Dell Computers is offering all customers unhappy with performance of XPS 700 and 710 motherboard, a choice of upgrade to the next-generation of gaming motherboards. All XPS 700 and 710 purchases made through June 30th, 2007 are eligible for this program.
Dell Motherboard Exchange Program
The Dell Motherboard Exchange Program offers Dell XPS 700 motherboard customers a XPS 720 Hardware Kit and option for on-site installation service for free. They can purchase the QX6700 quad-core processor at 25% off of the price (plus tax, shipping, and handling).
Dell XPS 710 motherboard customers can purchase a 720 hardware kit for $250 USD (plus tax, shipping, handling) with the option to purchase on-site installation service not exceeding $150 USD plus tax. (In some countries outside of the US and Europe, customers will be required to purchase the on-site service).
The XPS 720 Hardware kit consists of the XPS 720 motherboard, Front panel I/O assembly, cables and mechanical assemblies, XPS 720 Resource CD, XPS 720 Owner’s Manual, XPS mouse pad, Digital Theater Sound Solution (DTS) and Installation tech sheet.
XPS 700 customers are asked to return their original board, and Dell will provide a return airbill and packing materials for your original motherboard. XPS 710 customers purchasing the XPS 720 motherboard need not return the original motherboard. You can find all details about warranties, compatability and exactly how the program will work at the Direct2Dell blog. You can always contact XPS Technical Support – In the United States call 1-800-232-8544, Outside the United States, go to support.dell.com.
The offer expires on October 13, 2007. Enter the Service Tag, a unique 7 digit, alpha-numeric code that identifies your system to Dell and check if you qualify for the XPS Motherboard Exchange Program.
Update: Its not part of this deal, but you might like a look at the XPS 720 H2C with a customer rating of 5/5 which claims to be “Dell’s latest and greatest technology and design for Extreme Gamers and Performance users” powered by the Intel Core2 Extreme QX6700 Quad-Core Processor, Dell’s OEM Implementation of NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI and the H2C hybrid cooling system.