updated 03:40 pm EST, Fri December 21, 2007
Dell XPS M1530 HD Displays
Dell has answered what it says is a common request and has today added more display options to its XPS M1530 gaming notebook. While the original 1280x800 version of the 15.4-inch display is still available, the Texas system builder now has the option of either a 1440x900 or 1680x1050 resolution screen at the same size. The new resolution should both a larger work area in the same space as well as a sharper image for HD movies played from the optional Blu-ray drive.
Regardless of the resolution change, all the displays have a glossy finish and maintain the 2-megapixel webcam installed at the top of the display lid. Both options are available for order as of today at prices of $50 (1440x900) or $100 (1680x1050) but add roughly five days to the estimated ship date of each system. Performance options and other custom-order extras remain unchanged from the original launch.