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DELL 8900 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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4 Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.7GHz 8GB Dec 2015
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DELL Computers Have Good Reviews

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews compared to other brands.

Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

The slowest memory clock speed supported by processor of latest medium processor core personal computers is 800MHz, the fastest is 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speed supported by processor is 1,800MHz. At 2,133 megahertz, the DELL 8900 has a quite fast memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been available for a comparable time to the 8900.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the 8900 that we have checked the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of, the DELL 8900's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 64 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months is 260GB. The DELL 8900 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory (2,048 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8900.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on desktop computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This PC has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The DELL 8900 is a two PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months only have one PCI Express x16 slot.

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Supports Eighteen Compatible Memory Cards

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most recently released personal computers. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 8900. The compatible memory cards "CF", "CF Type II", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS Pro-HG", "MicroDrive", "MiniSD", "RS-MMC", "SDHC", "SDXC", "Smart Media xD", "SmartMedia" and "xD" are also supported by this DELL PC.

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Three 3.5" Bays

The DELL 8900 is a three 3.5" bay computer. Most of the other similar spec computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8900 have between one and three 3.5" bays.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The DELL 8900 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most new medium processor core personal computers. Most recently released personal computers have a 5.1 audio output channel.

A 7.1 audio output channel is in fact the best audio output amongst all recently released desktop computers.

The worst audio output amongst similar types of PC is 5.1.

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Supports One Case Placement

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of placements than most recently released medium processor core personal computers. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the 8900.

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Has One Memory Slot

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it. This PC has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on PCs that were launched in the last year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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4 Reasons Against

Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8900 the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 500MHz to 1,400MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The DELL 8900 has a fairly slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 950 megahertz) compared to most of the other newly released medium processor core personal computers.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of only 2.7 gigahertz, the DELL 8900 has one of the slower processor clock speeds amongst similar spec personal computers of this age. The average processor clock speed of latest medium processor core personal computers is 3.1GHz, and the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.

If this personal computer processor clock speed is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the DELL 7040[plb_3755248_price] (2.8GHz).

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of only 3.3 gigahertz, the DELL 8900 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of desktop computers that came out around the same time as the 8900 range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz.

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Very Heavy

The lightest PC that has been around for a comparable time to the 8900 is 38g heavy, the heaviest is 16kg, and the average weight is 6.4kg. The DELL 8900 is one of the heaviest medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year (13.3 kilograms) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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5 Other reasons to consider the DELL 8900

Released Twelve Months Ago

It was twelve months ago when this personal computer was released.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL 8900 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 8900.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 8900 has a relatively typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other latest medium processor core personal computers.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8900.

If this medium processor core desktop computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 440 MT[plb_3667234_price] (16GB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many new similar spec PCs. A Hard Disk Drive (HDD) is the traditional storage method for computers. A HDD stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are cheap, but they are slower than Flash and SSD bases storage systems.

If the storage speed of this medium processor core desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the HP 400 G2[plb_3768564_price] (SSD).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Second Optical Drive
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter VGA (D-Sub) Port
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Port
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
NVIDIA G-SYNC
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
CUDA Core
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Cable Lock Slot
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Password Protection Level
Password Protection
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel Software Guard Extension (Intel SGX)
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Software Driver Included
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Panel Type
Typical Contrast Ratio
Full HD Display
Keyboard Supplied
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Supported Number of Colours Display
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter

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5 May 2016

The Dell XPS 8900 SE ($1,119 as reviewed) isn't the flashiest among the current crop of VR-ready PCs, but it's certainly one of the most practical. This no-nonsense desktop sports the Core i5...

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Reviewed 8 December 2015 by Carol
Carol would recommend the Dell XPS 8900

My Dell XPS 8900 arrived in just a few days and was packed securely. It was very easy to set up, and I found minimal bloatware to uninstall. It's a workhorse, as it handles my HD video editing for... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Sdkirian
Sdkirian would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

Computer arrived in 2 days and setup was a snap. This computer is fast and not loaded down with a bunch of unwanted software. I have bought many Dell computers, but this is my first one bought not... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2016 by JonB
JonB would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

Arrived early. Set up was easy and the computer continues to function without a problem. Not sure I like Windows 10, but the computer itself runs smoothly...

Reviewed 8 January 2016 by Rainbowdash
Rainbowdash would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

I use my computer as a server for my office. I have at least 7-10 computers connected to this one at any given time. The computer is super responsive and quick at running programs...

Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Lisa
Lisa would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

Computer was easy to set up and plays my games perfectly. It does everything i need it to do!

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell x8900631, dell x8900631b, dell x8900631bl, dell x8900631blk
Barcodes 00884116203643, 00884116203674, 05397063512485

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