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Dell X15-1031AAL Laptop Review

February 23rd, 2011 Leave a comment Go to comments

Dell X15-1031AAL laptop is a multimedia machine and priced reasonable with best features. This machine offers all the latest multimedia features and a complete entertainment laptop with powerful performance. This machine is powered through Intel Core i7-740QM processor. This laptop also arranged with 6GB DDR3 RAM, 640GB hard drive, NVIDIA GeForce GT425M GPU Graphics, Blu-ray disc, webcam, HDMI port, VGA port and many more. It is a less weight machine and comes with 4-hours battery backup. This is indicating that this machine got improved portability too.

Intel Core i7-740QM Processor Details:

The Intel Core i7-740 QM processor is a fast quad-core processor for notebooks. It is clocked at 1.73 GHz, but it can be clocked up to 2.93 GHz in its Turbo Mode. It features 4 cores and hyperthreading. This is indicating that this processor can work on 8 threads simultaneously. This processor features 6MB L3 cache.

Its Turbo Mode makes the first core fast and single core games like older games will be faster through this Turbo Mode. Definitely its 4 cores and 8 threads will be more advantage for the performance of the notebook. Latest multi-threaded applications will find comfort through this processor.

This processor has integrated memory controller for DDR3 bars and this keep the memory performance at the perfect levels. Power consumption will be up to 45 Watt which is little high and this is due to its Turbo Mode. The laptop should have good cooling solutions for this processor.

Dell X15-1031AAL Pros:

  • Powerful multimedia laptop comes at reasonable price.
  • Its Intel Core i7-740QM processor is greatest advantage.
  • It has optical drive with Blu-ray disc.
  • It has webcam.
  • It comes with INVIDIA GeForce GT425M GPU Graphics.
  • Light in weight (5.8 lbs) and good battery backup (4.0-hours).
  • Its hard drive is huge with 640 GB capacity.
  • It has USB 3.0 ports.

Dell X15-1031AAL Cons:

  • Little costly.
  • No Bluetooth.



This laptop is powered through Intel Core i7-740QM processor. This processor is clocked at 1.73GHz and it can be overclocked up to 2.93 GHz through its Turbo Boost Technology. It has 6MB of L3 Cache.

System Memory and Hard Drive:

Dell X15-1031AAL is arranged with 6GB DDR3 RAM. This system memory can be increased up to 8GB successfully down the line.

Its hard drive is huge and equipped with 640GB. It is a SATA drive and it rotates at 7200 rpm.

Display and Graphics:

This laptop comes with 15.6-inches screen of resolution 1366 x 768 pixels along with aspect ratio of 16:9. It has HD+WLED display and can support 720p content too.

It has NVIDIA GeForce GT 425M GPU. It has 1 GB dedicated video RAM and comes along with 97 pipelines and its core speed is 560MHz. Importantly, it can support Microsoft DirectX11 and OpenGL 4.0 which is essential for latest gaming experience.

Optical Drive:

Dell X15-1031AAL  is equipped with one Blu-Ray disc enabled DVD burner. It can read and write CDs and DVDs in multiple formats.


This laptop is arranged with one 2.0-megapixel HD webcam along with microphone for video chats over the internet.


Dell X15-1031AAL is facilitated with integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN to meet all the wired connectivity needs.

There is one built-in Intel Centrino Wireless-N 1000 wireless LAN adapter to meet all the wireless connectivity needs.

Additional Ports:

This laptop comes with 9-in-1 card reader, two USB 3.0 ports, one HDMI port, one VGA port, one headphone jack and one microphone jack.


Dell X15-1031AAL  is arranged with Waves MaxxAudio sound and internal speakers. The sound quality through the speakers is quite decent.

Input Devices:

It has full-size keyboard with 10-key numeric pad. Keyboard is comfortable to use.

It has multi-touch support touchpad. This touchpad is quite responsive and easy to use.

Operating System:

This laptop comes with Genuine Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition.

Size and Weight:

Width: 15.0-inches.

Depth: 10.5-inches.

Height: 1.3-inches.

Weight: 5.8 lbs.


Dell X15-1031AAL  comes with one 6-cell Lithium-ion battery pack. This battery pack offers 4.0-hours unplugged life for the notebook.

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