Dell Launches CableCARD on XPS 420; Starting at $1079
Forget waiting for it to launch on “high end” Dell’s as a
standard feature, they officially
launched CableCARD on all XPS 420’s today.
According to James Clardy, Technical Strategist, Digital Home at Dell
this will be a permanent functional upgrade to the platform (meaning it's not
going to disappear tomorrow).
Apparently high end is considered the XPS 420, so that story
from the other day now just means that they will offer it as a “standard
option” on the XPS 420 series. This is
great news, as Dell officially has the price and features to beat for other top
tier OEM’s like HP. Unlike
the previous XPS 410, Dell got this right all the way down the line.
For only $1,079 you get a Q6600 Quad-Core, 3GB of RAM, 320GB
HDD, DVD Burner, ATI Radeon HD 2400, and a single ATI Digital Cable Tuner. Want a second tuner? Just add $180 and take your order total to $1,259. Windows Vista Ultimate is also an option,
your own here.
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