Pros

  • Excellent graphics performance

Cons

  • Big and heavy

At A Glance

This solid-performing multimedia entertainment notebook turned in some of the best mobile graphics results we've seen.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www1.us.dell.com/content/products/category.aspx/entnb?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core Duo T2500
Processor speed 2000.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce Go 7900 GS
General Information
UPC Code 128619372971
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces Mini PCI Port
Ethernet Type 10/100 Mbps
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick

Performance

Battery
Battery Life (Office Applications) 3:04   (hh:mm)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 120.37   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 98.43   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 538.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Rating Superior
World Bench 5 Score 97.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 616.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 507.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 274.0
Ahead Nero 589.0
Windows Media Encoder 302.0
Roxio VideoWave 275.0
Adobe Photoshop 324.0
Microsoft Office XP 561.0
WinZip 384.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 291.0
Adobe Premiere 453.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Mozilla 453.0