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Game On! Dell Gaming Gets More Extreme.

New Quad-Core Dell XPS 710 Gaming Desktop and 92% Color Gamut 30-inch Monitor Make for Intense Entertainment Experience

ROUND ROCK, Texas -- Dell (NASDAQ:DELL) today announced two new high-performance technology platforms for gamers and enthusiasts: the company's most powerful and expandable consumer desktop and its first 30-inch widescreen flat panel monitor featuring 92 percent color gamut.

The Dell XPS[TM] 710 can be built to order with the new Intel[R] Core[TM]2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core processor option, which can deliver up to 55 percent better performance than an Intel Core 2 Extreme dual-core processor.1 The XPS 710's performance enables customers to easily run next-generation multi-threaded games or multimedia applications, high-definition video, or simultaneously watch movies and stream music from the same PC. Multi-threaded applications can take advantage of the quad-core chip's ability to control multiple tasks at once.

The XPS 710 also has room to grow, with four memory slots, bays for four hard drives (Dell will install up to three) and two optical drives, and seven expansion slots for single and dual graphics cards and hi-fi sound.

The latest addition to Dell's award-winning line of flat panel monitors, the Dell UltraSharp[TM] 3007WFP-HC raises the bar even higher for gaming and multimedia entertainment and productivity. The Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC features 92 percent color gamut, an enhancement that delivers the latest in dynamic color technology to make colors richer and more realistic for a dramatic gaming experience.

Today, most monitors feature color gamut covering 72 percent of the NTSC color space. The new Dell 30-inch monitor increases the coverage to 92 percent of the NTSC color space utilizing a Wide Cold-Cathode Fluorescent Lighting (W-CCFL) backlight that delivers gamers, photographers and digital media "prosumers" highly vibrant and vivid images such as deeper reds and crisper blues. The wider color spectrum expands capabilities for users whether they are editing video, working with CAD applications or enjoying the latest games.

Additional features of the Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC include 2,560 x 1,600 (WQXGA) resolution, 8-millisecond typical response time2, height-adjustable stand with tilt and swivel capabilities, integrated 9-in-2 media card reader, and four USB 2.0 ports for connecting devices such as digital cameras and printers.

Award-Winning Industrial Design

The XPS 710 looks every bit as powerful as it is and exemplifies Dell's emphasis on design excellence, built on a jet engine-inspired chassis that recently earned the international 2006 Good Design award and the CES Innovations 2007 Honoree designation.

The new system is Microsoft[R] Windows Vista[TM] Premium-Ready3. Dell's Express Upgrade program makes it easy to install the Vista upgrade when it becomes available.4 For more information visit www.dell.com/vista.

The XPS 710 is available immediately worldwide. Prices start at $3,699 for the Jet Black chassis with an Intel Core 2 Extreme Q6700 processor, 750-watt power supply and two-year limited XPS warranty5 with prioritized support queue. The Special Edition Formula Red model with 1-kilowatt power supply and the same processor and warranty support starts at $3,799.

Dell expects to offer the Dell UltraSharp 3007WFP-HC as an option on select XPS configurations later this quarter in the U.S. Prices for the standalone monitor will start at $1,699.

For additional product details visit www.dell.com/xps. Product photos are available at www.dell.com/photos.

About Dell

Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL) listens to customers and delivers innovative technology and services they trust and value. Uniquely enabled by its direct business model, Dell sells more systems globally than any computer company, placing it No. 25 on the Fortune 500. Company revenue for the past four quarters was $57.4 billion. For more information, visit http://www.dell.com. To get Dell news direct, visit http://www.dell.com/RSS.

Pricing, specifications, availability, and terms of offer may change without notice. Taxes, fees, shipping, handling and any applicable restocking charges are extra and vary. Dell cannot be responsible for pricing or other errors, and reserves the right to cancel orders arising from such errors.

Dell, XPS and UltraSharp are trademarks of Dell Inc.

Dell disclaims any proprietary interest in the marks and names of others.

1 Based on the 3DMark06 CPU benchmark test performed by Dell Labs in Sept. 2006 on a pre-production XPS 710 with Intel[R] Core[TM]2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core processor compared to an XPS 710 with Intel Core 2 Extreme E6800 dual-core processor, each system configured with dual channel DDR2 667MHz 2x 512 MB memory, Windows XP Pro SP2 OS, NV 7900 GTX graphics card, 2x 250GB HDD Raid 0. Actual performance will vary based on configuration, usage and manufacturing variability.

2 Typical response time is 8ms from grey to grey and 14 ms from black to white.

3 Based on currently available information from Microsoft. Requirements subject to change. Windows Vista has not been tested on all user configurations, and may not be compatible with some hardware devices and other software. Dell systems must be configured with a minimum of 512MB system memory (RAM) for "Windows Vista Capable" designation. Systems which meet only minimum requirements for the "Windows Vista Capable" designation will not provide the full benefits of "Premium Ready," including the Aero interface. Some Dell systems may not meet the requirements for "Premium Ready," no matter the configuration. Aero and other premium benefits not available with Windows Vista Home Basic. Please visit www.windowsvista.com/getready for more information.

4 Shipping and handling extra. Limited time offer.

5 For a copy of Dell's Guarantees or Limited Warranties, write Dell USA L.P., Attn: Warranties, One Dell Way, Round Rock, Texas 78682. For more information, visit http://www.dell.com/warranty.
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