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Dell Dimension 8300

Dell Dimension 8300
alaScore 85

47 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 47 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the design. The value for money is also mentioned favorably, whereas there are some less positive comments about the reliability and usability.

price, design

usability, reliability

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 47 reviews)

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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

value for money, design

usability, reliability

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

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS 8300 Desktop - Intel Core i7-2600 3.4GHz, 8GB Memory, 1TB Hard Drive, AMD Radeon HD 6450 1GB DDR5, DVD Burner, Windows 7 Home PremiumDell STUDIO XPS 8300 X8300-196NBK Desktop (Piano Black)Dell XPS 8300 Desktop - Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64Bit,Intel® CoreTM i5-2300 (2.8GHz), 4 gb ddr3, 2 TB HD, ATI Radeon HD 5450 1GB , 16X CD/DVD

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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 3,2E


'Parmi les premi\xe8res machines du march\xe9 \xe0 int\xe9grer, Prescott, la nouvelle puce d\x92Intel, le Dimension n\x92est pas le PC le plus rapide, en d\xe9pit de ses bonnes performances. Il dispose de la puissance de traitement pour la prochaine...


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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


"Avec le nouveau chipset 875P d'Intel, le processeur Pentium 4 de 3 GHz, la Radeon 9800 Pro, d'ATI, et un \xe9cran 18 pouces, le Dell Dimension 8300 est un PC destin\xe9 au jeu, \xe0 l'\xe9dition de vid\xe9o et \xe0 n'importe quelle t\xe2che bureautique."

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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 review


The chip is but a stone's throw away from being Intel's top-of-the-line part, as its bigger brother - the i7-2600K - adds an unlocked CPU multiplier to the equation (overclockers, rejoice). For all intents and purposes, the Dell XPS 8300's processor...

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 3.0GHz - Ultimate Christmas Bundle


Christmas has come early with this amazing bundle from Dell. This Dimension 8300 provides performance, features and value in spades.

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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