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Dell XPS M1730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 376 reviews of Dell XPS M1730. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Laptops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and usability. The design and screen also get good feedback, whereas many are less positive about the energy efficiency and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Laptops the Dell XPS M1730 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: ( review summary for Dell XPS M1730


alaTest has collected and analyzed 4 user reviews of Dell XPS M1730 from The average user rating for this product is 5.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Laptops on Comments about the usability and price are overall positive. The keyboard and performance also get good feedback.

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100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Genuine Original Dell Vostro 1700 , Inspiron 1720 , Inspiron 1721 , XPS M1730 UK Laptop Notebook Keyboard , QWERTY UK Layout , Dell P/N : JM453 ,Genuine Original Dell Vostro 1700 , Inspiron 1720 , Inspiron 1721 , XPS M1730 UK Laptop Notebook Keyboard , QWERTY UK Layout , Dell P/N : JM453 ,

Mar, 2017

Consumer review by: ( review summary for Dell XPS M1730


alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Dell XPS M1730 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 3.9/5 for other Laptops on People are impressed by the design and performance. The price and durability are also appreciated, whereas some have doubts about the size and battery.

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90% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS M1730 Laptop - Sapphire Blue)Dell XPS M1730 Laptop - Sapphire Blue)

Mar, 2017

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Review Dell XPS M1730 with 8800M GTX SLI


Double Core. The XPS M1730 is now also available with two GeForce ...

Attractive design ; Individual outlook selectable ; Bright, high-resolution display ; Good performance for games and applications ; Only moderate temperature emissions ; Good sound ; Many useful features like an illuminated keyboard, WLAN, Catcher and...

High weight, big size ; Display reflects heavily ; Low battery runtime

Summarizing the above the XPS M1730 is to be recommended for gamers, who focus on performance and less on price. Due to LED effects it will also attract attention on LAN parties

Mar, 2008

Expert review by: J. Simon Leitner (

Review Dell XPS M1730 Gaming-Notebook


The Dell XPS M1730 got this high score not only because of the im ...

Design ; Individual styling possibilities ; High resolution display ; Good performance ; Low noise emissions ; Good speakers ; Nice goodies, like the illuminated keyboard, WLAN Catcher, Gaming Display

Weight and dimensions ; Glare type display ; Low battery runtime

Pricerunner n.a

Dec, 2007

Expert review by: Charles P. Jefferies (

Dell XPS M1730 Review


Before I start this review I would like to thank Dell for sending us a test unit

Stunning exterior ; Impressive gaming performance ; Overclockable Extreme processor available ; Gorgeous screen ; LED backlit keyboard ; Customizable LED lights ; Runs cool and quiet

Some gaming performance issues ; Keyboard could feel more solid ; Vista Home Premium and bloatware on a machine starting at $2,700

Dell has respawned its flagship XPS gaming notebook into an even bigger and more powerful beast. The M1730 is one of the fastest gaming notebooks on the market and is certainly the flashiest. The M1730 is the most attention-grabbing notebook I have...

Nov, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Cisco Cheng (

Winning Gaming Gear


Call it star alignment. Call it great timing. When Intel launched its mobile Extreme processor to coincide with nVidia's introduction of its mobile SLI GeForce 8700M GT graphics chipset, the stage was set for Dell to bring forth something sublime and...

Integrated Ageia PhysX Card. Frequency-adjustable Intel Extreme processor. SLI graphics from nVidia. Excellent performance numbers, even with Vista. LED fireworks coming from all fronts. Backlit keyboard. Numerous hard drive options. 1,920-by-1,200...

Two USB ports fewer than its predecessor.

Dell takes mobile gaming to new heights with the XPS 1730 and its list of firsts-the first with an Ageia physics card, the first with nVidia's latest SLI graphics, and the first with massive amounts of LED effects.

