Dell has recently been trying some new computer designs — probably a side effect of the company's snuggling up with tricked-out-PC maker Alienware — moving away from the standard black rectangles and towards something with a little more style. Exhibit A: the new XPS gaming PCs. Sporting a slick brushed-steel case that's leaning forward like it was forged in a wind tunnel, this tower looks nothing like the boring, utilitarian computers of days past. It also features user-controlled colored lights on the front panel, available in 7 colors, as well as high-gloss paneling and drive covers. The rig isn't just easy on the eyes, but easy on the ears, too, as it features thermal cooling and loads of vents to make this a whisper-quiet machine. It's a nice change from most high-end PCs, which are typically so full of fans they sound like an airplane taking off. The actual specs of the machines haven't been announced yet, but since the XPS will be Dell's high-end gaming line, expect top-of-the-line components and a price tag to match.
Dell XPS Gaming Desktop Goes Radical, via Gizmodo