Tuesday, December 4th 2007

Dell Unveils World of Warcraft XPS M1730 Laptop

In a quest to nail the greatest gaming experience ever, Dell and Blizzard Entertainment, have joined forces to bring gamers the XPSTM M1730 World of Warcraft Edition notebook PC. The unique gaming notebook is available for purchase today by customers who pre-registered for early access during the “It Begins” quest. It will be available to all U.S. customers on December 11th on Dell Gaming.

The XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition is a fully equipped for battle. The system is emblazoned with custom World of Warcraft artwork, inside and out, that leaves no question as to purpose – pure, unadulterated gaming action. Exclusive rare bonus items and a World of Warcraft backpack filled to the brim with game-themed extras are also part of the unique experience.

“This truly legendary collaboration with Blizzard reinforces Dell’s commitment to design excellence and dedication to delivering the best possible gaming experience,” said Glen Robson head of XPS systems at Dell. “World of Warcraft players can now have the ultimate system to reflect their passion for the game.”

Surprise, Delight, and Amaze
The level of detail that the XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition delivers will delight and amaze any gaming enthusiast. In addition to a truly distinctive system, customers will receive a special Quest Envelope that contains access to truly epic items, like a Golden Ticket from FigurePrints, a company that creates custom figurines of players’ individual World of Warcraft characters.

To help delve into the mysteries and surprises around the XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition, Dell invited Randydeluxe Jordan of the popular World of Warcraft podcast The Instance, to be the first to un-box a new system. Check out Randy's response to the complete out-of-box-experience on direct2dell.com and delllounge.com.

Special XPS M1730 World of Warcraft content includes:
  • Custom design featuring original art by Blizzard artists on LCD back, and Honor Badges on the wings
  • World of Warcraft and World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade pre-loaded on system, including the latest content updates
  • Original desktop background artwork and screensavers
  • A World of Warcraft-themed backpack that includes:

  • - Retail box copies of World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, and the Warcraft Battle Chest, which includes with Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: Frozen Throne
    - Latest Brady Games strategy guides for World of Warcraft, The Burning Crusade, Warcraft III and The Frozen Throne
    - World of Warcraft DVD with a behind-the-scenes look at “The Making of WoW”
  • A special Quest Envelope that ships separately with exclusive rare items:

  • - A Golden Ticket allowing customers to receive a special custom FigurePrint based on the actual World of Warcraft character that they play.
    - An Account Upgrade Certificate enabling the upgrade of a World of Warcraft account1 to receive the Collector’s Edition pets from both the original World of Warcraft Collector’s Edition and the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Collector’s Edition
    - A World of Warcraft Beta Club Card to enable customers to take part in upcoming public beta tests.
Starting at $4,499 (USD), the XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition system includes:
  • Aggressive styling with backlit Honor Badges, touchpad and keyboard
  • LightFX perimeter lighting for added immersion during game play
  • Full-size keyboard with 10-key number pad to help navigate games
  • AGEIA PhysX mobile processor and built-in Logitech GamePanel LCD
  • NVIDIA SLI graphics power and 512MB of dedicated video RAM with DirectX 10 realism
  • Optional over-clockable Intel Extreme Edition Core 2 Duo processor, up to 3.4GHz
  • Optional dual RAID 7,200 RPM hard drives for fast access or even faster access with an optional 64GB solid state drive
  • Full HD 17-inch widescreen and available Blu-ray Disc to provide the ultimate mobile viewing experience
  • 7ms average display response time to ensure quick overall system performance
  • Complete wireless connectivity with built-in Optional Mobile Broadband, Wireless-N, Bluetooth, and Dell’s exclusive Wi-Fi Catcher
  • Built-in camera and digital array microphones to clearly see and flame the competition
  • Dual headphone jacks, noise-isolating ear buds and a portable ExpressCard media remote
For more information about the XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition notebook PC, visit http://www.youtube.com/dellvlog.

First-Class Service for XPS Customers
All XPS notebook computers feature Dell’s first-class XPS service, which guarantees quick telephone access to Dell’s best home-computer technicians and a 15-month subscription to virus and spyware protection. XPS notebooks purchased from Dell also include one year of LoJack for Laptops5 theft recovery service and one year of 10GB online storage and backup space with Dell DataSafe Online Backup. More information is at dell.com/firstclass.Source: Dell
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8 Comments on Dell Unveils World of Warcraft XPS M1730 Laptop

I can see this being a prize for a competition and nothing else, for $4.5k you want something stylish not something cartoon painted. I also find it funny that the phys-x is being bundled with a game that doesn't use it.
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Yeah... they would definately sell better without the wow logos painted on, decent specs, but its still a laptop.
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cool idea but in reality it will never leave mom's basement. WOW users already have the stigma of being nerds. do you think they really want to prove it.
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Woah Mama!
Dell just wants to capitalise on the fact that there are WoW players out there that are so addicted to the game they will buy this just because they 'have to have it'.
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WOW sux big time man... Can't stand the game. The laptop is nice though. Except the price.. :)
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I could see someone in my chem/bio classes sitting in class playing WoW on one of these. There is one dude (I say dude because I'm talking about a Dell) in general classes that used to play Counter Strike on his Dell laptop, needless to say I never saw him in my organic class.
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This is so funny. :laugh:
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This is the most incredible thing I have seen in a long time in the gaming industry. WoW is a great game and it should be honored...these labtops look sweet, got all the right stuff in them, get all the copies of the games, 15 month subsciption to security....ect........lets just say that It has EVERYTHING...yay:toast::toast::toast::toast:The price is'nt that bad for this amazing labtop...lol
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