Pros

  • Stylish without skimping on options
  • Brilliant screen

Cons

  • Multimedia, maybe, but sub-par sound

At A Glance

Dell's Studio line shines with a notebook that provides sharp designs and smart features without a hefty price tag.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Studio XPS 16 is designed to deliver multimedia experience with full 1080p HD resolution RGB-LED display. Traditional DVDs are upconverted to display with incredible quality, so your favorite movies look better than ever. Escape from reality with the 16-Inch ultrawidescreen display of the Studio XPS 16. It is optimized for movies with a 16:9 aspect ratio and has a fast 8ms response time for a crisp, clear images during fast-action video & gaming. The optional RGB-LED technology provides 100% color gamut for truer, more vibrant colors. Up to 130-degree viewing angle also lets you share the fun with family and friends.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DYCWFN1
Inventory Number 44034
Processor
Processor type Intel Core 2 Duo P8600
Processor speed 2400.0 MHz
Display
Display size 16.0 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1080 pixels
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Vertical Resolution 1080
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset ATI Mobility Radeon HD3670
Storage
Drive size 320.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
General Information
UPC Code 883685979430
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Headphone Jack Yes
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x3)
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
Microphone input Yes
Firewire 1
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Wireless connection 802.11 n
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 4000.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1066.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.0 inches
Depth 10.0 inches
Height 2.2 inches
Weight 7.9 pounds
Weight with Accessories 7.9 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium (64 bit)
Other Features
Docking Station Port No
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List Notebook
Pointing Device Touchpad
Other Hardware 6-cell & 9-cell batteries

Performance

Overall Performance
WorldBench 6 Score 92.0
WorldBench 6 Rating Very Good
Battery
Battery Life 3:41:12 AM   (hh:mm)
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 316.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 365.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 233.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 444.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 349.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 644.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 234.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 476.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 238.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 800 by 600 75.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1024 by 768 66.52   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Medium, 1680 by 1050 33.19   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 800 by 600 50.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1024 by 768 50.34   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3, Highest, 1680 by 1050 28.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1680 by 1050 18.87   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 1024 by 768 35.13   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, High, 800 by 600 49.03   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1680 by 1050 37.93   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 1024 by 768 64.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Normal, 800 by 600 74.83   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 137.75   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 107.23   Frames per second (higher is better)
Performance
World Bench 5 Multitasking 402.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0