Dell :: Studio 15 Special Edition Official

Mar 3, 2009

Appears to be based on the 1537:

http://www.dell.com/content/products...19&l=en&s=dhs&

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Dell :: Studio 15 Special Edition

Mar 25, 2009

I just wanted to see if anyone has gotten the chance to check out the new SE Studio 15 from Dell.

Link is here!
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My mom wanted to get me a Dell Mini for my b-day and I was like mom, let me configure one and you can tell me I can or can't have it. I just about tapped it out and came in a little over $1,700 with all the goodies, a travel ac/dc charger, and blue tooth wireless remote.

The laptop itself is not found on the site when you go to setup a Studio 15/17 but it is in the gray drop down menu towards the top it says special edition.

I really like the Studio 15/17 line but it has always looked plain to me even with the top and side accent colors... I was looking for something different but my mom did not approve the $2,400 configuration of the Studio XPS 16.

Spec's are as follows... (From the Dell Order Status Page)

Studio 1537, Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, 2.4GHz, 1066Mhz, 3M L2 Cache
Back-lit Keyboard
15.4 inch ETE Panel with WXGA+TL (WLED), W/ CAMERA
256MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3450
320GB 7200RPM Hard Drive with Free Fall Sensor, Seagate Casey
Microsoft Windows Vista SP1 Home Premium Edition, English
Integrated High Definition Audio 2.0
Intel WiFi Link 5100 802.11AGNHalf Mini Card
Integrated 2.0M Pixel Webcam
85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery
Dell Hardware Warranty PlusOnsite Service, 3 Year Limited Warranty
Blue tooth
Fingerprint reader

All of the software to go along that comes standard, no MS Office package. I have a 07 version that will be used when I get this, and I opted to get the microtrend internet security over the norton/macafee counterparts.

The thing that sucks is it will not be here until 04-14-09, so I will have to wait. But with every laptop I customized on Dell's site it was maybe 6-8 days sooner but it was not "everything" that I wanted. And it was the "blah" colors and the configuration was not as good as I wanted. I wanted a XPS 15 but the hard drive choices where meager, a 500gb 5400rpm drive, a 128gb SSD, and a 256gb SSD, "COMMON DELL WHATS UP WITH THAT?". I had to have a eSata port and this one has it, the top usb port on the left side is a usb port but it doubles as a eSata port, sweet! I have a 1tb WD triple interface usb/firewire400/eSata drive and I wanted the speed of internal sata drive with an external use.

The only thing I may have problems with later down the line or in the days/years to come is getting newer games to play on it. Before my old desktop's videocard crashed I was playing TF2:Source, DOD:Source, CS:Source, and a sweet racing game called ToCa Race Driver 3... best racing SIM I have played, I love it. From what I have read this laptop should blaze through all of these games without a hitch but if I wanted to installed like COD4, Fear2 or something newer alone those lines I would have to run far lower settings than standard/default.

I spent three days during my spare time trying to get the right configuration and stay below $1,800. I kept going back to the SE Studio 15 and I think I will enjoy it. It's got about everything I need other than maybe a better video card I could want or ask for, and from what I hear the nine cell battery not only helps it run cooler because it is raised up higher in the back for air flow, but it gives you at least a 1/3rd longer battery life over the standard six cell.

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Dell :: Studio 1537 Special Edition,

Jun 4, 2009

Dell has officially yanked the Studio 1537 SE from their website. It hasn't been an option on the actual Studio laptop page for several weeks, but you could still access the model's page by searching for "Studio 15 Special Edition" on Google, or Dell's own search.

Today, though, that page no longer exists. The Google and internal Dell search links just redirect to the main Studio laptop category page.

It was a good machine, and if I had my way, that's what the Studio 15 series would have become, not the 1555. The edge-to-edge display and that unique black and red finish were fantastic. T

his now means that the 1555 is the only Studio 15 model available from Dell anymore, and there's no way to get any of the 15.4" models with media buttons brand new.

