Dell Delivers High-Performance Models : XPS X8500 and Vostro 470

7/7/2012 11:46:43 AM

Quad-core powered range hits the streets

You don’t hear from it for a while, then Dell turns up with several models to shout about at once.

Description: the XPS 8500 desktop

The XPS 8500 desktop

The models in question are the firm’s XPS X8500 and Vostro 470 desktops, plus its Inspiron Special Edition series for families.

First, the XPS 8500 desktop delivers Intel Core i5 and i7 quad-core power along with performance graphics options from NVidia and AMD, USB 3.0, mSATAsoild-state drive options, and up to 3TB 7200RPM hard drives plus up to 16GB 1600MHz memory.

The Vostro 470 mini-tower desktop delivers an i5 or i7-powered performance with Intel Smart Response technology for fast access to applications. The model comes with discrete graphics options, USB 3.0, up to 2TB storage and 12GB memory, plus Dell’s support options like its DataSafe Online Backup.

Description: The Vostro 470 mini-tower desktop

The Vostro 470 mini-tower desktop

The Inspiron Special Edition laptops are so called because they feature enhanced multimedia capabilities and premium audio. The series comes with an Intel i7 processor option, backlit keyboards, and mSATA SSD with Intel Rapid Smart and Smart Response for fast boot, sleep and response times.

Pricing for the desktops starts at $973.5 for the XPS 8500 and $553.5 for the Vostro 470, while the laptops will be made available over here in the coming weeks, so we’re told. Anyway, more detail can be found at

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