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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 16GB 2TB HDD

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating modes, which is the most frequently supported processor operating modes on PCs that came out in the last 12 months.

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

When compared to other recently released medium processor cores computers, the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of the XPS 8700 of 1,200 megahertz is one of the fastest. Across all the new comparable spec desktop computers the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 600MHz to 1,400MHz.

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

Most personal computers that were released in the last year have between two and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the DELL XPS 8700 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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Only Released Eight Months Ago

This desktop computer is one of the latest PCs to be released. As such it is likely to use more advanced technology than some of the older PCs.

DELL Computers Have Good Reviews

DELL medium processor cores computers have good ratings on average and across all desktop computers DELL is one of the better rated manufacturers.

Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of new similar spec computers is 120GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 890GB. With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has one of the bigger hard drive capacitys amongst similar spec computers of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 3.4 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has a fairly fast processor frequency compared to most of the other recently released medium processor cores computers. Across all the new similar spec personal computers the processor frequencys range from 1.6GHz to 4GHz.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the recently released medium processor cores computers the total storage capacitys range from 120GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 740GB. At 2,000 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other recently released medium processor cores computers.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

When compared to other desktop computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 that we have checked, the XPS 8700's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 the internal memorys range from 4GB to 32GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on new medium processor cores computers.

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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 personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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Five Headphone Outputss

The XPS 8700 has more headphone outputss than most of the medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700. This desktop computer is a five headphone outputs desktop computer compared to most of the comparable spec personal computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700 which only have between one and four headphone outputss.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slotss

Most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 only have one mini PCI Express slots, however the DELL XPS 8700 has two mini PCI Express slotss.

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Eight Processor Threadss

Most of the other recently released computers only have between four and seven processor threadss, however the DELL XPS 8700 has eight processor threadss.

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Three Number of 3.5" Bayss

The DELL XPS 8700 is a three number of 3.5" bays computer.

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Quite Big Processor Cache

At 8 megabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other latest medium processor cores computers. Across all the medium processor cores computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB.

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7.1 Audio Output Channels

The DELL XPS 8700 has a better audio output than most comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it. This DELL computer has a 7.1 audio output channels, whereas most new medium processor cores computers have a 5.1 audio output channels.

This personal computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output amongst all computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

A 5.1 audio output channels is the worst audio output across similar types of personal computer.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of placements than most new medium processor cores computers. This DELL desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for the last year.

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Has One Memory Slots

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of memory slots than most new comparable spec PCs. This PC has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on latest personal computers.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on recently released PCs.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on similar spec computers that were launched around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Across all the new medium processor cores computers the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 0.5GB to 4.1TB. At only 1 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other newly released medium processor cores computers.

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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 computers of this age. Latest similar spec desktop computers have memory bandwidth supported by processor (max)s of between 21GB/s and 77GB/s.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

With a maximum internal memory supported by processor of only 32 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory supported by processors amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. Across all the similar spec desktop computers that were launched in the last 12 months the maximum internal memory supported by processors range from 8GB to 1.6TB.

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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 medium processor cores computers that came out in the last year.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The XPS 8700 supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than the 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version supported by most recently released similar spec desktop computers. The best on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version of all similar spec personal computers that were launched in the last year is 4.4 and the worst is 4.

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Only Supports Seventeen Compatible Memory Cardss

The number of compatible memory card supported by the DELL XPS 8700 is more than most latest medium processor cores computers. This PC supports an SD compatible memory cards, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory cards supported by personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months. The compatible memory cardss "CF", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC+", "SmartMedia", "CF Type II", "MicroDrive", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "RS-MMC", "xD", "MS PRO Duo", "MiniSD", "SDHC", "MMC", "MS Pro-HG" and "MMC Mobile" are also supported by this DELL desktop computer.

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Only One DisplayPorts Quantity

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

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The XPS 8700 has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than most recently released computers. Most desktop computers that were released around the same time as it have a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type.

This computer's internal memory type (DDR3-SDRAM) is in fact the worst internal memory type across all medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 8700.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is the best internal memory type across similar types of computer.

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Very Slow Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of new computers is 1,900MHz. With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other new medium processor cores computers.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slots

Most personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700 have one PCI Express x16 slots, including the XPS 8700 which has one PCI Express x16 slots.

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Very Heavy

At 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is very heavy compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were launched in the last year. The average weight of comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700 is 6.3kg, and the weights range from 350g to 15kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL XPS 8700

HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to 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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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
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 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
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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 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 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
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Keys
Other Features
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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