Dell XPS M1710

By Bruce_1nr
May 21, 2007
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  1. Okay, so I posted this question on the dell forums but I guess they are barely active soooo...

    I'm looking for a new gaming computer to play Counter Strike Source (and maybe Battlefront 2142)


    As the title of the thread states, I'm looking at a Dell XPS....


    Specs:

    Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T7200 (2.00GHz, 4MB L2 Cache, 667 MHz FSB)
    Genuine Windows Vista™ Home Premium
    2GB DDR2 SDRAM at 667MHZ, 2 DIMM
    Speed: 80GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM)
    8X CD/DVD Burner (DVD+/-RW) with double-layer DVD+R write capability
    256MB NVIDIA® GeForce™ Go 7900 GS
    Integrated Sound Blaster® Audigy™HD Software Edition
    17 inch UltraSharp™ Wide Screen UXGA Display with TrueLife™
    Integrated 10/100/1000 Network Card and Modem
    Adobe® Acrobat® Reader 7.0
    Inspiron XPS, Specialized Support
    Windows Vista™ Premium
    Intel Centrino Core Duo Processor

    Soooo, the basic question is,

    Will this computer run CS:S (and run it well in larger games?)?
  2. raybay

    raybay TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 10,716   +6

    Go for the Dell Precision, or better yet, a Gateway.
  3. Bruce_1nr

    Bruce_1nr Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Why? How much do they cost? The XPS is about $3000....are those two lower?
  4. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    Wouldn't you be better off building your own PC? It's not very difficult and will cost significantly cheaper than a pre-built one, not to mention you can choose the parts you put in the PC instead of trusting companies like Dell (which use crappy parts BTW) to choose them for you. Check out Techspot's budget\mid-range\high-end PC guides for building the PC of your choice and budget.
  5. LNCPapa

    LNCPapa TS Special Forces Posts: 4,199   +229

    If you guys take a look at the machine you'll notice it's a laptop. The 1710 is an incredible machine and I don't think Gateway has any offerings that even come close to matching its performance. I had an old XPS Gen2 a couple years ago that performed incredibly well for a laptop. I gamed regularly at 1920x1200 on it with good to reasonable frame rates.
  6. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

  7. AtK SpAdE

    AtK SpAdE TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 1,846

    Wow that dell is a powerful laptop at a good price. Cant believe I am saying this but that looks like a good deal.
  8. Bruce_1nr

    Bruce_1nr Newcomer, in training Topic Starter

    Essh, I dont know about that killerlaptops...the website itself looks poorly put together.....

    (5 minutes later)

    After reading the customer reviews however....I suppose I'll look into it. It seems like the Executioner is the only way to go....
  9. Rage_3K_Moiz

    Rage_3K_Moiz Sith Lord Posts: 7,277   +22

    KillerNoteBooks is legit enough and one of their laptops has even been reviewed by Tom's Hardware, which is a respected tech website. So I don't think there is any reason not to trust them.
  10. Lethogar

    Lethogar Newcomer, in training Posts: 41

    yah it would definalty run CSS ( my comp runs it perfectly and it is way lower then the XPS) but the XPS is way to expensive i would recommend either building your own or buying a cheaper yet just as powerful one somewhere else.
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