Dell Studio XPS 435 goes on sale today

Feb 26, 2009
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The Dell Studio XPS 435 which quietly appeared on the company's US site yesterday has now gone on sale, with prices starting at $1,099.  That gets you Intel's Core i7-920 processor running at 2.66GHz, 3GB of DDR3-1066 memory and a 500GB hard-drive, together with AMD's ATI Radeon HD 3650 256MB video card.

As we found out yesterday, though, Dell have left plenty of headroom for massive upgrade potential.  The Intel Core i7-965 CPU is a $1,170 upgrade on its own (or you could go for the i7-940 at $470), while you can spec up to 24GB of RAM ($1,500), various degrees of RAID storage up to 2TB in size, and a Blu-ray burner for $200.  There's also graphics upgrades, with the maximum spec being an ATI Radeon HD4870 1GB for $250.

All in all it's an impressive machine, but according to Dell it's not intended to be a gaming monster but a multimedia desktop.  The Dell Studio XPS 435 series will apparently start shipping on March 19th 2009.

[via DesktopReview - Thanks Johnny!]


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