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

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that were released more than a year ago.

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

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of 1,200 megahertz, the XPS 8700 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s amongst medium processor cores computers of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) of medium processor cores computers that have been available for more than a year is 500MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz.

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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 computer. Most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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DELL Has Good Desktop Computer Reviews

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor cores computers as well as across its entire personal computer range compared to other manufacturers.

Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

When compared to other personal computers of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700 that we have checked the hard drive capacity of, the XPS 8700's hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The hard drive capacitys of personal computers of this age and type range from 1GB to 3TB.

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Quite Fast Processor Frequency

Across all the personal computers of this type and age the processor frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. With a processor frequency of 3.6 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has one of the faster processor frequencys amongst medium processor cores computers of this age.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 2,032 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700. The smallest total storage capacity of medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago is 4GB and the biggest is 3.6TB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Comparable spec PCs that have been around for more than a year have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.7GB. The XPS 8700 has a quite big internal memory (16 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that were released one year ago.

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Fairly Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The slowest processor boost frequency of desktop computers of this type and age is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average processor boost frequency is 3.6GHz. The DELL XPS 8700 has a quite fast processor boost frequency (4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of this type and age.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and spec to it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age.

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Four Headphone Outputss

The DELL XPS 8700 is a four headphone outputs desktop computer.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slotss

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

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Eight Processor Threadss

The XPS 8700 is a eight processor threads PC.

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Three Number of 3.5" Bayss

Most personal computers of this type and age 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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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The processor caches of personal computers of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700 range from 2MB to 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.5MB. With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the XPS 8700 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that were released one year ago.

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Two PCI Express X1 Slotss

Most comparable spec computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss, including the XPS 8700 which has two PCI Express x1 slotss.

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7.1 Audio Output Channels

The XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channels which is better than most desktop computers that were released around the same time as it. Most similar spec computers that are a comparable age to it have a 5.1 audio output channels. Across all PCs of a comparable age and type to the XPS 8700 the worst audio output is 5.1 and the best is 8.1.

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Supports One Placement Supported

The number of placements supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical placement supported, which is the most frequently supported placement supported supported by personal computers of this age and spec.

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the XPS 8700 is more than most similar spec PCs that have been available for more than a year. 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 on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is HDD+SSD, which is the most frequently found storage media on medium processor cores 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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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many PCs of a similar age and type to it.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

At only 32 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700. Across all the personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700 the solid-state drive capacitys range from 8GB to 520GB.

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Heavy

The XPS 8700 is fairly heavy (13.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other computers that were launched more than a year ago. The average weight of comparable spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 7.7kg, and the weights range from 38g to 100kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over a Year Ago

DELL released the XPS 8700 over a year ago.

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 Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
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 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 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
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
EPEAT Compliance
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)

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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+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x87004387blk
Barcodes 00654659500949, 00884116147077, 04053162875784, 05397063670260, 05397063680665, 05397063774661

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