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AOTS Hardware: Laptops

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Posted March 9, 2007 - By Dana Leahy

Are you in the market for a new computer? Are you aching for the latest technology?

Look no further than AOTS Hardware!

Tonight, tech guru Wil O'Neal is going to be showing you two state-of-the-art laptops in order to try and feed your insatiable hunger for cool stuff.

Click below to read Wil's reviews!

Dell Inspiron XPS M1710 (Blu-ray Edition)

This baby is one of the dopest laptops I’ve ever tested. The Dell Inspiron XPS M1710 (Blu-ray Edition) has pretty much every top-notch peripheral available: an overclocked Intel Core 2 Duo processor, 2GB RAM, a 100GB hard drive, Nvidia’s 512MB GeForce Go graphics card, and a 17-inch WUXGA display. Of course all this technological goodness ain’t cheap. Expect to pay upwards of $4200 for this machine. Besides its obvious gaming prowess, the XPS’ real selling point is its Blu-Ray drive. I fired up Flyboys” to see how this whole Blu-Ray would work on a laptop. I was initially disappointed. While the visuals were stunning, the video was jerky. Blu-Ray is a massive resource hog so I had to shut down a few of the apps that were running in the background to smooth things out. I also would have preferred it to ship with Windows Vista as opposed to Windows XP Home Edition. Criticisms aside, this baby performed well, scoring 5258 in 3DMark2006.

*Windows XP Home Edition
*Blu-Ray drive
*Intel Core 2 Duo processor overclocked
*2GB RAM
*100GB 7200 RPM hard drive
*512MB NVIDIA GeForce Go
*17" WUXGA with TrueLife display
*Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy
*5258 in 3DMark2006
*$4,200
 

Area-51 m5790

Everyone knows that Alienware makes great gaming laptops, and their latest Area-51, the m5790, is no slouch. Rocking the ubiquitous Intel Core 2 Duo processor, this baby also has 2GB of RAM, ATI’s 256MB Mobility Radeon, and a 17-inch WUXGA display. Set to ship later this month, the m5790 will start around $1300. Of course, getting one as decked out as the model we tested will cost significantly more. While the Area-51 m5790 is no slouch when it comes to gaming, its somewhat underpowered graphics card resulted in it scoring 3018 in 3Dmark2006. if I were to order the Area-51 I’d configure it with a 512MB graphics card. At least it ships with Wndows Vista.

*Windows Vista
*Intel Core 2 Duo processor
*2GB RAM
*256MB ATI Mobility Radeon
*17" WUXGA with display
*Available until the end of March
*3018 in 3DMark2006
*Pricing starts at $1300

 

Comments are Closed

  • db72456

    Send me mine now I can't wait!

    Posted: March 10, 2007 4:57 PM
    db72456
  • youngsta

    man i want that!!!!!!!!

    Posted: March 10, 2007 9:12 AM
    youngsta
  • superiorCynic

    YOU HAVE TO BE KIDDING ME. HOW COULD YOU NOT SHOW A REAL GAMING LAPTOP FROM ALIENWARE!!!

    ITS CALLED THE AURORA M9700, IT HAS DUAL NVIDIA 512 VIDEO CARDS IN SLI!!! AND A 64 BIT AMD TURION PROCESSOR!!

    NO GAMER IN THEIR RIGHT MIND WOULD WASTE THEIR TIME WITH A DELL LAPTOP WHEN YOU CAN HAVE THE M9700 (I OWN ONE IT ROCKS)

    IS IT TRUE G4 HAS NO CLUE WHAT A REAL GAMING LAPTOP IS? OH BY THE WAY THE M9700 ALSO COMES WITH VISTA AND A BLUE RAY DRIVE IF YOU WANT ONE.

    WILL ONEAL I'M DISSAPOINTED IN YOU!! DONT GET ME WRONG DELL MAKES QUALITY PC'S AND LAPTOPS BUT IF YOU'RE GOING TO SHOW HIGH END LAPTOPS ON G4, SHOW ALIENWARE'S REAL GAMING RIG, NOT THE ONE OPTIMIZED FOR MULTIMEDIA!!

    AND IF YOU REALLY WANT TO SHOW AN INSANE LAPTOP SHOW ALIENWARE'S AURORA mALX 19" THERE IS NOTHING ON THE MARKET THAT COMPARES, SO WHAT IF IT IS 5K!!

    Posted: March 9, 2007 7:29 PM
    superiorCynic
  • ridgezero

    holy crap both these PC make me drool.

    Posted: March 9, 2007 4:31 PM
    ridgezero
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