Excerpt: [img]sv_xps_fam_article_002.jpg[/img] The XPS M1730 is Dell’s high-end 17" laptop. As of the current date, it is at the top of Dell’s performance ladder, and as such, can be configured with premium hardware, including nVIDIA SLi Graphics, and Intel Extreme Editon CPUs.
Conclusion: As gamers and enthusiasts, we have to say the M1730 pushes all the right buttons. Its combination of performance, custom lighting and useful features make it a wholly impressive machine with very few faults. We can nitpick here and there but Dell has done a fantastic job with the M1730.
Conclusion: To summarize the Dell XPS M1730 does well. In our review all current games ran smoothly , most of them at highest detail level. The difference to the predecessor M1730 with 8700M GT SLI video solution is obvious at once.
Pros: Attractive design, Individual outlook selectable, Bright, high-resolution display, Good performance for games and applications, Only moderate temperature emissions, Good sound, Many useful features like an illuminated keyboard, WLAN, Catcher and gaming display
Cons: High weight, big size, Display reflects heavily, Low battery runtime
Conclusion: The Dell XPS M1730 could score with more than only its appearance . The highlights of the gaming console are especially the attractive case, the bright display the good performance and the low sound and temperature emissions.
Pros: Design, Individual styling possibilities, High resolution display, Good performance, Low noise emissions, Good speakers, Nice goodies, like the illuminated keyboard, WLAN Catcher, Gaming Display
Cons: Weight and dimensions, Glare type display, Low battery runtime
Excerpt: It's not the fastest gaming notebook we've ever tested, but the SLI-equipped Dell XPS M1730 is still a very worthy choice for forward-looking gamers who value design, features, component options, and DirectX compatibility.
Pros: Eye-catching case with LED lighting, Dual-SLI graphics support DirectX 10 games, Integrated Logitech GamePanel LCD, High-end component options, Excellent gaming frame rates, Highest productivity scores we've seen
Cons: Expensive, Very heavy, Gaming scores fell short of the top
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