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Dell XPS M1730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 389 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. People are impressed by the keyboard and usability. The design and screen are also mentioned favorably, but some have doubts 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 84/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review ( 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 People really like the usability and price. The keyboard and performance also get good reviews.

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

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Apr, 2018

Consumer review ( 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 Views about the design and performance are on the whole positive. The price and durability also get good comments, but the size and battery get less positive opinions.

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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)

Apr, 2018

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 : Cisco Cheng (

Dell XPS M1730 (Penryn)


The Dell XPS M1730 (Penryn) gaming laptop racks up the best 3D scores we've seen, but it's hefty in both weight and price.

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.

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Jun, 2008

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 : 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 system:Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio

Audio Input


Audio Output

Type:Sound card


Number of battery cells:9
Technology:Lithium ion

Cache Memory

Installed Size:3MB/4MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight



Aspect Ratio:16:10
Display Diagonal:17
Display Resolution:1920 x 1200

Display (Projector)

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

Energy Management

AC adapter power:230
Battery performance:85


Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter model:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX / NVIDIA GeForce Go 8700M GT
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


Keyboard Layout:QWERTY
Keyboard type:QWERTY
Pointing device:Touchpad


Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Internal memory:2 / 4
Internal memory type:DDR2-SDRAM
Memory clock speed:667
Memory layout:2 x 1 / 2 x 2
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 1 / 2 x 2


Color:Sapphire blue/Smoke gray


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


Bluetooth: Yes
Bluetooth version:2.0+EDR
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 Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD±RW

Optical Storage


OS Provided

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

Other Features

Audio system:Audigy ADVANCED HD Audio
Infrared data port: No
Internal modem: No
Model availability:DK
TV in port: No
Wireless Technology:802.11a/b/g / 802.11n

Packaging Data

AC adapter bundled: Yes
AC adapter included:Y

Ports & interfaces

CardBus PCMCIA slot type: No
DC-in jack: Yes
Docking connector: No
DVI port: Yes
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
ExpressCard slot: Yes
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in: Yes
S/PDIF out port: Yes
SmartCard slot: No
TV out:Y
TV out port:S-Video
USB 2.0 ports quantity:4


AC adapter power:230
Battery performance:85


64-bit Computing: Yes
Bus type:FSB
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/2.5GHz/2.8GHz
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):12 / 12.5
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Number of Processing Die Transistors:410
Processing die size:107
Processor:T8300 / T9300
Processor cache:3 / 6
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Penryn
Processor core voltage (AC):1.062 - 1.150
Processor cores:2
Processor family:Intel® Core™2 Duo
Processor frequency:2.4 / 2.56
Processor front side bus:800
Processor lithography:45
Processor model:T8300 / T9300
Processor Number:T7700/T8300/T9300/X7900
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Duo T8000 series / Intel Core 2 Duo T9000 series
Processor socket:Socket 478 / Socket P
Processor system type:Up
Processor threads:2
Stepping:C0 / M0
Thermal Design Power (TDP):35
Type:Core 2 Duo/Core 2 Extreme

Processor special features

Embedded options available: No
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions: No
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: No
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology: No
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology: No
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N
Intel vPro Technology: No
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): No
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: No
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Processor ARK ID:33099 / 33917
Processor code:SLAPR / SLAYY
Processor package size:35
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No


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

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty


Bundled software:Microsoft Works 9.0 - Danish, 15 Month McAfee SecurityCentre 9.0
Operating system installed:Windows Vista Home Premium


Card reader integrated: Yes
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:2
Total Storage Capacity:160

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

Weight & Dimensions