Dell XPS 17 3D – Offers Superb Performance in Standard Desktop Applications
Dell XPS 17 3D is an attractive looking desktop replacement that offers more expensive highly configurable options, 3D output for games and movies to compatible 3D television and can handle 3D content. It is an excellent choice for those who are looking for a 17 inch powerful gaming and media laptop. The stereoscopic 3D is gimmicky, but the certain breed of computer gamers will love it. The Alienware marque of Dell is designed for mountain dew chugging gamers with aesthetic palates, which lag behind their budgets, while the Inspiron brand hits the lowest end of price spectrum with wide array of component options and plastic bodies. The XPS 17 3D is an upscale looking notebook with second generation Core I Series processor and stereographic support through NVIDIA’s 3D vision platform.
The Dell XPS 17 3D can range up to $2054; however the starting price is $1199. It is equipped with standard list of extensive features, which include 2.0GHz Intel Core i7-2630QM processor, 8GB 1333MHz DDR3 RAM, 100GB 7200 rpm hard disk drive, Intel HM67 chipset, NVIDIA GeForce GT 555M graphics card and Windows 7 Home Premium operating system. The Dell is almost identical to 15-inch XPS model with three-tone silver/black/gray color scheme and brushed metal design. It gets a completely different design as compared to the most recent XPS 15z, re-imagining slimmer of the XPS line with large speaker grille on either side of keyboard, slimmer body and slot loading optical drive.
The standard OSD dock of Dell XPS 17 3D is a quick launch collection of menus and applications. It sits about one quarter of the way-up, instead of top with art filled large titles for different categories such as video, music and games. This particular 3D notebook can also be used for viewing stereoscopic content such as games, images and videos with the help of two NVIDIA 3D vision glasses. It works with NVIDIA’s Play 3DTV software that allows you to connect HDMI output from laptop in to HDMI input on 3D television. The 17 inch high end screen boasts full high definition 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution and offers clear and bright screen images. The built in JBL speakers are quite loud and deep.
Some of the connectivity options on Dell XPS 17 3D include HDMI, Mini DisplayPort; headphone / microphone jacks and Stereo speakers with subwoofer; 1 USB 2.0 port; 1 USB 2.0/eSATA port, 1 USB 3.0 port and SD card reader; built in Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth and Blu-ray burner. The technical specifications on Dell are Intel Core i7 2820QM processor; built in Wi-Fi 802.11 b/g/n; Genuine Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit operating system; 2.0 megapixel high definition camera with single digital mic; 16,384MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM; 9-in-1 media card reader; 3072 (MB) NVIDIA GT555M GeForce; 8x DVD+/-RW (standard), Blu-ray Disc Triple Writer (reads and records CDs, DVDs, BDs) and Blu-ray Disc combo, (reads Blu-ray Disc & records to CD/DVD); 17.3 inch display that boasts 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution; JBL 2.1 Certified and Designed Speakers +Waves MaxxAudio and 640GB SATA hard disk drive. Overall it is designed and engineered for providing superb performance in standard desktop applications.