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Dell M1330 meant to take share from MacBooks?

updated 01:00 pm EDT, Fri June 29, 2007

Dell M1330 vs MacBook

Dell's just-released XPS M1330 is likely built to counter the MacBook, according to sources within Taiwan's notebook building industry. The Texas-based Windows PC maker is said to have chosen the 13.3-inch widescreen format in part as a response to Apple's mainstream notebook, which has helped the latter's notebook sales climb well above the industry average. The introduction of more energy-efficient Core 2 Duo chips may also have simplified Dell's choice by allowing the same level of performance as a larger system without the power consumption issues, the reports say.

The same sources also indicate that the design and performance of the system are expected to draw share away from not just Apple but also some other Windows-based alternatives, particularly Sony's VAIO C- and SZ-series notebooks as they share the same size. Other manufacturers such as HP may potentially join in if they see Dell enjoy the same success as its Mac rival, the sources note.

The new XPS is notable for including options that the MacBook currently lacks, such as options for a thinner and more efficient LED-backlit display as well as dedicated GeForce 8400M graphics. Separate market insiders have suggested that Apple will follow suit with an LED option for its consumer MacBook in the fall. [via DigiTimes]

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  1. horvatic

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    Exept it doesn't run OSX

    The only problem with there theory is it doesn't run OSX. Oh well, good try Dell but that won't help either. Windows is windows, hackable, virus infested, malware and spyware infested. No thanks.

  1. mgpalma

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    re: it doesn't run OS X

    Dittos, 'nuff said...

  1. Skanoza

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    Does this idiot give up?

    Being one of the most cultureless Co's isn't quite enough for Mr. Dell. Time and again he has targeted Apple - be it in deriding them, imitating them, groveling for their attention (during the Intel transition, by saying he would gladly ship his sin-ugly hardware with Mac OS X prebundled if Apple were to allow it). And appositely enough he has been snubbed every single time! And now, here he goes again lurking in Apple's shadow, not realizing the real points that make MacBook a winner. It's not the 13.3 inch monitor you dolt, but the fact that it is a Mac! Apple has always enjoyed a huge mindshare of customers just waiting to buy a Mac should it get within affordable range. So that's the group Apple addressed (and seems to be capturing slowly) by making the MacBook the cheapest Mac portable money can buy. How did a fleabrain like Michael Dell ever become a CEO?

  1. jcatma61

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    All that...

    and it's still an ugly Dell.

  1. jarod

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  1. chucker

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    Michael Dell =

    Ugly POS

  1. Terrin

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    Here's a clue

    Dell, let me give you guys a hint. Why don't you try naming the thing something a little more creative? You know something that people enjoy saying, and gives the object a personality. M1330 just doesn't cut it.

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