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DELL XPS 8700
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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 Apr 2015
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Dell XPS 8700 Desktop Video Review (HD)
(Updated) DELL New XPS 8700 Review and Unboxing - HD
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DELL PCs Have Good Reviews

On average DELL medium processor core personal computers have good ratings as do all PCs produced by DELL.

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 desktop computers of a comparable age and type to it.

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

Most PCs of a similar age and spec to the XPS 8700 have between one and eight USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports, including the DELL XPS 8700 which has six USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports.

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Fairly Big Discrete Graphics Adapter Memory

With a discrete graphics adapter memory of 4,096 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a quite big discrete graphics adapter memory compared to most of the other comparable spec desktop computers that were released more than two years ago. The average discrete graphics adapter memory of computers that were released more than two years ago is 2TB, and the discrete graphics adapter memory capacities range from 1GB to 6.2TB.

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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 frequently supported on-board graphics adapter DirectX version on comparable spec computers that have been around for a similar time to it.

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Very Big Hard Drive Capacity

The DELL XPS 8700 has a very big hard drive capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700. Across all the medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago the hard drive capacity range from 320GB to 3TB.

If you want a bigger hard drive capacity then you might want to consider the Asus M32AD (3TB).

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Quite Fast Processor Clock Speed

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

If this computer processor clock speed is too slow for you then you might want to look at the HP Z440 (3.7GHz).

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Quite Big Total Storage Capacity

The smallest total storage capacity of desktop computers that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 32GB and the biggest is 3TB. The XPS 8700 has a fairly big total storage capacity (2,000 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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Fairly Big Internal Memory

The smallest internal memory of medium processor core personal computers that have been around for more than two years is 2GB, the biggest is 64GB, and the average internal memory is 7.5GB. With an internal memory of 16 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has one of the biggest internal memory amongst medium processor core personal computers of this age.

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Two Mini PCI Express Slots

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

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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 computers of a similar type and age to it.

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity

The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of desktop computers that have been available for more than two years is 500GB and the biggest is 2TB. With a hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity of 2,000 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a very big hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity compared to most of the other comparable spec PCs that have been around for around the same time as the XPS 8700.

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Quite Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The average maximum turbo frequency of personal computers of this type and age is 3.6GHz. The XPS 8700 has a quite fast maximum turbo frequency (4 gigahertz) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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L3 Processor Cache Level

This PC has a L3 processor cache level, which is typical of many similar spec PCs that are a comparable 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 frequently supported PCI Express slots version on similar spec personal computers that are a comparable age to it.

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Very Big Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory

When compared to other PCs of a similar spec and age to the XPS 8700 that we have checked, the DELL XPS 8700's hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of 32 gigabytes is one of the biggest. The smallest hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory of similar spec personal computers that have been on the market for around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 8GB and the biggest is 32GB.

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Six USB 3.0 Ports

The DELL XPS 8700 is a six USB 3.0 port PC. Most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 have between one and eight USB 3.0 ports.

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Eight Processor Threads

Most of the other personal computers of a comparable age and type to the XPS 8700 only have between four and seven processor threads, however the XPS 8700 has eight processor threads.

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Three 3.5" Bays

Most medium processor core personal computers that have been available for more than two years have between one and eight 3.5" bays, including the DELL XPS 8700 which has three 3.5" bays.

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7.1 Audio Output Channel

The DELL XPS 8700 has a better audio output than most medium processor core personal computers that were launched more than two years ago. This computer has a 7.1 audio output channel, whereas most computers of a similar age and type to it have a 5.1 audio output channel.

This desktop computer's audio output (7.1) is in fact the best audio output across all desktop computers of a comparable type and age to the XPS 8700.

The worst audio output across comparable types of desktop 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 PCs of this type and age. This desktop computer supports a Vertical case placement, which is the most commonly supported case placement supported by medium processor core personal computers that have been around for a similar time to the XPS 8700.

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Has One Memory Slot

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

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GDDR Discrete Graphics Memory Type

This PC 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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Only HDD Storage Medium

The storage speed of this desktop computer is HDD, which is typical of many medium processor core personal computers that have been around 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.

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Only Supports Fourteen Compatible Memory Cards

The DELL XPS 8700 has a greater number of compatible memory card than most computers that have been around for around the same time as it. This desktop computer supports an SD compatible memory card, which is the most frequently supported compatible memory card supported by personal computers of a comparable age and type to the XPS 8700. 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 personal computer.

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Very Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

The smallest maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of medium processor core personal computers that were launched around the same time as the XPS 8700 is 1GB and the biggest is 2GB. The XPS 8700 has a quite small maximum on-board graphics adapter memory (only 1.024 gigabytes) compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Small Solid-State Drive Capacity

Across all the medium processor core personal computers that have been available for a comparable time to the XPS 8700 the solid-state drive capacities range from 8GB to 520GB. At only 32 gigabytes, the XPS 8700 has a fairly small solid-state drive capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core personal computers that have been on the market for a similar time to the XPS 8700.

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Heavy

PCs that have been available for a similar time to the XPS 8700 have weights of between 250g and 24kg, and the average weight is 8.2kg. The XPS 8700 is fairly heavy (13.8 kilograms) compared to most of the other computers of this type and age.

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1 Other reason to consider the DELL XPS 8700

Released Over Two Years Ago

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

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
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
Solid-State Drive Capacity
Number of SSDs Installed
Hard Drive Size
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Memory
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Capacity
Hybrid Hard Drive (H-HDD) Cache Type
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 VGA (D-Sub) Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DVI-D Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DVI Ports Quantity
Graphics Adapter DisplayPorts Quantity
Graphics Adapter HDMI Ports Quantity
NVIDIA G-SYNC
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
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 (Gen 3.x) Slots
PCI Express X4 Slots
PCI Express X1 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® 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
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) 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
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

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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers x87003130blk
Barcodes 00884116145257, 05397063720231, 05397063720262, 05397063733057
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