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Dell :: Studio 15 Special Edition Overview [Pics & Video]

Apr 1, 2009

here's the skinny. After what seems like an eternity I've finally got this bad girl in my hands. The screen will blow you away, well for me at least. The edge to edge display looks just beautiful and at full brightness it has enough light energy to power 25 homes for 2 years. The hinge design is awesome. Other than the paint job and the edge to edge display I'd assume it's pretty much like a regular studio.

Speaking of which....it's a fingerprint magnet, but that's to be expected. I'm afraid somebody will end up lifting one of my prints with a piece of tape and logging into my computer. I like how the black and red meshes together, not too bland but not too extreme either. Besides the keyboard and the red bezel around the screen the entire surface of the notebook is glossy, I'd describe it as piano black.

I'm surprised at the level of crap. It's actually minimal. Right now I'm contemplating doing a clean install, but I want to go x64 because I don't like having 1gb being wasted. But the average user won't need to do a clean install.

There are a couple of quirks though. The touchpad takes a bit of getting used to, it felt kinda rough and hard to use at first. I'm noticing a bit of keyboard flex across the board.

So yea, overall I like how it looks and feels. It runs like a bat out of hell with minimum tweaks to the factory install. I'd recommend it over a regular studio 15 any day.

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I was just wondering if you guys had any extra input on this- I've seen the dv4 owner's lounge, but the Special Edition seems like a fairly different computer. I want to be absolutely sure I'm making the right decision!

Oh, and Best Buy seems to have a much better deal than the HP site right now. Does this look good, or is there anything crucial I'm missing that I'd be better off custom ordering for?

Also, Windows 7. Presumably I will want to upgrade to this when it comes out. Are there any future upgrade offers I should be aware of? I seem to recall reading something about this, but I don't remember exactly what.

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So, should I just avoid this, not worth the risk?

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I am skeptic because I have read online that systems which were not shipped with 32 GB mSATA card, doesn't have mSATA port for later installation.

When I purchased the system at that time dell had the option for adding 32 GB mSATA card in the customization section, but now dell has removed the whole customization section from the website. And in the pre-configured models, there is no option for mSATA card.

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I've been reading the threads for a while and wanted to get some more opinions on the 1555 vs SSE. I know the SSE is basically the 1537 with the edge to edge monitor.

I placed my order for the SSE last week with an estimated delivery date of 6/15
I could cancel my order and go with the 1555 with an estimated ship date of 6/01. what do you think. I have ~$1000 to play with ......

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Personally I'm currently on Vista Ultimate x86 (because it's a Product Red) and I'm entitled to a free Windows 7 Professional x64 license from my school. I've read that it's not possible to upgrade directly from higher-to-lower (in terms of level of OS).

Like for mine I'd only be able to upgrade directly if I had a Windows 7 Ultimate license.

Hence for my case, I would like to seek the advice from the helpful fellas here on my upgrade (sequence) options.

Currently I have 2 partitions, as per default. C drive as OS and main partition of 285GB and D drive as RECOVERY of 9.99GB.

Questions:
1) If I were to install Windows 7 on a newly created partition, ie. F drive (as my DVDRW is on E drive now), would I be able to format my C drive (after backing up data from it) and turn it into a storage drive?

2) If 1) is possible, should I partition F drive to 20-25GB as the norm capacity for Windows 7 OS installation, or should I allocate more space? (I'm asking this because I've never done an OS-only partition + Data-only partition in any computer I own because I don't see the usefulness of it LAST TIME.

3) If I had an OS partition in F drive, 20-25GB, and the Data partition on C drive (after formatting Vista), would I be able to swap these 2 drive letters so C drive becomes my Windows 7 OS Drive and F drive becomes my Data drive?

4) If that's the case, would I still be needing D drive (RECOVERY), or can I format->delete it?

5) Having 20-25GB in C drive, assuming I've swapped F drive with C drive, where would I be installing my applications? Do I need to install applications into the OS drive or can I install it in the Data drive? Because if it were the case that applications NEED to be installed into the OS drive, I'd need to allocate a little more space in now-C drive, right?

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I had to use the one supplied by Dell, which is fine, but I was wondering if there were a way to use the official ones.

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If you have any pictures to share of how unique your system looks now or how you applied any changes feel free to post.

