Do not post in this thread until you ACTUALLY take deliver of XPS 1645 I7. Since the other thread has been destroyed by the production fiasco, we will reserve this thread for reviews, questions, etc about the ACTUAL machine...
I thought it was time to get an *Order Status* thread started on the Studio XPS 1340, since so many are ordering it!
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: Ordered On: 2/4/09
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.
· New Dell Studio 14z laptop sports a stylish, thin (0.79–1.2-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
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
So, this thread is for all the SXPS 1640 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: Ordered On: 2/4/09
I created this thread with the intention of grouping all who have, or in the process, or are planning to upgrade to Windows 7 x64 for the XPS M1330.
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?
Because the Studio XPS 1645 Intel Core i7 Owner's thread was getting pretty *thick* with *Order Status* Inquiries, etc... I thought it was time to get an *Order Status* thread started, since so many are ordering it! And, to lessen the *heavyness* felt with the Owner's thread.
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!
So, this thread is for all the SXPS 1645 owner's to post when they ordered, status updates only, and when received etc.....Basically this is a thread for Order Status (and all included w/in the thread title) ........
A few days ago I was bought a new Acer Aspire 5935G-744G50N notebook. I would like to install the original nvidia 185.85 WHQL driver for the GT130M video card from the nvidia site. But the installer drop down me and doesn't installed the driver.
He says: "Doesn't found components for the driver". Or something like that. Okay, I install back the original Acer-Nvidia driver from the driver backup dvd, but the screen brightness is too dark. I repaired the system with the system-restore. I delete again the originally installed Acer-Nvidia driver, and I download a modded .inf with nvidia driver from the laptopvideo2go.com. That's generate a bad screen resulation and after some installs black sreens. After it, I download a "Dox" modded driver from here, too, but it doesn't work correctly, too.
My question is: How I install newest Nvidia drivers for this good laptop?
I just got my Aspire 5930G here in sweden, and i have to say coming from a DELL laptop, this one is really nice.
It has a 2.0GHZ CPU which maybe is a little slow, but the grfx card (Nvidia Geforce 9600M GT) makes up for that! 3 GB RAM, HDMI/VGA ports, DVD-writer, 15.4" screen with 1280x800.
I just put in another harddrive in it (320gigger instead of 250 that came with it) and with 7200rpm instead of the original 5400 it is really much faster.
I bought the laptop for 1160$ aprox, which is pretty cheap, isnt it? =)
Just tried 3dmarks 2006 and it gets 5567 points which is VERY good for this kind of cheap laptop, "for the win"!
It seems this laptop is pretty rare still, im not sure its new on the market, but can other owners please write here, maybe some tips or so Wonder if i for instance can put another (faster) CPU in this one to make it faster..
Here are some links for those who are intrested in this one:
We are all waiting on a refresh of the Dell Studio XPS 1645/1647 to include the 5000 series ATI graphics cards. So to get the message across I have come up with a little thing called "Operate GPU Refresh". If you have been following the iPhone/AT&T you should know of the "Operation Chokehold" that iPhone users took part in to try to get the message across the the AT&T network needs upgrading.
But instead of trying to take down Dell, we will simply be trying to get the message across to them that we want the new cards, and since every other manufacturer pretty much already offers them we "would" rather buy their competition.
On March 30th of 2010 all users who want to participate will visit the "Dell Chat" PC/Laptop sales chat and ask when the 5000 series will be available. Also chime in on the fact that competitors such as HP already have these newer graphics cards available and you are tired of waiting, and if they can't give a solid reason just say "I guess I will go with HP" or whichever company you feel is the next alternative to you. Goal:
Get the message across that we as customers want the latest hardware.
Get the message across that Dell is lagging behind their competition and if we have to wait any longer we will forget about Dell and buy their competition (in theory).
So set your calendars for March 30th. Dell "D-Day". Us notebook review members telling Dell what we want, and that we want it NOW.
It's release at Computex Taipei is coming up very soon...and I think I'm not the only one waiting for an XPS line refresh with this...
I hope we can use this thread to share news, benchmarks, or just general talk about the new platform....
