Dell Introduces Studio XPS 7100 With AMD Phenom II X6 CPU

AMD's Phenom II X6 launched with quite a bit of fanfare last month, but up until now, they've been somewhat difficult to find in mainstream PCs. Select gaming PC builders have offered them, but the big guys (Dell, HP, Lenovo, etc.) have remained mostly quiet. Dell is among the first to really make some noise with the new CPUs, as the sleek Studio XPS 7100 has emerged today in order to feature AMD's latest processor.

Dell's Studio XPS 7100 also features VISION technology from AMD, which aims to provide a "seamless, intersection of social networking, multimedia creation and security operations that keep pace with everyday living." Users can select the six-core Phenom II X6 or the quad-core Athlon II, with a base six-core machine starting at just $699.

The tower features an oversized 460W power supply, a premium Carbide Silver color, up to 16GB of DDR3 memory, up to 4TB of hard drive space, an integrated 19-in-1 media card reader and support for SATA 6Gbps. It's available to customize starting today.

Elsewhere in the world, Dell also introduced the 13.3" Inspiron M301z ultraportable (for Europe, Japan and China), equipped with an AMD Turion II Neo K625 II CPU. Also, the Inspiron M501R (coming this summer to Europe and the U.S.) brings quad-core performance with an AMD Phenom II chip, integrated ATI Mobility Radeon graphics (optional discrete GPU is available), a 15.6" HD display, up to 8GB of RAM and a 640GB hard drive.


•             Dell PCs with VISION Technology from AMD allow individuals to choose the technology they need to suit their lifestyle.

ROUND ROCK, Texas, May 12, 2010 – Imagine sitting down at the family PC to check out friends’ latest updates and fire up a chat session. But first let’s start transferring a video from the digital camera and arranging and syncing a new music playlist for next week’s workout sessions. Whoops! There’s goes the weekly security scan and you pause…but your PC doesn’t.

That’s what a typical session with the new Dell Studio XPS 7100 desktop PC with the optional AMD Phenom II X6 six-core processor can be: a seamless, intersection of social networking, multimedia creation and security operations that keep pace with everyday living.

Affirming its commitment to make powerful technologies simple and easy to use, Dell today announced new personal computers with VISION Technology from AMD.

“These new Dell PCs with AMD Vision technology are perfect for the tech-savvy individuals looking for feature-packed, yet budget-friendly personal technology that allows them to listen to music, stream video and enjoy gaming, while connecting with friends and family via social networking sites and blogs." “The Studio XPS 7100 desktop, in particular, delivers a nimble, clear, dependable experience while multitasking entertainment activities and multimedia creation.”

New Products with VISION Technology

Announced today, the Dell Studio XPS  7100 is one of the first desktops available to support powerful AMD Phenom™ II X6 six-core processor with AMD Turbo Core technology, as well as available quad-core Athlon™ II  processors, for incredibly fast HD media creation, advanced multimedia capabilities, multi-tasking and immersive 3D gaming experiences. With six-core processor power starting at $699, the Studio XPS 7100 offers exceptional multitasking performance and features a cutting edge, tilt-back design in premium Carbide Silver color. Other key features include:

•             Oversized 460-watt power supply to support future expansion and hardware upgrades including AMD 125W class CPUs and 225W class graphics.
•             Up to 16GB of fast DDR3 dual-channel memory;
•             Up to 4TB (terabytes)of hard drive storage;
•             Premium integrated ports include, eSATA, Optical SPDIF and HDMI for more digital connections; and,
•             Integrated 19-in-one media card reader and SATA 6GB for higher speed disk transfer of HD media;

The Dell Studio XPS 7100 is available immediately directly from worldwide, and from participating retailers soon.

Other Highlights:

Dell also announced region-specific systems with VISION Technology from AMD. The Dell Inspiron M301z, a stylish, lightweight (less than 4 pounds/1.8 Kg) and thin (less than 1-inch) laptop with dazzling 13.3-inch widescreen display, will be available in the coming weeks in Europe, Japan and China. For outstanding performance, the Inspiron M301z is available with up to an AMD Turion™ II Neo K625 II low-voltage processor that offers great battery life for on-the-go entertainment.

The Inspiron M301z sports a sleek, svelte, curvy design that makes it easy to bring entertainment and other projects on the go.  Gorgeous and nimble doesn’t mean it compromises performance though, with powerful integrated ATi  Mobility Radeon HD 4200 graphics, roomy hard drives up to 640GB, a maximum 8GB of memory and a great software package. With built-in HDMI port that carries both high-definition video and audio in a single cable, the M301z can be easily connected to a large screen TV or computer monitor for an even better media playback experience.

The new Dell Inspiron M501R, available later this summer in Europe and the U.S. at Dell retail partners, brings quad-core performance to the popular Inspiron lineup. It features an available AMD Phenom™ II Quad-Core processor with integrated ATi Mobility Radeon graphics or optional ATi Mobility Radeon discrete graphics for an even better visual experience. In addition to these powerful CPU and graphics options, the M501R has a 15.6-inch high-definition widescreen display and is available with up to 8GB memory and 640GB hard drive storage.

Dell designed the mid-size Inspiron M501R to be stylish wherever it goes with a sleek new design with curved edges, chrome accents and brushed metal-like finishes on LCD backs. It’s easy to use, too, with great software, smudge-resistant palmrest, an ergonomic full-size keyboard with adjacent 10-key numeric keypad and stiff chassis for exceptional reliability and durability.

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