Dell goes WoW with XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition

Posted on Tuesday, Dec 04 2007 @ 16:32 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Here's something I didn't see coming from Dell: a World of Warcraft branded XPS M1730 gaming notebook. The system maker teamed up with Blizzard to give the XPS M1730's enclosure a WoW makeover and ship each of these systems with World of Warcraft + The Burning Crusade expansion pack and all the latest patches preinstalled.

Customers can choose between an Alliance and Horde system. Each of these notebooks ships with an Orc box which contains the user manual, power adapter, a XPS WoW mousepad, a WoW tshirt and some other stuff.

The systems also ship with a Quest Envelope which contains the following:
  • Golden Ticket - This provides you an opportunity to get a customized figurine of your WoW character through FigurePrints. FigurePrints will access you character's data through Blizzard's servers to create a custom 3D figure of your character, complete with weapons and armor you can choose.
  • Blizzard Beta Club Card - The code on the card registers you for Blizzard's Beta Club, which gives you access to five upcoming beta tests, starting with the Wrath of the Lich King.
  • Collector's Edition Account Upgrade Certificate - This allows you to upgrade your account to a collector's edition account, enabling you to get a special in-game pet.
  • But that's not everything, the notebook also ships with a WoW backpack full of goodies:
  • WoW BattleChest: This contains the retail versions of World of Warcraft and The Burning Crusade expansion pack. It also includes WarCraft III and The Frozen Throne expansion pack, and the strategy guides for both games.
  • WoW Soundtrack
  • Making of WoW Behind-the-scenes DVD
  • WoW Trading Card starter decks: Heroes of Azeroth, Through the Dark Portal
  • Book:WoW Strategy Guide from BradyGames
  • Book: WoW The Burning Crusade Strategy Guide
  • Book: Rise of the Horde
  • Book: The Tides of Darkness

  • The bad news: the base config costs $4,499. For that price you get a Core 2 Duo T7500 2.2GHz CPU, Windows Vista Ultimate, 2GB DDR2 memory, GeForce 8700M GT 512MB SLI, 160GB HDD, a DVD burner, AGEIA PhysX, Logitech GamePanel display, ... It's shurely a nice bundle but at $4,500 you have to be pretty crazy to buy this thing.

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    Thomas De Maesschalck

    Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.

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