In case your dual-core desktop was starting to show its age, Dell is now cramming a quad-core processor inside its top of the line XPS desktop. The new XPS 710 packs Intel's 2.66GHz Core 2 Extreme QX6700 quad-core CPU, letting you throw any multi-threaded app you can find its way. For expansion, the desktop has four memory slots alongside seven expansion slots that comfortably fit as many video cards as you can afford. All this goodness is gonna cost you though. The XPS (available today) starts at $3,699. Having the extra horsepower under the hood sounds inviting, but personally there's few multi-threaded apps (if any) in my library to justify splurging close to $4 grand on a desktop.
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