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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 Nov 2015
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Dell XPS 8700 Desktop Video Review (HD)
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27 Reasons For

DELL Has Good Reviews for Its Desktop Computers

We checked 1,204 expert and owner reviews for DELL desktop computers and found that on average DELL has good reviews compared to other manufacturers. We also found that DELL has good reviews specifically for its medium processor core personal computers.

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 comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than a year ago.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The XPS 8700 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (1,200 megahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that came out around the same time as the XPS 8700. Medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 have on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of between 640MHz and 1,300MHz.

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

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 8700 have between one and seven 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 Hard Drive Capacity

The hard drive capacity of personal computers of a similar age and spec to the XPS 8700 range from 1GB to 3TB, and the average hard drive capacity is 930GB. At 2,000 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a very big hard drive capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec personal computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700.

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

The XPS 8700 has a quite fast processor clock speed (3.6 gigahertz) compared to most of the other computers of this type and age. The slowest processor clock speed of desktop computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 1.3GHz and the fastest is 4GHz.

Desktop computers with a faster processor clock speed that might also be worth considering include the Apple ME253 (3.7GHz).

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Fairly Big Total Storage Capacity

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than a year the total storage capacity range from 4GB to 3.6TB. The XPS 8700 has one of the bigger total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

If you want a personal computer with a bigger total storage capacity then you might also want to consider the DELL 8900 (2TB) which also has a higher rating.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The XPS 8700 has one of the bigger internal memory (16 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. The internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 range from 2GB to 64GB, and the average internal memory is 8.3GB.

If you want a bigger internal memory then you might also want to look at the HP 440 MT (32GB) which also has a higher rating.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This computer has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to it.

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Five Headphone Out Ports

The XPS 8700 has more headphone out ports than most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700. Most of the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 only have between one and four headphone out ports, however this desktop computer has five headphone out ports.

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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 the most commonly found cabling technology on personal computers of this age and spec.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slots

The DELL XPS 8700 has more mini PCI Express slots than most of the comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700. Most of the desktop computers that have been on the market for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 only have one mini PCI Express slot, however this desktop computer has two mini PCI Express slots.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

With a maximum turbo frequency of 4 gigahertz, the XPS 8700 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies amongst PCs of this age. The average maximum turbo frequency of computers that have been available for more than a year is 3.6GHz.

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3 PCI Express Slots Version

This desktop computer supports a 3 PCI Express slots version, which is the most frequently supported PCI Express slots version on personal computers of this age and type.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 port personal computer.

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Two 5.25" Bays

Most personal computers of a similar age and type to the XPS 8700 have between one and three 5.25" bays, including the DELL XPS 8700 which has two 5.25" bays.

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Eight Processor Threads

The XPS 8700 is a eight processor thread desktop computer.

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Fairly Big Processor Cache

Comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 have processor caches of between 2MB and 10MB, and the average processor cache is 6.6MB. At 8 megabytes, the DELL XPS 8700 has a fairly big processor cache compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700.

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Supports Eighteen Compatible Memory Cards

The number of compatible memory card supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to it. This personal computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by desktop computers of a comparable age and type to the XPS 8700. The compatible memory cards "CF", "CF Type II", "MMC", "MMC Mobile", "MMC+", "MS Duo", "MS PRO", "MS PRO Duo", "MS XC-HG Duo", "MSXC", "Memory Stick (MS)", "MiniSD", "RS-MMC", "SDHC", "SDXC", "Smart Media xD" and "SmartMedia" are also supported by this computer.

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Quite Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

Comparable spec computers that are a similar age to the XPS 8700 have discrete graphics adapter memory of between 4.9MB and 8.2GB, and the average discrete graphics adapter memory is 3GB. The DELL XPS 8700 has one of the bigger discrete graphics adapter memory (4,096 megabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Three 3.5" Bays

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700 have between one and six 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 computer.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

This desktop computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, which is the most commonly found audio output channel on similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for more than a year.

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Supports One Case Placement

The number of placements supported by the XPS 8700 is more than most desktop computers of a similar spec and age to it. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by comparable spec desktop computers that came out more than a year ago.

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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 available for more than a year. This DELL desktop computer has a 4x DIMM memory slot, which is the most commonly found memory slot found on comparable spec personal computers that have been around for more than a year.

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DVD Super Multi Optical Drive Type

The optical drive type of this personal computer is DVD Super Multi DL, which is typical of many comparable spec computers that are a similar age to it.

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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 have been available for around the same time as it.

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9 Reasons Against

Quite Slow Max Memory Bandwidth Supported Processor

Medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 have max memory bandwidth supported processor of between 10GB/s and 68GB/s. With a max memory bandwidth supported processor of only 25.6 gigabytes per second, the DELL XPS 8700 has one of the slower max memory bandwidth supported processor amongst PCs of this age.

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Very Small Max Internal Memory Supported Processor

The average max internal memory supported processor of similar spec desktop computers that are a comparable age to the XPS 8700 is 65GB. The XPS 8700 has a fairly small max internal memory supported processor (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec desktop computers that were released one year ago.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this PC is HDD, which is the most commonly found storage medium on medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as 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.

If the storage speed of this desktop computer is too slow for you then you might also want to consider the HP EliteDesk 800 G2 Mini (SSD).

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The XPS 8700 has one of the smaller maximum on-board graphics adapter memories (only 1.024 gigabytes) amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age. Computers of this age and type have maximum on-board graphics adapter memories of between 1GB and 64GB, and the average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is 4.3GB.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

Medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 have solid-state drive capacities of between 8GB and 1TB, and the average solid-state drive capacity is 200GB. The XPS 8700 has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity (only 32 gigabytes) compared to most of the other PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 8700.

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Only One DisplayPort

The XPS 8700 is a one DisplayPort personal computer.

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Quite Slow Memory Clock Speed

The slowest memory clock speed of personal computers of a comparable age and type to the XPS 8700 is 1,000MHz and the fastest is 2,400MHz. The XPS 8700 has a quite slow memory clock speed (only 1,600 megahertz) compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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Very Low System Bus Data Transfer Rate

At only 5 Gigatransfers per second, the DELL XPS 8700 has a quite low system bus data transfer rate compared to most of the other personal computers of this age and type. The average system bus data transfer rate of personal computers of this type and age is 6GT/s.

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Heavy

The average weight of personal computers of a comparable age and spec to the XPS 8700 is 7.5kg, and the weights range from 38g to 100kg. When compared to other similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 that we have assessed, the XPS 8700's weight of 13.8 kilograms is one of the heaviest.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when this personal computer was released.

Specification

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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)
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Intel Dual Display Capable Technology
Intel Enhanced Halt State
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Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID)
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Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Intel Demand Based Switching
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Intel® Iris Pro Graphics
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Display Diagonal
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Manual
Cables Included
Mouse Included
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Full HD
Keyboard Supplied
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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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