Dell XPS M1530 Laptop Core2Duo T5750 2.0GHZ, 3GB Ram, Vista Premium, 256MB 8600M GT, 250GB HDD, 9Cell Battery, 2.0mp Camera, Bluetooth, 15.4" Widescreen Truelife (1280x800), 8xDVDRW only £534.20 delivered
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Dell XPS M1530 Laptop Core2Duo T5750 2.0GHZ, 3GB Ram, Vista Premium, 256MB 8600M GT, 250GB HDD, 9Cell Battery, 2.0mp Camera, Bluetooth, 15.4" Widescreen Truelife (1280x800), 8xDVDRW only £534.20 delivered

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Found 30th Aug 2008Made hot 30th Aug 2008
Seems A Great Deal for such a great laptop especially with the free 9 cell battery upgrade. Remember to change from the 6 cell Battery to the 9 cell before adding to the basket, then apply the 15% voucher i've uploaded (TWJ?$?2J$RNVD2 ) to bring the price down to £534.20 delivered. (Dont forget you can get another £18.19 through quidco
bringing it down to £516.01)

Remember the vouchers expire at the end of 31AUG so Hurry

Detailed specifications

Catalog Number: 202 N09X5302

Base
Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor T5750 (2.00 GHz, 667 MHz FSB, 2 MB L2 cache)

Microsoft Operating System
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1 including Media

Memory
3072MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [1x2048+1x1024]

Video Card
NVIDIA® GeForce Go 8600M GT with 256MB dedicated graphic memory

Hard Drive
250GB (5400RPM) SATA Hard Drive

Optical Devices
Fixed 8x DVD+/-RW Slim Slot Load drive, including SW

Wireless Networking
Dell Wireless 1395 802.11b/g Mini-Card - Europe

Standard Warranty 1Yr XPS Premium Warranty Support - Priority Call In and Onsite Support , Enhanced Service Packs 1 Year Base Warranty

Power Supply AC Adapter 90W - 3 Pin

Bluetooth
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module (up to 3Mbps) with Enhanced Data rate - Eur

Primary Battery Primary 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 WHr)

Biometric Identification Biometric Fingerprint Reader with BLACK accent

Colour Choice
2.0 mega pixel Camera & Tuxedo Black for CCFL Display

Dell Travel Remote Control

LCD 15.4" Widescreen WXGA (1280x800) TFT Display (220nits) with TrueLife

44 Comments

Good deal for this laptop, even better if you bump the spec up a bit in the system, builder, add an 8100 cpu and 1440x900 screen res and it still only comes to £590 after the voucher and quidco..

Tempted but ive just bought a similar laptop and dont think the wife would appreciate the need for yet another gadget bought after reading this forum :whistling:

Oh and remember the 8600m GT in this lappy has GDDR3 ram to make it the fastest variant of this card you can get, rare in a lappy this cheap (my acer 8600m GT has DDR2 and is far slower than my friends XPS)

Just beware of the current fault problems with the 8600 cards, and bear these in mind before buying, see this link: direct2dell.com/one…spx

I bought the spec mentioned in Beefnoodlez first post oddly enough. Up till now I've been looking at buying a Dell Outlet system but struggled to find this sort of spec at a price I'm willing to pay, even with the £75 discount. This laptop always reviews well, I think it's on the PC Pro magazine A list, so a a good deal in my opinion.

Looks like a good deal. How do I buy this laptop and also get quidco, I can't find the model number once clicking through from Quidco?

If you want a old laptop cheat, then buy.


Dell are doing this to get rid of old stock so they can now bring out the new montevina range.
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plus there 8600m gt and 8400m gs are faulty and break ur laptop after a while

Nice price. There was a batch of higher spec models on the Outlet 3 or 4 days ago for those with patience:

2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, 8600M GT 256MB, 1440x900, WiFi N, 6 cell battery ~£620-630 delivered:

Agharta;2854881

Nice price. There was a batch of higher spec models on the Outlet 3 or 4 … Nice price. There was a batch of higher spec models on the Outlet 3 or 4 days ago for those with patience:2.5GHz, 4GB RAM, 320GB HDD, 8600M GT 256MB, 1440x900, WiFi N, 6 cell battery ~£620-630 delivered:



I found a stunner of a machine the opther day...
XPS M1530 CORE 2 DUO T9300 2.50GHz
English - Vista Home Premium


System Price £584.10
Dell recommends Microsoft®*Windows®*XP Professional

*Operating System: English - Vista Home Premium
*Memory: Memory Dual Channel 4.0GB (2x2048) 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
*Hard Disk Drive: 160GB HD (5400 rpm)
*Video: ASSY, BASE 256MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 8600M GT
*NoteBook Screen: 15.4 Widescreen WUXGA (1920x1200) TFT Display
*Modem: Modem not included
*CD Read-Write Drive: DVD+/-RW (8X)
*Software: BT, AOL, Tiscali ISP Combination
*MISC: CCFL backcover 2.0mp camera
* CCFL backcover black & 2.0mp camera
* Vista OnLine Getting Started Guide (WW
* MS Vista Premium Logo Label NB (small
* Image Restore - Vista
* Intel 4965WLAN Mini-Card EUR
* Internal Keyboard Uk/Irish (QWERTY)

£620 delivered and I was "umming and arring"...

god dammit :P. It was there for a clean two days

Is the problem with the Nvidia Graphics Card enough of an issue to not buy this laptop? Think I may just hold on until Xmas and get one of the new montevina ones.

