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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 12GB 1TB HDD

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

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Personal Computers

On average DELL medium processor cores personal computers have good reviews compared to other manufacturers as do all desktop computers produced by DELL.

Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for the last year is 1,100MHz. The DELL XPS 8700 has a very fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other latest 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 PC. Most of the other latest medium processor cores personal computers have between two and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Fairly Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL XPS 8700 has a quite big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec PCs. Across all the comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 64GB.

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Just Released Eight Months Ago

DELL only released the XPS 8700 eight months ago.

Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

Latest PCs have processor frequencys of between 1.6GHz and 4GHz. At 3.4 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other newly released similar spec computers.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The XPS 8700 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys (1,000 gigabyte) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age. The hard drive capacitys of similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 range from 120GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 910GB.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of recently released similar spec PCs is 4GB, the biggest is 32GB, and the average internal memory is 8.1GB. At 12 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a quite big internal memory compared to most of the other newly released medium processor cores personal computers.

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Five Headphone Outputss

Most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for the last year only have between one and four headphone outputss, however the XPS 8700 has five headphone outputss.

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Four Number of Storage Drives Supporteds

The XPS 8700 is a four number of storage drives supported personal computer.

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Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

The DELL XPS 8700 has more number of 5.25" bayss than most of the medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700. This computer is a two number of 5.25" bays desktop computer compared to most of the newly released medium processor cores personal computers which only have one number of 5.25" bays.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The XPS 8700 has more processor threadss than most of the comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 8700. This desktop computer is a eight processor threads PC compared to most of the recently released medium processor cores personal computers which only have between four and seven processor threadss.

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Three Number of 3.5" Bayss

The XPS 8700 has more number of 3.5" bayss than most of the comparable spec computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700. Most of the medium processor cores personal computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 only have between one and two number of 3.5" bayss, however this desktop computer has three number of 3.5" bayss.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the XPS 8700 has one of the bigger processor caches amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age. The average processor cache of similar spec PCs that were released in the last 12 months is 6.9MB.

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Two PCI Express X1 Slotss

Most medium processor cores personal computers that came out in the last year have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss, including the XPS 8700 which has two PCI Express x1 slotss.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The average processor boost frequency of recently released comparable spec PCs is 3.6GHz. With a processor boost frequency of 3.9 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has one of the faster processor boost frequencys amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age.

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7.1 Audio Output Channels

The DELL XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channels which is better than the 5.1 audio output channels found on most recently released medium processor cores personal computers.

This personal computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output amongst all medium processor cores personal computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700.

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

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Supports One Placement Supported

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of placements than most recently released medium processor cores personal computers. This DELL PC supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by recently released medium processor cores personal computers.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on latest medium processor cores personal computers.

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13 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

When compared to other PCs that came out in the last year, the discrete graphics adapter memory of the XPS 8700 of only 1 gigabyte is one of the smallest. Recently released personal computers have discrete graphics adapter memorys of between 0.5GB and 4.1TB.

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Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity

The XPS 8700 is a one graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity personal computer.

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Very Slow Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)

The XPS 8700 has one of the slower memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age. The slowest memory bandwidth supported by processor (max) of medium processor cores personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months is 21GB/s and the fastest is 77GB/s.

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

The smallest maximum internal memory supported by processor of new similar spec personal computers is 8GB, the biggest is 1.6TB, and the average maximum internal memory supported by processor is 110GB. The XPS 8700 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors (only 32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor

Medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for the last year have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 2,200MHz, and the average memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,700MHz. With a memory clock speeds supported by processor of only 1,333 megahertz, the XPS 8700 has one of the slower memory clock speeds supported by processors amongst medium processor cores personal computers of this age.

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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 comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for the last year. This DELL PC supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most latest comparable spec desktop computers support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version. Across all similar spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700 the best on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is 4.4 and the worst is 4.

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Only Supports Eight Compatible Memory Cardss

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most new personal computers. This DELL PC supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards supported by personal computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700. The compatible memory cardss "Memory Stick (MS)", "MiniSD", "MMC", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS Pro-HG Duo" and "MSXC" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Only DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is typical of many medium processor cores personal computers that were launched in the last year.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

The XPS 8700 is a one displayPorts quantity PC. Most of the other latest medium processor cores personal computers have between one and three displayPorts quantitys.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

At only 1,600 megahertz, the XPS 8700 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other recently released medium processor cores personal computers. Across all the desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700 the memory clock speeds range from 1,600MHz to 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slots

The XPS 8700 is a one PCI Express x16 slots PC. Most of the other new comparable spec desktop computers have one PCI Express x16 slots.

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Only One Number of 2.5" Bays

The DELL XPS 8700 is a one number of 2.5" bays PC. Most of the other recently released comparable spec computers have between one and three number of 2.5" bayss.

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Very Heavy

When compared to other similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700, the weight of the XPS 8700 of 13.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest. Medium processor cores personal computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700 have weights of between 350g and 15kg, and the average weight is 6.6kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a relatively standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 8700.

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HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many computers that have been available for the last year. 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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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
L3 Cache
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
Number of QPI Links
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 Levels
RAID Support
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Supported
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 Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity
Graphics Adapter HDMI Ports Quantity
NVIDIA G-SYNC
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
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 Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Recovery Operating System
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 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 Type
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) 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
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Touchscreen
Display Diagonal
Drivers Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
Display Included
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Full HD
Keyboard Supplied
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Windows Keys
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Display Number of Colours
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)
Cooling Type
BIOS Password
Number of Hard Drives Supported

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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