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DELL XPS 8700
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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB 2TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 16GB May 2014
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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This personal computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on PCs that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of 1,200 megahertz, the XPS 8700 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst desktop computers of this age. The average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 3,800MHz, and the on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz.

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

Most desktop computers of this type and age 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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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL XPS 8700 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 8700. PCs that were released more than two years ago have discrete graphics adapter memory capacities of between 1GB and 6.2TB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2TB.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This PC supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is the most frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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DELL Personal Computers Have Good Reviews

Medium processor core PCs manufactured by DELL have good ratings on average. We also checked the reviews for all PCs (not just medium processor core PCs) and found that DELL also has good ratings across its entire range.

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Fairly Big Hard Drive Capacity

The smallest hard drive capacity of desktop computers of this age and type is 320GB and the biggest is 3TB. The XPS 8700 has one of the bigger hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The processor clock speeds of computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. The DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly fast processor clock speed (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700.

If you are looking for a faster processor clock speed then you might also want to look at the HP Z440 (3.7GHz).

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The total storage capacity of similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 range from 32GB to 3TB, and the average total storage capacity is 720GB. The total storage capacity of the XPS 8700 of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of desktop computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.9GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the DELL XPS 8700's internal memory is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slots

The XPS 8700 is a two mini PCI Express slot desktop computer. Most of the other PCs of this age and spec only have one mini PCI Express slot.

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

This computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is typical of many desktop computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

At 2,000 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a very big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other PCs of this age and type. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of computers of this age and type is 500GB, the biggest is 2TB, and the average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity is 900GB.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 4 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has a fairly fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700. The average maximum turbo frequency of medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 3.6GHz, and the maximum turbo frequencies range from 1.3GHz to 4.4GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many PCs of this age and type.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

When compared to other medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 that we have assessed the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of, the DELL XPS 8700's hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The average hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago is 9.7GB, and the hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memories range from 8GB to 32GB.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Eight Processor Threads

The XPS 8700 has more processor threads than most of the desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the XPS 8700. This computer is a eight processor thread personal computer compared to most of the medium processor core PCs that were released more than two years ago which only have between four and seven processor threads.

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Three 3.5" Bays

The DELL XPS 8700 is a three 3.5" bay personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700 have between one and eight 3.5" bays.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The XPS 8700 has a better audio output than most computers of a comparable age and type to it. This PC has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most medium processor core PCs 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 PCs of this type and age.

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

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Supports One Case Placement

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

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the XPS 8700 is more than most similar spec computers that came out around the same time as it. This DELL desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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Has One Cable Included

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of included cables than most PCs of a similar age and type to it. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on PCs that were launched more than two years ago.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many similar spec personal computers that came out around the same time as it.

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Only One Graphics Adapter DisplayPort

The XPS 8700 is a one graphics adapter DisplayPort personal computer. Most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700 have one graphics adapter DisplayPort.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on personal computers of a comparable age and spec 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 number of compatible memory card supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most medium processor core PCs that are a similar age to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers of this type and age. 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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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The XPS 8700 has one of the smaller solid-state drive capacities (only 32 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The smallest solid-state drive capacity of PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 8700 is 16GB and the biggest is 520GB.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The XPS 8700 has a fairly small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other desktop computers of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 8700. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of similar spec desktop computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 range from 1GB to 2GB.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 have between one and two DisplayPorts, including the XPS 8700 which has one DisplayPort.

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Heavy

The XPS 8700 is quite heavy (13.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other personal computers of this spec and age. The weights of medium processor core PCs that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 range from 250g to 24kg.

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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
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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Solid State Drive Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
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 DVI Port
Graphics Adapter DisplayPort
Graphics Adapter HDMI Port
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
Operating System/software
Operating System
Trial Software
Operating System Language
Recovery 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 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 (Gen 3.x) Slot
PCI Express X4 Slot
PCI Express X1 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
Touch Screen
Display Diagonal
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Display Horizontal Viewing Angle
Display Brightness
Display Colour
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Supported Number of Colours Display
Other Features
Intel Virtualization Technology
Maximum Internal Memory
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

Manufacturer Part Numbers x87003130blk
Barcodes 00884116145257, 05397063720231, 05397063720262, 05397063733057
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