Feeds

Dell kits out XPS 700 gaming PC with Core 2-class CPUs

Order backlog cleared?

SANS - Survey on application security programs

Dell UK has formally upgraded its XPS 700 gaming machine to include Intel's Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Extreme desktop processors, dropping the Pentium D chip the system was originally specified with.

Prices for the Core 2 incarnation of the XPS 700 start at £1,099 inc. VAT and delivery, Dell UK said today.

dell xps 700 gaming pc innards

The XPS 700 was launched in May this year, but by the end of the July, the system had still not shipped to buyers. At that time, Dell said it had begun building the PCs - though not necessarily shipping them - and soon after told customers they could expect a free processor upgrade to Intel's next-generation architecture.

Reg Hardware readers report that they have now received their XPS 700s, and today's announcement suggests Dell's progressing toward the clearance of the backlog, if it hasn't cleared it already.

In addition to the Core 2-class CPU, the XPS 700 contains an Nvidia nForce 590 SLI chipset and a range of one- or two-card Nvidia graphics options. Ageia's PhysX physics acceleration card is an optional extra too. Buyers can order up to 4GB of dual-channel DDR 2 SDRAM clocked at up to 667MHz and up to 2TB of hard drive storage.

The unit has integrated Gigabit Ethernet and two Firewire ports - one at the front, one at the back. There are ten USB ports too: two on the front of the case, six round the rear and two more on the inside of the case. The whole shebang's powered by a 750W PSU. ®

SANS - Survey on application security programs

More from The Register

next story
Samsung Galaxy S5 fingerprint scanner hacked in just 4 DAYS
Sammy's newbie cooked slower than iPhone, also costs more to build
Leaked pics show EMBIGGENED iPhone 6 screen
Fat-fingered fanbois rejoice over Chinternet snaps
Oh no, Joe: WinPhone users already griping over 8.1 mega-update
Hang on. Which bit of Developer Preview don't you understand?
Microsoft lobs pre-release Windows Phone 8.1 at devs who dare
App makers can load it before anyone else, but if they do they're stuck with it
True optical zoom coming to HTC smartphone cameras
Time to ditch that heavy DSLR? Maybe in a year, year and a half
Rounded corners? Pah! Amazon's '3D phone has eye-tracking tech'
Now THAT'S what we call a proper new feature
Leaked photos may indicate slimmer next-generation iPad
Will iPad Air evolve into iPad Helium?
Feast your PUNY eyes on highest resolution phone display EVER
Too much pixel dust for your strained eyeballs to handle
Zucker punched: Google gobbles Facebook-wooed Titan Aerospace
Up, up and away in my beautiful balloon flying broadband-bot
prev story

Whitepapers

Securing web applications made simple and scalable
In this whitepaper learn how automated security testing can provide a simple and scalable way to protect your web applications.
3 Big data security analytics techniques
Applying these Big Data security analytics techniques can help you make your business safer by detecting attacks early, before significant damage is done.
The benefits of software based PBX
Why you should break free from your proprietary PBX and how to leverage your existing server hardware.
Top three mobile application threats
Learn about three of the top mobile application security threats facing businesses today and recommendations on how to mitigate the risk.
Combat fraud and increase customer satisfaction
Based on their experience using HP ArcSight Enterprise Security Manager for IT security operations, Finansbank moved to HP ArcSight ESM for fraud management.