Sep, 2007

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: Russ Fischer (

Dell XPS M1730


Boasting a new PhysX card and plenty of other perks for gamers, Dell's latest rig is fast, fun, and ready for the next generation of eye candy.

SLI graphics and PhysX card provide lots of muscle ; 400GB storage space ; Customizable backlights ; Ultra-sharp 1080p display ; Strong gaming scores

DirectX 10 performance too dependent on driver support ; No HDMI port

Sep, 2007

Expert review by: (

Dell XPS M1730 (Penryn)


Nonetheless, the M1730 (Penryn) is a terrific example of where technology is heading. In the past, manufacturers outfitted gaming rigs with flashy paint jobs and decal stickers; now Dell and Alienware have started a new trend with LED light shows. The...

Intel Extreme processor. Best mobile nVidia graphics to date. 4GB RAM. Excellent LED accents with customizable themes and colors. SLI configuration. Dedicated Ageia PhysX card

Very pricey. Way too bulky

The Dell XPS M1730 (Penryn) may demolish all of our 3D benchmark tests, but it's a little too one-dimensional to recommend for anything other than gaming.

Expert review by: sammy (

Dell XPS M1730 Gaming Laptop: Gaming On The Move


Aimed for LAN party enthusiasts and gamers who want limited portability, Dell unveils the new XPS M1730. This 17-inch laptop shows amazing performance as far as gaming and high end graphics is concerned.

Dec, 2008

Expert review by: Ryan Shrout (

Dell XPS M1730 Notebook Review - Intel Core 2 Duo X9000 Powered


Dell's XPS line of notebooks and PCs has been a fair success in the eyes of gamers as the brand continues to exist even in conjunction with the Alienware brand that Dell purchased a couple years back. We take their flagship M1730 notebook for a spin...

Sep, 2008

Expert review by: Dave Altavilla (

Dell XPS M1730 Gaming Notebook - Video Spotlight


*Note system specs and features have been updated for this notebook from Dell since the time of this publication.

Jul, 2008

Expert review by: Aloysius Low (

Dell XPS M1730 Notebook (Intel Santa Rosa)


While you won't be carrying the Dell XPS M1730 around with you on your travel trips, this monstrous desktop replacement notebook comes fully loaded with all the bells and whistles for smooth gaming and multimedia performance. Time to kick butt and chew...

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

Dell's XPS M1730 is a mobile gaming stud. The M1730 features an awe-inspiring design and cooler-than-thou features. To be the world's first notebook with the AGEIA PhysX physics processing unit, the M1730 offers the most powerful Dell notebook gaming experience ever, widescreen viewing, HD, blazing response times - it makes no compromises. Track your stats with the world's first built-in notebook Logitech GamePanel LCD, and then crow eye-to-eye and loud and clear with the built in 2MP CCD camera and the built-in, dual digital array microphones. Use the M1730's illuminated, full-size keyboard to play even when the lights are off. Easily navigate the twists and turns of even the most harrowing strafing attack with the 10-key number pad.

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/4MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:17in
Diagonal Size (metric):43.2cm
Max Resolution:1920 x 1200
Technology:TFT active matrix
Widescreen Display: Yes


Discrete graphics adapter: Yes
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.256 / 0.5


Model:M1730/M1730 World of Warcraft Edition
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell XPS

Input Device

Type:Keyboard / Touchpad/Keyboard / Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Color:Sapphire blue/Smoke gray


Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem/None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0 EDR/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)/802.11a/b/g/Bluetooth 2.0 EDR / 802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Notebook Camera

Camera Type:Integrated

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/2.5GHz/2.8GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor Number:T7700/T8300/T9300/X7900
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor system type:Up
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Extreme

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:33099 / 33917
Processor package size:35


Installed Size:2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller

Type:RAID/Serial ATA

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Type:Portable/Solid state

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/200GB/400GB
Notebook Type:Notebook
Platform Technology:Intel Centrino Duo

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB/512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT