Lost Coast is probably one of the most demanding games it is actually a demo for HDR to run at full resolution due to the High Dynamic Range. In addition, the palm rests are extremely solid. I played through about half of the game, and the game did not become unplayable. I was impressed by the interface and ease of use, all of the media buttons on the front work just as they do in the actual Windows bootup. Touchpad in the dark view view large image.

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Dell XPS M1710 Parts

This test applies to both Half-Life 2 and Counter-Strike: At idle, it has to be completely silent to hear the soft trickle of warm air coming out. We use Super Pi to calculate overall processor number crunching speed, our favorite dksplay to calculate Pi to 2 million digits of accuracy.

Playing at such an extreme resolution is, for lack of better words, awe-inspiring. However, 3DMark is nothing more than a synthetic benchmark; the true test for any gaming-oriented video card is games…. This is the quietest notebook I have used to date. Directly in the center is the RAM compartment. It is not evenly lit — there is noticeable light leakage coming from the bottom of the display. The processor is on one, and the video card on the other, both using separate fans and heatsinks.


Outside of the lid and lights, the rest of the look is silver. However, there are some imperfections in the display. Gaming was nearly impossible over wireless. Intel Core Duo T 2. Those mathematically inclined will be proud of this student. This is very effective at cooling the M, because heat is spread out and has more room to escape.

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Dell XPS M under side view view large image. All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. It m110 perforated to get ventilation, but still remains very warm. Top view of XPS M in the dark view large image.

Dell XPS M view large image. XPS M front view view large image.

The conclusion is quite simple for the M I was impressed by the interface and ease of use, all of the media buttons on the front work just as they do in the actual Windows bootup. The hard drive has a StrikeZone shock absorber for small drops and bumps for protection in small drops. The area above the keyboard where the status lights are is also somewhat flexible. Playing FEAR at these settings, without a doubt, is incredible.

Dell XPS M Review (pics, specs)

Dell XPS M back side view view large image. This was odd, because I set the wireless card to not turn off and to stay at maximum power.

Hopefully, this will only be an issue on the review unit and not on future systems, we conferred with Dell on this issue and they had not heard such reports and emphasized this is a pre-production unit. The Intel Core Duo processor also played a role in this benchmark, because the patch for Quake 4 enables it to use both deell of the processor, effectively boosting performance.


From then on in, I could not access anything to do with the wireless connection or the settings of the wireless card — as soon as I did, the system would freeze. I attempted to uninstall the wireless card drivers and software and reinstall them, updaing the drivers, changing network keys, and so on. You could certainly add more time if you turned down the brightness.

The keyboard keys are not black, as they so typically are, but rather a silver color that blends with the rest xisplay the case color. The battery has a gauge that lights up to indicate charge level when you push in on it, this works if the notebooks is on or dwll for a quick way to check charge.

If you like to do serious gaming or simply have the fastest notebook money can buy right now, this notebook is for you!

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