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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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Dell XPS 8700 Desktop Video Review (HD)
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DELL Computers Have Good Reviews

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

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

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

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Two Graphics Adapter DVI Ports

The DELL XPS 8700 is a two graphics adapter DVI port computer.

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Fairly Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The slowest on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 is 850MHz and the fastest is 860,000MHz. The DELL XPS 8700 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies (1,200 megahertz) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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

Most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700 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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Very Big Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The XPS 8700 has a very big maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (1.74 gigabytes) compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. The maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700 range from 1GB to 2GB.

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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 personal computers of this age and type. Most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it support a 4 on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version.

This personal computer's on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version (4.3) is actually the best supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version amongst all desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the XPS 8700.

The worst supported on-board graphics adapter OpenGL version across comparable types of personal computer is 4.

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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 typical of many computers of this type and age.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of the XPS 8700 of 2,000 gigabytes is one of the biggest amongst medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700. Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 have hard drive capacity of between 320GB and 3TB.

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Very Big Total Storage Capacity

The average total storage capacity of similar spec personal computers that were launched more than two years ago is 710GB. With a total storage capacity of 2,032 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has one of the biggest total storage capacity amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

Computers that were launched more than two years ago have internal memory of between 2GB and 64GB. The XPS 8700 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst comparable spec desktop computers of this age.

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Blu-Ray DVD Combo Optical Drive Type

The XPS 8700 has a Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type which is better than most personal computers of this spec and age. Most medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago have a DVD Super Multi optical drive type.

A Blu-Ray DVD Combo optical drive type is actually the best optical drive type amongst all PCs that are a similar age to the XPS 8700.

A DVD+RW optical drive type is the worst optical drive type across similar types of PC.

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Two Storage Drives Installed

The XPS 8700 is a two storage drive installed personal computer.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This PC supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most commonly supported PCI Express slots version on computers of this age and type.

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

This personal computer has a 10/100/1000Base-T(X) cabling technology, which is the most frequently found cabling technology on computers that came out 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.

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Two 5.25" Bays

The XPS 8700 is a two 5.25" bay personal computer.

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Three 3.5" Bays

Most desktop computers of a similar age and spec to the XPS 8700 have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the XPS 8700 which has three 3.5" bays.

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Two PCI Express X1 Slots

The DELL XPS 8700 is a two PCI Express x1 slot PC. Most of the other personal computers of a similar age and spec to the XPS 8700 have between one and two PCI Express x1 slots.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The XPS 8700 has a 7.1 audio output channel which is better than the 5.1 audio output channel found on most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years.

This computer's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output across all similar spec desktop computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700.

The worst audio output amongst similar types of computer is 5.1.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years. This DELL personal computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 8700.

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Has One Memory Slot

The number of memory slots found on the XPS 8700 is more than most personal computers of this age and type. This computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 8700.

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Has One Cable Included

The number of included cables found on the XPS 8700 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included found on personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 8700.

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This computer supports a GDDR5 discrete graphics memory type, which is the most frequently supported discrete graphics memory type on comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD+SSD, which is the most frequently found storage medium on comparable spec desktop computers that came out more than two years ago. 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 Seventeen Compatible Memory Cards

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

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Quite Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

The smallest solid-state drive capacity of personal computers of this type and age is 8GB and the biggest is 520GB. The solid-state drive capacity of the XPS 8700 of only 32 gigabytes is one of the smallest amongst similar spec PCs that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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Only IEEE 802.11b WiFi Standard

This PC supports an IEEE 802.11b|IEEE 802.11g|IEEE 802.11n WiFi standard, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slot

Most comparable spec computers that came out more than two years ago have between one and two PCI Express x16 slots, including the XPS 8700 which has one PCI Express x16 slot.

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Heavy

Desktop computers that were launched more than two years ago have weights of between 250g and 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg. The DELL XPS 8700 is fairly heavy (13.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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2 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over Three Years Ago

This DELL personal computer was released over three years ago.

Average Processor Clock Speed

With a processor clock speed of 3.4 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has a relatively typical processor clock speed compared to most of the other PCs of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 8700.

If you want a desktop computer with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the Apple Mac Pro (3.7GHz).

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Specification

Processor
Processor Cores
Processor Family
Processor Frequency
PCI Express Slots Version
Processor Threads
Processor Cache
Processor Socket
Processor Boost Frequency
Processor Model
Memory Voltage Supported by Processor
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
Number of QPI Links
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
Non-ECC
Memory Clock Speed
Memory Slots
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
RAID Levels
RAID Support
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
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
Graphics Adapter Open GL Support
Graphics Adapter DVI Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity
Graphics Adapter HDMI Ports Quantity
NVIDIA G-SYNC
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
On-Board Graphics Adapter OpenGL Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter DirectX Version
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency (max)
On-Board Graphics Adapter Maximum Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter Output
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Number of Displays Supported (on-Board Graphics)
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Resolution
On-Board Graphics Adapter
On-Board Graphics Adapter Family
Software
Operating System Installed
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
Mini PCI Express Slots
PCI Express X16 Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
PCI Express X1 Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Number of 5.25" Bays
Number of 3.5" Bays
Colour of Product
Water Cooling System
Performance
Password Protection Type
Password Protection
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
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel® Rapid Start Technology
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA)
Intel HD Graphics
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® Built-In Visuals Technology
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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) Version
Graphics & IMC Lithography
Intel® Smart Cache
Intel Secure Key Technology Version
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
Processor ARK ID
Power
Power Supply Input Voltage
Power Supply Input Frequency
Power Supply
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Operational Conditions
Storage Temperature (T-T)
Non-Operating Altitude
Operating Altitude
Operating Relative Humidity (H-H)
Operating Temperature (T-T)
Certificates
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Drivers Included
Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Display Included
Keyboard Supplied
Windows Keys

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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