Dell Unveils High Performance XPS and Vostro Computer Series

Dell Unveils High Performance XPS and Vostro Computer Series

Dell keeps working hard to add value to the lines of desktop and laptop computers for home and business use, and as part of that initiative today Dell has announced new entries into the XPS and Vostro lines. These new desktop and laptop computers offer options targeted towards pretty much everyone – families, multimedia users and businesses. The new systems start as low as $549 and are available through now.

Here are the details from Dell:

The XPS 8500 Desktop: Advanced Performance for CreativesThe XPS 8500 desktop delivers a superb user experience for creatives who demand uncompromising performance, whether composing music, working on graphics-intensive design, creating and editing various multimedia, or playing games. The desktop features a premium fit and finish in a compact chassis without sacrificing future expandability.

The desktop features 3rd generation Intel Core i5 and i7 quad-core processor options, powerful performance graphics options from NVIDIA and AMD, USB 3.0 for fast data transfer, mSATA solid-state drive options for fast application load and boot-up times, and large storage and memory capacity with options up to 3TB 7200RPM hard drives[i] and options up to 16GB 1600MHz memory[ii].

The Vostro 470 Desktop: Power for BusinessThe Vostro 470 mini-tower desktop delivers the power businesses demand with the price they can afford. The Vostro 470 offers affordable style and performance that goes beyond basic computing to tackle intensive processor tasks like financial modeling, data mining, video editing, web development and graphic design[iii].

The desktop delivers commanding performance with up to 3rd generation Intel Core i5 and i7 quad-core processors with Intel Smart Response Technology[iv] for fast access to applications, discrete graphics options, USB 3.0 for fast data transfer, up to 2TB of storagei and 12GB of memory capacityii. Easy expandability options allow the Vostro 470 to grow with a business. Critical security and support service options like Dell ProSupport and DataSafe Online Backup offer businesses peace of mind to concentrate on their business, not their IT.

Inspiron 14R and 15R Special Edition Laptops for Immersive EntertainmentDelivering robust performance and premium features for immersive entertainment and multimedia activities, the Inspiron 14R and 15R Special Edition laptops allow customers to easily manage their busy lives, stay connected with friends and family, and enjoy advanced audio and graphics. An expansion of Dell’s Inspiron portfolio, the Inspiron Special Edition laptops provide enhanced multimedia capabilities and premium audio at an accessible price.

The Inspiron R Special Edition laptops are geared towards families and feature a sleek and durable anodized aluminum exterior, up to 3rd generation Intel Core i7 quad-core processor, powerful discrete graphics options ideal for photo and video editing and immersive gaming, optional high-resolution displays, backlit keyboards and mSATA SSD devices with Intel Rapid Start and Smart Response technologyiv for fast boot and sleep resume times.

“Creatives and businesses can now choose Dell desktops available with Intel’s 3rd generation quad-core processors, delivering the performance they crave to pursue their professional passions,” said Sam Burd, vice president and general manager of product development for Dell. “At the same time, we’re enhancing our Inspiron line-up to give multimedia buffs optimized audio and more features for an improved entertainment experience.”

Pricing and Availability:The XPS 8500 (starting at $749) and Vostro 470 (starting at $549) desktops are available now on and at select retail stores nationwide. The Inspiron 14R Special Edition and 15R Special Edition laptops offering up to Intel’s 3rd generation quad-core processors are available today in select countries in Asia and will be available in more regions in the coming weeks. An expanded Inspiron line-up will be unveiled later this spring in time for the back-to-school shopping season.

Head to Dell for more information!

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I have loved technology for as long as I can remember - and have been a computer gamer since the PDP-10! Mobile Technology has played a major role in my life - I have used an electronic companion since the HP95LX more than 20 years ago, and have been a 'Laptop First' person since my Compaq LTE Lite 3/20 and Powerbook 170 back in 1991! As an avid gamer and gadget-junkie I was constantly asked for my opinions on new technology, which led to writing small blurbs ... and eventually becoming a reviewer many years ago. My family is my biggest priority in life, and they alternate between loving and tolerating my gaming and gadget hobbies ... but ultimately benefits from the addition of technology to our lives!