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Ive had the Dell xps m1710 ever since christmas and so far there ive liked it but there are disadvantages and are are advantages of the Dell XPS m1710. When i first got my laptop i got it with no Bluetooth and there was only a 2GB ram, Now i bought a Bluetooth moudle from the dell website for around £50 and i bought a 4GB ram of the dell website too. I have on my dell like any other new computers/laptops, Windows Vista mine is Windows Vista Ultimate which i think is very fast.
The Advantages are...
The screen is a 17" LCD monitor which is very good for watching movies and TV shows
There is 7 music buttons on the front of the laptop which is very handy when you have your computer half closed and you dont want to flip it up and goto your media player to change the song or stop, play and pause or mute or just turn it up or down and it is handy when you are doing something else on your computer
It has an 5 in 1 Memory card reader which supports.... SD memory card, Memory Stick, Memory stick PRO, Multimedia card and XD Picture Card
It as 2 USB slots on the side and 4 on the back of the laptop which means you can use up to 6 USB devices at a time.
It has built in WIFI so you can conect your Laptop to your home network and Wireless LAN.
It has LED lights at various places on the Laptop.... The Touch pad has a XPS sign with a red light The front 2 speakers has LED lights The side 2 Fans has LED Lights The front side has two logos saying XPS which has LED lights in them You can change the colours of these lights at any time, Except of the Touch pad!
The Back of the Laptop has a VGA, a DVI Digital and a S- Video output Ports, For to connect to a TV, or a Computer screen
It has a Built in Subwoofer for Extra sound
it has 1 network and 1 Modem ports, and has a Microphone input, Line out, Headphones ports and has 1 firewire port
The battery is a 9 cell lithium ion, so y our battery life will last longer.
It has a 80GB hard drive so you will have enough space for movies,documents,pictures and music etc.
It is a very strong and hard computer i dropped mine and it works perfectly fine.
The Disadvantages are...
It is quite heavy.
It is a very big size.
The keyboard is quite small
On other booting systems such as Windows Vista home premium the internet is quite slow.
it doesnt come with a bluetooth moudle so you have to buy one seperatly.
My Windows media Player when it comes to the end of the song it starts skipping.
More Info about the Dell XPS M1710
It comes in two colours Red and Black.
There is a new verson out Dell XPS M1710 Blueray which has a Blueray DVD player built in.
You can get your LED lights to flash different colours when you are playing music in Winamp, Windows Media Player and iTunes. With software calls XPS Lights. (The touch pad doesnt flash)
You can change the colour of your LED Lights with Dell Quickset.
The gaming on the Dell XPS M1710 is incredible its one of the best gaming computers on the Dell Market.
I would recommend this computer to anyone that is buying a new computer. If they want a good Gaming and a fast computer and WIFI built in then you should get the Dell XPS M1710