Dell wasn’t left out of the loop today because they also unveiled a few new products. One thing that really shocked me is that they are now offering a liquid-cooled PC: XPS 710 H2C and this is how it will work…
The XPS 710 H2C is Dell’s first liquid-cooled desktop. It utilizes a two-stage cooling process that utilizes a liquid-to-air heat exchanger to remove much of the heat from the processor. From there, a fluid chiller removes more of the processor heat with ceramic-based thermoelectric cooling (TEC) modules. This cooling system allows Dell to ship the Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor overclocked to 3.2GHz.
This beast won’t be for the average computer user but it sure throws another alternative in the mix for those gamers looking for a powerful PC. It currently isn’t being sold on their site so exact pricing isn’t known, but it sports Intel’s quad core processor and a liquid cooling system so I would bet that it will inch over the existing $4,700 pricetag for the current model.
Dell also decided to throw in some new monitors that we haven’t seen before. One of them is the 27″ monster pictured below that is all prettied up with a silver frame (opposed to the black one that Dell monitors typically come with). The monitor that I would really like to welcome to the bunch, however, is the 22″ widescreen that sports a resolution of 1680 x 1050! The best part about that monitor is that it will only set you back $329 (currently on sale for $296). That price puts it slightly below what a lot of other manufacturer’s are offering 22″ monitors for, and you might be able to scrape up an applicable coupon to knock the price down even further!
I’m not sure what we’ll see coming from Dell next, but I am pleased to see that they let Alienware remain their own entity even after acquiring them early last year. Dell’s gaming machines might be top-of-the-line, but the fact of the matter is that they aren’t known for building PC’s that are as “gamer-friendly” as Alienware’s offerings. I wonder how many people even fork out $4,700 for a desktop computer from Dell?