Excerpt: Almost one year ago we reviewed the Dell XPS M1710 gaming notebook. The model we reviewed back then was a great example of good design, features, and price. While you can certainly buy more expensive and faster performing mobile Windows game systems out there, the XPS M1710 struck a nice balance.
Conclusion: As a desktop-replacement heavyweight, the Dell is much more likely to be carried from one AC outlet to another than perched on an airplane tray table. Even so, its 9-cell lithium-ion battery performed adequately: Depending on how disk-intensive and multimedia-oriented they were, our combined...
The SSD Update: Vertex Gets Faster, New Indilinx Drives and Intel/MacBook Problems Resolved
19 November 2006
Conclusion: My recommendation still stands: the Intel X25-M is by far the cream of the crop of the desktop SSD world. The Indilinx based drives have the potential to be good, lower cost alternatives to the Intel drive but you still have to approach them with caution.
Excerpt: Dell has been trying to show the public that notebooks are no longer slow or boring with their XPS-series. Looking at the XPS M1710 the boring part is without question not an issue, and when viewing the specifications the slow part has been dealt with as well.
Summary: Gaming enthusiasts can certainly remember a time when the thought of fragging on a Dell system was somewhat comical. Granted, Dell built systems were solid and reliable and often came at an exceptionally good price.
Excerpt: Dell XPS M1710 laptop is a ultimate portable gaming computer that has a stunning clamshell lid, available in metallic red or black, that is illuminated with slots emitting up to 16 colors of light.
Is Dell's XPS M1710 The Fastest Graphics Notebook Ever? Part II
2 May 2006
Summary: Overall we found the XPS M1710 to be an impressive computer, especially on the graphics end. Our experience with the Dell had an interesting affect on us, sort of like eating a fine chocolate mousse.