The only mods I have done are:
Copper mod
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May 28, 2009

MOVED FROM XPS AND XPS STUDIO FORUM

Officially released with nice specs:

http://www.dell.com/content/products...=19&l=en&s=dhs

NEW DELL STUDIO 14z LAPTOP PERFECT POWERHOUSE FOR ONLINE GENERATION

Thin, cool design for those who download media from online

Powerful, mobile entertainment system combines HD resolution screen with great audio and 500GB1 hard drive option

ROUND ROCK, Texas, May 28, 2009 For the generation that has grown up with the Internet and can find just about anything online, the new Dell Studio 14z laptop makes it easy to carry their digital world with them. Designed for students and others on the go who demand the perfect balance of mobility and performance, the Studio 14z is a homework-busting system by day and an entertainment powerhouse by night.

It features a svelte design and a huge 500GB1 hard drive option that can store up to 125,000 songs, 142,000 photos or 133 DVD quality movies2. The Studio 14z allows people to watch their favorite movies and TV shows, listen to streaming music with friends, store a vast MP3 collection and socially network from just about anywhere3.

The Studio 14z is the industry's first consumer laptop available with FailSafe theft prevention. This option helps protect personal data should the laptop go missing or be stolen. With Failsafe engaged, owners can track network information and the ISP location of the laptop when it connects to the Internet, and get help to remotely erase selected files and render the laptop unusable until the rightful owner unlocks it.

"Young people have grown up with the Internet and can find almost everything they need online." said Michael Tatelman, vice president of Dell's global consumer sales and marketing. "They want a slim, easy-to-carry laptop and like the choice of a larger hard drive over an optical drive. The Studio 14z has the storage and speed that most people need, and it comes with color options that let them truly express who they are."

The Studio 14z comes in six colors: Black Chain Link, Midnight Blue, Spring Green, Plum Purple, Ruby Red and Promise Pink (U.S. only). Dell will donate $5 to Susan G. Komen for the Cure from the purchase of each Promise Pink laptop.

The new laptop also comes with Dell Remote Access4; the optional premium version allows people to access content via their home network of personal computing devices including desktops, laptops, ultra-mobile devices, smart phones and web cameras.

Priced from $649 U.S., the Studio 14z is available now online and over the phone in the U.S. and Canada.

The News:

New Dell Studio 14z laptop sports a stylish, thin (0.791.2-inches) design for students and digital downloaders who want a combination of power and exceptional mobility

Energy-efficient, mercury-free, 14-inch 16:9 LED display with HD resolution (720p/ 900p)

Intel Pentium Dual Core, and Intel Core 2 Duo standard voltage processors up to T9550 (2.66GHz, 1066Mhz FSB, 6MB Cache)

Integrated NVIDIA GeForce 9400M graphics5

Digital Video/Audio via HDMI and DisplayPort

Standard 1.3MP webcam with dual digital array mics

Starting weight of 4.3 pounds6

Standard FastAccess Facial Recognition Software to help prevent unauthorized access to your computer

Optional Phoenix Failsafe Theft Protection to help protect laptop and data in event of theft

Advanced touchpad control to help improve productivity

4W, SRS, 2.0 Audio w/ discrete tweeters and dual headphone jacks

Up to 500GB1 HDD capacity

Optional 8:1 Media Card Reader via 34mm Express Card slot

Six-cell battery standard, optional slim design 8-cell battery for up to 6:46 hours of battery life with WLED display option7

Standard Wi-Fi, optional Bluetooth and mobile broadband to connect anywhere3

eSATA connectivity for high speed data transfer rate (up to 6X USB 2.0)

PowerShare - Charge your USB-connected cell phone and other mobile devices via the USB 2.0/eSATA combo port even when you're unplugged from a power outlet

Optional external optical drive options (DVD+/-RW, Blu-ray Disc read-only and read-write drives)...............................................

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Mar 27, 2010

I decided to make this thread because there are so many of us out there who have all had the same problems and have gone through he** and back with Dell customer/tech support and are wanting to get a replacement and/or already have. Our posts are scattered everywhere so I just thought we should all unify them and post here to help others who are in our situation.

