Dell notebook

I got a new Dell XPS m1210 – wonderful piece! After some minor updates and edits, I can highly recommend it for usage by anyone. It’s worth getting one!

I could recommend it, but not immediately – there are some items, which I hope to be able to contribute in fixing; I’m expecting an e-mail from one of Dell’s engineers to talk about it.

It’s a great computer – powerful (2 Gb RAM, 2 GHz Intel Dual Core 2 CPU, 120 Gb 7200 rpm HDD, 256 nVidia… – the techie readers would know what all this means). Mozilla, Firefox, and Eudora run at the same time, without influencing the VLC, or the Picasa browsing.
Oh, and did I mention it has a 4 Mpx built-in camera?
Or that it has the best sound I’ve heard so far on a notebook?
And it’s quite light, too.

Update from Feb. 4: Now, when I’ve already sent my remarks to Dell’s engineers, I can recommend this notebook with no reserves. And also, I’ve been using it for two weeks now, and appreciate all of its features. Great machine!

Update from March 1:
Now I am finally happy. What bothered me was the fact that the Delete key was on the top right corner of the keyboard; what I did – replace the places of the four keys on the top right. In ther original setting they were Home/End/Insert/Delete and now they are Insert/Delete/Home/End.
That makes it much easier for someone who is used to have the keys there. However, just replacing the keys wouldn’t work. You need to reprogram them. You can do that by downloading the Windows Server 2003 Resource Kit Tools, and run remapkey.exe

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6 Responses to Dell notebook

  1. yovko says:

    Is this some special Dell feature?… To fix it before use it 😉

  2. No, it certainly is a very good notebook; however I really want it to be the best before I could recommend it, and for that purpose, it needs some minor fixes – not my own notebook, but generally the xps m1210 line. It’s better than the Lenovo (IBM Thinkpad T43) I was using, and you know how much I love it!, in a number of ways.
    update from Feb 1st: I got a comment (not posted here), and I’ve sent an e-mail to a person from Dell, who read my entry; when he contacts me directly, we’ll figure it out. It’s good they are watching it. It’s even better Michael Dell is back into the executive seat of the company. It was high time.

  3. DellCA says:

    My name is Brad and I work at Dell Headquarters in Round Rock, TX. I came across your blog and saw that you described an issue with your Dell system. I am not sure exactly what the issue is, however I would like to know more about it. Please contact me back at the email address below and I will help you in any way that I can.

    Dell Customer Advocate

  4. Bloody says:

    Veni, the only thing that the “techie readers” will know is that you are not very tech savvy or at least it seems so to me by reading this article… 😉

    Are you sure it has 4Mp built-in camera, did you double check that. It should be 1.3 megapixels, or maybe you got a special custom edition model of the XPS m1210…?

    “256 nVidia”… great, there was an Nvidia 256 video card long time ago, but this and that have nothing to do with the laptop. Oh, you’ve cited the video memory size, that’s not some techie reader or writer will do referring to the model… the actual video card is based on the GeForce Go 7400 graphics chip by Nvidia, but there is also a model of the M1210 with integrated Intel GMA950 (or Graphic Media Accelerator 950).

    And if this is the best sound you’ve ever heard form a notebook, then you probably haven’t heard a lot of laptops playing “sound”. Yes, sure the sound quality is good for a portable mobile computer, but it is far from great… The SigmaTel sound chip used in the m1210 provides quite good “quality”, but the problem is mostly in the not so good built-in speakers.

    And so on, and so on… but don’t take it personally… ;P

    I also think that the XPS m1210 is currently one of the best portable mobile computers currently available for the price it is being sold…

  5. Hi, Anton.
    You are right – as I was saying, the “techies” would know what it means 😉
    But I am taking a point from your comment, as in my desire to be in a hurry, I really sometimes write with half words, or half sentences… And the results are not as good as they should be. My lesson from your comment is, that I need to pay more attention to details, and learn to properly say things, even when in a hurry.

    I will be blogging more on my experience with Dell on this notebook – one thing to mention is that they have terrific customer support; I really liked the reaction and response I got on all levels.

  6. huey says:

    i don’t think the xps m 1210 has the best sounds performance hp notebook with built in jbl speaker has the best sound trust me

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