Thursday, June 01, 2006

Dell debuts XPS computers for gaming, entertainment

Dell on Wednesday rolled out three new personal computers aimed at consumers who are willing to pay a premium for machines they use to play games, music and video.

Alex Gruzen, senior vice president of Dell Product Group, said the XPS M1210, XPS M2010 and XPS 700 are aimed at "a more discerning, premium customer."

The XPS M1210 and M2010 are multimedia-ready laptops that further extend the company's video game-oriented XPS line into entertainment.

Dell has been expanding its selection of gaming PCs, which require more power and sophisticated graphics and can sell for five to 10 times as much as desktop PCs.

Wednesday marked the debut of the four-pound XPS M1210, a multimedia and gaming laptop, with a starting price of $1,300.

The sleek XPS M2010, which was unveiled at the Consumer Electronics Show in January, has a 20-inch, high-definition wide-screen monitor, eight speakers and other features. It looks like an artists' portfolio when carried by its owner. Prices start at $3,500.

Also available is the XPS 700, a desktop computer for video game enthusiasts. Prices range from $2,300 to $3,500 for out-of-the-box systems.

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