State what you currently have or previously owned, ( ie the bad laptop), specs etc. and what the problems are/were. Then if you have already gotten a replacement, only the relevant specs (the ones that changed or upgrades you got) and any additional notes you want to add about the process, how long it took etc.

If anyone is on the fence about what to do with their situation please feel free to ask. This should be an informative and helpful thread for those looking into getting there laptop replaced or fixed by Dell, or just want some advice on what to do with their problematic 1640/45/47. This is by no means a thread to gloat or brag about your replacement upgrade, but rather a place for everyone to share their experiences and help others. Thanks!

Problem Laptop: Studio XPS 1640 - throttling, heat, speaker rattle/distortion, dust behind screen

(specs in sig)

Replacement: Studio XPS 1647 - In transit

i7 620m
6g ddr3
Blutooth
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Feb 4, 2009

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Please use this format, it's nice and easy for all to read:
Ordered On: 2/4/09

Model info: Obsidian Black / XPS 1340/ etc.

Estimated Ship Date: 2/10/09
Estimated Arrival Date: 2/12/09

Order Status: In Production 'Building Stage' 2/5-2/709 (12pm EST)
Order Status: In Production 'Boxing Stage' 2/7/09 (12pm EST)-2/10/09 (11am EST)
Order Status: Shipped 2/10/09 (8 am EST) .....

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Feb 4, 2009

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So, this thread is for all the SXPS 1340 owner's to post when they ordered, status updates only, and when received etc.....Basically this is a thread is for Order Status (and all included w/in the thread title)

Please use this format, it's nice and easy for all to read:
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Model info: Obsidian Black / XPS 1340/ etc.

Estimated Ship Date: 2/10/09
Estimated Arrival Date: 2/12/09

Order Status: In Production 'Building Stage' 2/5-2/709 (12pm EST)
Order Status: In Production 'Boxing Stage' 2/7/09 (12pm EST)-2/10/09 (11am EST)
Order Status: Shipped 2/10/09 (8 am EST)

New EAD: N/A

My Location: Fiji Islands

Start here:

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Since the other SXPS 1640' threads were getting *rather large*,.........................................

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Official Studio XPS 1645 Intel Core i7 Owners Lounge

This thread is for Owners of the Studio XPS 1645 Intel Core i7!

Congrats to Garrett for being the first one to receive it.
And, as being the first to receive, Garrett.pleaseplease lead into discussion!
Im sure there will be more Owners to follow shortly!

(oh, and I received permission to start this thread, if there are any questions from anyone)

Helpful Links:
Cases and bags for the Dell Studio XPS 1340 and 1640
The Best Free Security Software:
The best free security software
Dell Windows 7 Upgrade Option Program
Monitoring Notebook Temps: nVidia & ATI, CPU, HDD - Do your temps worry you?
Windows 7 Subforum
NBR Vista Tips and Tweaks Guide
The Ever-Growing Free Windows Software List
Links to Bag Makers, Dealers and Reviews
Studio XPS 16 1080p RGBLED Settings? Thread:
Studio XPS 16 1080p RGBLED Settings?
(Thanks for the suggestion, RifterAD!)

Dell UK i7 Linky

Link for the Drivers for the Studio XPS 1645 - Win 7 64 Bit

Link for the Drivers for the Studio XPS 1645 - Windows Vista 64 Bit

Link for the Studio XPS 1645 System Bios

Edit to the above (as requested by Ibrahim) 10/15/09...Peep's this really should clear up any confusion.!! Thanks Ibrahim :
"Dell is having some issues with their invoices, particularly with monitor choice. If you ordered the RGBLED and it says WLED, don't worry: you still have the RGBLED, it is just marked incorrectly. Some users who ordered the RGBLED have these part numbers:

320-8335
320-8341
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Also, we really should keep Status Updates, Order Delays, Progress as such, separated in this section of the forum! It will make the other thread "easier on the eye" per se!

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I tried searching and the only things I find are:

Quote:

Like many others, the first time that you launch eRecovery on your laptop you have use a password. Then the months the years passed, and you need eRecovery, but now you forgot the password...

Note : The method can be very different with your model, but the principle remains the same one, there must be a file which stores your password, and it must be in one of the most recent files since you changed your password.

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