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Dell XPS M1730
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Dell XPS M1730 Review

Xcpus
21 January 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 9
8.5

Dell XPS M1730 Review

Digitaltrends
1 January 2009
  • 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.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS M1730 (Penryn)

PC Magazine
12 June 2008
  • Conclusion: The Dell XPS M1730 (Penryn) may demolish all of our 3D benchmark tests, but it's a little too one-dimensional to recommend for anything other than gaming.
  • Pros: Intel Extreme processor. Best mobile nVidia graphics to date. 4GB RAM. Excellent LED accents with customizable themes and colors. SLI configuration. Dedicated Ageia PhysX card.
  • Cons: Very pricey. Way too bulky.
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Overall 8
8.0
Performance 10
9.5
Battery performance 4
4.0
Display 9
8.8
Weight 5
4.8
Noise 8
7.5
Gaming performance 10
9.8
Connectivity 9
8.8
Keyboard 9
8.5
Temperature 8
8.0

Review Dell XPS M1730 with 8800M GTX SLI

Notebookcheck
12 March 2008
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.3
Performance 10
10
Battery performance 5
5.0
Display 9
8.8
Weight 5
4.8
Noise 9
9.4
Gaming performance 10
9.6
Connectivity 9
8.8
Keyboard 9
8.5
Temperature 8
7.7

Review Dell XPS M1730 Gaming-Notebook

Notebookcheck
20 December 2007
  • 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
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Overall 7
7.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
29 November 2007
  • 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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Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS M1730

Tech2
25 September 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...
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Overall 6
6.0
Design 7
7.0
Value for money 5
5.0
Features 6
6.0
Performance 6
6.0

Dell XPS M1730

Trusted Reviews
15 September 2008
  • 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 Notebook (Intel Santa Rosa)

Hardware Zone
17 March 2008
  • Conclusion: If you're looking for a portable gaming rig, look no further. This is the machine you've been waiting for. Powerful and speedy, the Dell XPS M1730 will definitely take you places.
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Overall 9
9.0

Dell XPS M1730 review

TechRadar UK
4 January 2008
  • Summary: A stunning machine, and not just for gamers
  • Pros: Strong construction Superbly powerful
  • Cons: Not particularly portable
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