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Dell Xps 420 Desktop Release

Dell Xps 420 Desktop Release

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For those following the Dell XPS 420 desktop computer, there is a rumoured release date of October 19th 2007.

It has been reported that some recent Dell docs have the Dell XPS 420 set for release on the 19th of next month.

UPDATE: October 19th 11 pm

Dell - have delayed the release date - a common occurance. (among Dell and other companies)

When released the 420 will be ready to crank with DCTs for CableCARD Vista Media Center.

  • Core 2 Duo, Extreme, or Quad (up to 8MB) processor options
  • Intel X38 Express chipset, DDR2 800 (up to 8GB)
  • MiniView LCD 3 x 2-inch QVGA display (runs SideShow on the front, picture after the break)
  • Dell Xcelerator - dedicated media coprocessor for transcoding video streams to MPEG-4 formats. Can cut encode time on a 2 hour HD movie in half and use far fewer CPU cycles.
  • SATA II (with RAID 0 or 1 support)
  • PCI Express x16, gigabit Ethernet
  • (2) front USB, (6) rear, (2) internal; one front and rear 1394; one eSATA, frontal audio ports


Based on the next generation of high-end Intel chipset, the XPS 420 sports a mainboard centered around the Intel X38 Express chipset with integrated support for up to 8Gb of DDR2 system memory with a running frequency of 800MHz.

For best possible performance in the storage department, Dell included hard disk drives featuring the latest Serial ATA II interface that can be stacked in RAID arrays with 0 or 1 configurations.

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