Information About Dell Xps M1710 Laptop and Reviews

By: Corwin Brown

Now this time Dell comes in a market with latest premium gaming notebook- "Dell XPS M1710". And when talking about the design and case of the laptop, you will get a very attractive illuminated case. The multimedia features available in the Dell XPS M1710 are also very solid ones. And it's the amazing gaming performance Laptop, you will get full assortment of ports and connections. It has a 17" widescreen and comes in a choice of two colors, "formula red" or "metallic black". On the inside it houses the 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo Processor, up to 4GB of RAM and greatest nVidia Go 7900 GTX graphics card with 512MB of memory.

Design:-

The quality of a laptop's physical design, with particular emphasis on size and weight. Keyboard and cursor controls are critical: Keys should be of sufficient size, offer decent travel, and be logically organized, and the touch pad and the pointing stick (or both) should be responsive and precise. We look for a sensible layout of drives and ports. Extra points are awarded for especially sturdy Construction and the use of materials that make a laptop stronger.

Display:-

The system's TrueLife 17-inch high-contrast widescreen display is a joy to behold, bringing life to games and providing bright and lovely movie images. Its powerful graphics subsystem, the laptop can handle the screen being cranked all the way up to 1,920-by-1,200, its native resolution. With the processing power available, that means incredibly detailed gaming performance with huge frame rates. The display is also excellent for viewing movies and TV. No built-in TV tuner is present, but an optional external TV tuner and remote costs $130. Dell has gone with an integrated subwoofer to complement the two front-mounted speakers. The result is a meatier sound than most notebooks offer.

Features:-

* System: Dell XPS M1710 (Red color lid)
* Processor: Intel Core Duo T2600 (2.16 GHz)
* Hard Drive: 100GB capacity at a speed of 7200 RPM
* Memory: 2GB @ 667MHz - 2 DIMM Slots (2 x 1GB) (Max Ram 4GB)
* Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX with 512MB DDR memory
* Ports / Slots: 5-in-1 Memory Card Reader, DVI-D, VGA video output, S-Video, IEEE 394 (Firewire), 6 USB 2.0, Express Card slot, Modem, Ethernet/LAN, Microphone in, Headphone out .
* OS: Microsoft MCE 2005
* Wireless Card: Intel 3945 (802.11b/g)
* Integrated Subwoofer
* Battery: 9-cell lithium ion rechargeable battery
* Price of this configuration: $4,215 (base price of black metallic M1710 starts at $2,600)

Performance:-

The M1710 seems determined to blast performance records to bits. It's the first gaming notebook to arrive in PC Magazine Labs that's built with nVidia's GeForce Go 7900 GTX, by far the most powerful mobile graphics chipset available. Benefiting from this screaming 3D subsystem, M1710M test system beat the XPS M170 by 12 percent on 3DMark 2005 and by 23 percent on our Doom 3 benchmark tests. The 2.16-GHz Intel Core Duo T2600 works in tandem with the Go 7900 GPU and a satisfying 512MB of DDR2 VRAM to deliver top-flight performance. 3DMark03 was thoroughly conquered with a score of 18,319, a good 24 percent above results from the XPS M170. The most powerful mobile graphics chipset available. The real thrill of an XPS notebook is its performance, and the M1710 doesn't disappoint.
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Battery life:-

The M1710 delivered a respectable 2 hours 42 minutes of battery life in our Mobile Mark 2005 productivity test, so we would expect a good chunk of that runtime to be sacrificed to the gaming gods. All this power will cost you-and I don't just mean the $4,215 sticker price. The XPS M1710's blazing configuration demands plenty of juice, and its short (2.5 hours) battery life reflects that reality. Because of the notebook's substantial weight (8.8 pounds), the likelihood of your playing games on battery power is pretty slim.

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