I just ordered a new Dell XPS M1330 this evening. I’ve been on the lookout for a new laptop for a little while now and initially had my sights set on either the XPS M1210 or the Latitude D630. However, I heard rumors (and saw blurry pictures) of a very nice 13.3″ laptop coming out of Dell and decided to wait. I’m glad I did and the moment I saw it (and the not sky-high price tag) I made my choice.
I also received a 15% discount coupon from Dell – unfortunately, I wasn’t able to combine that with the EPP discount that I get through Sybase. Since the 15% coupon was better than the EPP discount, I went with that instead. Here’s what I ended up getting. I didn’t expect to spend this much on a laptop at first (just something relatively cheap to complement my desktop).
- Intel Core 2 Duo T7100 1.8GHz 2MB L2
- Tuxedo Black
- 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 667
- 13.3″ LED backlit display
- 128MB NVIDIA Go 8400M GS
- 120GB SATA 5400RPM HD
- 8X DVD+-RW Slot load
- Intel 3945abg wireless (no Intel wireless-n in Canada)
- 4 cell and 9 cell batteries
- Fingerprint Reader
I’m excited to get it – the sales rep told me it should take only 10 days or so, but my order confirmation email states an estimated ship date of August 22nd… That’s quite a wait I’m in for.