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
*Intel Core 2 Duo processor overclocked
*100GB 7200 RPM hard drive
*512MB NVIDIA GeForce Go
*17" WUXGA with TrueLife display
*Integrated Sound Blaster Audigy
*5258 in 3DMark2006
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.
*Intel Core 2 Duo processor
*256MB ATI Mobility Radeon
*17" WUXGA with display
*Available until the end of March
*3018 in 3DMark2006
*Pricing starts at $1300