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DELL medium processor core computers have good ratings on average and across all PCs DELL is one of the superior manufacturers.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
Most similar spec computers that came out more than a year ago have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the XPS 8700 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
Personal computers of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700 have hard drive capacity of between 1GB and 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 860GB. With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 8700 has a quite big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700.
Quite Big Total Storage Capacity
The total storage capacity of computers of this type and age range from 4GB to 3.6TB, and the average total storage capacity is 770GB. With a total storage capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a quite big total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 8700.
Fairly Big Internal Memory
With an internal memory of 12 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst personal computers of this age. Desktop computers of this type and age have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.8GB.
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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 typical of many medium processor core computers that were launched more than a year ago.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many comparable spec PCs that have been available for more than a year.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that came out more than a year ago.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
The XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 port computer.
Three 3.5" Bays
The XPS 8700 is a three 3.5" bay computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year have between one and seven 3.5" bays.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than the 5.1 audio output channel found on most comparable spec PCs that have been around for more than a year.
A 7.1 audio output channel is in fact the best audio output amongst all similar spec desktop computers that have been around for more than a year.
Amongst comparable types of computer the worst audio output is 5.1.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the XPS 8700 is more than most PCs of this age and spec. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This personal computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most commonly supported discrete graphics memory type on medium processor core computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
Across all the desktop computers of this spec and age the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 700MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 1,100MHz. The XPS 8700 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (only 1,100 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is typical of many PCs 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.
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 similar spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago.
Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
The DELL XPS 8700 has a very small discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700. Across all the desktop computers that were released one year ago the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.9GB.
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Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
When compared to other comparable spec personal computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700, the maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of the XPS 8700 of only 1.024 gigabytes is one of the smallest. Across all the medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1GB to 64GB.
Only One DisplayPort
The DELL XPS 8700 is a one DisplayPort computer. Most of the other medium processor core computers that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 8700 have between one and three DisplayPorts.
Quite Small Processor Cache
The smallest processor cache of medium processor core computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 2MB, the biggest is 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. At only 6 megabytes, the XPS 8700 has a quite small processor cache compared to most of the other similar spec PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700.
Only Four Processor Threads
Most comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for more than a year have between four and seven processor threads, including the XPS 8700 which has four processor threads.
Only One PCI Express X16 Slot
The DELL XPS 8700 is a one PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer. Most of the other personal computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 have one PCI Express x16 slot.
With a weight of 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is very heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that have been on the market for more than a year. Personal computers of a similar age and spec to the XPS 8700 have weights of between 38g and 23kg.
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Released Over a Year Ago
This computer was released over a year ago.
Average Processor Clock Speed
With a processor clock speed of 3.2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 8700 has a relatively average processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700.
Intel Core i5, Intel Core i5-4xxx
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
Socket H3 (LGA 1150), LGA1150
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Memory Channel Supported Processor
Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
Memory Clock Speed Supported by Processor
Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
PCI Express Lane (maximum)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Configuration
1x16, 1x1, 2x8, 1x8, 1x8+2x4, 2x4
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Processor Cache Type
Smart Cache, L3
Memory Clock Speed
1 x 4, 1 x 8, 1 x 4 + 1 x 8
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
CF+, CF+, Memory Stick (MS), SD, MiniSD, MMC+, MMC Mobile, MMC+, MMC+, MS Duo, SD, MS PRO, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, MS Pro-HG Duo, MSXC, RS-MMC, MMC+, SD, SD, SDHC, SD, SDXC, SmartMedia, XD
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Serial ATA, Serial ATA II, Serial ATA III
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive Type
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Intel HD Graphics, Intel HD Graphics 4600
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
NVIDIA GeForce GT 720
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Windows 7 Professional
McAfee LiveSafe, Office
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Windows 8, Windows 8.1 Pro, Windows 8.1
Operating System Architecture
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
10, 10, 100, 10, 100, 1000
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
USB 3.0 Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
PCI Express X16 Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 Slot
Mini Tower, Tower
Water Cooling System
Audio Output Channel
Waves MaxxAudio Pro, Waves MaxxAudio
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel FDI Technology
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
AVX, AVX 2.0
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Processor ARK ID
Power Supply Input Voltage
100 - 240
Power Supply Input Frequency
Weight & Dimensions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
-10 - 45
Operating Temperature Range
10 - 35
Energy Star Certified
Full HD Display
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
1920 x 1080
Supported Number of Colours Display
16.78 million colours
Intel Virtualization Technology
Intel Visual Technology
Intel InTru 3D, Intel Clear Video HD, Intel Insider, Intel Quick Sync Video
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Great processing speeds. Super quiet and lots of USB ports
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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