M1710 on the way!

Discussion in 'Dell XPS and Studio XPS' started by nickspohn, May 19, 2006.

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  1. nickspohn

    nickspohn Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    I just couldn't resist! Ordered a M1710 today:

    Things in the works:

    Merom Upgrade
    More RAM
    Bigger HD
    Hopefully it will support nVidia's newest GPU cards
    etc...etc...

    Review of course

    1 1 222-1714 XPS M1710, Intel Core Duo Processor T2400 (1.83GHz/667MHz FSB)
    1 1 320-4755 17 inch UltraSharp TrueLife Wide-screen WUXGA with Black LCD Cover, for XPS M1710
    1 1 311-5891 1GB Shared Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM 677MHZ,2 DIMM, for XPS M1710
    1 1 320-4758 512MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX, for XPS M1710
    1 1 341-3344 60GB 7200RPM SATA Hard Drive for XPS M1710
    1 1 420-4768 Microsoft Windows XP Home Service Pack 2, English
    1 1 420-4928 Windows Media Player 10
    1 1 463-2282 Dell Owners Manual installed on your system,click on icon after system set-up to access
    1 1 313-4210 Dell Resource CD with Application Backup,w/Tools for XPS M1710
    1 1 420-4830 DELL SUPPORT 3.0
    1 1 420-5477 Dell Direct Download
    1 1 430-1277 Integrated 10/100/1000 NetworkCard and Modem for Inspiron
    1 1 430-1048 Adobe Acrobat Reader 6.0, for Inspiron
    1 1 465-2590 8X DVD+/-RW Drive, for XPS M1710
    1 1 420-5783 Sonic Cineplayer
    1 1 420-5791 Roxio Creator Basic/MyDVD Basic
    1 1 313-4218 SoundBlaster Advanced Audio for XPS M1710
    1 1 430-1661 Dell Wireless 1390 802.11g Mini Card (54Mbps), for XPS M1710
    1 1 412-0850 Network Associates McAfee 7.0,English,90-day Trial
    1 1 312-0422 80 WHr 9-cell Lithium Ion Primary Battery, for XPS M1710
    1 1 412-0586 AOL BSD/SMB
    1 1 420-3224 Broadband Icon for Inspiron
    1 1 412-0687 NETZERO ISP
    1 1 412-0845 Paint Shop Photo Album 6.0 Starter Edition
    1 1 412-0803 Corel WordPerfect 12 plus Trial of Quartro Pro and Presentations
    1 1 950-9057 No Warranty, Year 2 and 3
    1 1 950-3820 Type 7 Contract - Mail-In Service, 24x7 Technical Support, Initial Year
    1 1 960-8710 Warranty Support,Initial Year
    1 1 983-2207 Thank You for buying Dell
    1 1 465-2411 Thank you for choosing Dell
    1 1 420-5136 Quickbooks 2005 Special SimpleStart Edition

    Worth $3200 off of www.dell.com :D


    A side note:
    I might have a M170 review, might not

    Bare with me
     
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    nickspohn Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    No one cares :(
     
  3. shof515

    shof515 Notebook Consultant

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    How is the laptop?
     
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    nickspohn Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    Dont have it yet

    Its in Boxing now
     
  5. ferrell

    ferrell Notebook Enthusiast

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    Interesting.

    1) Tell me this, aside from the 7900 GTX, and the fancy case, how is this machine different from a similarly speced 1705?

    2) What did it end up costing you?
     
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    nickspohn Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    Difference:
    Better screen (brighter)
    lights
    very powerful video card (main reason i wanted it)
    i get XPS support (i believe you get to talk to an american)

    And my specs on Dells website shipped to me, is $3200

    I got this for $2350

    Not bad eh? I had a M170 before, and once you get a XPS, you cant go back. I love them

    The reason i got a discount: I ordered through the Small buisness...got $450 off, and got the rest off since i know a few people ;)

    Other than that, i wont say exactly how i got it at the price
     
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    AJR9987 Notebook Guru

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    Very, very nice.
    Just out of curiosity, when did you order, and what was your "expected ship date"?
    I'm just curious because my "expected ship date" is 6/6, but i've heard it may even show up earlier than that? any idea what to expect? (sorry if i'm hijacking your thread, nickspohn)
     
  8. mZimm

    mZimm Notebook Evangelist

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    Nobody cares about your XPS nick. :p

    JK, it's gonna be awesome man.
     
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    nickspohn Notebook Virtuoso NBR Reviewer

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    Zimm your a noob :D


    I dont care guys, ask/say anything you want

    It's your thread :)

    I ordered on 5/19/06..the T2400's are shipping quicker than the T2600's by far.

    And for the estimated delivery date, yes, that is way over estimated. I would expect to get it by the end of this week, or Monday of next week
     
  10. James

    James Notebook Evangelist NBR Reviewer

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    Congrats. When you get it in, let us know all the differences. I also wanna know whether or not you think this upgrade was worth it (once you've had some time with it).
     
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