With notebook computers getting more and more powerful, there are a lot of desktop replacement units out there, but they tend to be either incredibly hefty in size, hefty in price, or both. Well, Dell launched a powerful gaming laptop (XPS M1710) a little while back, but now they’re set to release a second: the XPS M1210, a more compact unit that still comes with some impressive features.
Unlike the 17- and 19-inch behemoths that you can get your hands on elsewhere, Dell has opted for a 12.1-inch widescreen display for the XPS M1210 (much like their super portable 710m). Still designed for the portable video game player in mind, you’ll get a Core Duo processor, up to 4GB of RAM, and your choice of either NVIDIA 7300 or ATI X1300 graphics. Add to that a dual layer DVD burner, a 5-in-1 media reader, ExpressCard54 slot, and an optional webcam. Connectivity comes by way of integrated Bluetooth 2.0 and 802.11a/b/g Wi-Fi.
No price information has been leaked out just yet, but you probably won’t have to wait long to find that out, because word is that the Dell XPS M1210 is set to start shipping some time this month.