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DELL 8900 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 24GB 2TB HDD+SSD

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

DELL is one of the superior personal computer brands according to average reviews from experts and users, and DELL also has good ratings for its medium processor core personal computers.

12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The DELL 8900 supports a better on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most similar spec PCs that came out more than a year ago. This desktop computer supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it support an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is actually the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900.

An 11.2/12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is the worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst similar types of computer.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as it.

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This desktop computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The DELL 8900 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the 8900 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the 8900 is 1.8TB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8.2TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of 1.74 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has one of the bigger maximum on-board graphics adapter memories amongst similar spec PCs of this age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of personal computers of this age and spec range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Quite Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the 8900 have max internal memory supported processors of between 2GB and 770GB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 65GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of 64 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors amongst comparable spec computers of this age.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of personal computers of a similar age and type to the 8900 is 10GB/s and the fastest is 68GB/s. At 34.1 gigabytes per second, the DELL 8900 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the 8900.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year is 1GB and the biggest is 3TB. At 2,000 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8900.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 2,032 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been available for more than a year. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the 8900 is 840GB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

When compared to other comparable spec computers that have been around for more than a year, the DELL 8900's internal memory of 24 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest internal memory of similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the 8900 is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 8900 only have one PCI Express x16 slot, however the DELL 8900 has two PCI Express x16 slots.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The DELL 8900 has a newer internal memory type than most PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most similar spec personal computers that were released one year ago have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

This desktop computer's internal memory type (DDR4-SDRAM) is in fact the best internal memory type across all personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the 8900.

The worst internal memory type across comparable types of desktop computer is DDR3-SDRAM.

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Quite Fast Memory Clock Speed

The memory clock speeds of personal computers of this spec and age range from 1,000MHz to 2,400MHz. The DELL 8900 has a quite fast memory clock speed (2,133 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the 8900.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the DELL 8900 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst computers of this age. The maximum turbo frequencies of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the 8900 range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, 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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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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Quite High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

The lowest system bus data transfer rate of personal computers of this age and type is 5GT/s and the highest is 8GT/s. The DELL 8900 has a quite high system bus data transfer rate (8 Gigatransfers per second) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the 8900.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most personal computers of this type and age have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL 8900 which has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Eight Processor Threads

The DELL 8900 is a eight processor thread PC. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

The DELL 8900 has one of the bigger processor caches (8 megabytes) amongst computers of this age. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the 8900 is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB.

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Supports Eighteen Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the DELL 8900 is more than most comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers of this age and spec. 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 computer.

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Three 3.5" Bays

The DELL 8900 is a three 3.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other computers of this age and spec have between one and six 3.5" bays.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 8900 is 33GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

This computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Supports One Case Placement

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the 8900.

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Has One Memory Slot

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs that were launched more than a year ago. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 8900.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and type to it. 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.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The solid-state drive capacities of desktop computers of this age and type range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 200GB. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago, the solid-state drive capacity of the DELL 8900 of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Heavy

At 13.3 kilograms, the DELL 8900 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other computers of this age and spec. The weights of computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8900 range from 38g to 100kg, and the average weight is 7.5kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL 8900

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL 8900 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the 8900.

Personal computers with a faster processor clock speed that might be worth considering include the Lenovo Thinkstation P500[plb_3113296_price] (3.5GHz).

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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 Level
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Port
Graphics Adapter DVI-I 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 Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Language
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
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 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)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
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
Software Driver Included
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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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User Reviews

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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 i76700, dell i76700k
Barcodes 00000089008038, 05397063524792, 05397063808038

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