updated 09:20 am EST, Tue December 4, 2007
Dell XPS M1730 Warcraft
Dell on Tuesday offered a late present to gamers with the XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition. The system is restyled to fit the theme of the online role-playing game while also providing many extras: the lid is given either Alliance or Horde artwork and is matched by a logo for the game on the inside. The 17-inch desktop replacement comes preloaded with the core game, the Burning Crusade expansion pack, and customized screen savers and background images; it also comes with the full Warcraft III and its expansion pack.
Each system will also have several unique bundled accessories and in-game exclusives, Dell adds. In addition to the games, the M1730 will come with novels and strategy books, making-of and soundtrack discs, and a ticket that will give the buyer the option of having a figurine built to match their actual online character, complete with customizable armor. Users also get special access to Blizzard beta tests for new games and the ability to use an in-game pet.
Hardware specifications for the notebook are also supposed to rise above the base system, which starts with a 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo, 2GB of memory, and dual GeForce 8700M GT graphics chips. Neither the exact upgrade details nor the price are available, however. Dell expects to ship its special XPS system on December 11th.