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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.9GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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Dell XPS 8700 Desktop Video Review (HD)
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14 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many recently released desktop computers.

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Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantitys

The XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity desktop computer. Most of the other comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700 have between two and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

DELL has good average ratings for its medium processor cores computers as well as across its entire personal computer range.

3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as it.

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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 the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor cores computers that were launched in the last year.

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Five Headphone Outputss

The XPS 8700 is a five headphone outputs desktop computer. Most of the other PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 only have between one and four headphone outputss.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slotss

The DELL XPS 8700 is a two mini PCI Express slots desktop computer.

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Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

The XPS 8700 is a two number of 5.25" bays PC. Most of the other recently released similar spec personal computers only have one number of 5.25" bays.

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Three Number of 3.5" Bayss

The XPS 8700 is a three number of 3.5" bays desktop computer. Most of the other similar spec PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 only have between one and two number of 3.5" bayss.

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7.1 Audio Output Channels

The XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channels which is better than the 5.1 audio output channels found on most comparable spec personal computers that were released in the last year.

A 7.1 audio output channels is in fact the best audio output across all medium processor cores computers that were released in the last 12 months.

The worst audio output across similar types of personal computer is 5.1.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most latest medium processor cores computers. This personal computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by comparable spec computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the XPS 8700 is more than most latest similar spec computers. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this desktop computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on latest medium processor cores computers.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of only 1 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other latest medium processor cores computers. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of desktop computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 is 120GB, and the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 0.5GB to 4.1TB.

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Only 192 CUDA Coress

The XPS 8700 is a 192 CUDA cores desktop computer. Most of the other latest comparable spec desktop computers have between 48 and 1,663 CUDA coress.

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Very Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

With a memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the DELL XPS 8700 has one of the slower memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The average memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of comparable spec personal computers that have been on the market for the last year is 34GB/s, and the memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s range from 21GB/s to 77GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The maximum internal memory supported by processors of recently released similar spec desktop computers range from 8GB to 1.6TB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 110GB. With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 32 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a fairly small maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on latest medium processor cores computers.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The XPS 8700 supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version. The best on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version of all personal computers that have been around for the last year is 4.4 and the worst is 4.

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Only Supports Eighteen Compatible Memory Cardss

The DELL XPS 8700 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most medium processor cores computers that were launched in the last year. This computer supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory cards supported by medium processor cores computers that were launched in the last year. The compatible memory cardss "CF", "CF Type II", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS XC-HG Duo", "MSXC", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MiniSD", "RS-MMC", "SDHC", "SDXC", "Smart Media xD" and "SmartMedia" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the recently released personal computers the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 1GB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.8GB. The XPS 8700 has a fairly small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec desktop computers.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the DELL XPS 8700 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other recently released computers. The slowest memory clock speed of comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 is 1,600MHz and the fastest is 2,400MHz.

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Very Low System Bus Rate

At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the XPS 8700 has a quite low system bus rate compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out in the last 12 months. Across all the medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 8700 the system bus rates range from 5GT/s to 8GT/s.

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Very Heavy

At 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700. The weights of personal computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 range from 350g to 15kg.

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6 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the XPS 8700 over a year ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a relatively standard hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The XPS 8700 has a fairly typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700.

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Average Internal Memory

With an internal memory of 8 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a fairly standard internal memory compared to most of the other new medium processor cores computers.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage media on desktop computers that have been available 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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Average Processor Frequency

At 2.9 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has a pretty standard processor frequency compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
RAID Support
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Graphics Adapter VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter HDMI Ports Quantity
NVIDIA G-SYNC
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
CUDA Cores
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Operating System Language
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® Built-In Visuals Technology
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Full HD
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Keys
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
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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