Dell :: Studio XPS 16 Vs Studio 17

Feb 22, 2010

Please help me decide between SXPS 16 and Studio 17. Configs are below. Main differences in configurations:
SXPS - smaller (15.6"), higher resolution (1920x1080) screen; better build quality; more stylish; slightly better wireless card and graphics card.

Studio - larger (17") screen.

Main uses = Internet, video (not blu-ray, mostly online tv etc), very light gaming, office excel etc

Studio 17

Black Chainlink
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Quad Core Processor 1.6GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode,
6MB Cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
17.3” High Definition+ (900p) Bright LED Display with TrueLife™ and Camera/Facial Recognition SW
4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650
8X Slot Load CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Dell Wireless 1520 802.11n Half Mini-card
85 Whr Lithium Ion Battery (9 cell)
Soundblaster X-Fi Hi Def Audio - Software Enabled
Dell Wireless 365 Bluetooth Internal (2.1)
Back-lit Keyboard


Studio XPS 16

Obsidian Black with Leather Accent edit
Intel® Core™ i7-720QM Quad Core Processor 1.6GHz (2.8GHz Turbo Mode,
6MB Cache)
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
Full HD Widescreen 15.6 inch WLED LCD (1920x1080) W/2.0 MP
4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1333MHz
500GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
1GB ATI Mobility RADEON® HD 4670
8X Slot Load CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Intel® 5300 WLAN Wireless-N (3x3) Mini Card
85 Whr Lithium Ion Battery (9 cell)
Creative SoundBlaster X-Fi MB
Dell Wireless 370 Bluetooth Internal (2.1+EDR)
1Yr LoJack for Laptops Theft Protection
Back-lit Keyboard


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Dell :: Studio 1569 ( Studio S15z-2249CPN) Best Buy Blue Label CNET Review

Mar 28, 2010

What I found quite interesting in the cnet review is that their performance testing of the Dell 1569 was second place just behind the Toshiba E205-S1904 (the other Best Buy Blue Label). I do not understand why, the specs are basically the exact same specs, EXCEPT our Dell has a 500gb 7,200rpm hard drive while the Toshiba has a 500gb 5,400 rpm hard drive. I would think, if anything our performance would be slightly better than the Toshiba because of our 7,200rpm hard drive. All the other specs are the same.

So, with that being said, why did the Toshiba have slightly better performance numbers than ours, since as I keep stating all the specs are the same except we have a faster hard drive?

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Does anyone have any idea why? Is this something affecting Dell globally or is it just UK/Europe in a mess?

I guess I could survive with just wireless G, but it seems ridiculous to be limited to that these days;

I guess I could also just order it and pick up an intel/dell Wireless N card for ~£25 and install it myself,

but again the question arises, why is it necessary? I assume some of you do have an 802.11n card of some description in your 1645/1747's have you seen any problems with it? .....

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Recently i ordered a Dell Studio XPS and like many of you with dell's,my main use was to be for audio production,dj'ing or any sort of thing pertaining to music.After ordering and then reading up online,ALOT of people are having problems getting the latency and/or pops skips & jumps out of their sound source.

Some say the problems lie within the Lan card,some say video card.And most importantly,Dell does not have an answer to the problem because they are not trained to understand audio type situations(Unfortunately).So...Here is where we are going to solve this thing(or try really hard because besides that...these are prett good laptops otherwise) Once i get mine in the next 3 days,im going to tell you what i did because i WILL fix it or at least try hard and fail.

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I'm just a bit confused as to what the target users are, they seem very similar. From what I can see, the Studio XPS just has a better exterior and a superior display.

I intend to use the laptop for document editing, media (HDMI out to hdtv, most likely) and casual gaming. Price range is about 1300 CAD.

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which of the two models seems most beautiful Studio? Think and say why.

Dell Studio 1535

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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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I see the I7 is out & I dont believe that was an option for the laptop either. There was also the 20% bing cashback deal which removes another 220 from the price (I dont quite get the math myself but hey).

I am looking at a Studio I7 with the same price but a 3rd year warranty vs my 2nd .....

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I'm university student and ntb is meant to be carried almost daily (16" is ok for me), it's mainly for multimedia oriented jobs, some programming in C and Mathematica, some photoshop or even premiere (occasionaly), A LOT of movie watching. I also want it to be futureproof and well-built.

Dell XPS 1645 meets most of my criteria, but there are few things I'm unsure about...
1) after reading a couple of reviews and many posts on this forum I'm really doubtful if RGB-LED is worth the extra money. I'm not doing colour sensitive job (however I do sometimes edit RAW images in PS), but i want things on the display to look natural, especially in FullHD movies... (and I'm occasional gamer too)

Those who had honor to work with RGB-LED: would you pay for it in my position???

And just to make sure I haven't overlooked something: biggest DISadvantages of RGB-LED are supposed to be: inaccurate colors, bigger power consumption and some heat produced;
while advantages should be: 0,4" gain in size, wider gamut and (maybe) better brightness...

Do you know any more to be added?

2) I'm also considering usual Studio 17 with Core i7 720QM (almost the same config), because it should be cooler, it has numpad and place for additional hdd (I'd buy 80GB intel ssd 34nm for system while keeping stock 500GB for data, I think it's beatiful idea), but what I DISlike about studio 17 is: dimensions, weight, speakers and design (and maybe a bit worse overal built quality).

So which one do you think is better for me?

3) how does combined e-sata/usb work? Since I have a external e-sata drive I have to plug 2 cables at the moment: USB for power and e-sata... With this 2-in-1 port do I need only 1 special cable? Or is it meant to be either/or thing??? From the placement of combined e-sata/usb on the opposite side of ntb than other USBs I'd say that 1 cable should be enough,

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I am looking to get a Studio XPS 16 soon, but can't quite decide on which model to get and had a few questions...

