'include a 5-in-1 media card reader and Dell's MediaDirect software'
'All the playback buttons sitting on the front bezel are compatible with Vista'
'the underside of this notebook runs a bit hot'
'The backlighting is very even'
'plastic lid and creaky hinges don't scream (or sound like) luxury.'
'the sound from the XPS' two-watt speakers and five-watt subwoofer seemed weak.'
'I do not recommend running this machine overclocked due to the noise level.'
'the XPS M1730's current-generation cards support DX10'
'It makes it a bit unfair to AMD CPUs.'
'Frustrating volume control.'
'Lots of Peripheral Connection Options.'
'Unfortunately, the USB ports are stacked on top of each other (two on each side) which can lead to cord crowding.'
'it's a bit noisy when reading a disc.'
'This slot is compatible with ExpressCard/54 as well as ExpressCard/34—use it to add memory, graphics upgrades, security devices and more.'
'This 5-in-1 reader is compatible with Secure Digital, xD, Memory Stick, Memory Stick Pro and MultiMedia Card.'
'Too bad the glossy surface is a magnet for fingerprints.'
'after a certain point the sound did become distorted on the music'
'Lacks ExpressCard Slot'
'The keys on the left side are particularly small, presumably to make room for the media-control keys that occupy a panel to the left of the keyboard'
'In our MobileMark 2005 DVD run down test, it lasted just 121 minutes, which is barely enough for a short feature film (assuming you start at full power).'
'There are better multimedia notebooks available at a similar price.'
'Shared video memory has a negative impact on system performance which may be okay for users with more modest graphics needs.'
'The N100 scored a lowly 1,332 on our 3DMark03 test.'
'On a more positive note, the system controls heat emissions very well.'
'Not enough choices for resolution.'
'We know we may never get our
paws permanently on these machines.'
'bright 15.4-inch wide-screen display'
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