DELL medium processor core computers have good ratings on average and across all desktop computers 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 medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as it.
Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the computers of this age and spec the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 700MHz to 1,300MHz. With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the XPS 8700 has a fairly fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 8700.
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 computer. Most of the other computers of this type and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity
At 2,000 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 8700. The average hard drive capacity of PCs of a comparable type and age to the XPS 8700 is 860GB.
Very Big Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of the DELL XPS 8700 of 2,256 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 8700. The average total storage capacity of medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 is 770GB, and the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB.
If you are looking for a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the Asus G20AJ (£1,380.91) (3TB).
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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed
Medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700 have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.6 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
Across all the PCs of this spec and age the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.8GB. The XPS 8700 has one of the biggest internal memory (24 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Blu-Ray DVD Combo Optical Drive Type
The XPS 8700 has a better optical drive type than most similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This computer has a Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type, whereas most medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as it have a DVD Super Multi optical drive type.
This computer's optical drive type (Blu-Ray DVD Combo) is in fact the best optical drive type across all medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago.
Across similar types of computer the worst optical drive type is DVD+RW.
10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology
This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago.
Two Mini PCI Express Slots
The XPS 8700 is a two mini PCI Express slot personal computer.
Two Storage Drives Installed
The DELL XPS 8700 is a two storage drive installed desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year have between 1 and 999 storage drives installed.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and spec to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year.
Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency
The maximum turbo frequencies of computers of this age and spec range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz. The DELL XPS 8700 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (4 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core computers of this age.
Four 3.5" Bays
Most medium processor core computers that have been around for more than a year have between one and seven 3.5" bays, including the DELL XPS 8700 which has four 3.5" bays.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
Most personal computers of this type and age have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the XPS 8700 which has six USB 3.0 ports.
Fairly Big Solid-State Drive Capacity
With a solid-state drive capacity of 256 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a fairly big solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 8700. The solid-state drive capacities of computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 range from 8GB to 1TB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 210GB.
Eight Processor Threads
The XPS 8700 is a eight processor thread personal computer. Most of the other computers that have been available for more than a year only have between four and seven processor threads.
Fairly Big Processor Cache
The XPS 8700 has a quite big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that were released more than a year ago. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
With a maximum internal memory of 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has one of the bigger maximum internal memory amongst medium processor core computers of this age. The maximum internal memory of medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 range from 2GB to 520GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 33GB.
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 comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it.
A 7.1 audio output channel is in fact the best audio output across all PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 8700.
A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output across comparable types of PC.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the XPS 8700 is more than most PCs of a similar age and type to it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on computers of a similar spec and age to the XPS 8700.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.
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Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this computer is HDD+SSD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on similar spec desktop 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.
Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on PCs of a comparable age and spec to it.
Only One DisplayPort
The XPS 8700 is a one DisplayPort personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700 have between one and three DisplayPorts.
When compared to other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for more than a year that we have assessed, the XPS 8700's weight of 13.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Desktop computers of this spec and age have weights of between 38g and 23kg.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This personal computer has been on the market for over a year.
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
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), MiniSD, SD, MMC+, MS PRO, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, MS Pro-HG Duo, MSXC, SD
1, 5, 1, 10
RAID File Storage
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
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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