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DELL 8900 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 16GB 2TB HDD

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23 Reasons For

Only Released Four Months Ago

This computer was only released four months ago, so it is likely to have better features than some of the older personal computers.

12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The DELL 8900 supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version which is better than the 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version supported by most recently released medium processor core PCs.

A 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version is actually the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version amongst all medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 8900.

The worst supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across comparable types of desktop computer is 11.2/12.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that were released in the last year.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Computers

On average DELL medium processor core PCs have good reviews compared to other brands as do all personal computers manufactured by DELL.

Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the 8900. The average hard drive capacity of latest personal computers is 910GB, and the hard drive capacity range from 120GB to 10TB.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The DELL 8900 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec computers of this age. Across all the recently released similar spec personal computers the total storage capacity range from 32GB to 3.3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 740GB.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The DELL 8900 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst similar spec PCs of this age. The internal memory of desktop computers that were released in the last 12 months range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 8900. Recently released medium processor core PCs have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 0.5GB and 4.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 330GB.

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Blu-Ray DVD Combo Optical Drive Type

The DELL 8900 has a Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type which is better than the DVD Super Multi optical drive type found on most similar spec PCs that were released in the last 12 months.

This computer's optical drive type (Blu-Ray DVD Combo) is in fact the best optical drive type amongst all medium processor core PCs that came out in the last 12 months.

A DVD+RW optical drive type is the worst optical drive type amongst similar types of computer.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

This personal computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, which is typical of many recently released comparable spec computers.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 4 gigahertz, the DELL 8900 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other recently released medium processor core PCs. The average maximum turbo frequency of newly released medium processor core PCs is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.8GHz to 4.2GHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for the last year.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The DELL 8900 is a two PCI Express x16 slot PC.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core PCs that came out in the last year have between one and seven USB 3.0 ports, including the DELL 8900 which has six USB 3.0 ports.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory

The average maximum internal memory of comparable spec personal computers that have been available for the last year is 42GB. The DELL 8900 has a fairly big maximum internal memory (64 gigabytes) compared to most of the other latest medium processor core PCs.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The DELL 8900 has more 5.25" bays than most of the desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900. This personal computer is a two 5.25" bay computer compared to most of the desktop computers that have been available for around the same time as the 8900 which only have one 5.25" bay.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The discrete graphics adapter memory of personal computers that came out in the last year range from 510MB to 4.1GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.2GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the DELL 8900 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Three 3.5" Bays

The DELL 8900 is a three 3.5" bay desktop computer. Most of the other computers that came out in the last year have between one and three 3.5" bays.

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Two PCI Express X1 Slots

The DELL 8900 is a two PCI Express x1 slot PC. Most of the other PCs that were launched around the same time as the 8900 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The DELL 8900 has a better audio output than most similar spec PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This DELL personal computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to it have a 5.1 audio output channel.

A 7.1 audio output channel is in fact the best audio output amongst all new medium processor core PCs.

The worst audio output amongst comparable types of personal computer is 2.

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Supports One Case Placement

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by desktop computers that were released in the last 12 months.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the DELL 8900 is more than most latest medium processor core PCs. This 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 around the same time as the 8900.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core PCs that came out in the last year.

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

Across all the computers that are a similar age to the 8900 the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 520GB. With a solid-state drive capacity of only 32 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a very small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a similar time to the 8900.

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Only Supports Seventeen Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the DELL 8900 is more than most medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by latest similar spec computers. 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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Very Heavy

The weight of the DELL 8900 of 13.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest amongst comparable spec PCs that are a similar age to the 8900. The lightest similar spec PC that has been around for the last year is 38g heavy, the heaviest is 16kg, and the average weight is 6.6kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL 8900

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL 8900 has a relatively standard processor clock speed compared to most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for the last year.

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HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on recently released medium processor core PCs. 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

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Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Processor Memory Voltage
Memory Channel Supported Processor
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
Solid-State Drive Interface
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
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
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter VGA (D-Sub) Port
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Port
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
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
Operating System
Pre-Installed Software
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
USB 3.0 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
PCI Express X1 Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
Password Protection Level
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Embedded Options Available
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)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel TSX-NI Version
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
Height
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
Cable Included
Panel Type
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Display Colour
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Supported Number of Colours Display
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology

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Expert Reviews

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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell x89003131, dell x89004381, dell x89003569, dell win10blac, dell win10black, dell x89003131b, dell x89004381b, dell x89003569b, dell x89003131bl, dell x89004381bl, dell x89003569bl, dell win10blackc, dell x89004381blk, dell x89003569blk, dell win10blackce, dell x89003131blk, dell win10blackcer, dell win10blackcert, dell win10blackcerti, dell win10blackcertif, dell win10blackcertifi, dell win10blackcertifie, dell win10blackcertified
Barcodes 00001467237693, 00750253270759, 00884116203636, 00884116203650, 00884116204404, 00884116247821, 00884116247838

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