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DELL XPS 8700
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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 24GB 2.3TB HDD+SSD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 24GB Feb 2015
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Dell XPS 8700 Desktop Video Review (HD)
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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

We calculated the average reviews for all DELL desktop computers and also specifically for DELL medium processor core personal computers and found that in both cases DELL had good reviews.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of PCs of this type and age is 1,100MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the XPS 8700 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released one year ago.

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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 personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of desktop computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 4GB and the biggest is 3.6TB. The XPS 8700 has a very big total storage capacity (2,256 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

If you want a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Asus G20AJ[plb_2960529_price] (3TB).

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly big hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the XPS 8700. The smallest hard drive capacity of personal computers of this type and age is 1GB and the biggest is 3TB.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the XPS 8700 the processor clock speeds range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst similar spec desktop computers of this age.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of the XPS 8700 of 24 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700. The smallest internal memory of computers that were released one year ago is 2GB and the biggest is 64GB.

If this personal computer internal memory is not big enough for you then you might want to look at the HP 440 MT[plb_2949579_price] (32GB and higher rated).

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Two Mini PCI Express Slots

The XPS 8700 is a two mini PCI Express slot PC.

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

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to it.

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Blu-Ray DVD Combo Optical Drive Type

The XPS 8700 has a better optical drive type than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer has a Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type, whereas most PCs that have been available for a similar time to it have a DVD Super Multi optical drive type.

A Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type is actually the best optical drive type amongst all medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago.

A DVD+RW optical drive type is the worst optical drive type across comparable types of PC.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The XPS 8700 is a two storage drive installed personal computer.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of computers of this age and spec is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. The XPS 8700 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (4 gigahertz) amongst similar spec PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that came out 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 typical of many personal computers of this age and type.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The XPS 8700 is a four 3.5" bay computer. Most of the other comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 have between one and six 3.5" bays.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that were released more than a year ago have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL XPS 8700 which has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Eight Processor Threads

The XPS 8700 is a eight processor thread computer. Most of the other desktop computers that have been around for more than a year only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Supports Eight Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most personal computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MiniSD", "MMC", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS Pro-HG Duo" and "MSXC" are also supported by this DELL personal computer.

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Two PCI Express X1 Slots

The DELL XPS 8700 is a two PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

This personal computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is the most frequently found audio output channel on comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Supports One Case Placement

The DELL XPS 8700 has a greater number of placements than most personal computers of this spec and age. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700.

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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 have been available for around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on personal computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as it.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD+SSD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that have been around 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.

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Heavy

The lightest similar spec desktop computer that has been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 38g heavy and the heaviest is 100kg. The weight of the DELL XPS 8700 of 13.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than a year.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when DELL released the XPS 8700.

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
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 Level
RAID File Storage
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
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
Trial Software
Recovery 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 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
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection Level
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 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
Display Diagonal
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Typical Contrast Ratio
Full HD Display
Keyboard Supplied
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Display Colour
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Supported Number of Colours Display
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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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Barcodes 04053162792210, 05397063523085, 05397063670277, 05397063680696

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