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DELL XPS 8700
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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 12GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 12GB Apr 2014
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DELL Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core personal computers manufactured by DELL have good reviews on average. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just medium processor core personal computers) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 850MHz and 860,000MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 3,200MHz. The DELL XPS 8700 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.

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

The XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 2GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 1.4GB. At 1.74 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other PCs of this spec and age.

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The XPS 8700 supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most PCs of this type and age. This personal computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it support a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.

A 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is actually the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst all desktop computers of this age and type.

The worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across similar types of desktop computer is 4.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of personal computers of this spec and age is 7.5GB. With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers of a comparable type and age to it.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers of this spec and age.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slots

The XPS 8700 has more mini PCI Express slots than most of the medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. Most of the similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 only have one mini PCI Express slot, however this DELL computer has two mini PCI Express slots.

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Four Storage Drives

Most medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 have between 1 and 499 storage drives, including the XPS 8700 which has four storage drives.

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Very Big L2 Cache

With a L2 cache of 8 megabytes, the DELL XPS 8700's L2 cache is one of the biggest amongst personal computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700. The L2 cache of PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700 range from 2MB to 8MB, and the average L2 cache is 4.3MB.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 only have between four and seven processor threads, however the XPS 8700 has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The smallest processor cache of medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 0.51MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.8MB. At 8 megabytes, the XPS 8700 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar type and age to the XPS 8700.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most desktop computers of this age and spec. Most comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This PC's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output across all desktop computers that have been around for more than two years.

A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output amongst comparable types of PC.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years. This PC supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the XPS 8700 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it. This DELL personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on personal computers of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 8700.

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Has One Cable Included

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of included cables than most PCs of this type and age. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on personal computers of a comparable age and type to the XPS 8700.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on personal computers of a similar type and age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPort

Most computers of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 8700 have between one and three graphics adapter DisplayPorts, including the XPS 8700 which has one graphics adapter DisplayPort.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time 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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Only Supports Fifteen Compatible Memory Cards

The DELL XPS 8700 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most PCs of this age and spec. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by computers of a similar age and spec to the XPS 8700. The compatible memory cards "CF", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MicroDrive", "MiniSD", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS Pro-HG", "RS-MMC", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this PC.

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec computer that has been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 is 250g heavy, the heaviest is 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg. With a weight of 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the XPS 8700.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.4 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has a fairly typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 8700.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a fairly typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700.

If this personal computer hard drive capacity is too small for you then you might want to look at the Alienware X51 (£1,068.65) (2TB).

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Average Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly typical total storage capacity compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700.

If you are looking for a desktop computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to look at the Alienware X51 (£1,068.65) (2TB).

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Specification

Features
Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
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
QPI Link
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Ergonomics
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Operating System/software
Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
Case Colour
Performance
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 Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
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
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Display
Power
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Included
Other Features
Technical Details
Technical Details
Management Features

Expert Reviews

(7)
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00884116131922, 00884116134022, 00884116136682, 00884116136972, 05397063422104

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