1) What is the battery life of the 1647 (i5) compared to the 1645 (i7) assuming they have the same specs. I've read that i5's should last longer, but I really couldn't find anything comparing the two for these systems.

2) When configuring the 1645 and 1647 side-by-side with the same specs. The 1647 is about the same price as the 1645, if not more (depending on which processor selected). I thought the i5's were supposed to be less expensive than the i7's. Since they are about the same price, would it be better to go with the i7? Any reason to choose the i5 over i7?

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Studio XPS 1645: ...

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I bought an Dell XPS 2 years ago and returned it because I did not like the keyboard and VISTA. The keyboard keys were weird to me. They had no grip, felt too plasticy, hard to explain.

Does the studio xps have different type of keys? or the same keys as the basic studio?

Also whats the difference between the old XPS and the new Studio XPS?

Can I get an Intel Wifi card in it, on dells configuration it won't let me.

Overall what do you guys think of the 13 inch model?

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The studio 14z seems to be a little smaller and lighter than the xps 13.

14z also suppose to have a 6 hour battery life with 8 cell. better than xps 13

The xps 13 has a 9500m vs the 9400, but i heard thats only for conserving battery, or does it outperform the 9400

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I am trying to decide between a similarly configured studio xps or dell studio 17.

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The laptop will be used primarily for word processing, Internet, and old (non-3D) games so I would elect to take a 2.1 GHz Core 2 Duo and the standard integrated graphics on each.

Reasons I am drawn to the XPS model is it is lighter and more portable, looks a lot nicer, has a better backlight (inlcuding trackpad buttons), and is supposed to be much sturdier.

I still like the 15 because it has much better audio and speakers (+sub), supposedly stays cooler than the 13 (which is important since I want to use it as a LAPtop), and offers a matte screen option which I would prefer over the glossy in the 13 .....

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After plenty of views I got 0 replies in the "What laptop should I buy?" section and since I want to buy a Dell I thought I'd try my luck here.

I want to buy a new laptop and I have seen two good options, a Studio 14 and Studio 15. Both the exact same price. But with two differences (and all that are related to those off course).

Both have:

Windows 7 64-bit
Intel i7 720QM
500GB 7200rpm
1366x768 resolution
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Studio 14:
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Studio 15:
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XPS has ATI 5730 graphics card and Studio 17 has 4650.

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System A. Studio XPS 16 ...

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I bought my Studio direct from Dell. When i called they said that they couldnt add my thumbprint scanner, so they upgraded me from 2GB ram to 4GB, 250GB hdd to 320GB, and from the T5800 processor to the T8100.

My question is what motherboard do you think I am going to be getting becuase the T5800 and T8100 cant both fit the same kind of motherboard, so what are they doing? The T8100 isnt an option if you go online and configure it so I'm wondering what is going on

No complaints though... lets see thumbprint scanner, 2x ram and better cpu...

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XPS16 or Studio 15


I am planning to buy an new laptop for home (games,video,music and ect.) and considering two options:
Dell xps 16, i-7 core 720QM (1,6ghz, 6mb cache), full HD LCD 1080p with true life, 4096MB 1333Mhz memory, 500GB hardrive, 9cell baterry, 1GB ATI HD 4670 videocard, +bluetooth (999£)

Dell Studio15 (1558), i-7 core 720QM (1,6ghz, 6mb cache), 4096MB 1333Mhz memory, 500GB hardrive, 1 GB ATI HD 5470 video, 9cell baterry, Full HD LCD 1080p Wled with truelife, =bluetooth (900£)

As you can see both xps and studio can have the same tech. spec. So it is hard for me to choose wich one is better. I red a lot of reviews about them. And can tell some advantage of each of them.

Dell studio 15 advantages:

1. A bit cheaper

2. Runs better Windows 7 operating system. (Dell studio xps was built for vista operating system but also can run windows 7, but older models has some problems with it)

3. Has more upgrade options then xps (dont know if it is advantage because xps was built as high performance laptop meanwhile studio 15 as medium performance laptop but after some upgrades from dell company we now have a studio 15 which you can upgrade to high performance.)

4. Newer model laptop then xps16

5. Doesnt have so many overheating problems then xps16. (At least medium performance studio 15, dont know how about high performance, anybody knows how it is with overheating for studio 15 with intel - i7)

XPS 16 advantages:

1. Style

2. Sound system

3. Video card ATI 4670 slightly better than ATI 5470 for games. But both are not the best cards for gaming. I called to dell and told them next time to release a laptop for home with better video card options. Because it doesnt make sence when you have to choose between 512MB and 1GB crap.

4. I heard that xps 16 LCD 1080p is better than upgraded Studio 15 LCD with same tech. spec.(full HD, 1080p, truelife). Dont know if its trueth.

So can anybody tell wich one i should buy. Especialy who uses these laptops can you give me advice. i dont want a gaming laptop because i hate alien W. design. I need a high quality, good performance, nice laptop for a good price.

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I've been meaning to get a new laptop for some time now, and when I first saw the specs of the SXPS 13 I thought it was a dream laptop. Problem is that when I started reading reviews it seems like it has a huge number of problems, including:

- heat, heat and more heat (I hope to use it on my lap regularly, but on low power)
- audio driving hogging half of CPU
- sporadic freezing and crashes
- bloatware
- fingerprint magnet
- battery life being substandard (big problem for me)

That said, I'm not sure whether the above problems are just affecting a small portion of users or are widespread. So I was wondering if I could get an idea of how good/bad the SXPS really is from those who have actually had first hand experience.

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Has anyone heard if Dell will release the Studio XPS in a 15.4" size? I would love to see one in that size with a WXGA+ 1400x900 resolution.

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