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Dell Dimension 8300

Dell Dimension 8300
alaScore 85

30 reviews

Apr, 2014

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Dimension 8300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Dell XPS 8300


Excellent price to performance ratio ; Ample connectivity options ; Eye-catching Design

Not much room for internal upgrades

Dell's inexpensive XPS 8300 is a true force to be reckoned with for its speeds, connections, and do-no-wrong attitude.

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Dell Dimension 8300


Dell's latest Dimension offers a comprehensive set of components for a reasonable price.

This Dimension 8300's full set of components will appeal to power users seeking a do-it-all machine.

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Dell Dell Dimension 8300


artwork: Rick Rizner, John Goddard

Business-oriented system includes a copy of Office XP. Dell's 17-inch LCD displays clean text, while the speakers pump out great-sounding audio.


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Dell Dimension 8300


When you're a direct-supply giant, you win a lot of points with customers for offering enticing deals. Saving a few bucks can come at a cost, though, as we found with the newest Dell Dimension 8300 ($2,999 direct).

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Dell XPS 8300


The last time we looked at a Dell XPS 8000-series desktop, in 2009, we were impressed with its fast performance, attractive chassis, and two-year onsite warranty. But we were also disappointed by its limited upgrade potential and comparatively high...

High productivity, gaming performance ; Attractive design ; USB 3.0 ; Two-year onsite warranty

Comparatively pricey ; Limited upgradability

A true speed demon, the Sandy Bridge-based XPS 8300 sets a new standard for mainstream desktop PCs—at least for now.

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Dell XPS 8300


I got totally ripped of by DELL. They never informed me this was a "reconditioned" unit. I have the complete chat session log and not once did the guy say anything about it being used! When I got it "blue screen of death" twice within first few...

It might make a decent boat anchor

DELL is the company making it

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Amazon review summary for Dell Dimension 8300


alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 user reviews of Dell Dimension 8300 from The average user rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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93% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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This was the way to go, back then ”


Before purchasing my 8300 Dell Dimension Desktop PC, I looked at the most expensive model, with all the goodies, and selected only the components needed at the time.  This left me the option to upgrade later on with more RAM, Memory, Better video card,...

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Dell XPS 8300 review


The Dell XPS 8300 is an Intel Sandy Bridge PC that packs a brand-new 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-2600 CPU within its all-white casing.

It was surprising enough to see the Dell XPS 8300 just come out of nowhere and slap around competing desktop PCs with its killer mix of price and performance. But as we dug deeper into the system, Dell's system just refused to disappoint. To call this...

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Dell Dimension 8300


Have had no problems and i thank of all the other pc makers, for the price it was a good buy for me.


Product Specifications

If you need a powerful desktop system as the center of your home network and entertainment center, then the Dimension 8300 desktop is for you. It's the ideal choice for home and small business users who demand high-end Intel Pentium 4 processors and the most from their computer investment. Dual channel, Double Data Rate (DDR) memory adds to the awesome processing power to provide outstanding graphics and system performance that can handle almost any task, including running the latest digital audio and video packages.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Mini tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Mini tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/512KB
Per Processor Size:1MB/512KB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:18.1in
Diagonal Size (metric):46cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: No


Country Kits:United States
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Dimension


Chipset Type:Intel 875P
Data Bus Speed:800MHz


Color:Midnight gray


Type: None


Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 12x (DVD)
Rewrite Speed:10x (CD) / 2.4x (DVD)/16x (CD) / 4x (DVD)
Write Speed:16x (CD) / 4x (DVD)/32x (CD) / 8x (DVD)

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:48x
Rewrite Speed:32x
Write Speed:48x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition/Microsoft Windows XP Professional


Clock Speed:2.8GHz/3.2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Type:Pentium 4


Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)


Storage Floppy Drive

Type:3.5" 1.44 MB floppy / 3.5 1.44 MB floppy/None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:120GB/250GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon 9800 PRO/NVIDIA GeForce FX 5200
Interface Type:AGP 8x