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DELL XPS 8700
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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB May 2014
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19 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This 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 were released around the same time as it.

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

The XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port computer. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 8700 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 is 1GB and the biggest is 6.2TB. At 4,096 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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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 computers of a similar type and age to it.

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DELL Has Good Reviews for Its PCs

DELL medium processor core PCs have good reviews on average and across all personal computers DELL is one of the better rated brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Across all the computers of this age and spec the processor clock speeds range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz. The XPS 8700 has one of the faster processor clock speeds (3.6 gigahertz) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The internal memory of similar spec desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700 range from 2GB to 64GB. When compared to other medium processor core PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700 that we have checked, the XPS 8700's internal memory of 16 gigabytes is one of the biggest.

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

This desktop computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most commonly found cabling technology on medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as it.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slots

The XPS 8700 is a two mini PCI Express slot desktop computer.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core PCs that were launched more than two years ago is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 8700 has one of the fastest maximum turbo frequencies amongst similar spec PCs of this age.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other personal computers of a comparable type and age to the XPS 8700 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The XPS 8700 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst personal computers of this age. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the XPS 8700 is 2GB.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most medium processor core PCs that have been around for a comparable time to it. Most medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as it have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This desktop computer's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output across all PCs of this type and age.

A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output amongst similar types of desktop computer.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most desktop computers of this age and spec. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by personal computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the DELL XPS 8700 is more than most medium processor core PCs that came out more than two years ago. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on PCs that have been around for 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 medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than two years. This DELL computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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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 PCs of this spec and age.

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4 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on PCs of this age and spec. 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.

We compared this desktop computer to all the other HDD computers and we think cheaper personal computers such as the HP ProDesk 600 SFF[plb_2689934_price] is also worth considering.

If the storage speed of this medium processor core personal computer is not fast enough for you then you might want to look at the HP EliteDesk 800 G1 Mini[plb_2578763_price] (SSD and cheaper).

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Only Supports Fourteen Compatible Memory Cards

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers of a comparable age and type to the XPS 8700. The compatible memory cards "Memory Stick (MS)", "MiniSD", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS Pro-HG", "MS XC-HG Duo", "RS-MMC", "SDHC" and "xD" are also supported by this desktop computer.

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Only One PCI Express X16 (Gen 1.x) Slot

Most desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the XPS 8700 have one PCI Express x16 (Gen 1.x) slot, including the XPS 8700 which has one PCI Express x16 (Gen 1.x) slot.

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Heavy

At 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is quite heavy compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago. Across all the medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago the weights range from 250g to 24kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over Two Years Ago

DELL released the XPS 8700 over two years ago.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a relatively typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of a similar type and age to the XPS 8700.

We compared all the other 1TB hard drive capacity personal computers to this computer and we think the HP Z230[plb_2554785_price] which has better reviews is also worth considering.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 8700 has a relatively average total storage capacity compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type.

Other 1TB total storage capacity desktop computers currently available which you might also want to look at include a cheaper personal computer such as the Asus M32AD[plb_2474435_price] or you might consider a higher scoring personal computer such as the HP Z230[plb_2554785_price].

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Specification

Processor
Processor Core
Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Thread
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Cache Level
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
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
Memory Layout
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Card
RAID Level
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 Adapter Memory
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
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
Trial Software
Operating System Language
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 3.0 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
PCI Express X16 (Gen 1.x) Slot
Design
Chassis Type
Case Placement
2.5" Bay
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
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
Certification
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Cable Included
Panel Type
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Supported Number of Colours Display
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
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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Brochures and Manuals

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Product Identifiers

Barcodes 00884116145271, 00884116167693

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