Dell announces new Dimension PCs

Intel's new 845 chipset family will power two new computers from Dell Computer Corp., the Dimension 4500S and the Dimension 4500, Dell announced Tuesday.

The Dimension 4500S uses the 845G chipset, which contains integrated graphics processing, alleviating the need for a separate graphics card, said Linda Gerardi, Dimension product marketing manager for Dell. The 845G also supports both 400MHz and 533MHz front-side bus speeds, while the Dimension 4500's 845E chipset only enables the 400MHz front side bus speed, and lacks the integrated graphics, she said.

Both chipsets enable fast downloads from peripheral devices, such as digital cameras or MP3 music players, through support for USB (Universal Serial Bus) 2.0 ports. [See, "Intel puts graphics, USB 2.0 on new chipsets," May 17.]The 4500S is designed to fit into tight places, measuring 4.2 inches by 15.3 inches by 17 inches (10.67 centimeters by 38.86 centimeters by 43.18 centimeters). It weighs 22 pounds (9.9 kilograms). The 4500 carries Dell's standard chassis, measuring 16.7 inches by 7.1 inches by 17.6 inches, and weighing 28 pounds.

A typical configuration of the Dimension 4500, including a 2.26GHz Intel Pentium 4 processor with a 533MHz front side system bus, 256M bytes of DDR SDRAM (Dual Data Rate Synchronous Dynamic RAM), a 20G-byte hard drive, a 17-inch monitor, and a 32M-byte RAGE Ultra Graphics Card from ATI Technologies Inc., is priced at US$1,099.

The Dimension 4500S, with a typical configuration of an 1.7GHz Intel Celeron processor, 256M bytes of shared DDR SDRAM, a 20G-byte hard drive, a 15-inch monitor, and a 48x CD-ROM drive, is at priced at $799.

Both prices are for the U.S. only. Worldwide pricing was not available, as prices are set differently per region. The Dimension 4500S will not be available in Asia-Pacific until June 3, Dell said.

Tuesday's announcement is the second in as many days for Dell, based in Round Rock, Texas. The company Monday bundled Gigabit Ethernet technology into a new desktop, the OptiPlex GX260. Gateway Inc. also announced several PCs with the new Intel chipsets Monday.

Join the newsletter!


Sign up to gain exclusive access to email subscriptions, event invitations, competitions, giveaways, and much more.

Membership is free, and your security and privacy remain protected. View our privacy policy before signing up.

Error: Please check your email address.
Keep up with the latest tech news, reviews and previews by subscribing to the Good Gear Guide newsletter.

Tom Krazit

PC World
Show Comments

Brand Post

Most Popular Reviews

Latest Articles


PCW Evaluation Team

Maryellen Rose George

Brother PT-P750W

It’s useful for office tasks as well as pragmatic labelling of equipment and storage – just don’t get too excited and label everything in sight!

Cathy Giles

Brother MFC-L8900CDW

The Brother MFC-L8900CDW is an absolute stand out. I struggle to fault it.

Luke Hill


I need power and lots of it. As a Front End Web developer anything less just won’t cut it which is why the MSI GT75 is an outstanding laptop for me. It’s a sleek and futuristic looking, high quality, beast that has a touch of sci-fi flare about it.

Emily Tyson

MSI GE63 Raider

If you’re looking to invest in your next work horse laptop for work or home use, you can’t go wrong with the MSI GE63.

Laura Johnston

MSI GS65 Stealth Thin

If you can afford the price tag, it is well worth the money. It out performs any other laptop I have tried for gaming, and the transportable design and incredible display also make it ideal for work.

Andrew Teoh

Brother MFC-L9570CDW Multifunction Printer

Touch screen visibility and operation was great and easy to navigate. Each menu and sub-menu was in an understandable order and category

Featured Content

Product Launch Showcase

Don’t have an account? Sign up here

Don't have an account? Sign up now

Forgot password?