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DELL 8900 4 Core Intel Core I5-6xxx 2.7GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

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Just Released Three Months Ago

DELL only released the 8900 three months ago.

Quite Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the 8900 have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 64GB. The DELL 8900 has a fairly big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the 8900.

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Very Fast Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor

At 2,133 megahertz, the DELL 8900 has a very fast memory clock speed supported by processor compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for the last year. Recently released personal computers have memory clock speeds supported by processors of between 800MHz and 2,200MHz.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many recently released medium processor core PCs.

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Three Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts

Most latest medium processor core PCs have between one and three graphics adapter DisplayPorts, including the DELL 8900 which has three graphics adapter DisplayPorts.

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

Most latest comparable spec personal computers have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL 8900 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

With a max internal memory supported processor of 64 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors amongst comparable spec personal computers of this age. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of new similar spec personal computers is 2GB and the biggest is 1.6TB.

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Fairly Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The average max memory bandwidth supported processor of latest similar spec computers is 34GB/s, and the max memory bandwidth supported processor range from 10GB/s to 77GB/s. The DELL 8900 has a fairly fast max memory bandwidth supported processor (34.1 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8900.

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DELL Computers Have Good Reviews

DELL medium processor core PCs have good reviews on average and across all computers DELL is one of the superior manufacturers.

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Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

The average hard drive capacity of similar spec PCs that have been around for a comparable time to the 8900 is 910GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 10TB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 8900 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other newly released similar spec personal computers.

There are a number of other 1TB hard drive capacity computers currently available which you might also want to consider including the HP Z230 ($659.99), or the DELL T3420 which is cheaper.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL 8900 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. Across all the medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8900 the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 740GB.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1TB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available including the P310, or the M800 ($750.40) both from Lenovo or the HP Z230 ($659.99) which is cheaper.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many desktop computers that are a similar age to 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 core PCs that are a similar age to it.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The average memory clock speed of comparable spec PCs that have been available for the last year is 1,900MHz. With a memory clock speed of 2,133 megahertz, the DELL 8900 has one of the faster memory clock speeds amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Quite High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

At 8 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL 8900 has a fairly high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released in the last year. The lowest system bus data transfer rate of medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the 8900 is 5GT/s, the highest is 8GT/s, and the average system bus data transfer rate is 7.2GT/s.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The DELL 8900 is a two PCI Express x16 slot personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 8900 have between one and three PCI Express x16 slots.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the PCs that have been on the market for the last year the maximum internal memory range from 2GB to 260GB. At 64 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a fairly big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the 8900.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The DELL 8900 is a two 5.25" bay PC. Most of the other computers that came out around the same time as the 8900 only have one 5.25" bay.

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Three 3.5" Bays

Most latest desktop computers have between one and three 3.5" bays, including the DELL 8900 which has three 3.5" bays.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The DELL 8900 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most medium processor core PCs that came out in the last 12 months. Most newly released similar spec computers have a 5.1 audio output channel.

A 7.1 audio output channel is in fact the best audio output amongst all medium processor core PCs that came out in the last 12 months.

A 2 audio output channel is the worst audio output amongst similar types of personal computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as it. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by PCs that are a similar age to the 8900.

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Has One Memory Slot

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core PCs that came out in the last year. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core PCs that have been available for the last year.

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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 similar spec desktop computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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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 new comparable spec computers.

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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of the DELL 8900 of only 950 megahertz is one of the slowest amongst comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 8900 is 1,100MHz.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the 8900 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 0.5GB and 4.1TB. At only 2 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other new similar spec PCs.

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Quite Slow Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the 8900 range from 1.3GHz to 4GHz. At only 2.7 gigahertz, the DELL 8900 has a fairly slow processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the 8900.

We think you might also be interested in some of the alternative 2.7GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available including the Asus G11CD ($690.18) which is cheaper.

If you would prefer a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the Acer Veriton X2640G (3.2GHz and cheaper), or the HP 800 G2 SFF (3.2GHz and cheaper).

