The XPS 1730 is a good laptop. Like all consumer products it has its pros and cons.
For me,this laptop is like moving from a bicycle to a Ferrari.(Previous laptop - Inspiron 9100). The last game, I played was KOTOR 2.
I am extremely satisfied with this "beast". It has played all games (NWN2: MOTB, Bioshock, COD4 Demo,HL2: E2) that I have thrown at it at decent frame rates.
Morever, Dell has "promised" an upgrade path. The laptop is technically future proof, it is...