Stories by Danny Allen

Dell XPS 630 Power Desktop PC

At US$1959 (as of August 8, 2008), this configuration of Dell's XPS 630 desktop is quite a bit more affordable than its $3229 gaming-oriented sibling that we recently reviewed.

Dell XPS 630 gaming desktop PC

Dell's XPS 630 is a stylish and competitively priced mainstream gaming PC that can be <a href=" http://www.dell.com/content/products/productdetails.aspx/xpsdt_630?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs">souped up with extras</a> such as an Ageia PhysX accelerator, a Blu-ray Disc drive, and up to 4GB of DDR2-800 Corsair Dominator memory. And though <a href=" http://blogs.pcworld.com/staffblog/archives/006946.html">Dell recently integrated its XPS and Alienware development teams</a> for future products, a spokesperson confirmed that the company will fully support current XPS notebooks and desktops (such as the high-end <a href=" http://www.pcworld.com/shopping/detail/prtprdid,71537551-sortby,retailer/specs.html">730 H2C</a>, the multimedia-themed <a href=" http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,141806-page,1-c,desktoppcs/article.html">XPS 420</a>, and the iMac-rival <a href=" http://www.pcworld.com/article/id,139816/article.html">One</a>) for the remainder of what is typically a 12-month life-cycle for these products. The company declined to confirm when the first Alienware/Dell hybrid systems are likely to appear.