Dell XPS M1710 dual-core gaming notebook launched

Posted on Tuesday, April 18 2006 @ 17:05 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
Mobile gamers now can bring the firepower of dual-core processors and 512 MB graphics to their next tournament thanks to Dell's fastest consumer notebook, the XPS M1710, introduced today.

For serious gamers looking for an edge on their next opponent, the XPS M1710 notebook offers blazing performance to match its bold looks. With Intel Core Duo processors, NVIDIA 512 MB GeForce Go 7900 GTX graphics technology and up to 4 GB of memory, the XPS M1710 can deliver up to 35 percent better performance than its predecessor. Customers can play 3D games at high settings for stunning realism while simultaneously performing intensive tasks such as encoding music or running a virus scan without zapping performance.

Dell offers unique design choices of Special Edition Formula Red or Metallic Black displays so gamers can play in high style. To further customize the look, each XPS M1710 notebook features an illuminated XPS touchpad and adjustable 16-color perimeter lighting.

Starting at 8.75 pounds, the XPS M1710, with its magnesium-alloy reinforced RoadReady chassis, is rugged enough to withstand punishment yet light enough to take the game on the road without draining the player's energy.

The top-of-the-line XPS M1710 also incorporates multimedia features to entertain. Dell increased the brightness of its TrueLife 17-inch widescreen UXGA display by 30 percent to enhance detail and clarity for games, photos and movies. The Dell notebook also comes with MediaDirect buttons and a 5-in-1 media card reader to save time and enable fast access to digital content. Standard Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005 and an optional TV tuner4 enable viewing or recording TV programs.

Additional XPS M1710 features include:
  • Intel Core Duo processors up to T2600 (667 MHz, 2 MB cache)
  • Up to 4 GB5 667 MHz DDR2 memory
  • Serial ATA hard drive up to 120 GB6
  • Dell Rapid Driver program for access to the latest gaming peripheral drivers
  • Minimum-software option with no pre-installed entertainment or productivity suites
  • Personalized XPS service with dedicated sales, specially trained technicians and designated phone queue
  • The XPS M1710 Metallic Black model is available immediately worldwide starting at $2,600 with an Intel Duo Core T2400 processor, Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005, 256 MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS graphics, 1 GB DDR2 memory, nine-cell battery, 60 GB6 hard drive, and one-year limited warranty.7 The Special Edition Formula Red model is available in the United States and Canada only priced at $3,400 with an Intel Core Duo T2500 processor, 512 MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX graphics and 80 GB hard drive.

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