ZDNet heeft een artikeltje neer gemikt over Intel's 1GHz Pentium III processor, die overigens een dikke $300 dollar minder duur zal zijn dan de Athlon 1GHz, die $1.299 dollar gaat kosten. Hieronder de informatie over Dell's systeem gebaseerd op de 1GHz P3, die een slordige $5.999 kost!
Dell will begin taking orders Wednesday on the Special Edition Dell Dimension, a high-end PC that it will sell in limited quantities with the Intel 1GHz chip. The desktop will be pricey at $5,999; however, Dell feels it will appeal to certain consumers because of a load of high-end equipment.
"We're adapting our offer at the high-end for the customer who wants to have the PC equivalent of a Porsche Boxter," said Ron Van Dell, general manager for the Dimension Product Group. "This is a showcase. It's not something we think people are going to buy thousands per day of."
The PC will come with the 1GHz Pentium III, 256MB of Rambus Direct RAM, a 30GB hard drive, an NVIDIA GeForce video card with 64MB of DDR memory, a 12-speed DVD-ROM drive and an eight-speed CD-ReWritable drive. The PC will also include a 19-inch monitor.
With this equipment, Van Dell says the PC will "smoke every benchmark."
Dell will offer the Special Edition "until (the 1GHz Pentium III) gets to the point where it is mainstream," Van Dell said.
Lead times on the system, which is admittedly a low-volume product, are expected to be about 10 days.