Medium processor core computers built by DELL have good reviews on average compared to other brands. We also checked the reviews for all desktop computers (not just medium processor core computers) and found that DELL also has good reviews across its entire range.
64-Bit Processor Operating Mode
This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many similar spec computers that have been available for more than a year.
Six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports
The DELL XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port desktop computer.
Quite Big Hard Drive Capacity
The hard drive capacity of medium processor core computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 860GB. At 1,000 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the XPS 8700.
Five Headphone Out Ports
The XPS 8700 has more headphone out ports than most of the similar spec personal computers that came out more than a year ago. Most of the medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 only have between one and four headphone out ports, however this personal computer has five headphone out ports.
L3 Processor Cache Level
This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on medium processor core computers that came out more than a year ago.
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Two Mini PCI Express Slots
The XPS 8700 has more mini PCI Express slots than most of the desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the XPS 8700. This desktop computer is a two mini PCI Express slot computer compared to most of the medium processor core computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700 which only have one mini PCI Express slot.
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 are a comparable age to it.
3 PCI Express Slots Version
This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many personal computers of a similar type and age to it.
Six USB 3.0 Ports
Most similar spec computers that have been available for more than a year have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the XPS 8700 which has six USB 3.0 ports.
Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
Across all the desktop computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 4.9MB to 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2.9GB. With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the XPS 8700.
Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory
At 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has a quite big maximum internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700. The average maximum internal memory of medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 is 33GB.
7.1 Audio Output Channel
The DELL XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most PCs of a comparable age and spec to it. Most similar spec personal computers that were launched around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channel.
This PC's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output across all desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the XPS 8700.
A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output across comparable types of PC.
Has One Memory Slot
The number of memory slots found on the XPS 8700 is more than most PCs of a similar spec and age to it. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on similar spec computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700.
DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type
The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi, which is the most frequently found optical drive type on computers of this spec and age.
GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type
This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on similar spec desktop computers that came out more than a year ago.
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Quite Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of similar spec PCs that were launched more than a year ago is 700MHz and the fastest is 1,300MHz. At only 1,100 megahertz, the XPS 8700 has a quite slow on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700.
Only HDD Storage Medium
The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on medium processor core computers 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 computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many medium processor core computers that are a comparable age to it.
When compared to other desktop computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 that we have assessed, the weight of the DELL XPS 8700 of 13.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest. The average weight of PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 7.6kg, and the weights range from 38g to 23kg.
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Released Over a Year Ago
It was over a year ago when DELL released the XPS 8700.
Average Processor Clock Speed
At 3.2 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other desktop computers of this age and type.
Average Total Storage Capacity
The XPS 8700 has a relatively typical total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other computers of a similar spec and age to the XPS 8700.
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Average Internal Memory
The XPS 8700 has a pretty average internal memory (8 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to 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
2 x 4
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Total Storage Capacity
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
CF+, MMC+, MS PRO, MS Pro-HG, MS Pro-HG Duo, SD, MiniSD, CF+, MMC+, MS Duo, SD, MSXC, Memory Stick (MS), RS-MMC, MMC+, MS PRO, SD, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, XD, SD, SDXC
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…
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