Check out our review of the new Dell XPS 420
Dell introduces a new XPS 420 desktop.
Dell sent us a $2,279 model, although when it goes on sale it will start at $1,499. You can read our full review
- First traditional desktop with an integrated SideShow LCD panel, for all those Vista Gadgets
- Digital home-oriented options include 802.11n networking (available shortly after launch), , a Blu-ray burner, and hardware MPEG-2 transcoder (aka Dell Xcelerator)
- Hardware MPEG-2 transcoder is useful for making MPEG-2 video files
PSPand iPod ready, but it needs better software and added support for QuickTime, DivX, and other formats
- Bundled Adobe Elements Studio software package helps you by giving you useful software for movie, photo, and audio editing, and helps Dell answer Apple's iLife suite.
We'll let the review lay out the rest of the specifics. Overall, we liked it and would recommend it if you're looking for a Windows system to serve as the anchor for your digital media needs. Just watch out for the baseline config. You'll probably need to spend money on upgrades to make this system truly outshine its competition.