a minute slower and that much larger notebooks are topped in this calculation. However, when doing normal tasks the M was just fine and stayed at a very comfortable temperature. Xell M goes against this notion.

Eell two headphone jacks is kind of a cool thing too. Build is also overall good Excellent selection of ports available, 4 USB 2. Looking at the front you can see the optional integrated 1. Best settings for HL2 view large image.

Size comparison j1210 On a plane or in the back of a car you could fire up a movie and watch it with your fellow passenger each using your own headphones.

The charge indicator works whether the laptop is powered on or not.

Dell XPS M1210 Review (pics, specs)

Horizontal viewing angles are quite good, you can be off to the side and still see the screen quite well. Intel Core Duo Processor T 2. I then performed various tasks such as downloading and installing Half Life 2 and playing it for a bit, surfing the web, downloading and installing 3DMark05, watching 10 minutes of a DVD, edited delo photos for this review and also turned off wireless and just let the M idle for some time. The keyboard is not dekl firm as I would like though, it has some definite flex to it, especially on the lower right side — things get downright mushy there.


The fan on the left side was audible but quiet when it kicked in to cool the notebook down. I would have liked to have seen the touchpad slightly larger, but no complaints outside of that. The colors are bold and rich thanks to the glossy screen finish. The built-in Logitech web camera can take still pictures of up to 1.

Dell XPS M Review (pics, specs)

Heat and Noise The M has quite a number of vents to help with cooling. Power adapter next to the XPS M view large image. My test was pretty abusive in terms of using demanding programs while on battery power.

Here with the lid closed you see the media buttons, headphone and mic jacks, and the rotating camera on the XPS M view large image The build of the M is very good.

Dell puts the cellular antenna in the screen, no ugly antenna sticking out. All of the buttons on the M have a nice feel and are not cheap feeling.