November 29, 2007 Following hot on the heels of the recently released XPS One, Dell has announced another addition to their ‘Xtreme Performance System’ (XPS) line of PC’s with the release of the XPS M1530. According to Dell, the XPS series aims to offer the latest PC technologies available at competitive prices and with distinctive styling and judging by the specs, the XPS M1530 goes a long way towards delivering: the 15.4-inch laptop features a built in 2 megapixel webcam, biometric finger-print reader for added security and fewer passwords to remember, and design accents such as polished chrome detailing, touch-sensitive multi-media buttons, brushed aluminum accents and a choice of colors.
With a starting weight of just under six pounds and featuring a trim profile ranging from 0.9-inches to 1.4-inches the XPS M1530’s standard features include a high definition widescreen 15.4-inch Wide Screen WXGA (1280 x 800) display, slot-load optical drive, DirectX 10 capable graphics, touch sensitive multi-media buttons, and HDMI support. Customers can also personalize their systems with a choice of three colors - standard Tuxedo Black, optional Crimson Red or Alpine White. The system runs Windows Vista on a choice of Intel Core 2 Duo chips ranging from the T5250 up to the T7800 and is capable of accepting up to 4GB of Dual Channel 667MHz DDR2 RAM. Dell also offers the choice of a 256MB NVIDIA GeForce 8600M GT or 128MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400M GS video card.
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Multimedia enthusiasts can also choose to opt for the optional Blu-ray disc drive and included noise cancellation earbuds and travel remote that stores away in the ExpressCard card slot. Dell’s MediaDirect and Instant Office technology offers fast one-button access to music, movies and pictures, as well as calendar items and contacts, without booting the system up. The XPS M1530 also includes Wireless-N capability and standard Wi-Fi wireless networking, with the ability to quickly locate Wi-Fi hotspots without powering up the system by using Dell’s Wi-Fi Catcher technology. Wireless reception is improved through the inclusion of multiple built-in antennas.
Pricing for the 15.4-Inch XPS M1530 starts at USD$999 with Webcam and Fingerprint Reader included.