just wanted to post some pictures of my new SGP Skin for my SXPS 1340. It has a silicon adhesive so you can reapply w/out messing it up. It looks way cooler in person and I have already gotten a few compliments.
my friend doesn't want his 1730, and i do. however, he is a geek, all out. i don't want to trot around my school with a world of warcraft notebook, so i was wondering if there was a place where i could buy a skin that shows off the lighting affect, but hides the "World of Warcraft" logo on the lid.
My old notebook keyboard died, and despite my apprehensions about buy a notebook with a glossy screen, I recently purchased the most recent upgrade of the Dell Studio - a 1745 (according to the number on the bottom of the laptop) from Best Buy for about $800.
While I was worried about the glossy part, it turns out there's another, much larger problem - I intended to use it to edit photos (I'm not professional, just like to play around with them sometimes) and I've found the colors, despite being a "truelife" display (I got the "900p" one, 1600x900) to be kind of crappy when it comes to viewing skin tones. They're just sort of...flattened. My pictures that look good on my regular lcd (21.3" Samsung SyncMaster 213t) and my hd tv look weird and unnatural on my studio laptop. The pictures that look borderline-ok on my other monitors look terrible on my laptop because the skin tones are all messed up.
And I don't mean that like "I'm super picky about skin tones", I mean more like "anyone looking at the picture on the laptop lcd would notice it looks noticeably weird".
Naturally, there are a picture or 2 that actually looks better on the laptop screen - in one of them, there's a yellowish cast in the background when viewed on the camera lcd and my tv (it's also a common issue with pictures taken with my camera), but it's not there on the laptop screen. Unfortunately, since I need to be able to adjust the white balance on my laptop to look good on your average monitor, this is kind of a problem for me.
I really hate to wait a month for a new computer, but I was thinking that maybe the "17.3” Full HD (1080p) B+RG LED Display with TrueLife™ and Camera" would be better with colors? Or is there something wrong with my particular screen? The Studio with the same specs costs $1,139 online (as opposed to the $780 I paid at Best Buy) so it's a lot more money, but I could probably do it. I considered ordering a refurbished Precision m6400, but some of the reviews of the screen seemed kind of down (especially for such an expensive computer), plus it sounded like it's pretty huge to lug around.
I'm finding that I really like the capabilities of the Envy 15. However I went into a Microsoft store today to take a look at it and it had an almost beige-grey chasis with a very feminine laser-etched design on the cover. When I asked one of the workers if there was an alternative, they said that HP didn't make anything else.
I don't really trust the employees there, and I really hope that this is not true. I've found pictures so far of Envy 15 with a plain silver finish, but on the HP website their doesn't seem to be any option for it. Did anyone manage to get one without the floral patterns on the cover?
I recently purchased a M170 with 6800 Ultra off ebay and have been using it for the past week or so. During this time, I have noticed that the temps get quite high when running graphic intensive applications. I currently have an e1705 with a 7900GTX installed so I am familiar with the heat dissipated from a high end graphics card but the M170 seems to get very hot in comparison to my e1705. I am not sure what are considered high temps so I will just post my readings from I8kfan (these are the peak temps):
I am guessing my GPU crapped out on me because when I install video drivers and reboot the system it won't boot into Windows without safe mode. Anyways, is it possible to get a replacement GPU without a warranty? Anything I can talk to about Dell Customer Service about? I'm broke and I just got the laptop.
I just recently acquired a m170 and have an issue. I could not get it to stay on for more than 30 sec to load windows.....as soon as i disabled speedstep in the bios i was able to load windows.....only problem laptop runs at 800mhz......if i enable speedstep it shuts off before windows loads.....
I have a dell xps m170 laptop I got back in April of last year, and I forgot to renew my warranty, so it's expired. My problem at the moment is that a few times the past week, I'd be using the computer normally and the screen would go black and everything would stop. I'd try to turn it back on, but wouldn't go to BIOS screen.
I would wait a few minutes, come back, power on again, everything would work fine. Then on Wednesday of last week, it crashed again, but would not go to the Dell screen/BIOS etc, just turn on, fans and lights go on, but just a black screen. I'd wait it out a few minutes, no change.