If they are still pumping out laptops with teh "faulty" core... Then yes... We should keep the hell away from them

montevina XPS's due in november known as studio 13 and 15.

is centrino 2 worth the wait and extra money? any advice?

sko1984... you're not quite correct there.. XPS are being merged with the Studio lines in November.... Studio 13 XPS and Studio 16 XPS... together with the updated Studio 15 and Studio 17 lines with the motevina chipsets coming out sometime in September

becareful when ordering laptops with the nivida 8600m chipset they have a known issue and are sensitive to temperature fluctuations.. so double check your warranty details...

jdosso;2855628

sko1984... you're not quite correct there.. XPS are being merged with … sko1984... you're not quite correct there.. XPS are being merged with the Studio lines in November.... Studio 13 XPS and Studio 16 XPS... together with the updated Studio 15 and Studio 17 lines with the motevina chipsets coming out sometime in September



yep sorry i should have been more clear.

but is it worth the wait and money for the monevina? or grab a m1530 now at a bargain?

sko1984;2855684

but is it worth the wait and money for the monevina? or grab a m1530 now … but is it worth the wait and money for the monevina? or grab a m1530 now at a bargain?


Montevina is a minor update so not generally worth the wait. You can already get 45nm mobile CPUs and the jump to 1066 FSB is not such a big deal.

I have this laptop and its the best Ive had. The build quality is very good and very fast light and small laptop, features packed. 5/5 from a it pro.

Make sure you flash the BIOS to reduce the risk of the GPU failing (known fault) with the Nvidia 8600m used in this laptop:

direct2dell.com/one…spx

Otherwise, there's nothing more galling than your laptop failing after 13 months and you having no recourse to a replacement or repair or a return to Dell......

More info on the fault:
notebookreview.com/def…554
forum.notebookreview.com/sho…114

Picard123;2856473

Make sure you flash the BIOS to reduce the risk of the GPU failing (known … Make sure you flash the BIOS to reduce the risk of the GPU failing (known fault) with the Nvidia 8600m used in this laptop:http://direct2dell.com/one2one/archive/2008/07/25/nvidia-gpu-update-for-dell-laptop-owners.aspxOtherwise, there's nothing more galling than your laptop failing after 13 months and you having no recourse to a replacement or repair or a return to Dell......More info on the fault:http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4554http://forum.notebookreview.com/showthread.php?p=3761114



All you are doing by applying that patch is helping to make sure your gpu fails out of warranty! Better it fail within 12 months... :whistling:

So basically avoid this laptop because of the Nvidia graphics card?

Its a lot of money to drop on a laptop that theres a good chance will fail on you, and if it fails out of warranty it will just be an expensive paperweight.. Don't get me wrong this is a great price for an awesome mid range laptop, but the nvidia issue is the reason i haven't, and won't, buy an xps until they start using 9 series graphics chips..

Thanks Beefnoodlez, i'm not in a rush so can easily wait for some of the new ones. Done some background reading on the Nvidia issue and can't believe they actually sell these machines with those graphics cards in there:x

Tell me about it, and you have to ask yourself what kind of company would sell items they know are faulty, and then come up with a 'fix' that ensures theres a good chance their product won't fail until its out of their warranty period.. at least HP have extended their warranty to cover their laptops with these graphics chips for the next few years, Dell haven't.. (and i haven't heard what Acer are going to do, but i managed to pick up that cheap extended warranty posted on here a few days ago, so at least i have a chance of getting my 8600m fixed when it fails)

Love my XP M1530, had an issue with the fan but Dell were excellent and came out next day and replaced fan and heatsink on site.

Quality is fantastic and theres a lot of power in this laptop. But yes, do flash your bios to be on the safe side (Dell will do this for you if you ring them up).

