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Dell brings it all together in the XPS M1730 to provide there most “extreme” performing laptop.

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performance is generally very fast, can run multiple applications with no real lag

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keyboard is comfortable to work with, good tactile response

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screen is bright and clear, no dark areas

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multimedia buttons are useful on a daily basis

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gaming performance isn't as good as the hardware specs would lead you to believe, although it is possible to game

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when watching movies with darker scenes bleeding from the bottom of the screen is strongly evident

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corner feet don't sit properly, laptop tends to rock

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outer case design feels tacky and bulky, isn't sleek at all

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a number of driver bugs require a download before the computer is useful

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Dell brings it all together in the XPS M1730 to provide there most “extreme” performing laptop. For users demanding high speed, reliability, and no limitations regarding performance, Dell designed the XPS M1730 for the challenge. With basic options, CPU speed is 2.4GHz, however, with the Intel Core 2 Extreme Edition X7900 upgrade a 3.2 GHz can be accomplished. Geared towards hardcore gamers, there are a few options towards the graphics card which are all powered by NVIDIA SLI technology. The 17” Untrasharp Wide Screen WUXGA is of Dell premium quality, and is intended for gamers or movie enthusiast, who would also appreciate the Blu-ray disc drive option. Dell has equipped the XSP M1730 with its ultimate communications package, from Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini Card, Dell Wi-Fi Catcher, to the Long-Range Dell Wireless with Broadband support. Audio comes standard with 5.1 Channel Output surround sound with does not require an external decoder and has 10watt output power. Input and Output ports found on this model are far and wide, intended to cover all angles or possible needs demanded by serious gamers and or multimedia enthusiasts.      

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor with options
  • 17" UltraSharp WideScreen WUXGA
  • 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR@ SDRAM at 667Mhz Memory
  • Single or Dual Drive options (RAID 0, RAID 1)
  • DVD+/-RW with Dual Layer DVD+R write capacity or Blu-ray upgrade
  • Integrated Webcam
  • Strong graphics cards with options (NVIDIA GeForce or SLI)
  • 4 USB, Dual-Link DVI-l, VGA, S-Video, S/PDIF, 8-in-1 Card Reader
  • 10.6 lbs
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