Where is the Camera on the Dell Xps L702x Laptop
The DELL XPS L702X has a discrete card 0. 3072 MB, which has outputs: HDMI port, Mini DisplayPort port, HDD 500. 1500 GB, internal Blu-Ray / DVD-RW drive, built-in card reader for Memory Stick, SD, SDHC, xD-Picture Card. There are speakers, a subwoofer and a built-in microphone. There is a built-in webcam.
The DELL XPS L702X laptop has a built-in 1000 Mbit / s LAN adapter, Wi-Fi module, optional Bluetooth installation, but 4G LTE is not supported, WiMAX is not installed, there is no GPRS support, 3G is not supported, EDGE is not supported, it is not supported HSDPA.
The XPS line includes multimedia laptops that fill the gap between mid-budget models and ultra-expensive Alienware. However, we can call the multimedia hero of our review rather formally, because, in essence, it is universal, such as the Inspiron 15R, only one level higher in price. L702X has many similar qualities to the 15R. Firstly, it should be noted that they are very similar in appearance. And secondly, in both of them the general concept of the national laptop is traced.
Dell XPS L702X Three-Quarter View
Unlike the specific Precision and Latitude business lines, here Dell clearly sought to smooth out all sharp corners and adapt to the widest audience.
Design XPS L702X in a good way neutral, somewhat even refined. Much more sparing than the laptops of the Alienware series, stylized as artifacts of an alien civilization. From design tricks. only dangerous aesthetic contours around the radiator grille on one side and the port block on the other.
Dell XPS L702X Aluminum Cover
Dell XPS L702X, Bottom View
A cold, light and smooth metal case with rounded corners would be appropriate to look next to expensive Hi-Fi equipment. And the interior finish of matte plastic and brushed aluminum on the inside makes it look more friendly, simple and even a little toy.
Dell XPS L702X Service Keys
For some reason, Dell designers have inserted gloss into the body structure, which is made of aluminum and matte plastic, and where. into the surface around the keyboard keys, that is, in the most easily soiled and difficult to clean area. Other design bugs include the poor location of the power and hard drive indicators. they are located behind the display, and the raised laptop cover easily hides them from the user’s eyes. It is also worth noting the not very successful arrangement of the speakers. when printing, the wrists of the hands cover the speakers and partially drown out the sound.
Dell XPS L702X rear view with panels removed
The upgrade capabilities of the hero of our review are more than worthy. After removing the back panel, you can easily replace both hard drives (a good move would be to replace one HDD with a fast SSD) and add RAM. In total, four slots for SO-DIMM DDR3 memory (DDR3-1066 / 1333/1600) are soldered in the laptop, and the maximum memory capacity, judging by the specifications of the Intel Core i7-2720QM processor, is as much as 32 gigabytes.
The display is, without a doubt, one of the main features of the L702X. It has special qualities: increased (compared to laptops that do not support 3D) brightness and the ability to reproduce an input signal with a frequency of 120 Hz. This is necessary to play 3D content. LCD matrices with a refresh rate of 120 Hz are expensive, so only a few dozen laptops have 3D support.
The bulk of the ports are concentrated at the rear. Two USB 3.0, a connector for a power adapter, DisplayPort, HDMI 1.4, a network RJ-45 connector, as well as Kensington Lock.
Dell XPS L702X rear view
On the left side are the radiator grill, USB 2.0 port and universal card reader.
Dell XPS L702X left side view
There should have been a DVD drive on the right, but, unfortunately, they managed to break the drive in some mysterious way in one of the publications our experimental student visited. On the right, in addition to the drive slot, there are two 3.5 mm audio connectors (one of which is combined with S / PDIF), a microphone input and a USB 2.0 port combined with eSATA (with power).
Dell XPS L702X, right view
Interestingly, among the ports there is no good old D-SUB. Those who want to connect a monitor or projector with such a connector will have to use adapters for mini DisplayPort or HDMI.
Keyboard and touchpad
The keyboard on the Dell XPS L702X is an island type, with a numeric keypad. in the manner of the MacBook Pro and MacBook Air, with slightly rounded keys and an enlarged bottom row of buttons. The feel of working with her is pleasant. the buttons are made of rough plastic and give a clear response when triggered. This part of the laptop was a success. Among the shortcomings can be called perhaps a small, barely noticeable, deflection of the keyboard in the center and on the right side.
Dell XPS L702X top view
The touchpad has a large area, a wonderful smooth surface and supports multi-touch. Its dimensions are approximately 100 x 56 mm. For comparison, the MacBook Pro’s touchpad is 104.6 x 76.2 mm.
Touchpad Dell XPS L702X
The left and right click keys are pressed gently and have a long stroke. There is support for gestures for scrolling and zoom in the manner of the same MacBook Pro / Air.
