Having begun the week with the launch of Ivy Bridge-powered Alienware gaming notebooks, Dell on Wednesday added four more Ivy Bridge systems to its portfolio. Among these new PCs are the vendor’s first desktops with 3rd generation Intel Core i processors. Hit the jump for more.
The XPS 8500 and Vostro 470 mini-tower desktops are now available with 3rd generation Intel Core i processors, the company announced on Wednesday. The most basic XPS 8500 model features a Core i5-3450 (3.10GHz to 3.50GHz) processor and has a price tag of $749. All the other models contain the much more capable Core i7-3770 (3.40GHz to 3.90GHz) chip. Other key specs include Windows 7 Home Premium, up to 16GB RAM, a maximum of 2TB HDD with 256GB SSD, and up to AMD Radeon HD 7770 graphics with 2GB GDDR5 video memory.
Starting at $549, the Vostro 470 comes with 3rd generation Intel Core i5 and i7 quad-core processor options, discrete graphics options from Nvidia and AMD, up to 12GB of memory, and up to 2TB of hard drive storage. According to the company, both the mini-tower PCs are available now on Dell’s website and at select retail stores across the country.
In addition to these two mini-tower desktop PCs, Dell has also launched a couple of Ivy Bridge-powered Inspiron Special Edition laptops. Aimed at families, the Inspiron 14R Special Edition and 15R Special Edition laptops come with up to 3rd generation Intel Core i7 processors, discrete graphics, optional high-resolution displays, backlit keyboards and mSATA SSD storage. Currently only available in a few Asian countries, they will be made available in more regions in the coming weeks.