Pros

  • Fast and powerful
  • Giant-sized display

Cons

  • Pricey and barely portable

At A Glance

Giant-sized notebook offers processing and graphics power to spare plus a nice screen, but it's not particularly portable.

Manufacturer’s Description

The Dell XPS M1710 Laptop has Pure Efficiency, Pure Performance Multimedia viewing, multimedia creation - do it all and do it fast with Intel Core 2 Duo. Intel Core 2 Duo processor leverages two execution cores on a single chip to help increase your PC's ability to run multiple applications, and improves performance while running demanding multi-threaded programs.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number M1710B2
Inventory Number 25098
Processor
Processor type Intel Core Duo T2600
Processor speed 2160.0 MHz
Display
Display size 17.0 inches
Resolution 1920 x 1200 pixels
Vertical Resolution 1200
External Monitor Interface Discrete
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Primary Graphics Chipset nVidia GeForce Go 7900 GTX
Storage
Drive size 100.0 GB
Floppy Drive No
Other storage
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Battery
Battery Type Lithium ion
Vendor Rated Battery life 233.0 hours
Standard Number of Batteries 1.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Headphone Out (1/8" Mini)
  • Audio - Microphone In (1/8" Mini)
  • FireWire Port
  • Mini PCI Port
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus Port (x6)
  • Video - S-Video
Microphone input Yes
Ethernet Type 10/100/1000 Mbps
Headphone Jack Yes
Firewire 1
Wireless connection 802.11 a/b/g
Bluetooth Yes
Slots
  • Express Card Slot
  • xD-Picture Card
  • SD Card
  • Memory Stick
Memory
Memory size 1024.0 MB
Memory type DDR2 SDRAM
Memory speed 667.0 MHz
Dimensions
Width 15.5 inches
Depth 11.3 inches
Height 1.7 inches
Weight with Accessories 10.6 pounds
Weight 10.6 pounds
Sound
Speakers Stereo
Storage Media
XD picture card 1
Memory stick Memory Stick
SD card Yes
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition
Included Software
  • Paintshop Photo Album
  • Paint Shop Pro
Other Features
Docking Station Port Yes
Devices AC Adapter
Input devices Touchpad
Hardware List
  • Notebook
  • battery
Pointing Device Touchpad
Other Hardware Adapter for S/PDIF digital audio out Component Video
Case
Multipurpose Bay None

Performance

Battery
Battery Life (Office Applications) 2:33   (hh:mm)
Gaming
Far Cry, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 127.48   Frames per second (higher is better)
Doom 3, 1024 by 768, 32-Bit 105.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Multitasking
World Bench 6 Multitasking 427.0
Performance
World Bench 5 Rating Superior
World Bench 5 Score 106.0
ACD Systems ACDSee 574.0
Ahead Nero 589.0
Windows Media Encoder 281.0
WinZip 357.0
Adobe Premiere 422.0
Musicmatch Jukebox 470.0
Discreet 3ds Max OpenGL 274.0
Roxio VideoWave 255.0
Number of Included Batteries 1.0
Mozilla 349.0
Adobe Photoshop 305.0
Discreet 3ds Max DirectX 255.0
Microsoft Office XP 538.0