Dell Precision 380 & Dimension XPS

IMG 2741 s Dell Precision 380 & Dimension XPS

Dell today announced that its workstation and consumer desktop lines will be
among the first to include the enhanced performance enabled by Intel’s new
dual-core processor technology. Available in the United States and Canada, the
new systems help customers save time and use computing resources more
efficiently for design and analysis or when creating or enjoying digital
content.
The Dell Precision(TM) 380 workstation and Dimension(TM) XPS enthusiast PC can
allow high-end professionals and consumers to multitask more effectively. In
addition, customers can get better performance when running multithreaded
applications with this new technology than when using single-core processor
platforms.
Pricing and availability for the Dell Precision 380 will be announced in the
coming weeks. The Dimension XPS will also be available soon starting at $ 2,999.

 Dell Precision 380 & Dimension XPS

Dell today announced that its workstation and consumer desktop lines will be
among the first to include the enhanced performance enabled by Intel’s new
dual-core processor technology. Available in the United States and Canada, the
new systems help customers save time and use computing resources more
efficiently for design and analysis or when creating or enjoying digital
content.

The Dell Precision(TM) 380 workstation and Dimension(TM) XPS enthusiast PC can
allow high-end professionals and consumers to multitask more effectively. In
addition, customers can get better performance when running multithreaded
applications with this new technology than when using single-core processor
platforms. The Dell Precision 380, which offers an innovative, easy-to-deploy
chassis design, enables workstation professionals to run applications that
require fast processing performance for video editing, animation and
computer-aided design (CAD). The advanced capabilities of the Dimension XPS let
consumers play intensive 3D games while concurrently performing tasks such as
streaming media or security scans.

"Dell is committed to leading the industry in offering innovation designed to
enhance users’ business and entertainment needs," said John Medica, senior vice
president of Dell product group. "Whether a workstation professional, multimedia
enthusiast or gamer, the new systems deliver ground-breaking functionality that
will change the way people work and play."

"Over time, dual-core systems will become more and more standard for desktop
computing as customers seek increased performance in more complex tasks," said
Roger Kay, vice president of Client Computing at IDC. "Dual core shows
particular promise in situations in which several compute-intensive tasks like
video rendering and audio streaming need to be done at the same time."

Redefined Entry-Level Workstation

The Dell Precision 380 redefines productivity for professionals in the entry
workstation segment by helping to increase scalability and reliability through
an innovative product design. In addition to including the Intel® Pentium®
Extreme Edition 64-bit dual-core processor, the Dell Precision 380 features
64-bit Pentium 4 600 series processors with 2MB L2 cache. The new workstation
can support up to 8GB(a) of memory(b), which enables customers working with
large data sets to experience high productivity through great performance and
flexibility. This allows engineers and creative professionals who rely on
Independent Software Vendor-certified (ISV) workstation technology to do more
and work fast with maximum uptime.

The Dell Precision 380 also features an innovative new chassis that supports
either tower or desktop orientations. The new chassis includes rotating optical
storage so that the correct orientation is presented to the user regardless of
how the system is installed. This means IT managers can reduce complexity with
the ability to scale a single platform across an organization according to user
needs.

Other Dell Precision 380 features include:

Intel 955X Express chipset supports up to four SATA II drives and RAID 0, 1,5,10
DDR2 ECC memory for reliable operation
Future support for Microsoft Windows XP Professional x64
Rack-mountable chassis
Redefined Extreme Gaming and Digital Entertainment

Dimension XPS

The new capabilities of the fifth-generation Dimension XPS make it an ideal
entertainment hub for playing extreme games or serving up digital music, photos
and video. Gaming enthusiasts — traditional Dimension XPS customers — will
have a richer gaming experience with fast program loads and quick screen
transitions because of the system’s dual-core technology and advanced DDR2
dual-channel memory (up to 4GB(a)). Consumers in today’s sophisticated home
networks can watch a DVD while burning music or recording video simultaneously
without experiencing a drag on performance. As more developers introduce
multithreaded games, gamers and enthusiasts will be able to increasingly take
advantage of the performance capabilities of their Dell dual-core systems.

Other features available on the Dimension XPS include:

Intel 955X Express chipset with integrated Intel XD antivirus protection
Six expansion slots (1) PCIe x16, (1) PCIe x4, (1) PCIe x1 and (3) PCI
Microsoft® Windows® XP Professional or Media Center Edition 2005
Pricing and Availability

Pricing and availability for the Dell Precision 380 will be announced in the
coming weeks. The Dimension XPS will also be available soon starting at $ 2,999.

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