TheHerb
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A few questions about the XPS M1730

I am looking to buy the XPS M1730 Laptop, and i have a few questions about it.

 

  1. Is it worth spending almost another 300 dollars on a better processor (2.6ghz)?
  2. If i overclock the 2.5 ghz processor how much faster can it go?
  3. If i overclock the 2.6 ghz processor how much faster can it go?
  4. What is the point of the 230 dollar physics accelerator, what does it do? Is it worth getting?
  5. Would you reccommend buying it? 
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TheRealFireblad
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Re: A few questions about the XPS M1730

Welcome to the forums Smiley Happy

 

 


@TheHerb wrote:

 

I am looking to buy the XPS M1730 Laptop, and i have a few questions about it.

 

  1. Is it worth spending almost another 300 dollars on a better processor (2.6ghz)?
  2. If i overclock the 2.5 ghz processor how much faster can it go?
  3. If i overclock the 2.6 ghz processor how much faster can it go?
  4. What is the point of the 230 dollar physics accelerator, what does it do? Is it worth getting?
  5. Would you reccommend buying it?

 

1.  No.

2.  Not fast enough to make it worth the axtra heat it would produce, I'd say?

3.  See 2!

4/5.  I wasn't aware it was optional?

 

I'd rather have done without it myself... but there was no option to remove it on the 'Customize' page?

 

As for what it does:  A quick Google for 'Ageia PhysX' will provide more information about it, that we could ever give you 😉

From experience, I've found that:   “Beauty is in the eye of the beer-holder”!!

 

XPS M1730:

Smoke Grey Magnesium Alloy Chassis - with White LED Backlights
17" UltraSharp WUXGA Widescreen TFT (1920 x 1200) with TrueLife
Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 @ 2.50GHz (800 MHz FSB, 4MB L2 cache)
4GB (2x 2GB) Patriot Signature PC2-5400 @ 667MHz
DUAL 512MB Nvidia 8800M GTX cards in SLi + 128MB Ageia PhysX
640GB SATA II (2x 320GB WD Scorpio Black 7200rpm)
8x Super-Multi DVD±RW
Creative X-Fi Notebook (ExpressCard) + Creative GigaWorks T40 Series II
Integrated 2MP Webcam
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card
TV Tuner and Dell Travel Remote Control
4-in-1 Flash Card Reader (SSD/MMC/MS Pro/xD)

230W AC Adapter / 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)

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TheHerb
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Re: A few questions about the XPS M1730

Hey thanks for your help, i was wondering if i could possibley get your email so i can ask you a few question about the xps m1730, seeing as you have one? thanks either way.
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