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Dell reveals its Intel 3rd generation computers

Dell XPS 8500, Vostro 470 Specs and Pricing: Intel 3rd Generation Ivy Bridge processors

The American based computer systems manufacturing company Dell has again surprised us with its newest range of systems which house the latest Intel’s 3rd generation Ivy Bridge processors.

As we know Intel recently released their Ivy Bridge processors later in April which contain 3-D transistors and are of 22nm architecture. Getting a PC with these processors will certainly future-proof you at least till the next year and Ivy Bridge also boast of a 20% performance improvements over its predecessors Sandy Bridge.

Although there are only desktops available now from Dell which features Intel’s 3rd generation processors. Dell will soon start manufacturing laptops and notebooks with Ivy Bridge processors. If you want a high performance desktop right now you had better go with Dell because their prices are really cheap for the average consumer.

The two desktops are the Dell XPS 8500 and the Dell Vostro 470. Here are the specs and pricing of XPS 8500 and Vostro 470.


Dell XPS 8500:

Dell XPS 8500 specs and pricing

·  3rd Generation Intel Quad Core i5 and  i7 processor options:

o    Intel Quad Core i5 3450

o    Intel Quad Core i7 3770

·         Powerful AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics options:

o    1GB NVIDIA GeForce GT 640

o    1GB AMD Radeon HD 7570

·         Configure with up to 16GB of DDR3 memory (4GB standard); 4 DIMM Slots

·         Configure with up to 3TB 8.89 cm 7200RPM HDD (1TB standard); optional HDD and SSD configurations up to 3TB + 256GB mSATA SSD

·         DVD drive with optional Blu-Ray Combo drive for advanced entertainment

·         Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Professional and Ultimate options

·         Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

·         Bluetooth 4.0 with Wi-Fi card; optional WLAN combo card (802.11n + BT 4.0)

·         Integrated 7.1 Surround Sound

·         (4) USB 3.0 + (6) USB 2.0 PowerShare; RJ45 Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, Headphone jack, Microphone jack, 19-in-1 media card reader

·         Available in White with Chrome trim

Vostro 470:

Dell vostro 470 specs and pricing

·         3rd Generation Intel Core i5 and i7 processor options

·         Powerful AMD Radeon and NVIDIA GeForce graphics options:

o    NVIDIA GeForce GT 620

o    1GB AMD Radeon HD 7570 DDR5

·         4 DIMM Slots capable of expanding upto 32GB 1600Mhz memory

·         Support for 2 storage drives with up to 2TB 8.89 cm 7200RPM HDD

·         DVDRW drive

·         Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium with Windows 7 Professional optional

·         Integrated 10/100/1000 Gigabit Ethernet LAN

·         Bluetooth 4.0 with Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n) card

·         Integrated 7.1 Surround Sound

·         (4) USB 3.0 + (6) USB 2.0 PowerShare; RJ45 Ethernet, HDMI, VGA, Headphone jack, Microphone jack, 19-in-1 media card reader

·         350W power supply


The XPS 8500 starts at Rs. 53,000/- (excluding taxes) and Vostro 470 starts at Rs. 44,900 (excluding taxes).


By buying these desktops you save a lot of money on your electricity bills, hehe not really, but these processors are very energy efficient and does not consume a lot of power. A small warning for pros out there, please don’t overclock your Ivy Bridge processors as there are reports on the web that they run hot compared to the Sandy bridge processors when overclocked. Also if you like living on the Bleeding edge buying Intel’s 3rd generation desktops will certainly not be a bad choice for you!

So what are your thoughts? Will you buy these chics or go with the good old Sandy Bridge processors instead, comment and let us know your thoughts.

Belkin Retractable Mouse Hands-on

Belkin Retractable Comfort Mouse [Hands-On Review and Unboxing]

At the recent Belkin event held in Bangalore i was fortunate enough to get my hands on one of the devices at display. Here is a hands on review of the latest Belkin Retractable Mouse.

Belkin has surprised us with a great collection of mices and keyboard combos. I was very much excited to test one of them and here i am with this amazing contraption.

Let me list out the features of this mouse.

  • Wired Optical Mouse
  • USB 2.0 connectivity
  • Windows 7 compatible
  • Retractable wire
  • Designed for comfort use

Check out the pics i clicked while unboxing this pretty little gadget.

Belkin retractable mouse screenshot 1

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While not being a high-end model, this mouse still grabbed my attention by its unique comfortable design. When you rest your palm on the mouse, you can feel the ease and can relax your hands perfectly. That’s what we call an ergonomic equipment, very comfortable to use. Its sleek and slim in shape. A nice polished finish gives it a smooth surface. In looks its just minimalistic, not too flashy and attractive but yet it gives you that feeling of elegance. I personally am not concerned about looks, for me its always about performance and comfortability.

VERDICT: This is a great mouse for people who are more inclined towards comfortability and ease in work. It can get things done quickly. Also the retractable cable eliminates the fuss of long wires which could come in your way while doing work. The response is also good and is quite sensitive to movements. This mouse is also reasonably priced which makes it no doubt, the best buy.

Also be sure to check out our on-event pics of the Belkin Product Launch by Team Chaaps.

If you are happy with this review please consider leaving by a comment. Thank You.


[News] Are you a victim of Computer Face?


I am pretty sure you may be thinking if it is a new XSS attack on a website just like Twitter and Orkut had, but it isn’t! It is even worse! It’s a disease, a geeky disease!

Being hunched over computers, women especially are sagging jaws and deep set wrinkles that are likely to show premature signs of agenting, a cosmetic surgeon has identified this phenomenon as ‘Computer Face’.


  • If you are one of the unfortunate who has to work 24 x 7 on a computer, then you will sure end up with inevitably wrinkles.
  • And if you work on a laptop, Mac, then it is quite true that you spend most of the time looking down, your muscles will get shorten and go saggy, may giving you a second neck!

Michael Prajer, who is a botox specialist warned the problem is set to get even worse as generation grows up using computers throughout their working life.


Well, we would suggest if you can leave your work for some days, then take a break or else put a mirror next to your computer so, you can see if you are frowning at screen.
Seriously it is something that we can’t ignore as we bloggers also do the same and may get. What do you think? Any solution that you would like to recommend? Drop it down!


Your Face is now your password : Download Luxand Blink


Lenovo was one of the companies which started giving Facial Recognition program in their notebooks. Other brand users may have been jealous of this feature. Maybe the maker of this software were also desperate to get that feature in their PC or notebook so they designed a beautiful software which I am going to introduce to you today.

Luxand Blink is a masterpiece in the history of softwares. It allows you to login to your PC with your face. All you need is a web cam attached to your PC and this sweet software.

Earlier Key lemon also introduced this concept but the bad bad company demanded money. I think there is a free alternative of everything in the IT world. So here comes Blink to rescue. A free 8MB application.


  • Windows 7 and Windows Vista 32 Bit versions.
  • Free handy application.
  • Easy To Use.
  • Fast Processing of image even if you change your looks 😛
  • Also takes picture of the person who tries to access the PC with wrong password or face.

I could not test this software because I am running a 64 bit version. So It won’t run on mine PC.


Download Luxand Blink: Download

Homepage: Visit

And last of all sorry for not posting for many days as my twitter account and my email id’s were hacked. But I got my email ID back 😀


Top 83 Extraordinary PC Case Mods for Geeks and Technicians

They are simple fun to generic cialis 10mg look at, here is the collection of PC Case Mods from all over the world.

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It may be old for some people, but just I wanted to share with you all ..

This is the 100th post on chaaps .. cheers 😀