Pros

  • Gorgeous 1600 by 900 pixel screen
  • Innovative wireless and touch-sensor features

Cons

  • Expensive peripherals
  • It's thin, but the awkward size is hard to stow

At A Glance

Dell's created a fantastic future-forward bit of tech that's great for the status-seeking businessman. Everyone else: Look on from afar.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor speed 1600.0 MHz
Cache size 3.0 KB
Bus speed 800.0 MHz
Display
Display size 16.0 inches
Display type LCD Display
Aspect ratio 16:9
Resolution 1600 x 900 pixels
External Monitor Interface Integrated
Graphics
Graphics Type Integrated
Primary Graphics Chipset Integrated Intel chip set
Storage
Drives included 2.0
Drive size 256.0 GB
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • DisplayPort
  • Serial ATA - 7 pin
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus 2.0
Ethernet Type
  • 10/100/1000 Mbps
  • Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11a
  • Wireless Ethernet - 54 Mbps IEEE802.11g
  • Wireless Ethernet - 540 Mbps IEEE802.11n
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 800.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.6 inches
Depth 10.7 inches
Height 0.57 inches
Weight 4.5 pounds
Weight with Accessories 6.3 pounds
Optical Drive
Included Drives BD-ROM
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate
Other Features
Docking Station Port Yes
Devices
  • AC Adapter
  • Camera
  • Fingerprint Reader
Input devices Touchpad
Pointing Device TouchPad

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 78.0
Battery
Battery Life 3:01   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 382.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 409.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 378.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 570.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 642.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 961.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 309.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 263.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 300.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 9.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 7.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 7.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 5.9   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 511.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 511.0