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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 12GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I5-4xxx 3.2GHz 12GB May 2015
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Dell XPS 8700 Desktop Video Review (HD)
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14 Reasons For

DELL Has Good PC Reviews

DELL is one of the superior computer brands according to average reviews from users and experts, and DELL also has good reviews for its medium processor core personal computers.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is the most frequently supported processor operating mode on PCs of a comparable age and type to it.

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

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the XPS 8700 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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11 On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version

This desktop 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 comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Across all the computers of this age and spec the internal memory range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB. The DELL XPS 8700 has a quite big internal memory (12 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to it.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This desktop computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many personal computers of this age and type.

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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 typical of many desktop computers of this type and age.

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Four 3.5" Bays

The DELL XPS 8700 is a four 3.5" bay PC. Most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 8700 have between one and eight 3.5" bays.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most desktop computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports, including the XPS 8700 which has six USB 3.0 ports.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The DELL XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than most computers of a comparable type and age to it. Most comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This PC's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output across all medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

A 5.1 audio output channel is the worst audio output amongst comparable types of PC.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most personal computers of this age and spec. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the XPS 8700 is more than most computers of this age and type. This desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

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

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6 Reasons Against

Very Slow On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

With an on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of only 1,100 megahertz, the XPS 8700 has one of the slower on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of PCs of this age and spec range from 850MHz to 860,000MHz.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this personal computer is HDD, which is typical of many 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 Eighteen Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by comparable spec 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 computer.

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Very Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The XPS 8700 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory (only 1,024 megabyte) amongst comparable spec PCs of this age. Across all the desktop computers of a similar spec and age to the XPS 8700 the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 6.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 2GB.

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Only One DisplayPort

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 have between one and three DisplayPorts, including the XPS 8700 which has one DisplayPort.

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Heavy

Medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years have weights of between 250g and 24kg. The DELL XPS 8700 is one of the heavier PCs of this type and age (13.8 kilograms) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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4 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over Two Years Ago

This computer was released over two years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

At 3.2 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 8700 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 8700.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
System Bus Rate
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
ECC Supported by Processor
Memory Channels Supported by Processor
Memory Bandwidth Supported by Processor (max)
Memory Clock Speeds Supported by Processor
Memory Types Supported by Processor
Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Series
Tcase
Maximum Number of PCI Express Lanes
Stepping
Processor Operating Modes
PCI Express Configurations
Processor Codename
Processor Lithography
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Bus Type
Processor Cache Type
Number of Processors Installed
Memory
Internal Memory
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
Optical Drives Quantity
Optical Drive Type
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Number of Discrete Graphics Adapters
Discrete Graphics Memory Type
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
Trial Software
Operating System Language
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Networking
Bluetooth Version
Bluetooth
Wi-Fi Standards
Wi-Fi
Cabling Technology
Ethernet LAN Data Rates
Ethernet LAN
Ports & Interfaces
Headphone Outputs
Microphone in
Line-Out
Line-in
DC-In Jack
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) Ports
DisplayPorts Quantity
HDMI Ports Quantity
DVI Port
USB 2.0 Ports Quantity
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports Quantity
Expansion Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Number of 2.5" Bays
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Audio Output Channels
Audio System
Motherboard Chipset
Product Type
Processor Special Features
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT)
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT)
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT)
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology)
Intel Smart Connect Technology
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology
Intel® Smart Response Technology
Intel® VPro™ Technology
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi)
Intel 64
Embedded Options Available
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel® Secure Key
Intel Clear Video Technology
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI)
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP)
Intel FDI Technology
Intel TSX-NI
Idle States
Intel® OS Guard
Intel® Insider™
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD)
Thermal Monitoring Technologies
Execute Disable Bit
InTru™ 3D Technology
Intel Trusted Execution Technology
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Fast Memory Access
Intel Flex Memory Access
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Supported Instruction Sets
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
Processor Code
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
Scalability
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) Version
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
Thermal Solution Specification
Processor Package Size
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel Rapid Storage Technology
Intel Demand Based Switching
Intel Identity Protection Technology Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
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
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Display Diagonal
Manual
Mouse Included
Display Included
Panel Type
Full HD
Keyboard Supplied
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
Display Number of Colours
Other Features
Intel® Virtualization Technology (Intel® VT)

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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Barcodes 00884116145783
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