DELL medium processor core computers have good ratings on average and across all PCs DELL is one of the better rated brands.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on desktop computers that are a similar age to it.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port PC.
Very Big Hard Drive Capacity
The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago is 1GB and the biggest is 3TB. When compared to other PCs that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 8700, the XPS 8700's hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest.
It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 2TB hard drive capacity desktop computers currently available including the Lenovo H50 (£599.99) which is cheaper.
Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
The DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700. The average processor clock speed of medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 3.1GHz.
We compared this personal computer to all the other 3.6GHz processor clock speed PCs and we think the DELL OptiPlex 7020 SFF (£573.42), and the Acer Veriton M6630G (£499.97) which is cheaper is also worth considering.
If this medium processor core computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the Alienware X51 (£739.00) (4GHz).
Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity
Desktop computers that came out more than a year ago have total storage capacity of between 4GB and 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 770GB. The XPS 8700 has one of the biggest total storage capacity (2,032 gigabytes) amongst similar spec personal computers of this age.
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Fairly Big Internal Memory
At 16 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. The average internal memory of similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 is 7.8GB, and the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many PCs of a similar spec and age to it.
Five Headphone Out Ports
The XPS 8700 is a five headphone out port personal computer. Most of the other PCs of this age and type only have between one and four headphone out ports.
Two Mini PCI Express Slots
The XPS 8700 is a two mini PCI Express slot computer.
Two Storage Drives Installed
Most comparable spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago have between 1 and 999 storage drives installed, including the XPS 8700 which has two storage drives installed.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.
Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The maximum turbo frequencies of comparable spec computers that were released more than a year ago range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. At 4 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700.
Two 5.25" Bays
Most medium processor core computers that have been available for more than a year have between one and two 5.25" bays, including the XPS 8700 which has two 5.25" bays.
Eight Processor Threads
The XPS 8700 is a eight processor thread personal computer.
Three 3.5" Bays
The DELL XPS 8700 is a three 3.5" bay personal computer.
Two PCI Express X1 Slots
The XPS 8700 is a two PCI Express x1 slot computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
The average maximum internal memory of computers of a similar spec and age to the XPS 8700 is 33GB, and the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 520GB. The XPS 8700 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory (32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it. Most computers of a comparable type and age to it have a 5.1 audio output channel.
A 7.1 audio output channel is in fact the best audio output amongst all similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 8700.
A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output amongst similar types of computer.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the DELL XPS 8700 is more than most desktop computers that are a similar age to it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on personal computers that were released more than a year ago.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on personal computers of a comparable type and age to it.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on personal computers of this type and age.
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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the medium processor core computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 8.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.1TB. At only 4 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released one year ago.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as 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.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on computers of this type and age.
Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity
The average solid-state drive capacity of medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 is 210GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 8700.
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The lightest PC of this age and type is 38g heavy, the heaviest is 23kg, and the average weight is 7.6kg. At 13.8 kilograms, the DELL XPS 8700 is very heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700.
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Released Over a Year Ago
DELL released the XPS 8700 over a year ago.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
LGA1150, Socket H3 (LGA 1150)
Maximum Turbo Frequency
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
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x1, 1x16, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
4 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
CF+, Memory Stick (MS), MMC+, SmartMedia, CF+, CF Type II, MicroDrive, MS Duo, SD, MS PRO, MMC+, RS-MMC, XD, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, MiniSD, SD, SD, SDHC, MMC+, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, MMC+, MMC Mobile
1, 5, 1, 10
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
DVD Super Multi, DVD Super Multi DL
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter VGA (D-Sub) Port
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Port
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
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
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
Microsoft Office, McAfee Live Safe
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Mini PCI Express Slot
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Water Cooling System
Password Protection Level
Audio Output Channel
Waves MaxxAudio, Waves MaxxAudio Pro
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
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)
AVX, AVX 2.0, SSE, SSE4.1, SSE, SSE4.2
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
50 - 60
Weight & Dimensions
Storage Temperature Range
-10 - 45
-15.2 - 10668
-15.2 - 5000
Relative Humidity Operating Range
20 - 80
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Software Driver Included
Full HD Display
1920 x 1080
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Intel Visual Technology
Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel InTru 3D, Intel Quick Sync Video
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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