Dell :: 1340 Or 1640?

Jun 27, 2009

I'm really debating on which laptop to get, since I've heard a fair share of both good/bad reviews from both models.

I'm not really a heavy gamer, just a little Counter-Strike 1.6 and WarCraft III.

I was looking for portability with the 1340, but the aspect of full 1080p on the 1640 keeps pulling me back!

I'm just worried that the 1640 will be too big for me to be considered "portable" and more of a desktop replacement. .

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Dell :: 1340/1640 Owners

Mar 19, 2009

Stressing the 1340, Dell released a system update yesterday that I believe is meant to address the WU BSOD issue, as it adds support for some hotfixes, etc...

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1340 Vs 1640

Oct 3, 2009

Which one should I get, 1340 or 1640 . Both have same specs (except for GPU and wireless thingie) :

CPU : Intel® Core™ 2 Duo P8600 2x2.4GHz/1066Mhz FSB, 3MB Cache.
Chipset : NVIDIA GeForce® MCP79MX
Memory : 4GB DDR3 at 1066MHz.
HDD : 5000GB 7200rpm SATA.

Optical : DVD+/-RW Slot(DVD/CD read/write)
Battery : 56 WHr 6-cell
Software : Windows Vista® Home Premium Edition

Does the 13" weigh the same as MacBook 13", is the 16" too heavy ?

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Dell :: SXPS 1340/1640 Synaptics Touchpad

Jun 25, 2009

I am really curious if any other 1340/1640 users have run into a similar situation.

The problem:

when typing on the lappy, sometimes the text jumps to wherever the I beak of the cursor is. At first i thought i was accidentally touching the touchpad with the base of my thumb, but now i'm sure thats not the case

I've already tried uninstalling dells drivers, using the drivers from synaptics website, changing the sensitivity of the touch pad, using the touchpad with no drivers at all (windows drivers only)...

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Dell :: Cases And Bags For The Studio XPS 1340 And 1640

Mar 5, 2009

What are you using? I'm looking for some good neoprene slip cases and bags. This will help me to help me decide which laptop to go for as theres not much difference in weight between the two laptops with regards to portability.

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Dell :: Should I Go For The BB 1340

Apr 4, 2009

I configured a SXPS 1340 for $1334 with LED and 9500M. THe BB XPS1340 is similar but with a CCFL and 9400M for $900. Is it worth the $434 difference?

How bad is the heating issue with the 1340?

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Dell :: What Are You Using Your Xps 1340 For

Oct 6, 2009

Just kind of curious what people are using their xps 1340's for.

video editing, photo shop? just surfing the web, movies?

Anything specific that you find this laptop good for?

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Dell :: XPS 1340 Just Say NO Then YES

Feb 20, 2009

I just ordered a XPS 1340 fully loaded P9600/LED/4GB/Nvidia 256/256GB SSD/BT option.

I used my Dell credit card (logon to code 6M278-DYPDFP1)to get 5% plus a $150 gift card.

I started with a chat then they called me. After humming and hawing the rep was unable to to a better deal than my saved cart. I said thanks anyway but its out of my budget.

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Dell :: Should I Buy XPS 1340?

Jan 21, 2010

Is it true that XPS 1340 has a lot of problems? I was thinking about buying x1340 but many people including this forum are complaining about heat problems, fan noise and other hardware failures

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Dell :: Xps 1340, How Do U Like It?

Apr 15, 2009

well i have a dell latitude e6400 from the outlet and all of a sudden a ton of xps 1340s came in stock and i got a good one and im debating on whether i should keep i buy it or not and return my e6400.

so i was wondering how do u guys like it? how long does the 6 cell last and does it overheat alot? and do u personally think its durable and will last as long as my e6400?

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Dell :: Can I Add Ram To My XPS 1340

Aug 14, 2009

I just talked to dell via a chat and they said that I cannot upgrade to anymore then 4GB of ram which I currently have. I looked at the specs on the build site and the Ram are all SDRAM at the same 1067 MHz. Am I missing something?

