Positioned between Dell`s Inspiron value desktops and Alienware gaming rigs, the XPS 8500 targets digital content creators, game players, and power users who`d probably never buy a Digital Storm, Velocity Micro, or other boutique brand, but who crave more performance than generic retail PCs provide. It gets that performance from one of Intel`s new Ivy Bridge quad-core processors and AMD`s speedy Radeon HD 7870 graphics card, along with a 256GB Samsung mSATA solid-state drive plus a 3TB hard drive."
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