Dell XPS M1730 laptop with £809 discount! T9300 2.5Ghz, 4gig, 400GB, Dual 8800GTX, Blueray and much more £1078 delivered - HotUKDeals
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OK this deal may not be for many here but it is a bit of a BIG price drop with £809 discount!

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305-N11X7304 Small Business site - Best price £1078.43 Delivered.


Intel® Core 2 Duo Processor T9300 (2.50 GHz, 800 MHz FSB, 6 MB L2 cache)
Genuine Windows Vista® Home Premium SP1- English
4096MB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM [2x2048]
400GB Free Fall Sensor Raid 0 Stripe - 2 X 200GB (7200RPM) Hard Drive
DUAL SLI 512MB NVIDIA® GeForce® 8800GTX card
1Yr XPS Premium Warranty Support - Priority Call In and Onsite Support
17.0" UltraSharp WUXGA (1920x1200) TFT with TrueLife with Integrated 2.0MP web cam
Blu-ray Disc Combo (DVD+/-RW + BD-ROM)
Primary 9-cell Lithium-Ion Battery (85 WHr)
Resource DVD XPS M1730 - (Diagnostics & Drivers)
UK/Irish Additional 220V AC Adapter Power Cord
1Yr XPS Premium Warranty Support - Priority Call In and Onsite Support
Dell Travel Remote Control
Dell Wireless 355 Bluetooth 2.0 Module (up to 3 Mbps) with Enhanced Data Rate EUR
Intel Next-Gen Wireless-N Mini-Card - Europe - Core 2 Duo Processors
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#1
Good deal, voted HOT. Graphics on this would be better than an XBOX 360 btw.
#2
Excellent deal for those looking at buying a 1730 (and there are some out there, check ebay)
Nice spot Mike.
#3
Good price for a high spec laptop, especially for gamers.

I think people are seeing this and just thinking its expensive for a laptop, as people are used ton seeing £300 Dell deals and wanting an everyday laptop to browse the net type a few documents and something small, lightweight and portable.

This is more of an high end desktop replacement for gamers, the price for a laptop is indeed high, the price as a gaming desktop replacement however is cheap for what you get.

Great deal. Not for me but still hot.
#4
This is still £1779 on the home site :)
This is a misprice-next spec down is £500 more expensive?...interesting move from Dell
#5
It was only a few years ago that people wouldn't think twice before spending £1000 on a laptop, how times have changed.

At the end of the day, if you want a laptop that will be top draw for gaming then this is a great price. You will probably struggle to get a decent spec machine with a single 8800GTX for less. If all you want to do is browse the web, write a few documents and watch the odd movie then this isn't for you. Hot deal (if it's what you want) :)
#6
This laptop has insane specs, I think its a bargain for what you are getting but agree this isn't for everyone.
Hot!!!
#7
Awesome spec, hot!
#8
this is an amazing piece of kit!! 2 8800GTXis in one laptop?!?!? Jesus, how the hell does that work!! This thing will cut through Crysis almost flat out!
#9
wot a waste of money and sense in a latop.
#10
how the hell did they manage to squeeze 2x 8800GTX cards in a laptop? I only have one in my desktop and it overheats like hell on fire
#11
kristianity77
this is an amazing piece of kit!! 2 8800GTXis in one laptop?!?!? Jesus, how the hell does that work!! This thing will cut through Crysis almost flat out!


