So, you might be wondering why a seemingly run of the mill Dell XPS notebook is getting a Best Of Innovations Award, the reason is, its not by any means a run of the mill notebook. It has an amazing appearance, and is really thin in size, tack onto that the numerous premium finishes and materials you can get and the unique hinge design, and you can only begin to see why it received this award.
So Dell, not too long ago, sold a pair of WoW customized laptops for charity, well, now you can buy one for yourself without the charity price. The customizations aren’t all external with some cool decals slapped on a XPS M1730, they went all out.
Imagine the XPS M1330, but about 2 inches larger in the diagonal, that’s pretty much what this laptop is. It has nVidia graphics, but to 256MB video ram, and the option for a Blu-Ray drive and HDMI out. It has Bluetooth, and WiFi N.
It offers up dual core processors from Intel, a card reader, a slim remote that stows away in the ExpressCard slot, HD display choices to get the most out of your media, a 2MP web cam, a fingerprint scanner, and low-pro optical drives featuring either Blu-Ray or a DVD-burner. You get your choice of 3 colors, Crimson Red, Tuxedo Black, or Alpine White too.
The prices are from $1499 to $2399 in one of 4 pre-configured configurations. The max out with an Intel C2D E6550, 2GB of RAM, Bluetooth 2.0, an 8-in-1 card reader, WiFi in a/b/g/n flavors, a 256MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO, and a half terabyte 7200 RPM HDD.
Not a bad computer all in, its just too bad Dell doesn’t have a brain of their own and they have to not only leech PC designs from other companies (Apple, Gateway), but they also have to go so far as to steal the name too (Gateway ONE). God, I hope to god that Gateway sues their asses off.
Well, they say a picture is worth a thousand words, I think these two are worth only one. Rip-off.
I really can’t say much more than that, I could supposition on the stats, although an optional TV tuner, Core 2 Duo processor and 300GB HDD are all already semi-official. It looks like at least a 20” screen, I am guessing larger though.
Dell has done pretty well with its XPS M1330, aside from some delay and being unable to fulfill orders in timely fashion. Now, Dell is rumored (more of a leak) to be preparing for the new XPS laptop with same design principal for its chassis.
This is one mammoth laptop, its not quite on par in terms of size with the XPS M2010, but this one is still pretty big at 17”. I hope the Carbon Fiber I see on the surface is part of an attempt to keep the weight down.
This laptop can be configured with a 2.8GHz Core 2 Extreme, 2GB of DDR2, up to 400GB of HDD space, a Blu-Ray drive, and a 512MB nVidia GeForce 8700M GT graphics card. There is 802.11 in a, g, and n flavors as well as optional HSDPA and EV-DO rev. A.