Dell Xps 1710

Discussion in 'Technical Help' started by Varna, Jul 10, 2007.

  1. Varna

    Varna Fledgling Freddie

    Any views on this laptop? 2.16 Core 2 Duo, 2GB Ram, 160GB 7200, 17", 1950 GTX 512MB -

    I've seen what it can do, but I also know its coming upto its 1st year - So, main question is -

    Should I buy this now? Or wait till DELL release the 8800 models? Is there such a big difference between these two that warrants waiting for it? Everything is more than likely going to stay the same, maybe DELL will use santa rosa + 8800, thing is I don't want to waste £1300 on a laptop without looking into this as it's gonna be a desktop replacement for atleast 2 - 3 years.
     
  2. Naffets

    Naffets Can't get enough of FH

    Wait for the 8 series ones

    At present, the XPS 1710's havn't changed that much over the last 12 months really.

    Still, they're incredibly nice regardless.
     
  3. prodical

    prodical Fledgling Freddie

    there are better machines out there. look at toshiba or hp. hp more so. dell have really let the ball slip in all departments.
     
  4. thergador

    thergador Fledgling Freddie

    id wait a month if you can. the cpu and fx card prices dropp have taken place and that should pass on the the laptop quite quick

    but i'd have a shop around there loads of laptop companies building for gamers(am assumption made as your spending 1300 and talking about the fx)
    and yes there a lot of difference in the two cards

    a few other place for you to try
    rock performance gaming laptops and notebooks xtreme 64 being vvvv good but over your price range irc
    Alienware High-Performance Notebooks, PCs & Workstations

    asus G series are supposed to be quite good

    as others have said toshiba arent bad for general laptops there satallite pro range can handle games such as wow daoc ect and if you upgarde the ram and fx card they are a nice base from which to start but they can get quite warm if used to play for a long time
     
  5. Mojo

    Mojo Fledgling Freddie


    Seems to be the fotm saying, never had a problem with dells myself and the XPS kick arse, wait for a newer model though if one is inc.
     
  6. Dreamor

    Dreamor Can't get enough of FH

    hp may be a decent machine, but its the support that lets them down, shocking support in fact.

    Dell are worth the money and the machines are still pretty decent, rock and alienware are good.

    I used a Dell X1710 here at work, its brilliant and far better than some of the Lenovo and IBM kit I used to work with.
     

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