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CES: Dell debuts XPS 8300 and Alienware Aurora desktops with Sandy Bridge chips

Dell announces two new gaming/performance desktops with Sandy Bridge CPUs.

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LAS VEGAS--Adding to the parade of new desktops with Sandy Bridge CPUs, Dell announced that its new XPS 8300 and an Alienware Aurora system will be getting Intel's new CPUs.

Dell's new Alienware Aurora desktop will ship with Intel's new Sandy Bridge chips starting January 10.
Dell's new Alienware Aurora desktop will ship with Intel's new Sandy Bridge chips starting January 10. Dell

Details are scarce at the moment, at least until we can find a minute to get over to Dell's booth, but for now, Dell's PR blog has some specs for the Alienware system (scroll down to the bottom of the page).

We'll stop in with Dell in a little while to check out the new systems, but the basics include Sandy Bridge Core i5 and Core i7 quad-core chips, and, for the Alienware, CPU overclocking and support for both AMD's CrossFire and Nvidia's SLI multiple graphics card technologies. Shipping for both starts on January 10, according to Dell, although the date might vary depending on geography.