Dell :: Safe To Buy Studio XPS 16?

Mar 4, 2010

The specs along with the look and price really make this an attractive laptop. Iíve been looking for a reasonably priced portable gaming box. This will by no means be a desktop replacement, but more of a LAN party box I can bring with me instead of lugging around my desktop.

I've been looking into buying the Dell Studio XP 16 for the last couple weeks but the number of issues I've seen reported on various forums have made me nervous.

1)Has the throttling issue been fully resolved? Iíve seen various BIOS being released but Iím yet to read anywhere that it has resolved the issue or whether it will EVER be resolved.

2)Does the throttling issue affect all Dell XPS 16s or just particular builds/models?

3)How hot does the laptop get when surfing the web? I know it can get pretty warm when gaming.

4)Anyone have any timeline of when the next version of the Dell XPS 16 will be released?

5)Should I wait until a newer XPS is released or stay away from it completely and get a different laptop?

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Feb 12, 2010

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None of my short cuts appeared and none of the keys on the key board work - at all.

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