Conclusion: With this in mind Dell have gone out to create a system which maximises productivity; with plenty of configuration options to suit the needs and budgets of consumers. From quad core Athlon 2 CPUs with on-board graphics, right up to high end Radeon 5870 systems with 6 core CPUs, 2TB of storage and Blu-Ray, there is something available on the Studio XPS 7100 platform for everyone.
Excerpt: PC gamers are a lucky bunch, particularly those who have only recently begun their journey into the awesome world of computers. Never before has this hobby been so affordable, and there was a time not that long ago when building a cheap gaming rig resulted in a second-rate gaming experience, one devoid of copious amounts of eye candy and buttery smooth frame rates, unless you were willing to crank down the screen resolution until the picture had more blocks than the NES...
Pros: Powerful graphics card, Classy styling, Spacious hard drive, Includes a Blu-ray drive, Relatively affordable, Runs quiet
Cons: Limited upgrade path, No USB 3.0 support, Not a lot of configuration options, Begs for an SSD
Excerpt: With prices starting from £809 inc VAT, the Dell Studio XPS 7100 is a mainstream desktop PC targeted at shoppers who want a PC that has enough muscle to tackle modern games and CPU-intensive tasks such as photo editing or light video editing, but that doesn't scare off houseguests.
Summary: Serien har AMD-prosessorer med hele seks kjerner, samt et bredt utvalg av minne, harddisker og skjermkort. Modellen som vi testet, har en 2,8 GHz prosessor, 4 gigabyte minne, 1 terabyte harddisk og et Radeon HD 5450-skjermkort. Det følger med mus og tastatur, og full surroundlyd (7.1) er standard. Pc-en er THX-sertifisert, så den burde fungere bra til hjemmekinoen. Den er også ganske stille av seg.