Dell Releases the Dell XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition ~ GAMES AND GADGETS

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Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Dell Releases the Dell XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition

World of Warcraft Fans definitely would want to get their hands on the Dell XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition notebook. This notebook from Dell is already available for purchase for those who have pre-registered for the "It Begins" quest and will be available to regular customers on Dec. 11.

The Dell XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition has a custom World of Warcraft artwork inside and outside the notebook and as a bonus, customers will get a FigurePrints Golden Ticket so that they can create custom figurines of a player's World of Warcraft characters.

Bonus items included in the Dell XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition Notebook 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 with latest content updates
  • A World of Warcraft-themed backpack that contains:
    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 items such as
    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 account 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.

Specifications of the Dell XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition Notebook includes:

  • Backlit Honor Badges, touchpad and keyboard
  • LightFX perimeter lighting
  • 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
  • Intel Extreme Edition Core 2 Duo processor, up to 3.4GHz
  • Optional dual RAID 7,200 RPM hard drives or customers can opt for a 64GB solid state drive
  • Full HD 17-inch widescreen and available Blu-ray Disc
  • 7ms average display response time
  • Connectivity options on the Dell XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition notebook includes: Built-in Optional Mobile Broadband, Wireless-N, Bluetooth, and Dell’s Wi-Fi Catcher
  • Built-in camera and digital array microphones
  • Dual headphone jacks, noise-isolating ear buds and a portable ExpressCard media remote
The Dell XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition Notebook has a starting price of $4,499.


Anonymous said...

Yeah, its really great to look at the pictures and read about the specs. Sounds great....too bad you can't get one shipped because the battery is out of stock at the Dell warehouse (but available in stock and on the shelf at Best Buy and many other retail electronics stores that carry Dell products). I've been waiting for mine to be shipped and have received no fewer than 5 shipment delay notices in the last 1-1/2 to 2 months, spent countless hours on the phone with Dell "Customer Service" (award winning? what award did they win Most Inept Customer Service Ever Award?) on perpetual hold or speaking to people who have no idea what is going on or how to solve this problem. Here's the solution, and it's an easy one: Ship the computer without the battery, and I'll go to Best Buy and get one off the shelf! Apparently this special edition computer is the only model Dell carries that they will not allow this option on. I can order any other computer they sell without a battery, but this one, which is the only one I want, no I wait....and wait...and wait...

Pretty stupid.

natalie1981 said...

LOL. great that you can afford, too bad Dell sucks. I know how it feels to want a gadget so bad but then you can't for one reason or another.

Anonymous said...

...oh it gets better. Today the battery is in stock, but the processor is on back order... But, they have "expedited my order," which essentially means nothing because they don't have the parts to put it together.

That "Most Inept Customer Service Ever" award must be Lifetime Acheivement

And every day for the past 3 weeks I have been promised a call back from someone from the "Escallation Department" and guess how many calls I have received? Yep, ZERO!

Today they transferred me from Customer Care to something called the Delay Department, where they were supposed to be able to tell me why my order was delayed (I get a different answer from every person I speak to, and even have been told every single day by at least one person "I don't see any delay, your order should ship on XXX date")...only to be told by the person in the "Delay Department" that they cannot tell me why my order is delayed, they are only responsible for notifying customers that there is a delay.

Nice job have mastered incompetence and taken it to new and unsurpassed levels. A snow storm in China you can apparently handle, but putting together one notebook computer is a challenge you are not up to....

....still waiting....