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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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16 Reasons For

Good Brand

DELL medium processor core personal computers have good ratings on average and across all personal computers DELL is one of the better rated brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, 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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Five Headphone Out Ports

The XPS 8700 has more headphone out ports than most of the latest medium processor core personal computers. This DELL personal computer is a five headphone out port personal computer compared to most of the newly released personal computers which only have between one and four headphone out ports.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slots

Most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 only have one mini PCI Express slot, however the XPS 8700 has two mini PCI Express slots.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 port computer.

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Two 5.25" Bays

Most of the other latest similar spec PCs only have one 5.25" bay, however the XPS 8700 has two 5.25" bays.

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Supports Eighteen Compatible Memory Cards

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most latest computers. This computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by recently released personal computers. The compatible memory cards "CF", "CF Type II", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS XC-HG Duo", "MSXC", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MiniSD", "RS-MMC", "SDHC", "SDXC", "Smart Media xD" and "SmartMedia" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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Three 3.5" Bays

The XPS 8700 is a three 3.5" bay desktop computer.

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Two PCI Express X1 Slots

The DELL XPS 8700 is a two PCI Express x1 slot personal computer. Most of the other personal computers that have been around for the last year have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The DELL XPS 8700 has a better audio output than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most computers that were released around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This computer's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output amongst all medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output across comparable types of computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The DELL XPS 8700 has a greater number of placements than most comparable spec PCs that came out in the last year. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by comparable spec computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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Four USB 2.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 8700 is a four USB 2.0 port computer.

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Has One Memory Slot

The DELL XPS 8700 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months. This DELL personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on new PCs.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this PC is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on latest medium processor core personal computers.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were launched in the last year.

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9 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for the last year have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 0.5GB and 4.1TB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 8700 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Only 192 CUDA Cores

The DELL XPS 8700 is a 192 CUDA core computer.

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Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the XPS 8700 has a quite slow max memory bandwidth supported processor compared to most of the other recently released comparable spec PCs. The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of latest PCs is 10GB/s, the fastest is 77GB/s, and the average max memory bandwidth supported processor is 34GB/s.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The XPS 8700 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700. The average max internal memory supported processor of medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 100GB, and the max internal memory supported processors range from 2GB to 1.6TB.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The DELL XPS 8700 supports an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than most medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it. Most new similar spec computers support a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version. The worst on-board graphics adapter DirectX version of all recently released medium processor core personal computers is 11.2/12 and the best is 12.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The DELL XPS 8700 supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most medium processor core personal computers that were released in the last 12 months. This desktop computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most new medium processor core personal computers support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version. The on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version of all comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700 ranges from 4 to 4.4.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The average discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 is 2.5GB. At only 1,024 megabyte, the DELL XPS 8700 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 8700. The average system bus data transfer rate of latest PCs is 7.4GT/s, and the system bus data transfer rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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Very Heavy

Across all the personal computers that were launched in the last year the weights range from 38g to 16kg. With a weight of 13.8 kilograms, the DELL XPS 8700 is very heavy compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core personal computers.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Eleven Months Ago

It was eleven months ago when this medium processor core desktop computer was released.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 8700 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700.

If you would prefer a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to consider the Alienware X51 R3[plb_3023475_price] (2TB), or the HP 550-170na[plb_3747342_price] (2TB).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for the last year.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other new medium processor core personal computers.

If you want a PC with a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the HP 440 MT[plb_3667234_price] (16GB).

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on recently released desktop computers. 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 you are looking for a computer with a faster storage speed then you might want to consider the HP 400 G2[plb_3768564_price] (SSD).

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Average Processor Clock Speed

At 2.9 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has a pretty standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other recently released desktop computers.

If you want a computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the DELL Precision T3610[plb_3364974_price] (3GHz), or the HP 400 G2.5[plb_3288096_price] (3GHz).

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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
Non-ECC 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
RAID File Storage
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 VGA (D-Sub) Port
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Port
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
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 Resolution
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
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
2.5" Bay
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
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 VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Software Driver Included
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Full HD Display
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Key
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

Expert Reviews

(6)
5 November 2013

The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition tries to provide you with lots of performance power, some added connectivity features, but it doesn't leave much room for future expansion or a second graphics... Read more…

WiFi Intel WiDi connectivity
Plenty of USB 3.0 ports
Bluray drive
Solid performance
Swift performance
Limited internal expansion
Pricier than similar desktops
No accommodation for second graphics card
Discrete sound card dropped from options list
Only one PCIe slot available
16 October 2013

While a bit spendy for what it delivers, the XPS 8700 Special Edition hits all of the right notes for a 2013 power tower: solid graphics, speedy processing, and mSATA storage acceleration with...

27 September 2013

The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition desktop PC will do the trick whether you're looking to edit video, cleanup photos, or enjoy some games, making it a great all-around performer...

25 September 2013

The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition desktop PC will do the trick whether you're looking to edit video, cleanup photos, or enjoy some games, making it a great all-around performer...

The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition is a solid entry-level gaming PC...

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User Reviews

(485)
Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Thomas A.
(Verified Purchase)

It would have been nice if it had come with an 802.11AC wireless card instead of an 802.11N card and had more hard drive and DVD drive power connectors...

Reviewed 19 February 2015 by Harmina B.
(Verified Purchase)

An SSD upgrade is highly recommended in my opinion. That's when you will get the full potential of this beast!

Reviewed 10 April 2015 by Brandon S.
(Verified Purchase)

If you want to make this computer even better go ahead and put an 120GB SSD in it for boot up. It will make it even more seamless...

Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Aaron M.

Threw an SSD into it and my games run absolutely great with the graphics card that came with it. It's by no means the best on the market, but provides a good starting place if you plan on... Read more…

Good RAM size and graphics card for the price. Runs lightning fast. Easy setup. Good place to start building a PC without spending 3k
Being someone who livestreams and records videos I needed something that would allow to me to play without FPS Lagg and Stream. I was mind blown on how I was only using 20 of the CPU to do all this at
Refurbed computer, great price, Computer has Great speed. Received quick delivery. .. however Hard Drive was not 2TB as advertised it was 256GB. When I emailed asking how this would be rectified they
Great processing speeds. Super quiet and lots of USB ports
I have the High Performance Dell Build. Very happy with it. Unit is very fast, and a solid multimedia platform. Newegg makes sure the drivers are the latest and the price was excellent. Good unit for
Keyboard is great for typing. Not so much for gaming
Wired mouse began squeaking after a week
I was planning on purchasing aftermarket peripherals anyways so it didn't really impact my personal experience, but you may want keep that in mind
Product not as advertised
Wifi a bit on the sluggish side. other then that it's perfect
Reviewed 11 December 2014 by Gizzy
Gizzy would recommend the Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition Series

It has more then enough memory to run games has a fair video card. But the best part the memory can be be upgraded to 32 gb .PLus the computer can grow with you. If you want to upgrade anything...

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