i really like the m1710, red or black are sexy as hell, even the m170 is beautiful imho
i don't like the m1730, i could be nice i suppose but i think it is gaudy, and only 4 usb ports... why? seems like a downgrade from the m1710 especially with the current gpu options. i got complete care for 5 years, so i hope the next gen is nicer looking, because when this dies, i want something better...
IMO, I think that is one of the ugliest models Dell has come out with. I am wondering why they came out with a chasis that is so bulky? Is this thing getting ready for some SLI action or are they possibly adding some room to accomodate one of the new GPU's that has been giving them a hard time when it comes to cooling?
well just FYI the 5th option (mod case) was more sarcasm than anything since it's not really a viable option.
Oh. I was referring to my old P4 rig. If need be, I'd probably buy a SLi mobo and grab an 8 series gfx card and build it again. but there might be hope with further upgrades on the old inspiron frame if the M6300's gfx cards would work on 1710, m90 and 9400/e1705 mobos. Seems like a longshot and unlikely that dell would do this, but hey, you never know.
I wouldn't mind 1730 as long as SLI option is affordable. Looks may be horrible, but I'm pretty sure they will have different color options which will look better than the corny red scheme it has right now.
If the new XPS isn't affordable, I'm going to new M90's route which looks decent as for now.
i love my xps1710 fully loaded, but i think in 6 months im going to sell it and get a 2nd 24" monitor, build a nice quad core desktop with sli, and an $800 laptop for travelling, I dont ever want anything as thick as this 1730. my previous 9100 was bad as it should ever get.
I wonder if the M6300's parts will be able to pop into the M90's
Physically they would all fit. But in order to upgrade your M90's video card you'd have to buy an M6300 mainboard and a new CPU to go with it. No doubt the M90 BIOS would never recognize an M6300's video card.