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Dell Unveils High-Performance XPS and Vostro Solutions for Families, Multimedia Professionals and Businesses

Dell continues to deliver high-performance laptops and desktops for families, multimedia professionals and businesses demanding power and performance for complex tasks and immersive entertainment activities. The XPS 8500 and Vostro 470 desktops are now available with Intel’s 3rd generation quad-core processors and the latest discrete graphics on for professionals who demand high-performance technology. Additionally, Dell is expanding the laptop line-up with the Inspiron Special Edition series for families who desire enhanced multimedia capabilities. The Inspiron Special Edition 14R and 15R are available today in select countries in Asia.

The XPS 8500 Desktop: Advanced Performance for Creatives

The 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 drivesi and options up to 16GB 1600MHz memoryii.

The Vostro 470 Desktop: Power for Business

The 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 designiii.

The desktop delivers commanding performance with up to 3rd generation Intel Core i5 and i7 quad-core processors with Intel Smart Response Technologyiv 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 Entertainment

Delivering 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.”

Rapidly Expanding High-Performance Portfolio

The XPS 8500 and Vostro 470 desktops add to Dell’s growing portfolio of performance systems designed for the most-demanding customer requirements. Dell recently unveiled an enhanced portfolio of Alienware laptops, including the M14x, M17x and M18x laptops, each of which offer the latest Intel 3rd generation quad-core processors. Additionally, the popular Alienware X51 small form factor desktop will soon feature an Intel 3rd generation Core i7 processor option and high-speed 1600MHz memory. The enhanced Alienware laptop portfolio is designed to give gamers the ability to choose the system that best fits their gaming lifestyle.

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.

Detailed Information:

XPS 8500

  • 3rd Generation Intel Quad Core i5 and i7 processor options
    • Intel Quad Core i5 3450
    • Intel Quad Core i7 3770
  • Powerful AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics options:
    • 1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 620ii
    • 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7570ii
    • 2GB AMD Radeon HD 7770ii
    • 2GB AMD Radeon HD 7870ii
  • Configure with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory (4GB standard)ii; 4 DIMM Slots
  • Configure with up to 3TB 3.5" 7200RPM HDD (1TB standard)i; optional HDD + mSATA SSD configurations up to 3TB + 256GB mSATA SSDi
  • DVD drive with optional Blu-Ray Combo drive for advanced entertainment
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate options
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • Bluetooth 4.0 with Wi-Fi card; optional WLAN combo card (802.11n + BT 4.0)
  • Integrated 7.1 Surround Sound
  • (4) USB 3.0 + (6) USB 2.0 PowerShare; RJ45 Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, Headphone jack, Microphone jack, 19-in-1 media card reader
  • Black and White color options with Chrome trim

Vostro 470

  • 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processor options
  • Powerful AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics options (integrated graphics standard)
    • NVIDIA GeForce GT 620ii
    • 1GB AMD Radeon HD 7570 DDR5ii
  • Configure with up to 8GB of DDR3 memoryii; 4 DIMM Slots
  • Support for 3 storage drives with configurations up to 2TB 3.5" 7200RPM HDDi; optional SSD configurations available
  • DVDRW drive
  • Microsoft Windows 7 Home Basic (standard) with Windows 7 Premium and Professional options
  • Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN
  • (4) USB 3.0 + (6) USB 2.0 PowerShare; RJ45 Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, Headphone jack, Microphone jack, 19-in-1 media card reader
  • 350W power supply

Key Links:

XPS 8500 Product Video

Vostro 470 Product Video

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i Hard Drive: GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less.

ii Graphics & System Memory: GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; significant system memory may be used to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors.

iii Additional software required and sold separately.

iv Intel Smart Response Technology-requires a properly configured hard drive (HDD + small SSD). Offer may vary by region.

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