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Dell XPS M1730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 386 reviews of Dell XPS M1730. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and usability. The design and screen are also appreciated. Many are less positive about the energy efficiency and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category the Dell XPS M1730 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.co.uk)

Amazon.co.uk review summary for Dell XPS M1730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Dell XPS M1730 from Amazon.co.uk. The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.co.uk. People really like the usability and price. The keyboard and performance also get good opinions.

performance, keyboard, price, usability

100% of the reviews on Amazon.co.uk give this product a positive rating.

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Mar, 2019

Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS M1730

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Dell XPS M1730 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other products in the same category on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and performance. The price and durability also get good opinions, but the size and usability get less positive opinions.

durability, price, performance, design

portability, usability, size

90% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS M1730 Laptop - Sapphire Blue)Dell XPS M1730 Laptop - Sapphire Blue)

Mar, 2019

Expert review by : Trusted Reviews (trustedreviews.com)

Dell XPS M1730

 

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.

Feb, 2011

Expert review by : Stephen Patrick (pocket-lint.com)

Dell XPS M1730 laptop

 

If you have any passing interest in PC gaming then you'll have found it impossible to ignore Dell's XPS gaming range, as it's the most powerful brand out there. If there is an argument that serious gamers shouldn't opt for a notebook, as it isn't as...

Plenty of power, great design

Big, expensive.

If there is an argument that serious gamers shouldn’t opt for a notebook, as it isn’t as versatile as a desktop PC, then the Dell XPS M1730 all but dismisses this line.

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : tech.co.uk staff (techradar.com)

Dell XPS M1730 review

 

A stunning machine, and not just for gamers

Strong construction ; Superbly powerful

Not particularly portable

A real 'beast' of a laptop that had delivers power and performance in equal measure

Jan, 2008

Expert review by (expertreviews.co.uk)

Dell XPS M1730 review

 

Subtle and sleek are two adjectives that can't be used to describe Dell's latest gaming laptop.

Feb, 2008

Expert review by : Zoe Mutter (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell XPS M1730 power laptop

 

The Dell XPS M1730 is an ogre of a machine, weighing nearly 5kg. It is predominantly a gaming notebook thanks to its AGEIA PhysX Accelerator and the latest NVIDIA SLI technology.

Although you're paying a price nearing the £2,000 mark, you get a machine offering top performance in return. The Dell XPS M1730 is definitely for the more serious laptop users and gamers out there, and it would be a good desktop-replacement thanks to...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : Thomas McKinnon (techsmart.co.za)

Dell XPS M1730

 

With a comprehensive array of mobile features the M1730 is designed for gaming on the go. With a 1920 x 1200 pixels 17\

An awesome display. It looks the part of a gaming notebook.

It weighs a ton and the battery life is dismal.

Jan, 2009

Expert review by (channel5.com)

Dell XPS M1730

 

This is a 43 cm high-performance gaming notebook which is based on the Intel Santa Rosa platform and comes loaded with an Intel Core 2 Extreme X790 processor and Dual 200GB 7200RPM Hitachi drives. At 4.8 kg in weight and 5cm in thickness it is heavier...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by (channelpro.co.uk)

Dell XPS M1730 - Update

 

Dell refreshes its top-end gaming laptop with a stunning new spec. Mike Jennings finds out how fast it can go.

Aug, 2008

Expert review by : Andrew Tiney (reghardware.co.uk)

Dell XPS M1730 17in gaming laptop

 

It's not cheap, but it is reliable and sports some impressive specs.

With the basic spec starting off at around £1399/With the basic spec starting off at around £1399/$1999 and rising to over £2600/$3800, the XPS M1730 is not a cheap machine. But its impressive specification and sturdy build help to make it reasonable...

May, 2008

Expert review by : Techworld (techworld.com)

Dell XPS M1730 power laptop

 

Although you're paying a price nearing the £2,000 mark, you get a machine offering top performance in return. The Dell XPS M1730 is definitely for the more serious laptop users and gamers out there, and it would be a good desktop-replacement thanks to...

Nov, 2007

Product Specifications

Audio

Audio Connections:Line In /Line Out /Mic In
Audio system:Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio
Sound Card:/Integrated

Battery

Number of battery cells:9

Connections

Bluetooth: Yes
DVI Outputs:1
FireWire: Yes
HDMI Outputs:1
Memory Card Reader:8-in-1
Network Card: Yes
PC Card Slot: Yes
S-Video Out: Yes
TV-Out: Yes
USB Ports:4/Yes
VGA (D-sub):1
WLAN: Yes
WLAN Standard:802.11a/b/g

Control

Mouse/Click Device:Touchpad

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display diagonal:43.2
Display Resolution:1920 x 1200
Screen Resolution:/1920x1200
Screen Size:17 in
Screen Type:TFT

Drives

Dual Layer: Yes
Optical Drive:BD / DVD-RW / CD-RW/DVD-RW/CD-RW

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX / NVIDIA GeForce Go 8700M GT
Graphic Card Memory Size:256MB/512MB/N/A
Graphics Card:NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT/NVIDIA GeForce 8800M GTX
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.5
Multiple GPU:2xSLI

Internal

CPU Speed:2.1 GHz/2.2 GHz/2.4 GHz/2.5 GHz/2.8 GHz
CPU Type:Intel Core 2 Duo/Intel Core 2 Extreme
Hard Drive Size:160 GB/200 GB/250 GB/320 GB/400 GB
Internal Memory:2048 MB/4096 MB/6144 MB

Keyboard

Keyboard layout:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad

Measures

Dimensions (HxWxD):50.7x406.0x302.6 mm/50.7x406x302.6 mm
Weight:4.81 kg/99.99 kg
Weight (lb):10 lb./220 lb.

Memory

Internal Memory:2
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1 / 2 x 2

Networking

Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Other features

Audio system:Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Model availability:DK
TV in port: No
Type:PC
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g / 802.11n

Packaging Content

AC adapter included:Y

Packaging Data

AC adapter included: Yes

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
Charging port type:DC-in jack
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV Out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
TV out type:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4

Power

AC adapter power:230
Battery performance:85

Power source

Battery Time:0 hours
Battery Type:Lithium Ion

Processor

Bus type:FSB
Conflict Free processor: No
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 12.5
ECC supported by processor: No
FSB Parity: No
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing Die size:107
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.062 - 1.150
Processor Cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.56
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor Model:T8300 / T9300
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor Socket:Socket 478 / Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / M0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Tjunction:105

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:N
Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64: Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Processor ARK ID:33099 / 33917
Processor code:SLAYY
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Related

Integrated Webcam: Yes
Miscellaneous:One year warranty

Software

Bundled software:Microsoft Works 9.0 - Danish, 15 Month McAfee SecurityCentre 9.0
Extra Software:Microsoft Works 8.5/Microsoft Works 9.0/Microsoft® Works 8.5
Operating System:Windows Vista Home Premium
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard Drive Interface:SATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Number of Hard Drives Installed:2
Total Storage Capacity:160

Type

Platform:PC

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:30.3
Height :5.07
Weight:4.81
Width:40.6