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View Full Version : The Dell Studio XPS 7100 Unboxing & First Impressions

Jason Dunn
07-26-2010, 03:00 PM
<p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/8PxnmsoanEc&amp;ap=&amp;fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/8PxnmsoanEc&amp;ap=&amp;fmt=18" /></object></p><p>Above is part one of an unboxing and first impressions video of the <a href="http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/studio-xps-7100?c=us&amp;l=en&amp;s=dhs&amp;cs=19" target="_blank">Dell Studio XPS 7100</a>, a desktop PC from Dell. This particular model I ordered runs Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and is powered by an AMD Phenom II X6 1055T. This is AMD's six-core CPU, running at 2.8 Ghz with a turbo boost up to 3.3 Ghz. This particular configuration of the XPS 7100 also includes an ATI Radeon HD 5450 with 1 GB of RAM. It has a 750 GB 7200 RPM hard drive, a Blu-ray reader/CD/DVD burner, 6 GB of DDR3 RAM, memory card slots, and gigabit Ethernet. Part two after the break. <MORE /></p><p><object width="600" height="360" data="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZsYEfo9c9cA&amp;ap=&amp;fmt=18" type="application/x-shockwave-flash"><param name="src" value="http://www.youtube.com/v/ZsYEfo9c9cA&amp;ap=&amp;fmt=18" /></object></p><p>My initial tests of the XPS 7100 were quite positive - it's an impressive system with surprising performance for the money. Prices will vary depending on country, but I managed to snag this unit using a coupon with an end price of $799 CAD. Stay tuned for my full review, but if you have any questions, please post them and I'll do my best to answer them.</p><p><em>Jason Dunn owns and operates&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thoughtsmedia.com/" target="_blank">Thoughts Media Inc.</a>, a company dedicated to creating the best in online communities. He enjoys&nbsp;<a href="http://photos.jasondunn.com/" target="_blank">photography</a>, mobile devices,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.jasondunn.com/" target="_blank">blogging</a>, digital media content creation/editing, and pretty much all technology. He lives in Calgary, Alberta, Canada with his lovely wife, his wonderful son Logan, and his sometimes obedient dog. He's surprised how much he likes the Dell Studio XPS 7100.</em></p><p><em></em><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//ppct/auto/1240336793.usr1.gif" /></p><p><strong>Do you enjoy using new hardware,&nbsp;<a class="iAs" href="http://www.digitalhomethoughts.com/news/show/93798/dell-s-inspiron-mini-10-reviewed.html" target="_blank">software</a>&nbsp;and accessories, then sharing your experience with others? Then join us on the&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thoughtsmedia.com/reviewteam.php" target="_blank">Thoughts Media Review Team</a>! We're looking for individuals who find it fun to test new gear and give their honest opinions about the experience. It's a volunteer role with some great perks. Interested?&nbsp;<a href="http://www.thoughtsmedia.com/reviewteam.php" target="_blank">Then click here for more information.</a></strong></p><p><img src="http://images.thoughtsmedia.com//ppct/auto/1240336793.usr1.gif" /></p>