Dell Studio XPS 16
The Studio XPS 16 sports a 16 inch screen, with a Core 2 Duo T9400 processor, and an ATI HD 3670 GPU. By default this laptop comes an Intel Core 2 Duo P8600, but Dell allows you to upgrade to the T9550. The back of the lid has a strip of leather, aluminium and plastic, giving it a slick look. The e-SATA/USB combo port, optical drive, card reader slot and a USB port is located on the right side. Two headphone ports and one microphone port are located on the left side, with a display port, VGA out, HDMI out and two USB ports. There are touch buttons present above the keyboard that control certain functions such as Wi-Fi, Multimedia controls and the Eject button. The keyboard is a full QWERTY, with well spaced keysthat have a white backlight. With the exhaust at the back, it’s sad to see Dell overlook the fact that the lid, when open, blocks it. This makes for one hot laptop after few hours of use-quite a silly, and easily avoidable design flaw.
This particular laptop has a 16 inch WUXGA RGB LED display that has a resolution of 1920×1080, which basically means a full HD screen. RGB LED displays have the best colour gamut for notebook displays. The viewing angles of this screen are also great, and you can see clearly from either side. The glossy screen, however, undoes all this goodness. The display, again, is an upgrade, and the defult configuration has a WXGA WLED display (1366×768). The RGB LED is a joy to watch movies and HD clips on, but there are some colour banding, and in areas where yellows and blues blended, there were some really weird greens being formed. The onboard speakers are preety loud, and they’re located on either side of the keyboard. The battery only lasted for 1 hour and 10 min, but that’s what you expect from high performance desktop replacements.
The Dell Studio XPS 16 starts at $1,099 (Rs 67,900 including tax), with the basic configuration and price goes up to $1,379 which includes a 500 GB hard drive and the WUXGA RGB LED screen.
Dimensions (W x H x D): 384.9 x 24.2 x 254.6 mm
Weight: 2.91 kg
Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo T9550
GPU: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3670