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Dell Studio 1557

Discussion in 'Dell Inspiron and Dell Studio' started by huntersvk, Sep 25, 2009.

  1. huntersvk

    huntersvk Notebook Guru

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    studiofifteen Notebook Enthusiast

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    its probably only the processor (core i7) and ddr3 ram.
     
  3. c-mattic

    c-mattic Notebook Consultant

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    Seems the changes are a bit more than that...

    A new motherboard with new chipset (Intel PM55) off course.

    Three USB ports, with no usb/e-sata combo. That's a bad suprise. Why would Dell downgrade the studio here?

    Soon the option for a 1GB Ati hd 4570 (according to the manual).

    HDD are standard 7200 rpm and not 5400 rpm!

    HDMI 1.3 (instead of HDMI 1.2): more processing power and bandwith, supports deep color (= more than 24-bit) and Dolby TrueHD bitstream capable are the most important changes.

    No 1600x900 screen resolution option. Seems like this screen resolution will never come indeed to Europe :-(
     
  4. huntersvk

    huntersvk Notebook Guru

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    Notable Differences

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    Complete Side by Side Specification Comparison "Download"
     
  5. 1337brian

    1337brian Notebook Geek

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    [​IMG]Just ordered one yesterday!
    224-6700 1 Studio 15 Notebook (Studio 1557)
    317-2200 1 Intel Core i7-720QM Quad Core Mobile CPU
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    320-7724 1 15.6 inch High Definition (720p) LED Display with TrueLife and Camera/Facial Recognition SW
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  6. Voiture Lumiere

    Voiture Lumiere Newbie

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    Will you do a review when you receive it?:p
     
  7. jawedib

    jawedib Notebook Consultant

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    where the f on the dell website does it say 1555 or 1557? I received my studio 15 last week to realize I own a 1555, and that too I figured out myself by finding pics online.
     
  8. Fragilexx

    Fragilexx Get'cha head in the game

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    It tells you on your order confirmation if you place the order - or at least it did on mine.

    Also, when customising your system, on the bottom right hand side of the screen, if you scroll down you will see the following:

    [​IMG]

    Not exactly where I would have put the official model number, but then I don't run one a massively successful computer manufacturing company :)
     
  9. 1337brian

    1337brian Notebook Geek

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    Anyone who already has a 1555, I'm looking to put the 1557 in a sleeve and then into a semi hard case/bag, anyone know of a good neoprene sleeve without zippers that fits the 1557?
     
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    jawedib Notebook Consultant

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    @fragile.. Dell Canada sucks.. No such indication
     
  11. luizbaiao

    luizbaiao Notebook Enthusiast

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    I just bought a Dell Studio 1557 (Intel Core i7 720QM) but I can't find out if that laptop was designed to delivery the full 2.8 GHz on single task using the Turbo Boost. Because I read an article about Intel Core i7 for laptops that Intel does not assure that all computer would be able to reach 2.8GHz which will depends on how efficient the cooler system would be.....

    Please, is there anyone that can help me on it ?????
     
  12. Fragilexx

    Fragilexx Get'cha head in the game

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    Yes this is 100% correct; it is not guaranteed to hit that speed on all computers. You see the i7 overclocks as long as it stays within a certain temperature range. If your notebook is inefficient at cooling, then it is possible it wont overclock to the maximum possible speed.
     
  13. 1337brian

    1337brian Notebook Geek

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    Then that would be bad news? From everything I've heard the 1555's run pretty warm (hot?). And are we talking about a manual overclocking, or does the i7 do this automatically? Don't know much about what I'm getting :eek:
    Still in production 3 weeks now :mad:
     
  14. Fragilexx

    Fragilexx Get'cha head in the game

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    The i7 employs a function called Turbo Boost; this increases the speed of a single or two cores based on the work that's being run; but it only does so within a certain thermal envelope. However, there simply isn't enough info about how this is impacted in a mobile environment yet - they've not been out long and therefore the trials we have are within a small subset of notebook computers. Be interesting to see if you can run some tests on yours when it arrives.

    No doubt you'll still get amazing performance regardless.
     
  15. OneCool

    OneCool I AM NUMBER 67

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    I want mine NOW Dell :mad:


    Damn back order says Oct. 29 :rolleyes:
     
  16. 1337brian

    1337brian Notebook Geek

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    Awesome fragile! Thanks for clarifying, I would love to really put this through the paces so to speak and see what kind of performance I can get out of it, once I get it. Maybe you could help me out when/if I get it... Waiting is painfully hard....

    Is the benchmark software free? Anything else people would want to know when I get it?
     
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    OneCool I AM NUMBER 67

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    I will be benching mine when I get it.Most likely the first 2 or 3 days.

    futuremark.com has some good 3D benches.

    Heres another good place http://downloads.guru3d.com/
     
  18. spetzje

    spetzje Notebook Enthusiast

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    Ordered a Dell Studio 1557 on the 27th of September; delivery date says October 16th but I doubt Dell will keep its promise.. The orderstatus still says 'In Production'.. :(

    I can't wait to get it..

    Edit:
    BTW, in my order confirmation email, the following was mentioned in the specs of my laptop:
    Wireless : Intel WiFi Link 5300 (802.11 a/g/n) Half Mini Card South Africa

    South Africa? lol :)
    Anyone know what that means?
     
  19. MexicanSnake

    MexicanSnake Juay de rito?

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    It means that your laptop will be shipped to South Africa today!!!

    lol jk.

    Maybe its only a "new" revision of the card.
     
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    OneCool I AM NUMBER 67

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