It packs an Intel Core i7 processor with Intel Turbo Boost Technology, which sounds exciting, but unfortunately doesn't make your computer leap over police roadblocks. It just makes it do stuff a bit faster.
The slanted design in white and black with an orangey trim looks pretty slick, with a neat little tray for your media doohickeys and a total of eight -- count 'em -- eight USB slots.
The 435 boasts up to 12GB of DDR3 1,067MHz tri-channel memory and up to 1.5TB of SATA 7,200rpm hard drives, with room to upgrade storage to 4.5TB.
For high-definition entertainment, there's 7.1-channel sound and an optional £80 Blu-ray drive. Discrete graphics options max out with an ATI Radeon HD4870 1GB GDDR5 graphics chip, and sound with a Creative PCI Express Sound Blaster X-Fi Titanium sound card.
The 435 will ship with Windows Vista Home Premium or Vista Ultimate, starting at £1,700 with free delivery from Dell. The top spec, with no other added extras, will dent your wallet to the tune of £2,839. The 24-inch Dell S2409W monitor, pictured above, will add £280 to that in Dell's online config, which is a cheek because it's only £250 separately. Click through our gallery for more pics.