Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Dell XPS M1730 World of Warcaft laptop, save $1000, save the world!

You know when the promotion is $1000 off the regular price, that you are buying an expensive item. And you are buying this expensive item for good reason: You are a big fan of World of Warcraft! Dell is offering $1000 off all XPS™ M1730 World of Warcraft Edition Laptops + Free Standard Shipping!

So what do you get computer-wise with the WoW laptop? The starting configuration is as follows, but as with most Dell computers, you can have them your way, just like Burger King, but a bit more expensive :)

The power comes from the Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T8300 (2.4GHz/800Mhz FSB/3MB cache) processor. Memory is a 2GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHz. The hard disk is a 120GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) with a Free Fall Sensor. The optical drive is a dvd burner as you can image. Your video games are brought to life thanks to the NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT graphics card. You grab signals through the air using the Intel® PRO/Wireless 3945 a/g Mini Card. You also get High Definition Audio 2.0, 24 months of Trend Micro Internet Security, one year In-Home Service, Parts + Labor, 24x7 Phone Support.

Oh did we forget something? Oh yes we did! The display you silly goose! Well, it has a 17" UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WUXGA, a friend of the gamers. Speaking of which, you have the Logitech® GamePanel Display and the AGEIA™ PhysX™ Physics Accelerator.

Last but not least, the battery is a 85 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion, and you get Vista Premium. And good news on what you don't get: No Pre-installed Productivity Software, no Entertainment Software Pre-installed, and no ISP crapola alerts.

And a little something-something for the WoW fan-addicts: World of Warcraft themed Backpack, T-shirt and Mouse Pad.

What are they saying about the WoW Laptop?
Engadget had a sneak peek at this special edition M1730 back in December 2007. Merry XMas Engadget :)

Gizmodo had the obligatory unboxing posted on their blog.

And the gamers chimed in too, here is what IGN had to say.

There's plenty more on it on the net, we leave you with the Laptop Magazine post.

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