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DELL XPS 8700
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DELL XPS 8700 4 Core Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 12GB 1TB HDD

4 Intel Core I7-4xxx 3.6GHz 12GB Sep 2015
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Dell XPS 8700 Desktop Video Review (HD)
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19 Reasons For

Good Brand

DELL has good average reviews for its medium processor core personal computers as well as across its entire personal computer range compared to other brands.

64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This desktop computer supports a 32-bit|64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many computers of this type 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 desktop computer supports a 11.1 on-board graphics adapter DirectX version, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that were released around the same time as it.

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384 CUDA Cores

The XPS 8700 is a 384 CUDA core desktop computer.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

Personal computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 have processor clock speeds of between 1GHz and 4.1GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 3.1GHz. At 3.6 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 8700.

It may also be worth considering one of the alternative 3.6GHz processor clock speed personal computers currently available including cheaper personal computers such as the Lenovo P300 Tower, the Asus G20AJ, or the Fujitsu CELSIUS W530.

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Quite Big Internal Memory

The average internal memory of personal computers of this age and type is 7.5GB. The XPS 8700 has a fairly big internal memory (12 gigabytes) compared to most of the other personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 8700.

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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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Two Mini PCI Express Slots

Most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 8700 only have one mini PCI Express slot, however the DELL XPS 8700 has two mini PCI Express slots.

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Very Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

At 4 gigahertz, the DELL XPS 8700 has a very fast maximum turbo frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released around the same time as the XPS 8700. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 is 1.3GHz, the fastest is 4.4GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 3.6GHz.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This personal computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is the most frequently found processor cache level on medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to it.

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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 computers of this age and type.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time 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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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 megabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory amongst computers of this age. Across all the personal computers of this type and age the discrete graphics adapter memory range from 510MB to 6.2GB.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The DELL XPS 8700 has a better audio output than most personal computers of this type and age. This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most personal computers of this age and spec have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This desktop computer's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output amongst all medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years.

The worst audio output across comparable types of desktop computer is 5.1.

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Supports One Case Placement

The DELL XPS 8700 has a greater number of placements than most desktop computers that have been available for a comparable time to it. This computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most frequently supported case placement supported by similar spec personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Has One Cable Included

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of included cables than most personal computers of a comparable age and spec to it. This desktop computer has an AC cable included, which is the most commonly found cable included found on computers of this spec and age.

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Has One Memory Slot

The XPS 8700 has a greater number of memory slots than most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for more than two years. This personal computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most frequently found memory slot found on comparable spec computers that have been on the market for a similar time 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 desktop computers that have been around for a comparable time to it.

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6 Reasons Against

Quite Small Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

The DELL XPS 8700 has one of the smaller discrete graphics adapter memory capacities (only 1,024 gigabyte) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The smallest discrete graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years is 1GB and the biggest is 6.2TB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this computer is HDD, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that have been available for more than two years. 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.

There are a number of alternative HDD desktop computers currently available that you might want to consider including the Pro 3500, or the EliteDesk 800 G1 both from HP or the Asus G10AC which is cheaper.

If the storage speed of this medium processor core desktop computer is not fast enough for you then you might also want to consider the Lenovo ThinkCentre E73 SFF (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 computers of this age and type. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most commonly supported compatible memory card supported by computers of this age and spec. 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 DisplayPort

The XPS 8700 is a one DisplayPort personal computer.

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Only One PCI Express X16 Slot

The XPS 8700 is a one PCI Express x16 slot desktop computer.

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Heavy

At 13.8 kilograms, the XPS 8700 is quite heavy compared to most of the other PCs of this age and spec. The average weight of medium processor core personal computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 is 8.2kg.

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3 Other reasons to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over Two Years Ago

It was over two years ago when this computer was released.

Average Hard Drive Capacity

With a hard drive capacity of 1,000 gigabyte, the XPS 8700 has a fairly average hard drive capacity compared to most of the other computers of a similar type and age to the XPS 8700.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other 1TB hard drive capacity computers currently available including cheaper computers such as the G10AC, or the G20AJ both from Asus or the Alienware X51.

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Average Total Storage Capacity

At 1,000 gigabyte, the DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly standard total storage capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700.

It may also be worth also looking at one of the alternative 1TB total storage capacity PCs currently available including the G10AC, or the G20AJ both from Asus or the Alienware X51 which is cheaper.

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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
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
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
Memory Layout (slots X Size)
Maximum Internal Memory
Internal Memory Type
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Media
Hard Drive Capacity
Compatible Memory Cards
RAID Levels
RAID Support
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Number of Hard Drives Installed
Number of Storage Drives Installed
Card Reader Integrated
Optical Drive
LightScribe
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 VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter HDMI Ports Quantity
NVIDIA G-SYNC
NVIDIA GameWorks VR
Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory
CUDA
CUDA Cores
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 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
SmartCard Slot
S/PDIF Out Port
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
Combo Headphone/mic Port
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
PCI Express X16 (Gen 1.x) Slots
Design
Chassis Type
Placement Supported
Cable Lock Slot
Number of 2.5" Bays
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
Certification
Energy Star Certified
Packaging Content
Touchscreen
Display Diagonal
Drivers Included
Manual
Bundled Software
Cables Included
Mouse Included
Numeric Keypad
Display Included
Contrast Ratio (typical)
Full HD
Keyboard Supplied
Viewing Angle, Vertical
Windows Keys
Viewing Angle, Horizontal
Display Brightness
Aspect Ratio
Display Resolution
Display Type
AC Adapter Included
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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Brochures and Manuals

+- Manufacturer's Description

Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x87001880blk, x87002188blk, xps8700w260243th
Barcodes 00884116146292, 00884116147107, 00884116166726, 00884116167716, 05397063423330, 05397063523061, 05397063670253, 05397063680689
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