I have been in the market for a new laptop for a couples of months.
17″ notebooks are just to heavy and big to carry around, and the 11″-13″ although light and compact, are just to small for these old eyes.
So I’ve been on the look out for a cool 15″ model to replace my Sony 15″
I’ve been hooked on Sony’s for quite abut I hate the look of their “FZ” model which is their 15″ version.
I saw a commercial in late November for the Dell XPS 1530 which had just been released.
I got mine the other day which I believe is one of the first one’s shipped.
I’ve had it for 4 days and I am very impressed.
Loaded with a 2.6 Centrino duo chip and 4 gigs of RAM, and a 200 gig hard drive, the machine is lighting quick
The Dell has a striking design.
You can have your wireless phone card built in from either Verizon or Sprint.
I’ve had a Verizon card for a couple of years, but now instead of making sure I have it with me at all times, i can just click and go.
Also not having the card sticking out of the machine is very nice. Saves power as well.
The Dell also comes with a fingerprint reader (actually works) for extra security and a one year subscription to LoJack.
My six volt battery works for almost 3 hours which is an hour longer than my Sony. Got an extra 6 volt batter so I’m basically good to go for 6 hours.
The computer is pretty light in the 5-6 pound range. Easy to carry.
Keyboard and mouse have a nice feel to them.
The base of the computer around the keyword is actually brushed metal. First time I have ever seen this. Looks very cool. Reminds me of the new Porsche cell phone coming out this year.
All and All a very impressive machine.