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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB 2TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB Apr 2015
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Dell XPS 8700 Desktop Video Review (HD)
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24 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many computers of a comparable age and spec to it.

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

The XPS 8700 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s (1,200 megahertz) amongst desktop computers of this age. Across all the medium processor cores computers that were released more than a year ago the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s range from 500MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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Two Graphics Adapter DVI Ports Quantitys

The XPS 8700 has more graphics adapter DVI ports quantitys than most of the comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700. Most of the medium processor cores computers that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700 only have one graphics adapter DVI ports quantity, however this PC has two graphics adapter DVI ports quantitys.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The XPS 8700 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memorys (4,096 gigabytes) amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of PCs that came out more than a year ago is 1.3TB, and the discrete graphics adapter memorys range from 1GB to 8.2TB.

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DELL Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

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

Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 8700 has one of the biggest hard drive capacitys (2,000 gigabytes) amongst similar spec computers of this age. The average hard drive capacity of PCs of this age and spec is 920GB.

Alternative 2TB hard drive capacity personal computers currently available that you might want to look at include the Acer Aspire XC-605[plb_2668634_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

At 3.6 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 8700 has a quite fast processor frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700. Across all the comparable spec computers that were released one year ago the processor frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 3.6GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available including the Lenovo M93p Tower[plb_2433249_price] which has better reviews.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of computers of this spec and age is 4GB, the biggest is 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 820GB. With a total storage capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has one of the bigger total storage capacitys amongst personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 8700 the internal memorys range from 2GB to 32GB. When compared to other medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 that we have assessed, the XPS 8700's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

Alternative 16GB memory PCs currently available which you might want to consider include because of it's better review score, the DELL Precision T5810[plb_2506143_price].

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

At 4 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly fast processor boost frequency compared to most of the other computers of this age and type. The slowest processor boost frequency of medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.6GHz.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slotss

The XPS 8700 has more mini PCI Express slotss than most of the desktop computers of a similar type and age to the XPS 8700. This desktop computer is a two mini PCI Express slots personal computer compared to most of the PCs that were released one year ago which only have one mini PCI Express slots.

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

Medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacitys of between 8GB and 2TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 890GB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the XPS 8700's hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is one of the biggest amongst similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer 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 more than a year ago.

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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 frequently found cabling technology on desktop computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Five Headphone Outputss

Most of the other personal computers of this type and age only have between one and four headphone outputss, however the XPS 8700 has five headphone outputss.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys amongst similar spec PCs of this age. Desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the XPS 8700 have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memorys of between 8GB and 1TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory is 47GB.

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Eight Processor Threadss

Most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700 only have between four and seven processor threadss, however the XPS 8700 has eight processor threadss.

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Three Number of 3.5" Bayss

Most medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and six number of 3.5" bayss, including the XPS 8700 which has three number of 3.5" bayss.

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Two PCI Express X1 Slotss

Most desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the XPS 8700 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss, including the DELL XPS 8700 which has two PCI Express x1 slotss.

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7.1 Audio Output Channels

The DELL XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channels which is better than most medium processor cores computers that were launched more than a year ago. Most medium processor cores computers that have been around for around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channels. The audio output of all medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 ranges from 5.1 (worst) to 8.1 (best).

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most personal computers of this type and age. This computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most commonly supported placement supported supported by similar spec personal computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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Has One Memory Slots

The DELL XPS 8700 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs of a comparable age and type to it. This PC has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most commonly found memory slots found on computers that came out 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 comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than a year ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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5 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many PCs of this type and age. 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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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

At only 32 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a very small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700. Desktop computers of this age and type have solid-state drive capacitys of between 8GB and 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 190GB.

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Only One PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slots

The XPS 8700 is a one PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slots desktop computer.

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Heavy

The average weight of computers of this age and type is 7.7kg, and the weights range from 38g to 100kg. The DELL XPS 8700 is quite heavy (13.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this computer was released.

Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
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 Levels
RAID Support
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
LightScribe
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 VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DVI Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity
Graphics Adapter HDMI Ports Quantity
NVIDIA G-SYNC
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
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
Operating System Language
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
SmartCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X4 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot
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® 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® 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
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
AC Adapter Included
Display Number of Colours
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

Expert Reviews

(6)
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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x87003130blk
Barcodes 00884116145257, 05397063720231, 05397063720262, 05397063733057

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