Dell is introducing the Dimension 9100, a redesigned premium desktop computer that delivers high-end performance, multimedia technologies and proactive support.
The new model is also the first in the company's line up to have a 500 GB (gigabytes) Serial ATA 2 hard drive. The new hard drives can store hundreds of thousands of digital music files and photos, or hundreds of hours of video.
The Dimension 9100 is the first of Dell's next-generation desktops offered in alpine white and arctic silver colours to complement the company's array of products such as Inspiron notebook computers.
Dell also combines its QuietCase technology and industry standard Balanced Technology Extended (BTX) design specifications to deliver a quieter and cooler system than the previous model, while helping to improve reliability over the life of the product. Dell plans to incorporate the new design in future consumer desktops.
The company expects the Dimension 9100 to be a multimedia hub for small businesses or digital home networks.
The new system is based on Intel dual-core technologies, to improve multimedia application performance. The 9100's front panel is designed for easy access to USB 2.0 ports, an optional IEEE 1394 port and optional 9-in-1 media card reader to help
customers transfer digital photos, music and video from devices such as digital cameras, camcorders or handhelds.
Additional specifications include an Intel 945P Express chipset with integrated Intel XD antivirus protection, Pentium D 8xx dual-core processors & Pentium 4 6xx single-core, up to 4GB DDR2 memory and six expansion slots: (1) PCIe x16, (1) PCIe x4, (1) PCIe x1 and (3) PCI.
The systems comes with integrated 7.1 audio support and 10/100 network controller. Consumers have the option of Microsoft Windows XP Home or Windows XP Professional (although the official picture shows Windows Media Center Edition on the screen).
The Dimension 9100 starts at NZ$2,398 excluding GST (US$1700) and is now available in Asia Pacific.