Hot on heels of Dell's slim-and-snazzy XPS M1530 and the uberpowerful M1730, the company's latest high-end laptop is the XPS M1730 World of Warcraft Edition. Yes, it's basically the same 1730 we liked so much a couple of months ago, but this time it's dressed up in exclusive World of Warcraft designs on the wings, LCD back and hinge cover, with WoW original artwork desktop backgrounds and screensavers.
Naturally, there are Horde and Alliance version, and if you have no idea what we're talking about, that's probably a good thing. For your $4,499, you start with a 2.2GHz T7500 Core 2 Duo, 2GB of RAM, and SLI Nvidia 8700 graphics, and you can upgrade from there.
Also included are the retail versions of World of Warcraft and the Burning Crusades expansion (which you probably already have), a "Making of WoW" DVD, a selection of Warcraft novels (sorry, no Kindleversions), a soundtrack CD, and a package of Blizzard goodies, including an in-game pet and a coupon for a custom action figure based on your WoW character. [More photos after the jump.]
The Horde and Alliance models officially go on sale December 11, but Dell customers got a special e-mail today offering a preorder link.
Pretty much two possibilities from here. Either you're already online ordering one of these (hello, Rich Brown), or you think anyone interested in this is completely nuts, which is also a fair reaction. For those in the former category, here's some more mouth-watering art.