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DELL XPS 8700
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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB 2TB HDD+SSD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB Feb 2015
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Dell XPS 8700 Desktop Video Review (HD)
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21 Reasons For

Good Brand

On average DELL medium processor core personal computers have good reviews compared to other brands as do all desktop computers built by DELL.

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 medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

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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. Most of the other comparable spec computers that were released more than two years ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and spec.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

At 2,000 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the XPS 8700. The average hard drive capacity of comparable spec personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 800GB.

If you are looking for a personal computer with a bigger hard drive capacity then you might also want to look at the Asus M32AD (£570.99) (3TB).

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

Personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 8700 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 4.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has a quite fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 32GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 710GB. When compared to other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700 that we have checked, the total storage capacity of the DELL XPS 8700 of 2,032 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

If you are looking for a personal computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Asus M32AD (£570.99) (3TB).

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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 computers that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 8700. Personal computers of a comparable type and age to the XPS 8700 have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. When compared to other personal computers of this spec and age that we have checked, the XPS 8700's maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz is one of the fastest.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on computers of this spec and age.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slots

The DELL XPS 8700 is a two mini PCI Express slot desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago only have one mini PCI Express slot.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most desktop computers of this age and spec have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the XPS 8700 which has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Eight Processor Threads

The XPS 8700 is a eight processor thread personal computer. Most of the other similar spec PCs that were released more than two years ago only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Three 3.5" Bays

The DELL XPS 8700 is a three 3.5" bay desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 have between one and eight 3.5" bays.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than the 5.1 audio output channel found on most medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as it.

This computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output amongst all personal computers of a comparable type and age to the XPS 8700.

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

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Supports One Case Placement

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of placements than most PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by desktop computers of this type and age.

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Has One Memory Slot

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of memory slots than most desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 8700.

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Has One Cable Included

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of included cables than most medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it. This computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the XPS 8700.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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8 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD+SSD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on computers of this spec and age. 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 Fourteen Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MiniSD", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS Pro-HG", "MS XC-HG Duo", "RS-MMC", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this computer.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 range from 1GB to 2GB. At only 1.024 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The average solid-state drive capacity of personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 8700 is 190GB, and the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 520GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 8700.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most comparable spec computers that were launched more than two years ago have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the DELL XPS 8700 which has one DisplayPort.

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Only Four USB 2.0 Ports

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

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slot

The DELL XPS 8700 is a one PCI Express x16 slot computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have between one and two PCI Express x16 slots.

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Heavy

At 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the XPS 8700. Medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 have weights of between 250g and 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over Two Years Ago

This computer was released over two years ago.

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
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
RAID Level
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
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
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
DVI 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
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
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 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 Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
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
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
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Manual
Cable Included
Display Included
Other Features
Intel Virtualization 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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00654659500949, 00884116147077, 04053162875784, 05397063670260, 05397063680665, 05397063774661

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