Dell Studio 15 (1555) Review

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June 28, 2009 by yogi2raj

Configuration :
Here are the details(as)I configured it on Dell’s site :
1. Color- Jet Black with Black U-Trim.
Now the thing is though it is of matte finish but still it gets easily smudged and attracts all sorts of prints. Overall looks like a plain Jane and good.
2. Processor- T6400@2GHz 800MHz FSB 2MB Cache. It has TDP of 35W and runs OK but after working on E8400 on my desktop, it sometimes feels a bit slow.
3.OS- This is where the ship sank! The OS was Vista Home Premium SP1 32-bit. I reformatted the HDD and reinstalled Vista Ultimate SP1 64-bit. After that I wanted XP too but whenever I tried to install XP I was greeted with a BSOD.

No matter which XP I tried, 32-bit or 64-bit, SP2 or SP3(I’ve numerous *ahem* copies), I got BSOD. The code was 0X0000007B(0XF78DA524, 0XC0000034, 0X00000000, 0X00000000). Then I installed Ubuntu 8.10 on it and it worked like a charm. Afterwards due to my project reasons I had to revert to R.H.E.L 5 and here everything went south. None of the device, Ethernet,Audio,Wireless,Bluetooth or Graphics, was detected leaving me with no option but to revert back to Ubuntu.
4.Screen- Its the default 15.6inch 1366×768 2.0MP integrated webcam WLED screen. On it, the very first time of use I noticed a dead pixel at the bottom of the screen.
5.RAM- 2x2GB 800MHz DDR2 RAM. Dell is offering upto 8GB of RAM on this model but it costs 31K!
6.HDD- 320GB WD hard disk.
7.Optical Drive- Slot Load 8X DVD+/-RW Drive with DVD+R double layer write capability. Things got no Eject button!
8.GPU- 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570
9.Battery- 9-cell battery. Gives the run time of 9Hrs and 30minutes!
10.Speakers- Built-in speakers are of decent quality and if you want to watch a movie they can easily get the job done.
Ports on the laptop-
1x FireWire
2x USB
1x Ethernet
1x VGA
1x Line-In(Mic)
2x Line Out(Headphones)
Rest everything was default, nothing much changed.
Although in the final delivery I got Creative EP-630 earphones and a Dell Laser mouse with changeable DPI settings and programmable keys on the side.
Now I’ll let the benches and screenies do the talking for me and you.

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