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Only IEEE 802.11a WiFi Standard

This computer supports an IEEE 802.11ac WiFi standard, which is typical of many new medium processor core PCs.

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Only Supports Seventeen Compatible Memory Cards

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most medium processor core PCs that were released in the last year. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by new medium processor core PCs. The compatible memory cards "CF", "CF Type II", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MicroDrive", "MiniSD", "RS-MMC", "SDHC", "SDXC", "Smart Media xD", "SmartMedia" and "xD" are also supported by this DELL computer.

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Only One DisplayPort

The DELL 8900 is a one DisplayPort desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 8900 have between one and three DisplayPorts.

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Quite Small Processor Cache

Across all the computers that have been available for a similar time to the 8900 the processor caches range from 2MB to 10MB. The DELL 8900 has a quite small processor cache (only 6 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900.

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Only Four Processor Threads

The DELL 8900 is a four processor thread computer.

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Quite Slow Maximum Turbo Frequency

Across all the medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the 8900 the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. The DELL 8900 has one of the slower maximum turbo frequencies (only 3.3 gigahertz) amongst computers of this age.

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Very Heavy

The average weight of comparable spec computers that were released around the same time as the 8900 is 6.6kg. At 13.8 kilograms, the DELL 8900 is very heavy compared to most of the other latest desktop computers.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL 8900

Average Internal Memory

The DELL 8900 has a pretty typical internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest comparable spec computers.

There are a number of alternative 8GB memory desktop computers currently available which you might want to look at including cheaper personal computers such as the Lenovo S500 SFF ($932.78), or the DELL T3420.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might want to look at the 240 SFF (16GB), or the Z240 SFF (16GB) both from HP.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec personal computers that were launched in the last 12 months. 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.

There are a number of other HDD PCs currently available which you might want to consider including cheaper PCs such as the DELL Precision T5810, or the Lenovo M800 ($750.40).

If the storage speed of this DELL desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to look at the DELL 7040 ($836.94) (SSD), or the Lenovo P310 (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Stepping
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
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Discrete Graphics Memory Type
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Graphics Adapter VGA (D-Sub) Port
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Port
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA Core
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Max On-Board Graphics Adapter Refresh Rate
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Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
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Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
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Chassis Type
Case Placement
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Password Protection Level
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Compatible Processor Series
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Audio Chip
Processor Special Features
Idle States
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Instruction Set
Processor Code
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel Software Guard Extension (Intel SGX)
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Operating Temperature Range
Certificates
Certification
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Bundled Software
Cable Included
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5 May 2016

The Dell XPS 8900 SE ($1,119 as reviewed) isn't the flashiest among the current crop of VR-ready PCs, but it's certainly one of the most practical. This no-nonsense desktop sports the Core i5...

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Reviewed 8 December 2015 by Carol
Carol would recommend the Dell XPS 8900

My Dell XPS 8900 arrived in just a few days and was packed securely. It was very easy to set up, and I found minimal bloatware to uninstall. It's a workhorse, as it handles my HD video editing for... Read more…

Reviewed 2 December 2015 by Sdkirian
Sdkirian would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

Computer arrived in 2 days and setup was a snap. This computer is fast and not loaded down with a bunch of unwanted software. I have bought many Dell computers, but this is my first one bought not... Read more…

Reviewed 11 January 2016 by JonB
JonB would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

Arrived early. Set up was easy and the computer continues to function without a problem. Not sure I like Windows 10, but the computer itself runs smoothly...

Reviewed 8 January 2016 by Rainbowdash
Rainbowdash would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

I use my computer as a server for my office. I have at least 7-10 computers connected to this one at any given time. The computer is super responsive and quick at running programs...

Reviewed 6 January 2016 by Lisa
Lisa would recommend the Dell XPS 8900 (Verified Purchase)

Computer was easy to set up and plays my games perfectly. It does everything i need it to do!

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