The Dell Studio XPS 16 has been designed keeping in mind the demands of the consumers for power, state-of-the-art features and elegant style.
The use of leather on the hinge with metallic body of the laptop makes it look extremely fashionable and stands out in a crowd of laptops while helping you to grip the notebook even better. A sleek design combined with a 1080p display and hi-tech features have been incorporated to design the notebook. It has some really solid design and construction like the profile of the laptop shaped like a wedge, slot-loading optical drive, and touch-sensitive media buttons which make for some really good designs. It is sturdy and is not easily damaged even if it suffers a drop.
The Dell Studio XPS 16 has the following configuration:
1> It is built around an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600 (2.4GHz) processor
2> It has a 4GB – 2DIMM DDR3 memory with HDD: 320GB 7200rpm
3> It supports graphics-ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3670 (512MB)
4> It also has a 16.0″ display which is 1080p Full HD RGBLED LCD, which is useful for watching HD videos or editing high resolution photos. It enabled with a 2.0 MP Webcam too.
5> It is also equipped with an optical drive which is a 4X Blu-ray Disc Combo Drive (DVD/CD +/- RW +BD Read)
6> The Operating System installed is Windows Vista Home Premium SP1 (64 bit)
7> It is also installed with a 15-month Trend Micro security subscription and Microsoft Works 9
8> The laptop is enabled with Wireless-Intel Wireless 5100
9> Battery: 6-cell and 9-cell batteries
10> Facial Recognition Security, Dell Dock, Dell Video Chat, 2GB Data Safe Online are some of its other features
11> Its dimensions are 0.95″-1.34″ x 15.15″ x 10.02″ with a 6-cell battery (H x W x D)
The keyboard is very well-designed and user-friendly with a white LED backlight equipped with it when typing and working in the dark. The Synatics touchpad functions efficiently enough, though it appears a little small when compared to the size of the notebook. Another good feature of the touchpad is that it’s very responsive, it has dedicated scroll areas and the glossy feel looks extremely attractive.
The built-in HDMI is appreciated by the consumers who want digital video and audio output. Absence of lugs/screw posts for the VGA cable makes the VGA connection look cleaner but isn’t efficient for people regularly leaving their laptops connected to an external monitor. But the addition of DisplayPort gives good video outputs. The speaker quality is extremely solid due to two large stereo speakers and built-in subwoofer providing an excellent range of midtones, highs and deep bass.
The model is an excellent choice for gaming and watching movies and also comes at a reasonable price.