By: Lindsay Cutler
To some extent, we’re all gear snobs. We want the latest chip, the fastest computer, the most horsepower — we just don’t want to pay the premium. Thankfully, LogicBuy has stumbled across a deal on a top-tier configuration that won’t saddle your wallet. It’s Dell‘s 17-inch XPS 17 desktop replacement and it’s marked down by $500.
Buyers can upgrade/downgrade the specs as they see fit, but right now we’re pretty pleased with the Dell XPS 17 configuration as follows. Get a 2.2GHz Intel Core i7 processor (with TurboBoost up to 3.1GHz), 4GB RAM, Nvidia’s 1GB GeForce GT 550M graphics, and a 256GB solid state drive all for $1,114.99. That’s solid value on the Dell XPS 17 which PC Mag gave a respectable 3.5 out of 5 stars, albeit with a lesser build.
This versatile consumer PC is equipped with an LED-backlit 17.3-inch screen, 2.0MP webcam, Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit, and a backlit keyboard. It usually goes for $1,614.99, but you can buy it today for $1,114.99 when you redeem two stackable coupons for $150 and $350 respectively. That’s $500 in savings, math whiz.
It’s worth mentioning that what the Dell lacks in slickness (it tips the scales at a bit over 8 pounds), it makes up for in power. That said, it has a some top-notch components, and, combined with a 256GB SSD, it’s one formidable system.