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It looks like Dell is announcing new updates to the XPS M1710 gaming notebook at Digital Life in NYC. The new XPS M1710 will feature the NVIDIA GeForce Go 7950 GTX graphics card, Intel's Core 2 Duo T7600G which gives customers the option of overclocking, Media Direct 3.0, LightFX technology, and a new silver keyboard with red backlights. XPS M1710 Gaming Notebook with XPS LightFX Dell enhanced the award-winning XPS M1710 mobile gaming system with innovative high-performance and entertainment technologies. For the first time, Dell is enabling enthusiasts to tune, or overclock, the system's new Intel Core 2 Duo T7600G mobile processor to operate at faster speeds for better performance.... Read more...
Our friends over at PCPerspective have taken a Core 2 Duo T7400 "Merom" processor and installed it into a Dell XPS M1710 notebook. They had to contend with a couple of performance related anomalies, but other than that everything seemed to work fine. It's possible that we'll see Core 2 Duo notebooks very soon because the new chips can drop right into existing designs. "One of the nice things about the XPS M1710 is the relative ease at which you can disassemble it to upgrade the CPU. I will not do a step-by-step procedure since anyone willing to tinker with the innards of a laptop can generally figure this stuff out without... Read more...
Hello Everyone.  What do you get when you cross a 2.16GHz Core Duo T2600 processor, with 2GB of RAM, a GeForce Go 7900 GTX, and a 17" WUXGA display?  Well, you end up with Dell's new XPS M1710 notebook! We took Dell's latest flagship gaming notebook for a spin and have posted our thoughts on this mobile powerhouse right here.   To whet your appetite, here's an interesting quote from the article, "By far, the most interesting and mysterious aspect of the Dell XPS M1710 are the options regarding the graphics behavior of the system. Here, the user is given the option of using either the integrated GeForce Go 7900 GTX GPU found within the system or the extremely interesting... Read more...
  Gaming enthusiasts can certainly remember a time when the thought of fragging on a Dell system was somewhat comical. Granted, Dell built systems were solid and reliable and often came at an exceptionally good price. However, these systems lacked the aesthetics, upgradeability, and high-end hardware the gaming community craves. As a result, those gamers who opted to purchase a complete system rather than build their own often went elsewhere to the more boutique PC vendors such as Voodoo, Alienware, or Falcon Northwest. With the launch of the flagship XPS series of systems though, Dell has declared war on this collection of boutique gaming PC vendors. Throughout... Read more...
Dell has just officially launched a nearly complete refresh of its flagship XPS line of systems. On the notebook side, we see the very portable XPS M1210 complete with GeForce Go 7400 graphics all the way through to the multimedia powerhouse XPS M2010. On the desktop end, we see the radical new XPS 700 complete with two "NVIDIA next generation 7 series graphics, 2 dual-GPU cards". Regardless of what sort of form factor you're looking for, it appears as though there is a new Dell XPS that should satisfy even the most demanding gaming enthusiast. The ultimate gaming solution includes the optional... Read more...
Gamers in the UK can rejoice as Dell's next generation XPS desktop is available for sale on Dell's UK website. First seen at E3 this year, the system features a new "Full Metal Jacket" case which has a unique aesthetic and some stellar performance features. Here, Dell claims you get the same performance as a watercooled solution thanks to their "air tunnel" design approach. Armed with a 750W PSU, dual GeForce 7800 GTX in SLI, and the latest Pentium D 965 Extreme Edition processor this system is surely a gaming force to be reckoned with. Rest assured, we'll get our hands on a sample and show you what other tricks Dell's... Read more...
Dell has just informed us that they have officially launched a preview of the company's Next Generation XPS system. For those who have been less than enthusiastic about the appearance of Dell systems in the past, you owe it to yourself to take a look at the new chassis. Dubbed "Heavy Ordinance", this new platform is equipped with a ton of new features such as an all aluminum chassis with stealth drive bays and exceptional thermal management. One thing is certain, the next Dell XPS will be unlike any Dell system you have ever seen. Rest assured, Hot Hardware will have one of these systems up and running in the lab the moment we get our hands on it.... Read more...
DELL'S FASTEST CONSUMER NOTEBOOK UNITES POWER, BOLD LOOKS FOR GAMERS ON THE MOVE ROUND ROCK, Texas, April 18, 2006 - Mobile gamers now can bring the firepower of dual-core processors and 512 MB graphics to their next tournament thanks to Dell's fastest consumer notebook, the XPSTM M1710, introduced today. For serious gamers looking for an edge on their next opponent, the XPS M1710 notebook offers blazing performance to match its bold looks. With Intel(R) CoreTM Duo processors, NVIDIA(R) 512 MB GeForce(R) Go 7900 GTX graphics technology and up to 4 GB of memory, the XPS M1710 can deliver up to 35 percent better performance than its predecessor1. Customers can play 3-D games at high settings... Read more...
