New Dell XPS L521X (Ivy Bridge)

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by htrex, Mar 10, 2012.

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  1. acker

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    Disappointed, I was expecting for a GT 650M GDDR5. Seems like my old Inspiron 6400 will wait a little for an ASUS version with 650M maybe :(.
     
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    Looks nice, but at that thickness I doubt we will get a subwoofer so it would be back to crappy laptop sound again. Everything else looks good though!
     
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    One small thing I hope that dell doesn't change is the arrow keys. Everyone's following apple and making the arrow keys extremely small and really unnecessary.

    Does not go well my Tetris playing :(

    But most people don't mind them, so I'm guessing Dell will follow the current trend
     
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    Notebookcheck writes: "The more uncommon GDDR5 version of the GT 640M should be significantly faster with potential speeds reaching close to that of the DDR3 version of the GT 650M."

    see:
    NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M - Notebookcheck.net Tech

    There seems to be big difference between the gddr3 and gddr5 cards...
     
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    The XPS is not position as a "gaming" machine but a "multimedia" machine?
     
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    Yes. But you can still game on a XPS.
     
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    It looks too MBPish and they should have included a numpad. That's just as poor as it gets on the innovative/creative side. But I guess I'll like it.

    If the 640M has GDDR5, it's not such a bad thing as it's already a nice mid-range GPU and you'll be able to OC it to the 650M GDDR5 (which is clocked lower than the DDR3 version, at 735mhz).
     
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    It might have the same cooling problem as all other slimline full power multimedia notebooks. The Acer 5830 overheats, the Sony S also, the oh so good MPB also...Why go for the slimmer chassis after the XPS16 cooling issues?
     
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