Dell intros new Dimension 8300 desktop

The Dimension 8300 uses a new Intel  chipset that supports processors featuring an 800MHz front side bus and dual-channel DDR (double data rate) memory to enhance the system’s overall performance. Additionally, it also features an 8x Accelerated Graphics Port (AGP) graphics cards to run demanding 3-D applications.

“The Dimension 8300 delivers great desktop performance for consumers and small business customers who need more horsepower,” said Mark Vena, director of Dimension product marketing. “It comes with a wide variety of performance-oriented options that can be individually customized, underscoring our commitment to provide customers with the latest technology at an unbeatable value.

To meet varying customer needs, the 8300 supports a range of video options. Gaming enthusiasts who want fast performance on the most advanced computer games can opt for the industry-leading ATI RadeonTM  9800 PRO or the Radeon 9800 graphics card. Customers who do not require as much 3-D horsepower can opt for the NVIDIA® GeForceTM  4 MX graphics card.

The Dimension 8300 features an expandable minitower chassis, which provides up to two 5.25-inch external optical drives and up to two internal hard drives. It also features eight USB 2.0 ports, two of which are front-accessible ports for connecting devices like USB memory keys or MP3 players. All Dimension 8300 customers can order a system with or without a floppy drive, or with a Dell USB memory key.

For $1,6891, the Dimension 8300 features a 3.0GHz Intel® Pentium®  4 processor, 128MB DDR 400 SDRAM memory, a 60GB hard drive, a 16x DVD drive, a 17-inch (16-inch viewable) monitor and Windows®  XP Home.

Additional technical information:

The Dimension 8300 is available with Pentium®  4 processors running at 3.0GHz combined with the new Intel 875P chipset and up to 2GB of dual-channel DDR 400 SDRAM.

The Dimension 8300 supports the following:

  • 3.0GHz Pentium 4 processor that utilizes an 800MHz front side bus
  • Dual-channel DDR-SDRAM memory running at 400MHz
  • Several video card options including the new ATI Radeon 9800 PRO, Radeon 9800, and the NVIDIA GeForce 4 MX card
  • Ultra ATA-100 hard drive capacities of up to 200GB
  • Optical drives of 48X CD-ROM, 16X DVD, 48x/24x/48x CD-RW, or 48X CD-RW/DVD, DVD+RW/ +R2 combination drives
  • Integrated 10/100 Ethernet connectivity
  • Microsoft® Windows®  XP Home or Professional
  • Corel WordPerfect®  Productivity Pack with Quicken 2003, or Microsoft Works Suite 2003 with Money 2003; Optional upgrade to Microsoft Office®  XP Small Business Edition (SBE) or Office XP Professional (both come with Money 2003)
  • Optional Dell Movie Studio software for video editing
  • Dell Jukebox for managing digital music, Dell Picture Studio for digital photo organization, and Dell SecurityCenter for antivirus, firewall, and privacy controls
  • Standard 1 year limited warranty3 plus 1 year at-home service4; optional upgrade up to 4 years

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