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DELL XPS 8700
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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 24GB 2.3TB HDD+SSD

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Modes

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating modes, which is typical of many comparable spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as it.

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

The XPS 8700 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for more than a year. Personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max)s of between 500MHz and 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max) is 1,100MHz.

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

Most medium processor cores computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys, including the XPS 8700 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantitys.

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DELL Has Good Computer Reviews

Medium processor cores computers manufactured by DELL have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all personal computers (not just medium processor cores computers) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

Very Big Total Storage Capacity

When compared to other similar spec desktop computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700 that we have assessed, the XPS 8700's total storage capacity of 2,256 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The total storage capacitys of similar spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700 range from 4GB to 3.6TB.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

Personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 8700 have hard drive capacitys of between 1GB and 3TB. At 2,000 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the XPS 8700.

Alternative 2TB hard drive capacity computers currently available which you might also want to look at include because of it's better review score, the Acer Aspire XC-605[plb_2668634_price].

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Fairly Fast Processor Frequency

The DELL XPS 8700 has one of the faster processor frequencys (3.6 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age. Across all the medium processor cores computers that were launched more than a year ago the processor frequencys range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz, and the average processor frequency is 3.1GHz.

If this medium processor cores computer processor frequency is too slow for you then you might also want to look at the Apple ME253[plb_2942369_price] (3.7GHz).

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Very Big Internal Memory

Medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 have internal memorys of between 2GB and 32GB, and the average internal memory is 7.7GB. The XPS 8700 has one of the biggest internal memorys (24 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age.

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

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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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 have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Quite Fast Processor Boost Frequency

The processor boost frequencys of computers of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700 range from 1.8GHz to 4.4GHz. The XPS 8700 has a quite fast processor boost frequency (4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 8700.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slotss

The XPS 8700 has more mini PCI Express slotss than most of the similar spec PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700. This DELL personal computer is a two mini PCI Express slots personal computer compared to most of the medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 which only have one mini PCI Express slots.

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Two Number of Storage Drives Installeds

The DELL XPS 8700 is a two number of storage drives installed computer.

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Four Number of 3.5" Bayss

The XPS 8700 is a four number of 3.5" bays desktop computer.

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Two Number of 5.25" Bayss

The XPS 8700 is a two number of 5.25" bays desktop computer.

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Quite Big Solid-State Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 8700 has one of the bigger solid-state drive capacitys (256 gigabytes) amongst PCs of this age. The smallest solid-state drive capacity of personal computers of this age and type is 8GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 190GB.

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Eight Processor Threadss

The XPS 8700 is a eight processor threads computer.

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Two PCI Express X1 Slotss

The XPS 8700 is a two PCI Express x1 slots PC. Most of the other comparable spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slotss.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

The average processor cache of medium processor cores computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 6.5MB, and the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB. The XPS 8700 has a fairly big processor cache (8 megabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 8700.

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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 have been on the market for more than a year. Most computers that are a comparable age to it have a 5.1 audio output channels. The best audio output of all comparable spec desktop computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 is 8.1 and the worst is 5.1.

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Supports One Placement Supported

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

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Has One Memory Slots

The number of memory slots found on the DELL XPS 8700 is more than most PCs that have been around for more than a year. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slots, which is the most frequently found memory slots found on personal computers of this type and age.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor cores computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Media

The storage speed of this PC is HDD+SSD, which is the most frequently found storage media on comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar 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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Only 11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many desktop computers that were launched more than a year ago.

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Heavy

The weights of medium processor cores computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 range from 38g to 100kg, and the average weight is 7.7kg. At 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is quite heavy compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and spec.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the XPS 8700.

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
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
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
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 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® 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)
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Manual
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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