Dell XPS M1730 With Optional AGEIA PhysX Processor

If you are a game freak, here is good news for you. Dell announced a new model for hardcore gamers a short while ago — the Dell XPS M1730 notebook. It is the world’s first notebook with an optional AGEIA physX processor.

System specification

  • Intel Core 2 Duo Processor T7500 (2.2Ghz / 800 FSB / 4MB Cache)
  • 2GB DDR2 SDRAM
  • 17.0″ UltraSharp Widscreen TFT Display with TrueLife
  • 160GB Hard Drive
  • 8X DVD Burner
  • Dual NVIDIA GeForce 8700M GT

Price tag

A hefty RM7,999.

What is this AGEIA physX processor?

It is a specialized accelerator dedicated to calculate all the physics involved in a game. Previously, all game physics are computed by the CPU. Since the CPU is already having a huge load computing the game logic and other AI matters, this leaves not much resource for game physics.

With the AGEIA physX processor, game developers can push game physics to a whole new level. We will be seeing more realistic effects in fighting and driving games for example.

For more information, check out the AGEIA website.

My verdict

For whatever reason that you prefer having a high end notebook for games instead of getting a desktop, the Dell XPS M1730 is something you should look into. The AGEIA physX add-on is a must if you want that extra boost in your games. However, I am not sure if you will notice a difference in all games.

[Via lazyfellow]


4 thoughts on “Dell XPS M1730 With Optional AGEIA PhysX Processor

  1. Melvin,foong says:

    To think that someone would actually spend that kinda price for a notebook computer to play on games is just a silly idea.

    Where are the days of LAN parties where people get boxes and monitors, kids nowadays play on notebook. How big your screen can get? 17 inch max?

    Besides, would it not be rather unhealthy to play games on a notebook calculating the heat from ur GPU and CPU? Moreoever, the thinner the notebook, the more heat gets trapped inside. No ventilation.

  2. TenthOfMarch says:

    @Melvin,foong
    Exactly! One can get the same performance on a desktop for probably half the price? I am not sure. It’s true about the heat generated from a notebook. Playing games on them require proper cooling system. For that, they’ll need to buy an external thingy to cool the notebook down.

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