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FULLY LOADED MOBILE PC FROM DELL(tm) OFFERS EXTREME PERFORMANCE FOR THE MOST DEMANDING GAMES

NVIDIA's GeForce(tm) Go 7800 graphics card now available on Dell Inspiron(tm)

Bracknell, UK 4 October, 2005 - Dell today announced the launch of the Inspiron XPS M170 - a new gaming notebook featuring NVIDIA's GeForceTM Go 7800 graphics card. Providing the quality of graphics akin to that of films, the XPS M170 will thrill gaming enthusiasts. The Inspiron XPS M170 is now available for £1621, including VAT and delivery throughout Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

The NVIDIA GeForce Go 7800 is the first notebook PC graphics processing unit (GPU) based on the GeForce 7 Series architecture. NVIDIA GeForce Go 7 GPUs are certified for the latest version of Microsoft® DirectX® 9 (Shader Model 3.0), the base functionality for all next generation gaming consoles and PCs. DirectX 9 Shader Model 3.0 allows PCs to render the most intense visual effects for today's hottest games and ensures top compatibility and performance for all DirectX 9 applications today and in the future.

The Inspiron XPS M170, is the ideal gaming notebook with its 17-inch wide screen display in UXGA (Ultra Extended Graphics Array) resolution. It features Dell's new TrueLifeTM technology, which enhances the LCD display contrast and offering extremely realistic, cinematic-like images when gaming. Coupled with the exclusive NVIDIA's GeForceTM Go 7800 graphics card featuring the PCI-Express x16 interface with 256MB of DDR3 video memory, the InspironTM XPS M170 provides a superior gaming experience on a notebook.

The Inspiron XPS M170 is extremely light for its category, weighing only 3.90 kg / 8.58 lbs. In addition to playing the latest graphics intense games, users can customise the appearance of the system themselves. The black and silver chassis features a full range of options to create a completely unique look, different to other systems in the Inspiron range.

LED perimeter lighting is available in 16 different colours and fully customisable through an exclusive interface of DellTM's power management application, QuickSet. A clear snap-on cover for the LCD display back has been designed in a printer-friendly 6"x 11" format so users can place their own unique stamp on the system using individual art or photography preferences.

Dedicated Services for Gamers

The Inspiron XPS M170 includes 12 months on-site service and 24-hr XPS telephone support from our awarding winning staff. When XPS customers dial the dedicated XPS support number, they are routed to a dedicated queue of special technicians specially trained on the Inspiron XPS M170.

Additional specifications include -

  • Choice of processors:

o Intel Pentium M 770 processor (2.13GHz, 533MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)

o Intel Pentium M 780 processor (2.26GHz, 533MHz FSB, 2MB L2 Cache)

  • NVIDIA's GeForceTM Go 7800 with

256MB of GDDR3 Memory

  • 512MB to 2GB DDR2 at 533MHz and

dual-channel DDR2 memory

  • 17-inch Wide Aspect UltraSharpTM

WUXGA (1920x1200) with TrueLifeTM Display

  • Integrated 56K v.92 capable modem, 10/100/1000 Ethernet, integrated Intel 2200 (802.11b/g) Wi-Fi network connection and Bluetooth capability
  • Choice of fixed optical drives: CD-RW/DVD or Double Layer DVD+/-RW/+R
  • Choice of hard drives: 60GB, 80GB, 100GB
  • Ports include IEEE 1394, 6- USB 2.0, Dolby Digital Audio Out, S-Video Out, S/PDIF, SD Memory Card Reader
  • 9-cell 80 WHr Lithium Ion batteries
  • Windows XP Home or Professional Edition SP2
  • 12 months on-site service with 24/7 telephone support, available in UK, Ireland, France, Germany, Austria, Belgium, The Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Switzerland only

For more information about the InspironTM XPS M170, please visit www.dell.co.uk

Subject to availability, prices and specifications are correct at date of publication and may change without notice. Delivery charge is £49.00 (£59.58 including VAT) per system. Terms and Conditions of Sales, Service and Finance apply and are available on request or at www.dell.co.uk

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