Dell XPS M1710 Notebook

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Test System and General Performance


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XPS M1710 Formula Red
  • 2.16GHz Intel Core Duo T2600
  • Intel 945PM Chipset
  • 2 x 1GB DDR2 667MHz memory
  • 512MB NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GTX
  • 8x DVD+/-RW slot-load with dual-layer support
  • 100GB Hitachi 7200RPM Hard Drive (ATA100)
  • 17" WUXGA display (native 1920x1200)
  • Intel Pro 3945 a/b/g WiFi card
  • 10/100/1000 Ethernet
  • 9 cell Li-Ion battery
General Performance: The Winstones
"Real World" Application Performance

Business Winstone 2004 from Veritest uses scripts to test the performance level of a computer in business related applications:

  • Microsoft Access 2002
  • Microsoft Excel 2002
  • Microsoft FrontPage 2002
  • Microsoft Outlook 2002
  • Microsoft PowerPoint 2002
  • Microsoft Project 2002
  • Microsoft Word 2002
  • Norton AntiVirus Professional Edition 2003
  • WinZip 8.1

Multimedia Content Creation Winstone 2004 from Veritest uses scripts to test the performance level of a computer in multimedia rich environments:

  • Adobe Photoshop 7.0.1
  • Adobe Premiere 6.5
  • Macromedia Director MX 9.0
  • Macromedia Dreamweaver MX 6.1
  • Microsoft Windows Media Encoder 9 Version
  • NewTek LightWave 3D 7.5b
  • Steinberg WaveLab 4.0f

One glimpse at the results above and it is hard to not be impressed with the performance of the XPS M1710. Here, one can clearly see the obvious benefits of combining an enthusiast dual-core CPU with a whopping 2GB of DDR2 667MHz memory. In this test, the Dell system walks away with a decisive victory and manages to best AMD's Turion64 processor found on the Alienware Aurora m9700.

Compared to the previous results, the XPS system dominates the Content Creation benchmark with ease. Here, the Dell notebook bests the second place Alienware system by nearly three points and sits comfortably atop the leaderboard with the highest overall performance.

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