Note- I started writing this small post a few days ago but I was too preoccupied with my laptop and trying different stuff on it that publishing got a bit disturbed.
I received my Dell Studio 1555 on 2nd July. You should check out the configuration I had ordered before reading ahead. As soon as I got my laptop I set up Windows Vista to check if everything was assembled correctly. I checked the system properties to see that everything was in order. In fact it was more than what I had ordered for. I was supposed to get an Intel Core2 Duo T6400 2.0 GHz processor but my laptop has an Intel Core2 Duo T6500 2.10 Ghz processor. I hadn’t ordered a mouse but got a good one with the laptop for free.
Initially I thought it was some kind of goof-up on Dell’s side or perhaps T6400’s were out of stock or something. Then it struck my mind that the upgrade dell was offering to T6400 was to a P8600. The T6500 was not even an option. Then I headed to the Dell site to find out that the configurations had been updated on 26th June. Dell no longer offers a T6400 processor with any laptop. Some friends pointed out that Dell laptops always ship with a free mouse( or maybe at least Dell Studio laptops are). I’m glad I didn’t buy an in-stock piece. I would’ve got the old configuration. Also a 10/10 to Dell for giving me the latest configuration even though I ordered on 22nd June. This is the advantage of having a system where people can order their laptop online and customize it. It takes time but you get the best deal and the latest products.
I haven’t really tested the 512 MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD4570 yet but I’ll post about it as soon as I play some games. I like the keyboard back-light. The backlight has 2 levels of lighting. Here are the screenshots of the keyboard with backlight off, dim and on. Click on the thumbnails to see the enlarged version of the images.-
The mouse I got as a freebie is actually better than the one my dad bought with his Inspiron 1545. The mouse is an Internet mouse with next and previous buttons. It also has a DPI control button and DPI indicator which can be very helpful while playing FPS games as well. You can turn down the DPI to snipe and increase it while using an assault gun. To cut it short, I love my laptop 🙂