Serious gamers looking for an edge on their next opponent can bring the firepower of Intel's Core Duo processors and Nvidia's GeForce Go 7900 GTX graphics chipset to their next tournament, thanks to Dell's top-of-the-line XPS M1710 notebook personal computer. It is touted as the company's fastest consumer portable PC. Users can play 3D games at high settings while simultaneously performing other computer-intensive tasks, such as encoding music or running a virus scan, without zapping performance. The notebook comes in red or black, weighs about 3.9kg and features a magnesium alloy-reinforced chassis, 17-inch widescreen display, up to 120-gigabyte hard drive, illuminated touchpad, 5-in-1 media card reader and adjustable 16-colour perimeter lighting. Launched in the United States last week with prices starting at US$2,600, the XPS M1710 notebook is expected to be unveiled in Hong Kong by the end of next month.