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.
Pros: Very good performance; lots of useful features; cool lights
Cons: Small touchpad; overclocking makes fans loud
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
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
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