Dell rolls out new Ivy Bridge-powered desktops
The company just announced the XPS 8500 and Vostro 470 Desktops featuring Intel’s third-generation quad-core processors, also known as Ivy Bridge CPUs.
When it comes to brawn, these Intel i5 and i7 processors pack quad-core power designed to blast through high-end graphics (3D design, gaming, etc.) and basic web design.
Dell’s XPS 8500 is designed for the creative types, wrapped in a sexy chassis (either black or white with chrome trim).
Performance-minded users will appreciate the USB 3.0 interface for quickly transferring videos, pictures and other files, along with a solid-state hard drive option. A plethora of dedicated video cards are also available, although some might argue about the strength of the Ivy Bridge’s built-in graphics capabilities.
Users can also opt for a hefty 3 TB drive and up to 16 GB in RAM.
Meanwhile, the Vostro 470 sports a more restrained configuration, configurable with only a couple of video card options and up to 8 GB of DDR 3 RAM.
Both desktops are quite graciously configured and aimed at the power user, although they wouldn’t have any problem completing light Facebook and email duties. It’s just that these have the muscle – and the looks – to do so.
Prices start at $749 for the XPS 8500 and $549 for the Vostro 470.
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- Maurice Cacho, MSN Tech & Gadgets