OFFICIAL: Studio 17 Owner's Thread

Discussion in 'Dell' started by jpzsports, Jun 26, 2008.

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  1. fotofreak

    fotofreak Notebook Enthusiast

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    It's like giving your laptop the middle finger (figuratively speaking) - LOL - but hey if it works best then that may solve some scanning issues. I use my pointer finger but I guess I could try programming with the middle 'digit' instead.
     
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    fotofreak Notebook Enthusiast

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    On a totally unrelated note: Why are all the hard drive options 5400RPM? what happen to the faster 7200RPM options? ... just curious
     
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    fotofreak Notebook Enthusiast

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    I agree (about the beeping noise and reader placement) but I'm not sure where else they could have put it that would make any more sense. I noticed that it can also bring up the FP login setup box in the top left of the screen when you are using the numeric keyboard. I think it's a nice feature but it's more fun than helpful or quicker than the regular way.
     
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    hannay Notebook Enthusiast

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    Got my Studio 17 on the way :D

    • Studio 1735 : Intel Core 2 Duo T9300 (2.5GHz,800GHz,6MB)
    • Palmrest : Fingerprint Reader Biometric Standard
    • Display : 17in Widescreen WUXGA with Truelife - CCFL
    • 2.0 mega pixel Camera - CCFL
    • LCD Back Cover : Topo Pattern Blue U Trim
    • Memory Dual Channel 4.0GB (2x2048) 667 MHz DDR2 SDRAM
    • Hard Drive : 640GB Serial ATA (5.400RPM) Dual Hard Drive (2x 320GB)
    • Optical Drive : Blu-ray Disc (DVD+/-RW + BD-ROM) Drive
    • Battery : Primary 9 cell 85W/HR LI-ION
    • Graphics: 256 MB ATI Mobility RADEON HD 3650
    • Wireless : Dell Wireless 1510 (802.11n) Half Mini Card European
    • Wireless : Dell Bluetooth 370 Card Europe
    • Internal Dell Wireless 5530 built-in 3G/HSDPA / NO SIM
    • Keyboard : Internal UK English Qwerty Backlit Keyboard
    • Operating System : English Genuine Windows Vista SP1 Ultimate including Media
    • English Microsoft Office 2007 Basic
    • Software English Adobe Photoshop Elements 6
    • 3 Year Hardware Support - At Home
    • + a case / wifi router / headset etc

    Its replacing my awful XPS m1330 which has been nothign but trouble since the day I got it...

    Quite looking forward to this laptop :)
     
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    bohman Notebook Enthusiast

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    i dont know what happened to the option. i guess they wanted to reserve some things for XPS?

    but i used it as a bargaining chip when making my deal with the sales associate, so it worked out for the better, kind of.
     
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    fotofreak Notebook Enthusiast

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    I actually had a 160GB 7200RPM in my first Studio 1735 so I'm just now starting to get used to the slightly slower hard drive performance of the 2x320GB 5400 drives.
     
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    ach3al Newbie

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    1735 fan noise
    Hello everybody. I want to ask again how your fan is running. After about 10 minutes mine is running all the time and it is running loud. In a quiet room it is very annoying. I do nothing else than surfing the net. Dell offered now to exchange the notebook but I want to make shure that there is a change to get a better (quieter) one. Thanks for your reply.
     
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    bohman Notebook Enthusiast

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    my fan is running as designed. high for high load, low for low load, off for very low load.
     
  9. eoplocust

    eoplocust Notebook Consultant

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    i think i just set the record for shortest time as an owner of a studio 17. not sure if it was just my system or its an issue but I didnt want to start a new thread and make it seem like a huge issue. i received my laptop around 9:30am (picked up from d-h-Hell) opened it right up in the car. set up windows went on youtube by about 9:47am ( free hotspot nearby) heard the bad speakers. and i mean bad in that they sounded bad AND rattled like they were blown out by a previous owner (outlet refurb) and the backlight would just get dim and bright while I moved the screen (as in on and off not color changes cuz I only moved it like 3 inches to test for hinge play). maybe it was shipping damage. would not be surprised. dhl in my area is not very good.

    anyhow, I called dell at 9:55am and they emailed the return label to me at 10:03 (per my email) I work by UPS so I dropped it off by 10:30am. so I owned it for an hour before it left my hands for return.

    I like dell but maybe DHL is not a good move by them. I would hope it did not leave dell in that condition and that it was damaged in transit.
     
  10. fotofreak

    fotofreak Notebook Enthusiast

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    Same here. I'll admit it comes on a heckin' when it's in high but otherwise it's actually quite quiet.
     
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