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DELL XPS 8700
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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 16GB 2TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 16GB Jan 2014
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Dell XPS 8700 Desktop Video Review (HD)
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DELL Desktop Computers Have Good Reviews

On average DELL medium processor core personal computers have good ratings compared to other manufacturers as do all computers manufactured by DELL.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most commonly supported processor operating mode on medium processor core personal computers that came out more than two years ago.

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

Most medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL XPS 8700 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The DELL XPS 8700 supports a better on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version than most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as it. This DELL personal computer supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago support a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.

This computer's on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version (4.3) is actually the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst all medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700.

A 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version is the worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across similar types of computer.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This personal computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most commonly supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 8700 have hard drive capacity of between 320GB and 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 800GB.

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of comparable spec computers that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700 is 710GB. At 2,000 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a fairly big total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has one of the bigger internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slots

The DELL XPS 8700 is a two mini PCI Express slot computer. Most of the other PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 only have one mini PCI Express slot.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many computers of a similar age and type to it.

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10/100/1000Base-T(X) Cabling Technology

This PC has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many PCs of this spec and age.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The XPS 8700 has a better audio output than most desktop computers of a similar age and spec to it. This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to it have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This PC's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output amongst all personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 8700.

The worst audio output across similar types of PC is 5.1.

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Supports One Case Placement

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of placements than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by comparable spec PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Has One Cable Included

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of included cables than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. This PC has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 8700.

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Has One Memory Slot

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is typical of many personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on desktop computers that are a similar age 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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Only Supports Fourteen Compatible Memory Cards

The DELL XPS 8700 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most personal computers of this type and age. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700. The compatible memory cards "CF", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MicroDrive", "MiniSD", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS Pro-HG", "RS-MMC", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this computer.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most computers of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the XPS 8700 which has one DisplayPort.

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Heavy

With a weight of 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is fairly heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700. Across all the desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the XPS 8700 the weights range from 250g to 24kg.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over Three Years Ago

This DELL computer has been on the market for over three years.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.4 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 8700 has a pretty typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the XPS 8700.

If you are looking for a computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro[plb_3816853_price] (3.7GHz).

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Specification

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Processor Cache
Processor Socket
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Processor Model
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Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor
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Memory Type Supported Processor
Max Internal Memory Supported Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
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PCI Express Lane (maximum)
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QPI Link
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PCI Express Configuration
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
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Processor Cache Type
Processor Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Non-ECC 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
RAID Level
RAID File Storage
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive
Storage Drive Installed
Integrated Card Reader
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Open GL Graphics Adapter
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Port
Graphics Adapter DVI-I Port
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
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 Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
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Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
WiFi Standard
WiFi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Out Port
Microphone in Port
Line-Out Port
Line-In Port
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Port
DisplayPort
HDMI Port
USB 2.0 Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Expansion Slots
Mini PCI Express Slot
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
Password Protection
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
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Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intell Identity Protection Technology
Intel My WiFi Technology
Intel Quick Sync Videotechnology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Intel 64
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel HD Graphics
Intel Secure Key
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel Built-In Visuals Technology
OS Guard
Intel Insider
Intel Clear Video HD Technology
Thermal Monitoring Technology
Execute Disable Bit
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Instruction Set
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Scalability
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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Power Supply Input Voltage
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Weight & Dimensions
Weight
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Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature Range
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Relative Humidity Operating Range
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Certificates
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Software Driver Included
Manual
Cable Included
Mouse Included
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Key
Other Features
Hard Drive
Technical Details

Expert Reviews

(7)
5 November 2013

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…

WiFi Intel WiDi connectivity
Plenty of USB 3.0 ports
Bluray drive
Solid performance
Swift performance
Limited internal expansion
Pricier than similar desktops
No accommodation for second graphics card
Discrete sound card dropped from options list
Only one PCIe slot available
16 October 2013

While a bit spendy for what it delivers, the XPS 8700 Special Edition hits all of the right notes for a 2013 power tower: solid graphics, speedy processing, and mSATA storage acceleration with...

27 September 2013

The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition desktop PC will do the trick whether you're looking to edit video, cleanup photos, or enjoy some games, making it a great all-around performer...

25 September 2013

The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition desktop PC will do the trick whether you're looking to edit video, cleanup photos, or enjoy some games, making it a great all-around performer...

The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition is a solid entry-level gaming PC...

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User Reviews

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Reviewed 15 February 2015 by Thomas A.
(Verified Purchase)

It would have been nice if it had come with an 802.11AC wireless card instead of an 802.11N card and had more hard drive and DVD drive power connectors...

Reviewed 19 February 2015 by Harmina B.
(Verified Purchase)

An SSD upgrade is highly recommended in my opinion. That's when you will get the full potential of this beast!

Reviewed 10 April 2015 by Brandon S.
(Verified Purchase)

If you want to make this computer even better go ahead and put an 120GB SSD in it for boot up. It will make it even more seamless...

Reviewed 4 June 2015 by Aaron M.

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
Reviewed 11 December 2014 by Gizzy
Gizzy would recommend the Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition Series

It has more then enough memory to run games has a fair video card. But the best part the memory can be be upgraded to 32 gb .PLus the computer can grow with you. If you want to upgrade anything...

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