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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.
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.
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.
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).
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.
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).
Two Mini PCI Express Slots
The XPS 8700 is a two mini PCI Express slot PC.
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.
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.
Two Storage Drives Installed
The XPS 8700 is a two storage drive installed personal computer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Two PCI Express X1 Slots
The DELL XPS 8700 is a two PCI Express x1 slot desktop computer.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when DELL released the XPS 8700.
Intel Core i7, Intel Core i7-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
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
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Memory Clock Speed
3 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
HDD, HDD+SSD, SSD
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Memory Stick (MS), SD, MiniSD, MMC+, MS PRO, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, MS Pro-HG Duo, MSXC, SD
1, 5, 10, 1
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
Blu-Ray DVD Combo
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
AMD Radeon R9 270
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, Windows 8.1 Pro
Microsoft Office, McAfee Security
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1
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
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 Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI 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
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Wired mouse began squeaking after a week
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Product not as advertised
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