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18.10.2007 13:52

Gamers Gain Supremacy With Dell XPS M1730

Category: new notebook models
By: Stefan Hinum

Dell unleashed the XPS M1730 notebook, aka “the beast,” for gamers who want to experience the peak of mobile gaming performance.

Available immediately, the XPS M1730 is the world’s first notebook to incorporate AGEIA PhysX Mobile Technology and Logitech’s GamePanel LCD. The PhysX processor helps deliver realistic movement and environmental interaction at incredible speeds without degrading overall performance. The GamePanel LCD allows gamers to view game stats, create new macros and track important system information without leaving the game.

The high-octane XPS M1730 delivers mobile gaming performance, supporting the overclocking of Intel Core 2 Extreme processor X7900 to Bin +2 (up to 3.2GHz) and featuring NVIDIA SLI technology with support for DirectX 10 graphics.

Designed specifically for the gaming community and dubbed “the beast” by the Dell development team, the new notebook features an aggressive, brawny design that can be personalized with four color accent choices: Crimson Red, Sapphire Blue, Bone White, and Smoke Grey.

Looking ahead, Dell engineered the XPS M1730 chassis to handle the thermal and power requirements of the most powerful next-generation graphics technology. Dell also will offer a graphics upgrade program when next-generation graphics processor technology is available.

Other features include a backlit keyboard with separate 10-key number pad, a high-definition display with a lightning fast response time of 7 milliseconds and support for Dell’s LightFX application, allowing users and developers to manipulate the system’s multi-colored perimeter lighting LEDs.

For fans of online gaming, the XPS M1730 is Dell’s most “connected” gaming notebook available. It features optional built-in mobile broadband connectivity with a choice of carriers, including AT&T, Sprint and Verizon Wireless, as well as Wi-Fi technology choices topped out by optional Wireless-N. Systems also include a built-in Web camera and digital array microphone for gamers to clearly see and flame the competition.

With a starting price of $2,999, the XPS M1730 features:
* Intel Core 2 Duo T7500 processor at 2.2GHz
* 17-inch UltraSharpTM  widescreen (1920x1200) display with TrueLife technology (wide viewing angle, 7ms response gray to gray, 260 nits typical brightness)
* 2GB dual channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz
* NVIDIA SLI technology with dual NVIDIA GeForce Go 8700M GT GPUs with 256MB
* AGEIA PhysX 100MTM  processor
* 200GB5 7200 RPM hard disc drive
* 8x DVD+/-RW
* Intel Pro/Wireless 3945 802.11 a/b/g Wireless with WiFi CatcherTM , Bluetooth version 2.0+
* 2.0 MP built-in webcam with dual digital array microphones
* Logitech GamePanel LCD panel embedded above keyboard
* 4 USB 2.0, Dual-link DVI-I (support for 30-inch displays), IEEE 1394a, S-video with component, composite, S/PDIF support, 8-in-1 card reader, HDMI via DVI adapter, Consumer IR, dual headphones, microphone (stereo line-in) and support for 5.1 audio out
* Choice of Microsoft Windows Vista Premium or Windows XP Professional
* ExpressCard Consumer IR Travel Remote Control
* 80WHr Lithium-Ion battery
* Four wing color options: Crimson Red, Sapphire Blue, Bone White and Smoke Grey with LED backlight and LightFX support with user-configurable options
* For a limited time one year of Dell’s DataSafe Online with 10GB online storage when purchased from Dell and
* One year In-Home Service6 limited Warranty7 and XPS Warranty support

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Author: Notebookcheck, 2005-09-20 (Update: 2011-05- 3)