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Appeared on: Tuesday, April 12, 2005
Dell Intros Dual-CPU Systems

Dell 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.

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:

Redefined Extreme Gaming and Digital Entertainment

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). 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:

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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