Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 review: Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2

Dell backs the XPS Gen 2 with an industry-standard one-year warranty that includes free parts and labor with mail-in service, though, for a $3,000 laptop, we wish the company had made the terms a bit more generous. You can get help through Dell's 24/7, toll-free telephone line for as long as you own the laptop. Dell offers a special tech-support number exclusively for XPS owners, staffed by reps who can provide help on the latest games and technologies. The company also has a support Web site with downloads, FAQs, and hardware-specific user forums.

SysMark 2004 performance
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BAPCo SysMark 2004 rating  
SysMark 2004 Internet content creation  
SysMark 2004 office productivity  
Voodoo Envy m:760
188 
230 
154 
Dell Inspiron XPS
180 
217 
149 
Dell XPS Gen 2
153 
192 
122 

Unreal Tournament 2004 performance
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Atari Games/Epic Games Unreal Tournament 2004  
Voodoo Envy m:760
46.12 

Doom 3 performance
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Activition/Id Software Doom 3  
Voodoo Envy m:760
39 

Half-Life 2 performance
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Valve Half-Life 2  
Voodoo Envy m:760
59.66 

System configurations:

Dell Inspiron XPS
Windows XP Home; 3.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition; 1GB DDR SDRAM 400MHz; ATI Mobility Radeon 9700 128MB; Hitachi Travelstar 7K60 60GB 7,200rpm

Dell XPS Gen 2
Windows XP Professional; 2.13GHz Intel Pentium M 770; 1GB PC4300 DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; Nvidia GeForce 6800 Go Ultra 256MB; Hitachi Travelstar 5K80 80GB 5,400rpm

Voodoo Envy m:760
Windows XP Professional; 3.4GHz Intel Pentium 4 560; 1GB PC4300 DDR2 SDRAM 533MHz; Nvidia GeForce 6800 Go 256MB;Fujitsu MHT2080BH 80GB 5,400rpm in RAID 0

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    Where to Buy

    Dell XPS Gen 2 for Business

    Part Number: ixps2sapp Released: Feb 24, 2005

    Dell has replaced this product with the XPS M170.

    Quick Specifications See All

    • Release date Feb 24, 2005
    • Weight 10.8 lbs
    • Installed Size 1 GB