Beefnoodlez;2856763

Its a lot of money to drop on a laptop that theres a good chance will … Its a lot of money to drop on a laptop that theres a good chance will fail on you, and if it fails out of warranty it will just be an expensive paperweight.. Don't get me wrong this is a great price for an awesome mid range laptop, but the nvidia issue is the reason i haven't, and won't, buy an xps until they start using 9 series graphics chips..


was leaning towards an XPS til someone mentioned the Nvidia issue.
When you refer to the 9 series chips, does that include NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS ? Have ordered a HP Pavilion DV5-1000ea which has that chip instead but stil a bit wary.
Thnx Beefnoodlez

matt_james27;2857004

was leaning towards an XPS til someone mentioned the Nvidia issue. When … was leaning towards an XPS til someone mentioned the Nvidia issue. When you refer to the 9 series chips, does that include NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS ? Have ordered a HP Pavilion DV5-1000ea which has that chip instead but stil a bit wary.Thnx Beefnoodlez



There aren't any mention of 9 series chips (including the 9200m) having problems as far as i can see, and HP are giving out extended warranties to anyone with nvidia chip problems, so you should be ok with that lappy, but bear in mind the 9200m is a bit underpowered compared to the 8600m gt, but still far and away better than the usual integrated graphics you get in laptops..

Beefnoodlez;2857087

There aren't any mention of 9 series chips (including the 9200m) having … There aren't any mention of 9 series chips (including the 9200m) having problems as far as i can see, and HP are giving out extended warranties to anyone with nvidia chip problems, so you should be ok with that lappy, but bear in mind the 9200m is a bit underpowered compared to the 8600m gt, but still far and away better than the usual integrated graphics you get in laptops..


thanks :thumbsup:

SimbaK2K;2856843

Love my XP M1530, had an issue with the fan but Dell were excellent and … Love my XP M1530, had an issue with the fan but Dell were excellent and came out next day and replaced fan and heatsink on site. Quality is fantastic and theres a lot of power in this laptop. But yes, do flash your bios to be on the safe side (Dell will do this for you if you ring them up).



why don't dell update the bios before they ship??

spam1;2857506

why don't dell update the bios before they ship??



They probably do, latest was probably released after I actually brought my XPS a few months ago.

Awesome machine, mines in blue

If you must have one of these a 3 year warranty makes sense. It brings the price up to £660.86 (£633 after Quidco) but it’s still a good price for this spec. Still a big risk though.

matt_james27;2857004

was leaning towards an XPS til someone mentioned the Nvidia issue. When … was leaning towards an XPS til someone mentioned the Nvidia issue. When you refer to the 9 series chips, does that include NVIDIA GeForce 9200M GS ? Have ordered a HP Pavilion DV5-1000ea which has that chip instead but stil a bit wary.Thnx Beefnoodlez



9 series chips also reported to have problem. See the link below. Better use ATI at the moment.
theinquirer.net/gb/…dly

pingxi;2858293

9 series chips also reported to have problem. See the link below. … 9 series chips also reported to have problem. See the link below. Better use ATI at the moment. http://www.theinquirer.net/gb/inquirer/news/2008/08/12/nvidia-g92s-g94-reportedly



Do you have that news from a reliable source as well?

EndlessWaves;2858340

Do you have that news from a reliable source as well?


As much as people ridicule The Inq they are right quite a lot as well. They were correct about the 8 series but let’s hope they are wrong about the desktop chips also being affected as if that’s true nVIDIA could end up in deep ….

EndlessWaves;2858340

Do you have that news from a reliable source as well?



I have heard that the 9600m was simply a rebadged 8600m. However nivida have known about the die problem for some time now and i'd be suprised that the problem still persists in the 9600m!! personally i am waiting for the studio xps 16 comes out in november and i'd probably take up on their extended warranty... i've heard that their after sales are top notch.

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wouldnt all laptops fitted with this gfx card have faults ????? not just the dell system.

greyhorse;2860482

wouldnt all laptops fitted with this gfx card have faults ????? not just … wouldnt all laptops fitted with this gfx card have faults ????? not just the dell system.



They all do, HP have reported 8 series gpu faults with their laptops and have issued a statement regarding an extended warranty they are offering to cover the fault, like microsoft did with the xbox 360 and the red ring of death..

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hmm thats put a real downer for me as i was going to buy a sony vaio or the dell xps both fitted with 8600 gt card !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I dont know what to do now !!!

What is the final verdict on this laptop then? I need a laptop with this spec before 20 september spec coz going back to UNI.

Would it play up and not qualify for claiming on insurance or waranty? or will it completely breakdown, in which case i may claim on my insurance?

Is there a similar or about £50 more expensive one that you experts recomment.

Argent answer before the vaucher expires tonight!!

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After reading various threads, all 8000 NV cards and some 9000 have this fault. Its not just dell systems its a problem with Nvidia cards.

Dell are giving an extra 1 years warranty on the gfx GPU, they have alos added a bios update like HP that makes your fan run more, but will wear down your bat and also wear the fan more.

So its a huge risk.

Ack, it's asking for a business name...can I still buy it using the vouchers without being a "business"?

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yep just put your name in as the business
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