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DELL XPS 8700
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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 8GB May 2014
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17 Reasons For

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This PC supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age.

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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.

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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 typical of many medium processor core PCs that came out more than two years ago.

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Good Brand

DELL medium processor core PCs have good ratings on average and across all computers DELL is one of the superior brands.

Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

The DELL XPS 8700 has a quite fast processor clock speed (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700. The processor clock speeds of similar spec computers that were released more than two years ago range from 1GHz to 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The slowest maximum turbo frequency of personal computers of this spec and age is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz. With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other desktop computers of this type and age.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most commonly found processor cache level on medium processor core PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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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 medium processor core PCs that have been on the market for more than two years.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

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

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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 personal computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700 only have one mini PCI Express slot.

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Four 3.5" Bays

Most computers that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the DELL XPS 8700 which has four 3.5" bays.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 port computer. Most of the other comparable spec personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 8700 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most PCs that have been available for more than two years. Most similar spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This desktop computer's audio output (7.1) is actually the best audio output amongst all PCs of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700.

Amongst comparable types of desktop computer the worst audio output is 5.1.

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Supports One Case Placement

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of placements than most comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than two years. This personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by PCs of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 8700.

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Has One Memory Slot

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of memory slots than most PCs that came out more than two years ago. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on PCs of a comparable spec and 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 computers of a similar age and spec to it. This personal computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This desktop computer supports a GDDR3 discrete graphics memory type, which is typical of many computers of this spec and age.

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3 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many personal computers of this type and age. 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 Eighteen Compatible Memory Cards

The DELL XPS 8700 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most desktop computers that are a comparable age to it. This DELL computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers that have been on the market for more than two years. The compatible memory cards "CF", "CF+", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MiniSD", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS Pro-HG Duo", "MSXC", "RS-MMC", "SDHC", "SDXC", "SmartMedia" and "xD" are also supported by this personal computer.

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Heavy

With a weight of 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is one of the heavier medium processor core PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700 amongst medium processor core PCs of this age. The lightest desktop computer of a comparable spec and age to the XPS 8700 is 250g heavy, the heaviest is 24kg, and the average weight is 8.1kg.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when DELL released the XPS 8700.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a pretty typical hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

The DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly standard total storage capacity (1,000 gigabyte) compared to most of the other medium processor core PCs that have been available for more than two years.

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Average Internal Memory

At 8 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a relatively typical internal memory compared to most of the other computers of this spec and age.

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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
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
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 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
Bundled Software
Cable Included
Typical Contrast Ratio
Display Vertical Viewing Angle
Number of Keyboard Keys
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

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers dell x87001494, dell x87001572, dell x87001494b, dell x87001572b, dell x87001494bl, dell x87001572bl, dell x87001572blk, dell x87001494blk
Barcodes 00884116145264, 00884116145387, 00884116149743, 00884116167709, 05397063522408

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