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

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.4GHz 16GB Jun 2016
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21 Reasons For

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 recently released medium processor core PCs.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of comparable spec desktop computers that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700 is 1,100MHz. At 1,200 megahertz, the XPS 8700 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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Two Graphics Adapter DVI Ports

The XPS 8700 has more graphics adapter DVI ports than most of the medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700. Most of the medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 only have one graphics adapter DVI port, however this computer has two graphics adapter DVI ports.

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Only Released Six Months Ago

DELL only released the XPS 8700 six months ago. Newer personal computers like this one are likely to use more advanced technology.

Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL XPS 8700 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (2,048 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. Across all the desktop computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 0.5GB to 4.1TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 330GB.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

Based on 191 user and expert reviews, DELL has good reviews for its computers. DELL also has good reviews specifically within its medium processor core PCs range.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of new similar spec personal computers range from 120GB to 10TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 910GB. At 2,000 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other newly released similar spec PCs.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Latest medium processor core PCs have processor clock speeds of between 1.3GHz and 4GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. With a processor clock speed of 3.4 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has one of the faster processor clock speeds amongst computers of this age.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

With a total storage capacity of 2,032 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a very big total storage capacity compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that were launched in the last 12 months. Across all the comparable spec computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 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

When compared to other medium processor core PCs that came out in the last year, the internal memory of the DELL XPS 8700 of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest. Computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 have internal memory of between 2GB and 32GB.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This personal computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The XPS 8700 is a two storage drive installed desktop computer. Most of the other similar spec desktop computers that came out in the last 12 months only have one storage drive installed.

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Blu-Ray DVD Combo Optical Drive Type

The DELL XPS 8700 has a better optical drive type than most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This computer has a Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type, whereas most new desktop computers have a DVD Super Multi optical drive type.

This desktop computer's optical drive type (Blu-Ray DVD Combo) is actually the best optical drive type amongst all medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 8700.

The worst optical drive type amongst comparable types of desktop computer is DVD+RW.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slots

The XPS 8700 has more mini PCI Express slots than most of the medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700. Most of the new medium processor core PCs only have one mini PCI Express slot, however this personal computer has two mini PCI Express slots.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for the last year only have between four and seven processor threads, however the XPS 8700 has eight processor threads.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

With a processor cache of 8 megabytes, the XPS 8700 has a quite big processor cache compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700. The smallest processor cache of medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 is 2MB and the biggest is 10MB.

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Three 3.5" Bays

The XPS 8700 is a three 3.5" bay computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The XPS 8700 has a better audio output than most desktop computers that were released in the last 12 months. This computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most similar spec computers that are a comparable age to it have a 5.1 audio output channel.

A 7.1 audio output channel is in fact the best audio output across all recently released similar spec PCs.

Across similar types of PC the worst audio output is 2.

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Supports One Case Placement

The DELL XPS 8700 has a greater number of placements than most comparable spec desktop computers that came out in the last year. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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Has One Memory Slot

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of memory slots than most latest medium processor core PCs. This DELL computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on desktop computers that came out in the last 12 months.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that were launched around the same time as it.

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11 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

The slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor of recently released medium processor core PCs is 10GB/s and the fastest is 77GB/s. The DELL XPS 8700 has one of the slowest max memory bandwidth supported processor (only 25.6 gigabytes per second) amongst PCs of this age.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

Latest medium processor core PCs have max internal memory supported processors of between 2GB and 1.6TB, and the average max internal memory supported processor is 99GB. With a max internal memory supported processor of only 32 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has a quite small max internal memory supported processor compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 8700.

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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 PCs that are a comparable age to it.

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Only 4.3 On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version

The XPS 8700 supports a 4.3 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version which is better than most computers that have been around for the last year. Most new comparable spec PCs support a 4.4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version. Across all latest computers the on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version ranges from 4 (worst) to 4.4 (best).

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The smallest solid-state drive capacity of desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 8GB, the biggest is 520GB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 200GB. When compared to other personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700 that we have assessed, the DELL XPS 8700's solid-state drive capacity of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest.

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Only Supports Seventeen Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most comparable spec PCs that came out in the last 12 months. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by new medium processor core PCs. The compatible memory cards "CF", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MMC+", "SmartMedia", "CF Type II", "MicroDrive", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "RS-MMC", "xD", "MS PRO Duo", "MiniSD", "SDHC", "MMC", "MS Pro-HG" and "MMC Mobile" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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Only One DisplayPort

The DELL XPS 8700 is a one DisplayPort PC.

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Very Small Maximum Internal Memory

Comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 8700 have maximum internal memory of between 2GB and 260GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 42GB. With a maximum internal memory of only 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory amongst desktop computers of this age.

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Only DDR3-SDRAM Internal Memory Type

The DELL XPS 8700 has a DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type which is newer than the DDR4-SDRAM internal memory type found on most comparable spec desktop computers that have been on the market for the last year.

A DDR3-SDRAM internal memory type is in fact the worst internal memory type amongst all medium processor core PCs that were released in the last 12 months.

The best internal memory type across similar types of personal computer is DDR4-SDRAM.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

With a memory clock speed of only 1,600 megahertz, the DELL XPS 8700 has a quite slow memory clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released in the last year. The slowest memory clock speed of recently released computers is 1,000MHz, the fastest is 2,400MHz, and the average memory clock speed is 1,900MHz.

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Very Heavy

With a weight of 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is one of the heaviest computers that were released in the last year amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The lightest personal computer that has been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 8700 is 38g heavy, the heaviest is 16kg, and the average weight is 6.6kg.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL XPS 8700

HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD+SSD, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that have been on the market for a comparable 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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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
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
QPI Link
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
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
RAID Level
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 Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Graphics Adapter DVI Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Graphics Adapter HDMI 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
Displayssupported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Operating System/software
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
DVI 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
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection Level
Audio Output Channel
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel Smart Response Technology
Intel Rapid Start Technology
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA)
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 Identity Protection Technology Version
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
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
Packaging Content
Cable Included
Display Included
Technical Details
Intel Visual Technology

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

(485)
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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