While these new additions to Dell's desktop XPS lineup were certainly welcome, we hadn't seen a major update to the flagship 700 series in over a year and we were beginning to wonder if Dell would ever get around to it. With the launch of NVIDIA Quad-SLI and AMD Crossfire X configurations, the XPS 720 just wasn't looking as attractive as it once was, considering it is supposed to be Dell's top-end gaming machine. An update was overdue. Today, it's obvious that the folks over at Dell haven't been taking any down-time. Instead they have been busy putting together a major update to their flagship XPS 700 series in the form of the brand new XPS 730 that we have on showcase for you here today.
Like previous XPS 700 series machines, the XPS 730 will be available in an optional H2C configuration that adds an advanced TEC assisted watercooling system as well as warranty-supported factory processor overclocking. The standard XPS 730 will be available in plain, brushed aluminum but two additional anodized aluminum color options are available for H2C configurations; Victory Red and Stealth Blue.
We got our hot little hands on a XPS 730 H2C in Victory Red for an exclusive first look. Read on for details and pictures of the unboxing and the beast itself.