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Dell World of Warcraft XPS Laptop

I always try to be non-confrontational and it’s pretty rare that I work “blue”, but if you spend $4,500+ on the new World of Warcraft-themed model of XPS notebook from Dell, you’re an asshole. (Sorry, but that’s just the way it is.)

Mobile Warcraft Supremacy — The XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition is the ultimate notebook for serious Warcraft players. With exclusives like next-gen NVIDIA SLI technology and the custom Warcraft case design, this M1730 has the power to play and the style to impress.

Hey, Dell marketing gurus, you don’t need an overpriced XPS to play World of WarCraft. That game will run on pretty much anything (I say that to Blizzard’s credit), and whether you’re a “serious” WoW player or not, blowing nearly five grand on this particular machine for that reason is extreme overkill. Hell, I used to play WoW on my Inspiron 4150, and believe it or not, that cheap bastard only had a 16mb video card in it.

But, if I learned anything during my days in WoW, it’s that the game is filled to the brim with people who have an unhealthy need to acquire the best gear in order to feel good about themselves. This overpriced notebook is just catering to that, and in turn, bringing the obsession over “l33t” WoW gear into the real world.

In other words, Dell will sell a shit-ton of these things.

(I shall sigh…then laugh.)

About the author

Fatsquatch

Discovered as a young 'Squatchling in a Pacific Northwest woodland area in the mid-70's, Fatsquatch was soon domesticated and introduced to the fledgling arcade scene, where he became addicted to the magical sights and sounds of gaming. As years passed, his addiction only worsened, and eventually lead to his desire to write about all things gaming from a veteran point-of-view. Hence, Fatsquatch created The Jaded Gamer in 2001, and set about leading it into permanent obscurity.

Readers Comments (2)

  1. People still play WoW?

    I haven’t for a few months, now… though I’m due to relapse any day now.

  2. People still play WoW?

    Yeah, something like 450 billion or so.

    It’s quite amazing how long it takes for some people to realize how ultimately shallow and boring WoW is.

    Oh well, to each his own, I guess. *shrugs*

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