Dell's XPS M1330 laptop has only just officially been announced (after much rumor and leakage) but the reviews are already starting to trickle in, most of which seem to be quite favorable to the unit. Among those getting their hands on the laptop was CNET, who remarked that Dell has "finally put design first," adding that the laptop delivered solid performance, with its LED-backlit display also helping to improve battery life, not to mention shave a bit of thickness off the lid. On the downside, they found the touchpad to be a tad small, and they were disappointed by the lack of options at the moment, including Blu-ray and SSD drives. For its part, ZDNet also seems to have been quite taken with the laptop's design, along with its well-performing discrete graphics and optional EV-DO Rev A. They were less impressed with the added weight from the nine-cell battery, however, which tipped the scales to 4.7 pounds (as opposed to 3.9 pounds with the four-cell battery). Also putting in some time with the laptop was NoteBook Review, which likewise sees the M1330 as a huge step froward in the design department for Dell, adding that their overall impressions were "overwhelmingly positive," although they're reserving their final judgment for a more in-depth review they have promised.

Read - CNET (7.9 out of 10)
Read - PC Magazine (4.5 out of 5, Editors' Choice)
Read - NotebookReview (no rating)

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