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Dell XPS M1730

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Overall 10

Expert Review

11 November 2008
  • Excerpt: This is a 43 cm high-performance gaming notebook which is based on the Intel Santa Rosa platform and comes loaded with an Intel Core 2 Extreme X790 processor and Dual 200GB 7200RPM Hitachi drives. At 4.8 kg in weight and 5cm in thickness it is heavier and bulkier than standard notebooks, partly because of its solid chassis.
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Dell XPS M1730 Gaming Notebook - Video Spotlight

7 July 2008
  • Excerpt: Synopsis: Dell's XPS M1730 is a powerful Desktop Replacement notebook designed with the performance enthusiast in mind.  Sleek styling and custom lighting adorn this beastly, semi-portable machine that weighs in at well over 10lbs.  Gaming and multimedia performance with the M1730 is top notch, with frame rates across its beautiful 17" 1920X1200 LCD holding strong in even the most demanding games and HD content.
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Overall 8

Dell XPS M1730

10 June 2008
  • Excerpt: Gaming laptops are a peculiar breed. Due to their intensive hardware requirements, they are virtually outdated before they are released. So enthusiasts and wealthy shoppers tend to shy away from mainstream solutions, and instead opt for products from Alienware, VodooPC or other boutique manufacturers that offer hybrid SLI-enabled laptops with impressive specs and inflated price tags that often top Rs 3 lakh. What does this leave for the normal consumer?
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Dell XPS M1730 Review

11 March 2008
  • Pros: Very good performance; lots of useful features; cool lights
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Dell XPS M1730 Mobile Gaming Notebook

28 January 2008
  • Excerpt: Dell's XPS brand is instantly recognizable in computer hardware and gaming circles. Whether you've owned one or not, there is no debate that XPS branded machines, desktops and notebooks alike, are serious competitors in the high-end and ultra high-end performance markets. While the XPS brand is over fourteen years old, it didn't receive acceptance from enthusiasts until rather recently.
  • Pros: Excellent Performance, Low Heat & Noise, Display is Gorgeous, Cool LED System, Full Backlit Keyboard, Durable Chassis, Overall Features
  • Cons: Massive AC Adapter, Squeeky Plastic Outer Shell
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Dell XPS M1730 power laptop

26 November 2007
  • Summary: Although you're paying a price nearing the £2,000 mark, you get a machine offering top performance in return. The Dell XPS M1730 is definitely for the more serious laptop users and gamers out there, and it would be a good desktop-replacement thanks to its cracking display. Although the Dell XPS M1730 is bulky and we are a little disheartened by the battery life we were wowed by the high games and WorldBench scores and impressive hard drive capacity.
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Overall 9

Dell XPS M1730

LAPTOP Magazine
27 September 2007
  • Excerpt: Boasting a new PhysX card and plenty of other perks for gamers, Dell's latest rig is fast, fun, and ready for the next generation of eye candy.
  • Pros: SLI graphics and PhysX card provide lots of muscle, 400GB storage space, Customizable backlights, Ultra-sharp 1080p display, Strong gaming scores
  • Cons: DirectX 10 performance too dependent on driver support, No HDMI port
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Overall 6

Dell XPS M1730

Trusted Reviews
5 February 2011
  • Summary: Is this 'The Beast' or more of a Christmas Turkey? Andy finds out as we look at Dell's latest gaming notebook, the XPS M1730.
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Dell XPS M1730

6 January 2009
Overall 9

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
30 November 2008
  • Summary: If you're a gamer and you need more mobility, this machine is clearly a great option. The lights are crazy and fun, if not too garish for some, and there's a tonne of power at your fingertips, including SLI graphics and an AGEIA physics card.
  • Pros: AGEIA physics, SLI graphics, powerful CPU, speakers, additional display with performance monitor, high resolution screen, 2-megapixel webcam
  • Cons: No HDMI port, no e-SATA port, battery life
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