Dell XPS media machine traps competitors in headlock, taps thrice

If you liked last year's Dell XPS 420 media-centric computer, but decided to wait for something a little lighter on the digital video end, you might find a mate in the XPS 430-121B

If you liked last year's Dell XPS 420 media-centric computer but decided to wait for something a little lighter on the digital video end, you might find a mate in the XPS 430-121B. You can consider it a younger cousin to the 420, maybe even once removed from some of the unnecessary add-ons that pushed it over the top.

This new model takes away the Windows SideShow LCD and instead adds a host of components like a dedicated graphics card, a TV tuner, and a quad-core processor that's sure to satisfy even the most insatiable media monger. You'll have to read our entire review to get the full scoop, but I'll whet your appetite and tell you that almost all of the benchmarking tests are skewed in Dell's favor.

One caveat, though: if you're a PC gaming enthusiast, you might want to save a bit of money and look into the Gateway LX 6810-01; our full review of that machine will go live toward the end of this week.

Watch Dell grind the competition into hamburger meat in our full review of the XPS 430-121B.

 

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