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DELL 8900

DELL 8900 4 Core Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 32GB 2TB HDD+SSD

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4 Intel Core I7-6xxx 3.4GHz 32GB Oct 2015
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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12 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

The DELL 8900 supports a better on-board graphics adapter DirectX version than most medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it. This DELL personal computer supports a 12 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, whereas most desktop computers that were released one year ago support an 11 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version.

This desktop computer's on-board graphics adapter DirectX version (12) is actually the best supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version across all medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than a year.

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

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4.4 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

This computer supports a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version on medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it.

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

The DELL 8900 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other similar spec personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the 8900 have between one and seven USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The DELL 8900 has one of the bigger max internal memory supported processors (64 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The smallest max internal memory supported processor of similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the 8900 is 2GB and the biggest is 770GB.

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Quite Fast Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The max memory bandwidth supported processor of medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the 8900 range from 10GB/s to 68GB/s. The DELL 8900 has a quite fast max memory bandwidth supported processor (34.1 gigabytes per second) compared to most of the other desktop computers of this spec and age.

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DELL Has Good Personal Computer Reviews

We checked 191 expert and owner reviews for DELL PCs and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core PCs.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of medium processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago is 1GB, the biggest is 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 920GB. With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst PCs of this age.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

When compared to other similar spec desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to the 8900, the internal memory of the DELL 8900 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Across all the computers of this age and spec the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB.

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the 8900 is 820GB, and the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB. With a total storage capacity of 2,032 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has one of the bigger total storage capacity amongst computers of this age.

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Blu-Ray DVD Combo Optical Drive Type

The DELL 8900 has a better optical drive type than most medium processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago. This computer has a Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type, whereas most medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it have a DVD Super Multi optical drive type.

This personal computer's optical drive type (Blu-Ray DVD Combo) is in fact the best optical drive type across all comparable spec personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8900.

The worst optical drive type across comparable types of personal computer is DVD+RW.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The DELL 8900 is a two storage drive installed desktop computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the 8900 only have one storage drive installed.

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Fairly Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities of PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 8900 range from 500GB to 2TB. The DELL 8900 has one of the bigger hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacities (2,000 gigabytes) amongst similar spec PCs of this age.

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DDR4-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The DELL 8900 has a newer internal memory type than most medium processor core PCs that came out more than a year ago. This desktop computer has a DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type, whereas most medium processor core PCs that have been around for a similar time to it have a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type.

A DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the best internal memory type amongst all personal computers of a similar age and type to the 8900.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is the worst internal memory type across similar types of personal computer.

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Fairly Fast Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of computers of this spec and age is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,700MHz. The DELL 8900 has one of the faster memory clock speeds (2,133 megahertz) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The DELL 8900 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency (4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the 8900. Similar spec PCs that were released one year ago have maximum turbo frequencies of between 1.8GHz and 4.4GHz.

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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 came out around the same time as it.

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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 commonly found cabling technology on similar spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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

The hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of the DELL 8900 of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst desktop computers that were released around the same time as the 8900. Medium processor core PCs that were released one year ago have hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memories of between 8GB and 1TB.

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Two PCI Express X16 Slots

The DELL 8900 has more PCI Express x16 slots than most of the PCs of a comparable age and type to the 8900. This DELL personal computer is a two PCI Express x16 slot PC compared to most of the medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the 8900 which only have one PCI Express x16 slot.

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Quite High System Bus Data Transfer Rate

With a system bus data transfer rate of 8 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL 8900 has a quite high system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the 8900. The lowest system bus data transfer rate of PCs that are a comparable age to the 8900 is 5GT/s and the highest is 8GT/s.

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Three 3.5" Bays

The DELL 8900 is a three 3.5" bay desktop computer.

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Supports Seventeen Compatible Memory Cards

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most computers of a comparable type and age to it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the 8900. 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 desktop computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The DELL 8900 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than the 5.1 audio output channel found on most computers of a similar age and spec to it. Personal computers of a comparable age and type to the 8900 audio output channels range from 5.1 (worst) to 8.1 (best).

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the DELL 8900 is more than most medium processor core PCs that have been around for more than a year. This DELL personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by similar spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

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Has One Memory Slot

The DELL 8900 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs that have been available for around the same time as it. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the 8900.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This personal computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many computers of a similar type and age to it.

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4 Reasons Against

Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the 8900 have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 8.2TB. The DELL 8900 has a quite small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 4 gigabytes) compared to most of the other comparable spec computers that were released one year ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD+SSD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec personal computers that have been around 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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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

Similar spec PCs that have been on the market for more than a year have solid-state drive capacities of between 8GB and 1TB. At only 32 gigabytes, the DELL 8900 has a quite small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 8900.

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Heavy

The average weight of medium processor core PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 7.7kg, and the weights range from 38g to 100kg. When compared to other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the 8900 that we have checked, the DELL 8900's weight of 13.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL 8900

Released Over a Year Ago

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

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL 8900 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other computers of a similar age and type to the 8900.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the HP 810-477na[plb_3402544_price] (3.6GHz), or the Lenovo H50-50[plb_3738189_price] (3.6GHz).

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Specification

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Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
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Tcase
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
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PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
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Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slot
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive 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
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
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
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Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Networking
Bluetooth Version
WiFi Standard
Cabling Technology
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Ports & Interfaces
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
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
5.25" Bay
3.5" Bay
Case Colour
Performance
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)
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Power Supply Input Voltage
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Storage Temperature Range
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Certificates
Packaging Content
Cable Included

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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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User Reviews

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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 x89005631, dell x89005631b, dell x89005631bl, dell x89005631blk
Barcodes 00884116204961
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