While Intel's first eight-core CPU for client PCs costs $999, its rival is offering one for less than $150.
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The display, which sports a 3,440x1,440 resolution and 21:9 aspect ratio, is due by the end of the year.
The flagship desktop from Dell's gaming arm features a new "triad" shape and the latest Intel Haswell-E Extreme Edition processors.
The long-awaited refresh of its high-end chips includes the company's first eight-core desktop CPU, the $999 Core i7-5960X.
After years of producing only Android tablets, the company is readying the 80 Cesium, an 8-inch Windows 8.1 slate with a budget price.
More powerful versions of the company's small-form-factor systems could include Core i5 and i3 Broadwell processors and support for 2.5-inch drives and handle up to 16GB of RAM.
The latest models include an all-in-one with a touchscreen option, while all feature Smart USB Protection technology allowing IT staff to control access to the system's USB ports.
The company is the latest to attempt to bring Google's Chrome OS to the desktop.
Starting at $449, the new tablets come in 20-inch and 24-inch sizes and run Android KitKat 4.4 and a bevy of child-friendly apps.
The new solid-state storage family starts at $75 for a 120GB drive, though only a three-year warranty is included.