Gaming Notebook 2011 – Dell Studio XPS 16 Review
Dell Studio XPS 16 is not a gaming notebook but the specs of this laptop are such that it makes it suitable for gaming. Moreover, the device this is available at an affordable price. The power, speed and weight of the laptop of are quite impressive. Even though gamers may prefer laptops that are designed primarily for gaming but this Dell Studio X16 is capable of meeting all your gaming needs. The best thing about Dell is that it brings the power of customization to you that can greatly help in cutting down the cost. Here is what the Dell machine brings to you:
Display, Video and Audio Performance
The WLED 15.6 inch full high definition display screen is very quality display that is capable of displaying everything with crisp clarity. We tried running a few games on this machine and this laptop felt like any other gaming laptop. It gives a display resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels which means you will be able to watch movies of 1080p without any qualms on it. The ATI Mobility Radeon graphics card comes with 1GB of dedicated which is simply enough for playing all the currently available games. Another good thing about this laptop is the sound output. The integrated speakers are capable of producing sound output of 7 watts and come with a subwoofer.
Processor and Memory
Since Dell lets you customize your laptop, the Dell XPS Studio 16 brings to three processor options namely, Intel Core 2 Duo processor P8700 that gives a speed of 2.53 GHz, Intel Core 2 Duo processor P9700 that gives a speed of 2.80 GHz and Intel Core 2 Duo processor T9900 that gives a speed of 3.06 GHz. Even on RAM, you have got a few options. It comes with 4GB DDR3 RAM. However, you can even go for 6GB RAM as well.
On the Dell XPS Studio 16 laptop, you can make a choice from 320GB (7200 rpm), 500 GB (7200rpm) and 640 GB (5400 rpm). The size of the hard disk depends on your gaming needs. A 500GB hard disk can turn this laptop into gaming notebook.
Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional and Windows 7 Ultimate are the OS options available for you on this laptop. It comes with McAfee security software. Other features of this laptop include 2 megapixel camera, WLAN connectivity, and 8x DVD drive.
As mentioned above Dell Studio XPS 16 is not a gaming notebook but it is very versatile computer that can be used for anything including gaming