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Dell XPS M1730
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Dell XPS M1730

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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
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...
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Overall 9
8.5

Expert Review

Good Gear Guide.au
28 September 2007
  • Conclusion: 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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Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS M1730 (Penryn)

pcmag.ru
17 December 2008
  • Summary: Новый портативный компьютер Dell XPS M1730 (Penryn) — впечатляющий образец технологических достижений. Этот мастерски выполненный игровой ноутбук полностью оправдывает такое смелое утверждение, несмотря на свои немалые габариты и массу.
  • Pros: Процессор Intel Extreme. Лучшая на сегодняшний день графическая плата NVIDIA для портативных ПК. 4-Гбайт ОЗУ. Превосходная светодиодная подсветка избираемых тем и цветов. SLI-конфигурация. Специализированный физический процессор Ageia PhysX.
  • Cons: Очень дорогой и слишком громоздкий.
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Overall 8
8.0

Dell XPS M1730 (Penryn)

pcmag.ru
17 December 2008
  • Summary: Новый портативный компьютер Dell XPS M1730 (Penryn) — впечатляющий образец технологических достижений. Этот мастерски выполненный игровой ноутбук полностью оправдывает такое смелое утверждение, несмотря на свои немалые габариты и массу.
  • Pros: Процессор Intel Extreme. Лучшая на сегодняшний день графическая плата NVIDIA для портативных ПК. 4-Гбайт ОЗУ. Превосходная светодиодная подсветка избираемых тем и цветов. SLI-конфигурация. Специализированный физический процессор Ageia PhysX.
  • Cons: Очень дорогой и слишком громоздкий.
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Overall 7
6.6
Ease of use 7
7.0
Performance 8
8.0
Display 7
7.0
Ergonomics 5
5.0
Equipment 7
7.0
Portability 3
3.0

The Gaming-Beast (English Version)

Notebookjournal.de
27 September 2007
  • Excerpt: The expectations towards a new DELL XPS Laptop are very high. Who wonders, since the previous model, the DELL XPS M1710 , was one of the notebooks that raised the bar of mobile gaming-power. Join our bulletin board discussion of the Dell XPS MM1730 .
  • Pros: Gaming and application performance, HDD speed, Brightness and contrast of the TFT, less thermal and noise emission
  • Cons: price point, power consumption
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