updated 10:50 am EDT, Fri April 11, 2008
Dell XPS M1530 LED Screen
Making the change months after it appeared with the launch of the M1330, Dell has updated the XPS M1530 with its first advanced display options. Higher-end versions of the system can now be equipped with an LED-backlit version of the 1440x900 screen. The addition both improves the color accuracy of the performance system's display and also promises to extend battery life over the cold cathode fluorescent (CCFL) screens found on most notebooks today. Dell doesn't supply battery life estimates, though previous LED systems have typically gained between 20-30 minutes of extra run time.
The Texas-based builder also now gives the system the option of a 1920x1200, CCFL-lit screen that lets it play Blu-ray and other HD movies at their full 1080p while also providing more space onscreen for apps. Both of the new LCDs allow a 2-megapixel webcam to be mounted in the lid. Choosing the new displays boosts the base price of a given M1530 by $150 for the LED option or $100 for the high-resolution screen.