Do you remember that slick-looking, flame covered Quad-SLI powered Dell rig we showed you all in our CES coverage from earlier this year?  Well, it looks like Dell has finally made good and have begun taking orders for their XPS 600 Renegade. Unlike the system we saw at CES though, the "final" XPS 600 Renegade is sporting Quad GeForce 7900 GTXs, and one of AGEIA's brand-new PhysX cards is available as an option.  The base specifications include: Intel Pentium Extreme Edition CPU @ 4.26GHz (Pre-Overclocked) NVIDIA GeForce 7900 GTX GPUs x 4, each with 512MB of memory (2GB Total) 2GB of Low-Latency DDR2-667 RAM Sound Blaster X-Fi Fatal1y Sound Card NVIDIA nForce 4 SLI X16 Motherboard... Read more...
The Dell XPS 400, it's advertised as a gaming machine, but can it live up to the claim? Well, not really. Infact it seems to have some serious software issues, which is one of the last things any gamer would want to deal with. "Even more troubling is that our Dell XPS 400 did not live up to its billing as a gaming machine that is suitable for ANY gamer. The software compatibility issues we saw lead me to question just how Dell tests their products. Certainly a serious gaming computer company would insure their solutions work with some of the most popular gaming franchises on the market. The Dell XPS 400 is a good example of how you cannot just... Read more...
Well folks, tonight we've got some driver news for you all. From the Nvidia camp, Forceware version 81.85 has been officially released and can be downloaded on their main site. As for ATi. they have made their 5.10a beta driver available for download. This driver package fixes some issues with Quake 4, and also includes the OpenGL performance enhancements. Goodnight all! Dell XPS 600 Generation 5 desktop system @ Hardware-Review.net "Companies like Alienware, VoodooPC, and Monarch Computer have been building systems geared toward gamers for years and now Dell is getting into the mix. One system we have from Dell that falls in this category is the XPS 600 Generation 5 desktop system. It's... Read more...
Our previous coverage of the Inspiron XPS Gen 2 was mainly intended for prospective gaming and performance sensitive buyers. However, this perspective doesn't completely explore the multimedia possibilities of the XPS Gen 2, which can be configured with Microsoft's MCE 2005. So of course, we had an Inspiron XPS Gen 2 from Dell configured with that OS and all the necessary multimedia add-ons for those curious about its full audio/video possibities. Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 Specifications Processor •_Designed for Intel 90nm Dothan Pentium-M with 2MB On-Die L2 Cache •_Supports 533MHz FSB Chipset •_Intel 915PM/ICH6-M •_Supports maximum memory capacity up to 2GB Memory •_Two... Read more...
Over the past year, it has been interesting to see the emphasis that the big names are willing to put on the "enthusiast" crowd, in regards to notebooks. In the past, notebooks have been targeted towards businessmen and the like. These days, however, the variety is so wide that there is a notebook targeted to just about every niche and need. Consider this: a few years ago there were a handful of names making true blue notebook gaming rigs, i.e. Alienware, albeit in small quantities.  But as the gaming generation grows, so does the interest in these powerful systems. So, it really comes as no surprised to us to see Dell and HP joining the fray. The difference is that Dell has really... Read more...
Hey folks, today we've got a couple of announcements from Intel. You can read about the "New WiMAX Silicon Solution" below, and you can check out the one on Dual Core PC's. Good night all :) Intel Introduces New WiMAX Silicon Solution To Expand The Reach Of Broadband Internet SANTA CLARA, Calif., April 18, 2005 - Intel Corporation today announced the availability of its first WiMAX product, providing equipment manufacturers and carriers the ability to deliver next-generation wireless broadband networks around the world. In addition, several service providers worldwide announced plans to begin commercial WiMAX trials based on Intel silicon products later this year, giving consumers and... Read more...
About three weeks ago, we tested a new Acer notebook powered by ATI's Mobility Radeon X700. With our testing complete, we found the Mobility Radeon X700 to be a well-balanced mobile GPU that offered very good performance, in a thin and relatively light form factor. Then, a few days after that article went live, we were contacted by representatives from NVIDIA and given an opportunity to test a different sort of animal. NVIDIA told us they'd be releasing a new mobile GPU meant for high-end, desktop replacement notebooks. What we ended up getting our hands on was a new Dell Inspiron XPS Gen 2 with a GeForce Go 6800 Ultra pushing the pixels. The GeForce Go 6800 Ultra incorporates all of the technology... Read more...
Good evening folks!  Thankfully, I have completely recovered from this weekend's festivities (my girl threw me an awesome surprise party for my birthday), and decided to stop in for a quick shot of news.  Most of the action today was dominated by NVIDIA's SLI announcement and Intel's Nacona news, but there were some other goodies posted as well.  Here's goes...  Dell Inspiron XPS Notebook Review @ Hard|OCP: "The Dell Inspiron XPS brings forth a level of game playability that allows you the power to easily head off to any LAN game and compete, or to enjoy the latest 3D adventure in the privacy of your home. And then without issue, you can use it for those daily computing... Read more...
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