I know I'm definitely excited having seen some X4500 benchmarks already Low power and decent performance, wawhoo (Decent=not crazy gaming, but fine for CAD, 3D mathematical analysis, watching movies on the go with low battery useage)
I thought it would be best to change the title to *The Official Dell Inspiron 910 (Mini I) Thread*... and thus...creating a brand spanking new thread! WoOT! So I will link the other thread here, and....
Let's roll with it on the Dell Inspiron 910
Mini 9 Helpful Links Section:
Make Windows USB Install Drive: [url]
Make Linux USB Install Drive: This guide is written for Eeebuntu, but it will work with any linux distro. [url]
It's been suggested in a few other threads that an Inspiron 1545 owners thread be started to discuss any problems, fixes and general thoughts on the Inspiron 1545.
So here goes.
Now I appreciate that, after going through many other posts, this model is not loved by many; but lets remember that this notebook is aimed at the price conscientious individual - it's never going to compete against the XPS or anything.
My own inspiron is sat with the depot now, will be delivered tomorrow.
I'll have a play with it over the next few days and post up a full review asap to help anyone who is deciding whether this machine will fulfill their requirements. Until then, anyone own one of these have anything to say about it?
NBR member weinter found the model number, so I took it and did some research and came up with this:
Review of the 3820 with video
The Travelmate Timeline 8372's are the business versions. Acer 3820/4820/5820Choice of Intel Core i3/i5/i7Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit or Windows Vista Home BasicIntel HD Graphics or Switchable between Intel HD Graphics and ATI 5470 or 565013.3"/14.1"/15.6" 1366x768 DisplayUp to 640GB HDDUp to 8GB DDR3-1066 RamUp to 12 hours of battery life (with 9-cell)3820T/TG: 3.9lbs, 4820T/TG: 4.85lbs, 5820T/TG: 5.3lbs with 6-cell.
This thread is for all sxps 1340 & 1640 owners that would like to share or make any modifications to their studio xps laptops, (internal mods, cosmetic mods, skins, paint, stickers, copper mods, performance, any mods!)
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 overclock processor from 2.4 to 2.7 slighty overclocked 9400mg
even though this computer is hot to the touch and she is having a few issues with it i figure id put it threw its paces for you guys. id just like to mention before hand that we have the WLED screen (1366x768)
out of the box running with dell's 9.4 drivers it ran a 5060 in 3dmark 06 i ended up having to down grade the drivers to dell's 9.2 because i was unable to over clock with the 9.4's. however even with the 9.2 the only program that would work is AMD GPU clock tool. i was able to test it up to 749 mhz core / 945 mhz mem. it works like a charm, no artifacting or anything. with just one run threw 3dmark 06 it brought the temp up to 76C. after an 45min of looping the test the temps peaked and leveled out at 83C. it idles around 60-63C at these clocks (stock idle is about 8C cooler)
i have yet to test if its stable at higher clock then these. i feel as though it still has a small amount of room left, maybe another 20 mhz on ether . i haven't had time to test this out yet though. im probably going to try undervolting the CPU and see if that brings down the temps any. ill report back with the results from both the CPU and GPU when i get a chance to do it all.
this is a spiffy little computer, im sure that once we resolve the screen and power supply issues with dell that my wife will be happy with the unit.
Official Studio XPS 1645 Intel Core i7 “Owners Lounge”
This thread is for Owners of the Studio XPS 1645 Intel Core i7!
Congrat’s to Garrett for being the first one to receive it…. And, as being the first to receive, Garrett….please…please lead into discussion! I’m 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:
Intel® Core™ i5-540M (2.53GHz, 4 Thread, turbo boost up to 3.06GHz, 3M cache) 15.6 " Full HD(1080p)WLED (1920 x 1080)Display with TrueLife™ 4GB (2GBx2) 1333MHz DDR3 SDRAM 500GB 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 Internal 8X DVD+/-RW Combination Drive with dual layer write capabilities Integrated Stereo Sound with Subwoofer Dell 1520 Wireless-N Card 6-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery Dell(TM) Backlit Keyboard with Touchpad (English)
Price :- 1241.88 $ or Rs.57000(INDIAN Currency)
Dear Friends can u give me your valuable suggestions , is this good system or worth for money? I'd like to do some gaming, definitely video editing/production and watch movies.
Also... typical office apps, and photo manipulation, program compilation, dot net program development . I like to keep my hardware for five years, buying the best available architecture, but not necessarily the top of the line in performance.