- Visit Dell’s promotional XPS 17 3D page
- Configure the laptop to your liking
- Add it to your cart and enter the following coupon code: 7WR1C2?HTTQQ11 (expired)
The 3D solution in the Dell XPS 17 is Nvidia’s 3D Vision–the de facto standard in 3D gaming on a PC. This requires a compatible display with twice the refresh rate over regular screens, which is of course included with the 3D XPS 17. It ships with one pair of compatible glasses and it’s easy to add more pairs down the line.
If you are choosing between the GT 550M and the GT 555M, consider that although there’s only a digit separating the model names, the 555M (same as in the M14x) has 144 CUDA cores/stream processor, while the 550M has 96. This translates to about 20% better gaming performance in the 555M in addition to an improved overclocking potential due to lower stock clocks. In short, this is a more important upgrade than a faster CPU as far as gaming goes.