Dell announces WoW-themed laptops that’ll cost you a pretty penny

If you had the option to purchase a laptop that could dispense a burst of flavor straight into your face, which flavor would you want the most? Does the gnarly taste of World of Warcraft sound appetizing? Dell and Blizzard hope so, for they’ve teamed up to bring us the sweet-looking (but equally expensive) XPS M1730 WoW Edition notebook PC.

Available starting December 13, the latest XPS comes with a plethora of WoW goodies. Should you be in the market for a powerful yet not-so-portable computing device, you’ll also have the choice between getting the notebook decked out with custom Alliance or Horde artwork.

Hit the jump to see the actual system specs, in addition to what kind of swag comes with the $4,499 beast of a laptop. 

WoW fans, here’s your incentive for dropping some serious dough on this computer:

  • Custom design featuring original art by Blizzard artists on LCD back, and Honor Badges on the wings
  • World of Warcraft and World of Warcraft: The Burning CrusadeTM  pre-loaded on system, including the latest content updates
  • Original desktop background artwork and screensavers
  • A World of Warcraft-themed backpack that includes:
    • Retail box copies of World of Warcraft, World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade, and the Warcraft Battle Chest , which includes with Warcraft III: Reign of Chaos and Warcraft III: Frozen Throne
    • Latest Brady Games strategy guides for World of Warcraft, The Burning Crusade, and Warcraft III: The Frozen Throne
    • World of Warcraft DVD with a behind-the-scenes look at “The Making of WoW
  • A special Quest Envelope that ships separately with exclusive rare items:
    • A Golden Ticket allowing customers to receive a special custom FigurePrint based on the actual World of Warcraft character that they play
    • An Account Upgrade Certificate enabling the upgrade of a World of Warcraft account to receive the Collector’s Edition pets from both the original World of Warcraft Collector’s Edition and the World of Warcraft: The Burning Crusade Collector’s Edition
    • A World of Warcraft Beta Club Card to enable customers to take part in upcoming public beta tests

The system specifications for the XPS M1730 World of Wacraft Edition (starting at $4,499) are as follows:

  • Aggressive styling with backlit Honor Badges, touchpad and keyboard
  • LightFX perimeter lighting for added immersion during game play
  • Full-size keyboard with 10-key number pad to help navigate games
  • AGEIA PhysX mobile processor and built-in Logitech GamePanel LCD
  • NVIDIA SLI graphics power and 512MB of dedicated video RAM with DirectX 10 realism
  • Optional over-clockable Intel Extreme Edition CoreTM  2 Duo processor, up to 3.4GHz
  • Optional dual RAID 7,200 RPM hard drives for fast access or even faster access with an optional 64GB solid state drive
  • Full HD 17-inch widescreen and available Blu-ray Disc to provide the ultimate mobile viewing experience
  • 7ms average display response time to ensure quick overall system performance
  • Complete wireless connectivity with built-in Optional Mobile Broadband, Wireless-N, Bluetooth, and Dell’s exclusive Wi-Fi CatcherTM 
  • Built-in camera and digital array microphones to clearly see and flame the competition
  • Dual headphone jacks, noise-isolating ear buds and a portable ExpressCard media remote

Talk about a monstrosity! I can see how someone might mistake these specs for desktop PC hardware. I’m sure this thing not only weighs a ton, but consumes battery power quickly too.

Oh well, such is the price one must pay for an uber-laptop geared towards WoW geeks.

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