I took out the Hard Drive, tried to boot up still, powers on, but no Dell screen or anything. I took my computer to Geek Squad thinking they can tell me what my problem is, so I paid them 60.00$ to identify the issue. A day goes by, and they tell me after completing some sort of tests, that it may be a motherboard issue of some sort.
I go to pick it up, and they weren't able to tell me any specifics, they just said, we think it's the motherboard.
all m170 owners out there.. what is the latest game that you have played on your system and how good does it play? the last game i had bought and played with mine is warhammer dark crusade.. haven't been gaming for awhile and interested in buying a very good game..
I'm not sure if anyone else has had this issue, but my CPU maxes out at 100% utilization if I try and play any video what-so-ever (uTube, ABC.com, sling media, etc). It's causing video playback to stutter and is driving me crazy. I try and keep my video drivers at the newer releases - currently I'm using the 180.43 from laptopvideo2go. I also always format and perform a fresh install on the system once or twice a year to keep it running at it's peak. Specs are below:
OS: Vista 32 bit Ultimate SP1 Memory: 2gig Processor: Intel Pentium M 2.26 ghz
Yesterday when i was watching movie strange lines appeared on screen. I restarted and noticed they even appear on DELL welcome screen;/ so its not driver problem. My laptop temperatures are ok also, and i never overclocked it.
Performance in games dropped to zero too.
Is there any way to fix it or i have to replace my graphic card ?
I have an XPS M170, with the 7800GTX card installed. Been working perfectly for several months now then all of a sudden the screen went black, and I had to force a powerdown.
(I was only browsing the web at the time).
Turned it back on, and all that happened was the power light came on, the hard drive light flickered, then the DVD seemed to power cycle (the light came on and I heard it spin), even the XPS lights came on, but that's it, nothing else.
If I leave it alone, it remains in that state with no change, hooked up an external monitor to it, and nothing there either.
I'm thinking about getting a Dell XPS M170 notebook from eBay. I wanted to know how much the CPU and memory could be upgraded. And if the system will support Vista. I'm looking at getting one with the 7800 GTX video card in it.
i recently purchased a dell xps m170 and i noticed the screen wasnt as crisp as i expected.
so i put the dell resource cd to install a video driver and when i started the driver install the screen went black and that was it the comp was still turned on but nothing on the screen. when first booting up i notice vertical lines during the dell screen and windows screen.
i went to the device manager and uninstalled the nvidia driver and rebooted, everything worked fine i was able to go on youtube and see a video, but when i scroll down it seems the screen is lagging i dont have a better way to describe it. i downloaded the driver for the video card from dell and installed it and immediately the screen went black
So I upgraded my 9300's internals to an xps m170 motherboard and go 7800gtx and now when I turn the laptop on the screen is dim and does not get brighter when I hit Fn and the Arrow keys. Another problem is that when using 18fangui the temperature on the 7800gtx reads 00 and will not display a temperature
Basically the video card went out in my dell xps m170 a while ago, bugger was still under warrenty but they said there was a "spill" in it so they wouldn't replace it... fyi it wasn't a spill got a second opinion and a layer of nicotine formed over the video card couple with some pet hair that got in there it caused it to over heat and fry out. but alas my warrenty is screwed. (also i was runnin linux and they said it was "irregular" buggers)
anywho i want my laptop back up and runnin, its a thousand times better then this toshiba satellite a105 with a broken keyboard but the video card Nvidia go 6800 is like 300 bucks.
I was talkin to my girlfriends brother who works at a computer shop and he suggested a different compatible video card.
a Dell inspiron 9400 which has a ATI mobility X1400.
is this compatible with my dell xps m170, he said it looks like it would fit in there and the only major difference is there is one heat sink instead of two. (its not quite as powerful plus side-- better battery life. i do some gaming like world of warccraft and the ati 1400 seems like it would be good enough for that).
I've built numerous desktops but i've never personally worked on a laptop internally before. I do know the xps m170 was made a little different then some laptops in that nothings integrated and its upgradeable (hell has a guide how to take it apart that it came with.)