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Dell XPS M1730

alaTest has collected and analyzed 387 reviews of Dell XPS M1730. The average rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average rating of 4.0/5 for other products in the same category for all reviews. Reviewers really like the keyboard and usability. The design and screen also get good feedback. There are some critical views about the energy efficiency and battery.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other products in the same category 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 products in the same category on Reviewers are impressed by the usability and price. The keyboard and performance are also appreciated.

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

Nov, 2020

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 products in the same category on Opinions about the design and performance are generally positive. The price and durability also get good reviews, whereas there are some critical opinions about the size and usability.

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

Nov, 2020

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Dell XPS M1730 review roundup


If you're down with your "laptop" weighing some 10.6-pounds, and you don't mind shelling out copious quantities of cash in order to see those frame rates hold...

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 : Michelle Thatcher (

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Dell XPS M1730

Dual SLI graphics; strong mobile gaming scores; 10-key number pad; integrated Logitech GamePanel LCD; multicolored, built-in LED lights play along with music and games; backlit keyboard; can play media files without booting up.

Similarly configured laptops are faster on some tests; plastic lid and creaky hinges don't scream (or sound like) luxury; the albatross that is the massive power brick.

With a redesigned case that's chock-full of cutting-edge technologies, the Dell XPS M1730 tops our list of our favorite gaming laptops.

Oct, 2007

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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

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

Mar, 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

Expert review by : Kevin O'Brien (

Dell XPS M1730 First Look Review


The Dell XPS M1730 is the latest high-end gaming notebook from Dell, replacing the aging M1710. Dell has improved both the outside appearance of this gaming rig and the components inside its glossy shell. One item added to this notebook, a first for...

Oct, 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