Studio XPS 7100
The tricked-out Dell Studio XPS 7100 is an interesting beast. It lacks any overclocking extras and exotic cooling, but it comes priced to move. Packing AMD's latest hex-core Phenom II X6 1055T and an HD 5870, it's no slouch in the performance department either. If you're not fond of DIY PCs, the 7100 definitely warrants a look, but even enthusiasts may find plenty to like with this factory system. It's attractive and well built, and the price is less than what you'd spend building an equivalent system on your own. There are some drawbacks, but overall there's a lot to like with Dell's AMD-based XPS 7100.