As a competitor to the Dell XPS L702X, the Samsung 700Z5A Chronos, which we already wrote about, will act. Unfortunately, almost all 17-inch laptops that have been in our test lab recently have been either an ultra-expensive gaming segment, or vice versa a budget one, in which models with serious discrete graphics cards are not found. Of course, the screen size of Samsung Chronos is smaller than that of our experimental one, but, on the other hand, Chronos costs a little cheaper than the Dell XPS L702X, and the filling of these notebooks is similar. Let’s start with the traditional PCMark 7 test. To be honest, we turned off the Express Cache feature.
Dell XPS L702X performance in PCMark7
Dell XPS L702X performance in PCMark7
Quite expected results. a slightly more powerful processor is installed on Dell than on Samsung. Intel Core i7-2720QM (6MB L3, 2.2 / 3.3 GHz) vs Intel Core i7-2675QM Processor (6 MB L3, 2.2 / 3.1 GHz). Due to the ability to accelerate to a higher frequency in TurboBoost mode, the first is a little ahead.
Now let’s move on to testing the graphics. Inside the Dell XPS L702X is the NVIDIA GeForce GT 555m graphics card. This is a mid-high level model, which is a modified version of the GeForce GT 445M. Its main differences from its younger sister are its higher clock speeds and DDR3 memory. In theory, it should provide a comfortable number of frames per second on average graphics settings in most games in non-stereoscopic mode. It is also noteworthy that the card is equipped with three gigabytes of memory. it is unlikely that any of the modern games can fully use this amount. Of the supported features, perhaps, only PureHD can be distinguished. hardware accelerated decoding of high-definition for Blu-Ray lovers. Inside the Samsung 700Z5A Chronos, a card from NVIDIA, the eternal rival, AMD Radeon HD 6750M with a gigabyte of memory on board, is installed. Let’s start with synthetic tests in 3DMark Vantage and 3DMark 11.
Notebook Dell XPS L702x replaced the successful model XPS L701x. Outwardly, the update will be noticeable only to the sophisticated user. the changes are minimal.
But the filling has changed. First, second-generation Core i5 / i7 processors appeared under the “hood”. Secondly, the subsystem has been updated. now on board the NVIDIA GeForce GT 550M.
In general, at first glance. some improvements. And at a very reasonable price. a test package based on Core i5 costs less than 1,200. theoretically, the laptop is doomed to success among gamers. At least those who cannot afford a game monster like Alienware 17x R3 or ASUS G73Sw. But is everything really that good? Check it out!
⇡ # Appearance and usability
Dell XPS L701x at one time came to taste not least due to the successful aluminum case, which, among other things, is not afraid of scratches. In fact, only one drawback was noticed in the case. the dark panels of the work area were too quickly covered with fingerprints.
The novelty is enclosed in exactly the same case, but it does not have this drawback: the panel has become lighter, so the prints on it are almost invisible. The build quality, of course, is impeccable, and when trying to twist the body does not give in a drop and does not emit any creaks or crackling.
On the back of the laptop are a Display Port, an HDMI port, an RJ-45 network connector, a Kensington lock, a power connector, as well as a pair of USB ports of the latest version 3.0. It is worth noting that such an arrangement of the listed connectors and ports is very convenient, especially in the case of a desktop laptop.
The front of the case is empty.
On the left is only one USB 2.0 port, a ventilation grill, and a memory card reader.
The right side is also not particularly loaded. there is an optical drive, trio of standard audio connectors (traditionally for Dell XPS it is possible to connect two pairs of headphones), as well as a combined eSATA / USB 2.0 port.
The bottom is flat, and there are quite a few vents here. The user has access to one large compartment for installing extension modules, memory and a hard disk. Also located below the woofer. The body rests on four elongated and thick rubber legs with a large contact patch. However, due to the characteristics of the rubber compound, the legs hold tenaciously only on a glass or lacquered countertop. On a regular office desk, the laptop glides over the ice, so accidentally pulling it off the cable is pretty simple.
The lid of the laptop is not fully opened due to design features, although the hinges are not recessed into the case. The keyboard, unlike that of the L701x, is not a classic, but an island type. In this, in principle, there is nothing wrong. That’s just, succumbing to mass psychosis, the manufacturer decided to make the backing of the keys glossy.
Of course, the gaps between the buttons are very quickly covered by fingerprints. over, even specks of dust are perfectly visible on the dark gloss, which does not add gloss to the laptop. It is also worth noting the arrow keys, which are already very much stung, which is unacceptable for a gaming laptop. the height of the arrow key is only 8.5 mm: almost half the height of the letter key (15×15 mm).
But these are not all the comments on the new keyboard. With strong pressure on the keys, the base of the keyboard bends, and not only in the center, but in almost any part. In addition, the keyboard is quite noisy. The key travel is soft, with a slight tightness at the beginning and a clearly felt trigger moment. In general, a new miss came out with a new keyboard.
Above the keyboard is a glossy insert with three integrated touch keys, as well as indicators, pictograms of the status of the wireless network and battery, which are noticeable only during activity.
The size of the touch panel is 99×55 mm. this is more than enough for comfortable work. The keys of the manipulator are also large, their size is 49×14.5 mm. The key travel is long and soft, the trigger moment is a bit blurry, but the trigger noise is almost imperceptible.