:w00t: by the way: have you played Flatout2?

and I agree with the post above. this laptop is a waste.
#12
i wish it would go down to £800ish and i would buy, i dont mind if they remove the 1 8800gtx cus i dont need 2... or the blur ay as i got a ps3

great deal though

i caled them up, thy said i need a vat code or something to buy from business??? never happened before
#13
kristianity77
this is an amazing piece of kit!! 2 8800GTXis in one laptop?!?!? Jesus, how the hell does that work!! This thing will cut through Crysis almost flat out!
I think this is a mistake by dell. A single 8800GTX GPU would not have sufficient cooling to run inside a laptop case. Not to mention the huge power draw this graphics would have.
#14
The only way you could make the most of this specification would be running Windows Vista 64-bit. I found this out recently that your PC running Windows Vista (or XP) is a 32-bit operating system, and can only support a maximum of 4GB of memory, and this INCLUDES the graphics card (which is 2 x 512MB). So, 1GB of memory would immediately go to waste and be totally unusable unless you invest in a vista 64-bit upgrade which is around £80. There is another snag, some applications and games don't like the 64-bit O/S and wont run.
I thought this would be worth mentioning should anyone be considering this, feel free to google this. Still an absolute bargain at the price despite this.
#15
This is meant to be a desktop replacement, hence its is really not meant for mobility at all. If Dell can fix two cards in the laptop, they already make sure that they won't overheat. Anyway, great price for a great spec. Really worth it for those who's been thinking of getting a desktop replacement. Especially for LAN party!
#16
Seriously, these types of machine are desktop replacements - they are not intended to run for any decent amount of time on battery.

For people saying 'wot a waste of money' well to you it obviously is, but to many people it's not. I consider buying a Mercedes versus a Honda to be a complete waste of money, but you get what you pay for as with most things in life.
#17
Orville
I think this is a mistake by dell. A single 8800GTX GPU would not have sufficient cooling to run inside a laptop case. Not to mention the huge power draw this graphics would have.


No mistake - it's the 8800GTX in its downclocked and tweaked Mobile format, that's all. It'll still obliterate your batteries, though.
#18
*Droool*
banned#19
Those of you who are small minded enough to be saying 'this is a waste in a laptop', why do you even come in this thread if its not something you're bothered about?

Just because its not what and how you would use a laptop for, dont presume everyone should have to be exactly the same as you. I travel a lot around the country for work staying in hotels - and my gaming laptop actually gives me something to do in an evening. I can't do that with a cheap laptop, a ps3, xbox or desktop.

This is one hell of a good price for such a piece of kit. If I wasn't just buying a new car, I'd be seriously tempted.
#20
soooo wish i had the money for this best spec ive seen for that price so far.
#21
:( Deal link doesn't work for me
[mod] 2 Likes #22
As I said in the OP this isnt a deal for everyone, in fact I guess very few here will want to pay out this kind of money for a laptop but it is a very good price IF its what your looking for.
Not too far back we would have paid this price for a very much lesser spec laptop and thought we had a right bargain.
With Quidco at 5% on small business there is another £40 odd to come off that price too.
#23
lol, i got the guy to not do the vat bulls**t, so i got the £1078, then i got £30 off and a free carry case, but i still dont wanna but as 2 8800gtx is a bi excessive even tho its a desktop replacement.

il think about it add call back :)
#24
garbage456
be better off buying a 600 quid laptop an xbox 360 and a ps3.
Why on earth would anyone need 4gb memory and maybe even 400gb hard drive
And top it off you have to take the warranty to minimum?


Why on Earth would anyone need 4gb Memory?? If you want to run Vista I wouldn't dream about having anything less than 4gb.. although I would probably get 8gb in a PC if you want to future proof as games & applications will just get more memory hungry as time goes on. And a 400gb hard drive wouldn't go very far if you download stuff in high definition, I bought a 750gb hard drive a few months ago and it's full already!

Great deal for a laptop of this Spec, Heat Added! :thumbsup:
#25
Superb desktop replacement for gaming and development - definitely over the top for those that only ever web surf and write emails, but incredible specification for the money - which I don't have :-(
#26
garbage456
be better off buying a 600 quid laptop an xbox 360 and a ps3.
Why on earth would anyone need 4gb memory and maybe even 400gb hard drive
And top it off you have to take the warranty to minimum?


On top of that its a 17" monster! Hot deal....though..!! :thumbsup:
#28
Fantastic spot mate, cheers.
#29
Great deal. Hot.
#30
A true desktop replacement..
#31
Very good deal!
This laptop will fly through anything..

