Dell XPS 400 (Viiv) Video
Dell XPS 400 (Viiv) Video Transcript
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>>Speaker: Hi, I'm Dan Ackerman, Senior Associate Editor of CNET .com and we're taking a look at the Dell XPS400. Now this looks a lot like the last Dell XPS400 we looked at, the difference is, this is Dell's first Viiv system. Now what is Viiv? Kind of like Centrino was for laptops, Viiv is Intel's new designation for home entertainment, friendly PC's. In order to qualify for a Viiv sticker, your PC has to have certain parts and meet certain requirements. Has to have a dual core or extreme edition Intel CPU, has to support 5 point 1 or 7 point 1 audio, it has to have Windows Media Center Edition and a couple little other tricks Intel has up its sleeves. Viiv aside, it's got all the standard features you come to expect from a Dell system. It's got a Media card reader, USB FireWire, and audio jacks on the front and it's a BTX case, so air flows cooly through the hole in the front. Being a BTX style case, it opens on the right side, instead of the left. Inside you're going to find that the FireWire ccard eats up one of your empty PCI slots, you still got 2 more and a one x PCI E slot in order to add extra cards later. The hard drives are in a raid array, which means that two identical drives duplicate the data on each other to keep everything nice and safe. One final thought, even though the XPS line is Dell's high end line, you're still going to have to shell out extra if you don't want the default wired keyboard and mouse. I'm Dan Ackerman and that's the Dell XPS400.
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