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Dell :: HEAT! XPS 1340

Feb 9, 2009

I just bought this new laptop and it froze on me during inital set up and dell had to reimage it on the phone with me. Now that I have it where I can use the machine after about an hour of web surfing it seems like the bottom is pretty hot and near the vent is so hot you could not hold your hand there. I was thinking of calling dell back and talking to them about it. Are other people experiencing a lot of heat with this computer?

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Dell :: XPS 1340 Processor And SSD

Sep 8, 2009

I own a studio xps1340 with intel (p8600) 2.4 core 2 duo.

I want to upgrade my processor but i dont know if there are any faster than
p9700 (2.8).... Whats the fastes processor with most cache available for xps 1340 motherboard?

I see the 1640 models have option for T9900 (3.0ghz) will this one fit my motherboard sockets or not?

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Dell :: Undervolting A 1340 ... How

Dec 12, 2009

I get how to do it, but what do you guys recommend settings wise and what program should I use ?

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Dell :: XPS 1340 Vs Vaio SR

Oct 26, 2009

I have an XPS 1340 on order, with the g210m graphics card. I have been reading about this computer, and while performance seems good,

I am starting to freak out a little bit about the heat issues people are reporting, even recently and with the new g201m.

I owned a laptop once with heat issues, and I don't want to go back to the bad old days of lockups and crashes related to heat.

I am thinking of canceling my order (or returning it if I can't), and getting the Vaio SR with the HD4570 graphics card.

What do people think of this as an alternative?

I lose the backlit keyboard and small amount of potential graphics performance, but also lose heat issues, fan noise, and potential problems related to the SLI configuration.

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Dell :: New A11 Bios For XPS 1340

Sep 17, 2009


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Dell :: A Few Pre-purchase Q's On The XPS 1340

Mar 31, 2009

I think I have decided to purchase a Dell Studio XPS 1340, as I require a new laptop before the end of June and I'm not sure anything better in this class will be available before then.

I will be using it for a bit of everything, including work, portability, hooking it up for presentations, general surfing on the couch and some minor game playing. I have a few questions about purchasing it.

1. CPU. At the moment both the P9500 (2.53GHz) and the P9600 (2.66GHz) cost an extra $388.30. Shouldn't the P9600 cost more than the P9500? Am I missing something here?

2. Screen. I get a lot of glare on my current laptop at work. Does the XPS 1340 have a glossy or matte screen? Does choosing WLED or CCFL have any effect on this?

3. Deals. There is currently a $150 cash off deal which ends tomorrow (Thursday). This seems like a pretty good deal to me.

Should I take this or is there a high likelihood a better deal will be available soon? I will also be using the EPP code as I'm a full-time student.

Are there any other coupons I could use? In addition to being a full-time student, I am also a small business owner (strange combo I know), and have bought Dell desktops for employees in the past. Would I be able to get a better deal going through a small business sales channel .....

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Dell :: Skype, XPS 1340, IDT

May 2, 2010

I have read threads about Skype and windows 7, Skype and Dell XPS 1640and IDT codec sound drivers having issues.

I have an XPS 1340 with IDT for sound software, I have had my machine running good for about a month now, after I did a complete system restore 3 times.

So, I was wondering can anyone recommend a Skype version that is pretty friendly with the XPS 1340. or can I use the IDT drivers for the 1640 that I read about working with Skype

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Dell :: OSX + Studio XPS 1340?

Feb 20, 2009

is this possible? would save hassle of getting a macbook

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Dell :: Studio XPs 1340 2GB Ram Always In Use??

Nov 19, 2009

I just got my sxps 1340 and am running vista sp2.

I have 4GB of ram, and task manager shows that 2.8GB is in use. The processes total up maybe 500MB, so whats using the other 2.3GB of ram

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Dell :: XPS 13 1340 Temps

Jul 18, 2009

Recently I bought a Dell xps 13 1340 with p8600 and a 9500GE.

I viewed all the discussions about it and I know it has a heating problem, even thou I decided to buy it - once I saw it I just couldnt look at anything else...

Anyway Im running it with the A07 bios and all new drivers from dell's website.

