Updated 12/05/11: Date extended through November: There are different offers available on the Dell XPS 17. If you are shopping for a 3D version, have a look at the separate XPS 17 3D coupon.
The latest coupon is the same as the previous one, but some major changes ave been made to the configuration and rebate. You can now get an XPS 17 with a Core i5 2430M CPU running at 2.4GHz (just updated), 4GB of RAM, a 1600 x 900 display, 500GB 7200rpm hard drive and last but not least an NVIDIA GT 550M. The coupon brings the price down to an incredible $749.99 with free shipping!
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- Apply this code in your shopping cart: 7WR1C2?HTTQQ11 (expired)
Expires 12/30/2011 or sooner.
This model can also be upgraded to an Nvidia GeForce GT 555M with 3GB of video RAM (highly recommended), which is the same GPU as in the Alienware M14x. This is actually the most important upgrade for gamers, since the GT 555M is considerably more powerful than the GT 555M. The laptop can also accommodate dual hard drives or an SSD/HDD combo.
The other offer [EXPIRED] on the Dell XPS 17 is worth $150 off and expires 11/30/2011 or sooner. It includes a 2nd-generation Core processor, the Core i5 2410M CPU (2.3GHz/2.9GHz Turbo Boost), 6GB of RAM, a 640GB hard drive and the Nvidia GeForce GT 550M GPU. With the $150 off coupon code, you can get one for as little as $949.99 including free shipping.
In this case, the particular model on offer is not eligible for various upgrades that are available for the regular instant rebate models, which can be equipped with quad-core Core i7 processors up to the Core i7-2820QM (2.3GHz/3.4GHz Turbo Boost), up to 8GB of RAM, Blu-ray players, dual hard drive configurations, Full HD 1080p panels and the attractive Nvidia GT 555M GPU–with or without TV tuner. Both of the GPU options include Nvidia’s seamless graphics switching utility Optimus, however.
The new Sandy Bridge XPS 17 is a capable gaming laptop, especially if you opt for the Nvidia GT 555M, which is more powerful than the GT 550M with 144 Nvidia CUDA cores instead of 96 in the latter and a 192-bit memory bus instead of 128-bit. The GT 555M is included in all of Dell’s high-end configurations and it’s safe to say that it is capable of all the latest games with fluid frame rates.