CES 2007: Dell unveils gaming desktop, monitors, and home media centre

Dell added to the home entertainment options being offered at CES with four new products: a gaming desktop, two monitors, and a home media suite.

The XPSTM high-performance range now includes a desktop that features dual processors overclocked to produce 3.2GHz of power.

The XPS 710 H2C Edition desktop has so much power, it requires its own cooling technology to make sure it doesn't overheat. One cooling system is based on the cooling in a car's radiator to remove the heat, while the other is a fluid chiller that moves heat from one area to a cooler area.

All this specialised technology doesn't come cheap; the system costs $5500. The basic configuration consists of the cooling system, Intel quad-core processors overclocked to 3.2GHz, two Nvidia GeForce 8800 GTX graphics cards, 4GB memory, dual 150GB hard drives with room for two spares, dual optical drives, and a 20-inch flatscreen.

You also get flat-panel mount speakers, the Razer Tarantula gaming keyboard, and the Razer Coperhead gaming mouse.

Also unveiled at CES was the Dell Home Media Suite, which is a bundle of products and services designed to connect your home for entertainment.

It includes digital cable with HD programming, the XPS 410 computer with Core 2 Duo, 2GB memory, 1TB RAID, and a DVD writer, Creative Precision Monitor speakers, and entertainment software.

For communication, there's also a bundled Creative Live Voice webcam, plus a 27-inch monitor, the 966 printer, a draft N band router, and a powerline AV bridge.

Dell's two new monitors include a top-of-the-range model and a standard model. The UltraSharp 2707WFP is a 27-inch widescreen monitor that provides 92% colour gamut of the NTSC colour space; a maximum resolution of 1920 x 1200; and a 6ms response time with 1000:1 contrast ratio.

The monitor, which is available for $1400, also has an integrated 9 in 2 card reader, four USB2 ports, and a 3-year warranty.

And finally, there's the E228WFT 22-inch widescreen display, with a 5ms response time, and a maximum resolution of 1680 x 1050, available for $330.

At the unveiling of the products at CES, Dell also announced that the company will be launching an online data-migration and backup service.