When Im running it on heavy load like a game the 9400 GPU reaches to 86c.

The 9200 is around 75c. CPU is 74c max .....

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Dell :: XPS 1340 Gaming?

Aug 23, 2009

Just ordered this with a 9500m. Was curious what fps I could expect with L4D. Pretty much the only FPS I play

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Dell :: ExpressCard For The 1340

Jan 29, 2010

I've just received the card that I've ordered for my 1340...

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Dell :: XPS 1340 Auto Boots

Jan 26, 2010

I have a new XPS 1340, That seems to be having issues with starting up in the wee hours. Monday morning 4:30am I woke up for work, looked over at the Laptop sitting on the desk and the side hinge lights were on.opened screen and saw the login page. I always shut my computer down completely I don't use the hibernate feature.

Several Times last week I noticed when I came home from work and powered up the laptop instead of "starting Windows" it said "resuming Windows". I really don't know if this just started or has been this way since day one. I do know that the battery level always indicates 100% when I shut down and when I start up it's down to about 92% from just sitting turned off? Again I don't use hibernate I "Shut down". using windows 7.

Are their scheduled tasks that can start my machine I have noticed about 34 scheduled tasks in the scheduler can't quite undertsand why so many tasks come pre loaded. Anyway, most have never executed can I just delete them?any help, suggestions, greatly appreciated.

Spent the past 45 min trying to talk to Dell, been on hold guess lunch time is a bad idea.

Could I have a Progrram that is trying to "auto run once" ?

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Dell :: Studio XPS 1340 Replacement

Apr 6, 2010

The 1640/45/47 owners and the m1330 owners have their respective replacements threads. There has also been a concern about getting Alienware instead of XPS thread. So I created this thread because the Studio XPS 1340 has reached EOL and is no longer offered as a replacement. Thus, I would like 1340 owners' help in tracking and monitoring replacements.

Please specify experiences regarding:What are the specs of your current XPS 1340?What system was received in lieu of the SXPS 1340? Specs? New or Refurb?At what point were you aware of the system you were going to receive?How long did the systems' exchange process take?Did you attempt escalation or any form of negotiation?Are you happy with your replacement? .........

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Dell :: SXPS 1340 SM Bus Controller

Dec 23, 2009

In the process of trying different nVidia GPU drivers I inadvertently uninstalled a bunch of other nVidia drivers from my SXPS 1340 . Managed to reinstall most of them, but I keep on getting an error looking for drivers for the SM Bus controller. Now all the advice on t'internet is that this is part of the chipset drivers, which I have reinstalled a number of times- all the other devices are fine now, but the SM Bus controller is still flagged up in the device manager.

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Dell :: XPS 1340 And Windows 7 64bit

Jul 12, 2009

I'm having troubles with windows 7 (build 7100 64 bits) and xps 1340. All Vista (64 bits) driver seems to work fine until the notebook wakes up from the sleep or hibernate mode. The Ethernet will not recover at all.

In the Control PanelNetwork and InternetNetwork Connections the Ethernet will display cable unplugged even thought the cable is plugged. It will start functioning correctly after restart. It does indeed bothers me as if i close the notebook it will go to the sleep mode then I open it and the Ethernet connection is lost !

Also I can't get the inbuilt infra-red working. I have installed the driver but can find any software to use it with!

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Dell Afghanistan:: Studio XPS 1340

Sep 2, 2009

I am going to Wales in about two weeks for university and i am looking for the AC unit for the 1340
Can any 1340 UK users please tell me which model their power brick is? or where i can buy them. In Canada we have best buy and etc. What type of big box stores sells dell accessories in the UK.

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Dell :: What Is The Fastest Processor Available For Xps 1340?

Sep 8, 2009

What is the fastest processor available for xps 1340's motherboard ....

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Dell :: 1340 Saturation/Brightness

Jul 29, 2009

Whenever I log into my laptop, past the login screen, the screen immediately darkens and becomes way too unsaturated and dark to view.

This doesn't occur doing the login screen and fixes itself when I run a Display test on Windows 7, but it reoccurs when I open a new program.

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