New Dell XPS M1730 notebook combines PhysX, SLI

Yesterday, we reported on rumors concerning mobile Ageia PhysX physics processors. Dell has now introduced a new high-end gaming notebook, and as rumored, the system features a built-in PhysX 100M PPU.

Dubbed the XPS M1730, Dell's newcomer has a lot to impress aside from PhysX, too. It features dual GeForce 8700M graphics cards running in SLI mode, one of Intel's new Core 2 Extreme X7900 mobile processors clocked at 2.8GHz, 2GB of dual-channel DDR2 memory, dual 250GB hard drives running in RAID 0, and a 17" wide-screen display with a resolution of 1920x1200. What's more, Dell says the system supports overclocking the X7900 processor to as much as 3.2GHz. There's also a GamePanel LCD from Logitech that shows game stats above the keyboard.

Of course, all that hardware comes at a price. The XPS M1730 is launching in three flavors that have price tags of $2,999, $3,599, and $4,506. You'll need to cough up well over five grand if you want all the options, too, like a Blu-ray burner and 4GB of RAM.

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