Actually ( ,John) I am not paying for this XPS 17 from Dell. My XPS M1710, my work computer, is about five years old and ill. One DIMM socket is no more. So, I explained to my boss it is like a person with one lung or one kidney, could go at any time (like Auntie Josephine), so, I had just done him a personal good and helped him get out of some trouble, and he rewarded me (and the company) by buying this machine. But I own it.
So, this is another hyper-threaded quad, 32 nm die, Sandybridge, 45 watts and 8 M-F threads for crunching!!