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Dell announced USD10,000 consumer PC – XPS 600 Renegade series

March 24, 2006 by  

Dell has launched XPS 600 Renegade series, the most expensive consumer PC it has offered in several years. It includes all the bells and whistles that you could ever want in a blazingly fast PC.

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The specs alone is enough to make any computer enthusiast drool.

Starting at $9930, the PC has a Pentium Extreme Edition processor that has been overclocked from 3.73 to 4.26 GHz, 2GB DDR2-667 memory, a 160 GB 10,000 RPM WD Raptor as well as a second WD 400 GB 7200 RPM hard drive. XPS 600 also comes with a FOUR GeForce 7900 GTX graphics processors with a total of 2 GB of GDDR3 memory. includes Dell’s 35-pound 30″ LCD, which offers a resolution of 2560 x 1600 pixel and a contrast ratio of 700:1.

Since production will be in limited number, anyone, especially hardcore gamers with deep pockets would likely snatch this up. Problem is I think GeForce 7900 is DirectX 9 card and the quad-graphic card setup actually may result in less frame rate performance in some games than a single card system as mentioned in the article.

Like everything else at this price level, this PC won’t be available in Malaysia. I can’t imagine someone here spend RM40K for a single PC unless of course he/she earns like RM100,000 monthly. Besides why would anyone need such powerful system unless they are creating Hollywood grade special effects?

My Dell Dimension 8400 which was purchased in September 2004 looks totally pale in comparison, duh… But it can be considered as a high end ‘average consumer PC’ during that time and was meant to be a long term investment. It still serves me well today.

Pentium 4, 3.2GHz
1 GB DDR2 533Mhz SDRAM Memory
128MB ATI Radeon X800SE
Dual 17″ flat panel Dell 1704FPT & Dell E173FP
250GB hard drive
The rest are DVD/CD ROM drives, wireless keyboard and optical mouse all the whole enchilada.

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Comment by Jacky
2006-03-24 12:41:00

Sounds like a super computer :) Very cool!

 
Comment by pinolobu
2006-03-26 00:03:59

izzit available in malaysia??? renegade as mentioned in DELL website [flash takes ages to load]:
http://www.dell.com/html/us/products/renegade/renegade.html

btw, sabahan, are you in KK?

 
Comment by pinolobu
2006-03-26 00:07:53

sorry, u did say it’s not available in m’sia. RM40K is not out of reach of the masses lah – i’m sure you have heard words like “loan” which is offered by banks and cooperatives. so you dont actually need to earn RM100,000 per month. if you want to pay cash, that’s a different case lah.

dont tell me everybody who has a car costing >RM200K (eg, Mazda RX8) all paid for them in cash?????

 
Comment by Gaman
2006-03-26 00:41:22

Hehe, I think $40,000 is out of reach for the masses, otherwise the average computers in complex Karamusing would cost that much, but they don’t.

Computer penetration among Malaysian households is still low at 17% (as of 2005) even when the average PC price is around RM2K, (let alone $40K).

We are talking computer here not car. I would rather spend the RM40K for a second SUV downpayment LOL..

 
Comment by Hosting
2007-06-11 08:27:33

Dude, that is insanity. I don’t understand why anyone would pay $10,000 for a computer when it could be built for far less?!?

Oh well, at least now I have some new ideas for my next build.

It does have some nice paint though, doesn’t it?

 
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