Highly doubt you could get another laptop close to these specs for the price.
I currently have a dell XPS 1710, great laptop! Can get a bit warm but you can also buy laptop coolers.
#32
That is insane specs... but like you said MikeT, its not for many here... myself included.

If only I had the cash... if only...
#33
DontRun
Why on Earth would anyone need 4gb Memory?? If you want to run Vista I wouldn't dream about having anything less than 4gb.. although I would probably get 8gb in a PC if you want to future proof as games & applications will just get more memory hungry as time goes on. And a 400gb hard drive wouldn't go very far if you download stuff in high definition, I bought a 750gb hard drive a few months ago and it's full already!

Great deal for a laptop of this Spec, Heat Added! :thumbsup:


But normal Vista (not 64bit) only recognises 3.25 or 3.5gb memory, anything over that would be unused.
#34
Orville
I think this is a mistake by dell. A single 8800GTX GPU would not have sufficient cooling to run inside a laptop case. Not to mention the huge power draw this graphics would have.


Its not a mistake, they are indeed dual and do work fine, they are not full 8800gtx though, they are the lower clocked mobile variety.
#35
thanks mike (again) :)
#36
DontRun;3325229
Why on Earth would anyone need 4gb Memory?? If you want to run Vista I wouldn't dream about having anything less than 4gb.. although I would probably get 8gb in a PC if you want to future proof as games & applications will just get more memory hungry as time goes on. And a 400gb hard drive wouldn't go very far if you download stuff in high definition, I bought a 750gb hard drive a few months ago and it's full already!

Great deal for a laptop of this Spec, Heat Added! :thumbsup:


Yep, development too.

I run Ubuntu but still need to run Windows 2003 Server virtual machine, and an XP virtual machine, so need plenty of memory.

Not really the laptop for me though. 17" sort of defeats the point for me, way too big. Plus 400gb is nice, but I prefer to use an external drive, or in my case NAS server.

I run an XPS M1330 with 3Gb RAM. As mentioned with 32-bit it an only address 4Gb of memory in total. So likelyhood is that you'll get around 3Gb RAM available. I currently do this with Ubuntu getting 3.2Gb available, bit of a waste but at the moment I'm sticking to 32 bit architecture.
#37
I was looking to buy myself a laptop in the £300-400 bracket for the usual emailing/web surfing/movie playing when this gets posted.. it's an excellent spec for the price.. buying it through my company is kinda like saving an extra 25%.. I could use it to do some work (CAD).. the kids could use it when they stay ay granny's.. nope I still can't quite justify it.
Then my son comes up with the post - the usual junk, then a catalogue from dell, I open it up and inside a voucher -

'£100* OFF on your first purchase'

*On Vostro and XPS systems with an order value above £799 Excl. VAT. Expires 26/11/08

Is this a sign, surely fate is on my side. There's no way my wife will be able to dispute the glaring fact that someone up there wants me to have this laptop..
#38
SpoonyBoy
But normal Vista (not 64bit) only recognises 3.25 or 3.5gb memory, anything over that would be unused.


True, but 4gb would allow you to access as much memory as possible in a 32 bit system (as you can't buy 3.25gb of memory)... Plus you have the option of upgrading to a 64 bit OS to make full use of the full 4gb (not to mention make better use of your 64 bit processor)
#39
Go for it mate. Also having a blue ray player built in, is good too. mmm Just need a true 1080P 50" screen now... choices choices lol
#40
If you are going to spend this much on a laptop (like I am about to) then it is a good idea to look into getting one from America. If you find the right places they will ensure it arrives tax and duty free. Take a look at the customiseable HP laptops on costco.com!

Superb deal but I am getting a almost same spec by HP for £750 from US. Only difference is I only want a 15'' screen and I will probaly get a PS3 so not getting a blu-ray drive.

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