Dell XPS M1730 review: Dell XPS M1730

Though Dell has moved to a 90-day standard warranty on its less-expensive models, the company covers the XPS line with a one-year warranty, which provides free parts and labor with on-site service. Upgrading to two years costs $199, while three years cost $299. You can get help through Dell's 24-7, toll-free tech-support number, with special reps exclusively for XPS owners.

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Quake 4 performance (in frames per second)
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F.E.A.R. performance (in frames per second)
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DVD battery drain test (in minutes)
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Alienware Area-51 m9750
Windows XP Media Center Edition; 2.33GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7600; 2048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 512MB Nvidia GeForce Go 7950GTX; 300GB Seagate 7,200rpm

Dell XPS M1730
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition; 2.8GHz Intel Core 2 Extreme X7900; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB (x2) Nvidia GeForce Go 8700M GT; 200GB(x2) RAID 0 7,200rpm

HP Pavilion dv9500t
Windows Vista Home Premium Edition; 2.0GHz Intel Core 2 Duo T7300; 2,048MB DDR2 SDRAM 667MHz; 256MB Nvidia GeForce 8600M GS; 120GB Western Digital 5,400rpm; 80GB Western Digital 5,400rpm

Velocity Micro NoteMagix X25
Windows Vista Home Premium, 2.6Ghz Intel Core 2 Duo 6700, 2048MB DDR SDRAM 533MHz, 512MB Nvidia GeForce 8600 GT, 200GB Hitachi 7200rpm

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    Dell XPS M1730 - sapphire blue (Core 2 Duo T7700 2.4GHz. 4GB RAM, 250GB HDD, Vista Ultimate)

    Part Number: DYCWM92_6 Released: Sep 27, 2007
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    • Release date Sep 27, 2007
    • Installed Size 4 GB
    • Color sapphire blue
    • Weight 10.6 lbs
    • Optical Drive DVD±RW (+R DL)
    • Graphics Processor NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT - 512 MB GDDR3 SDRAM
    • CPU Intel Core 2 Duo T7700 / 2.4 GHz