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Dell Dimension 8400

Dell Dimension 8400
alaScore 79

62 reviews

Aug, 2014

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Dell Dimension 8400

 

Artwork: Rick Rizner, John Goddard

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Dell Dimension 8400, Falcon Northwest Mach V

 

The Dell Dimension 8400 is designed for the user that can't get enough power, but who isn't a hardcore gamer concerned with a flashy case. It looks just like previous 8000-series Dimension towers, down to the downward angled USB ports in the front...

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Dell Dimension 8400 (320 GB)

 

The Dell Dimension 8400 is designed for the user that can't get enough power, but who isn't a hardcore gamer concerned with a flashy case. It looks just like previous 8000-series Dimension towers, down to the downward angled USB ports in the front panel.

Industry-leading technology including dual-layer DVD+RW drive. Complete multimedia software bundle, including Dell Media Experience utilitities, Pinnacle Studio 9, and DVD apps. ATI Radeon X800XT for high-end 3D gaming

You'll need to add a media card reader

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HardwareCentral - Dell Dimension 8400 Review.

 

Two internal 3.5-inch bays hold a pair of 160GB Maxtor DiamondMax Plus 9 Serial ATA hard disks -- 7,200-rpm units with 8MB buffers, configured to act as a single, 320GB drive C: via RAID 0. Above them are a 1.44MB floppy and two front-accessible...

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Dell Dimension 8400 review

 

The Dell Dimension 8400 offers exciting hardware and a glimpse of the future, but the performance implications won't be clear until new software is available

Intel's top-of-the-line Pentium 4 and the high-performance 925X Express chipset ; PCI Express graphics card ; Strong performer with an eye toward the future ; Crisp monitor ; Strong support options

Full benefits of the hardware won't be seen until more-demanding software apps are released ; Clunky case-opening mechanism ; No media-card reader

This performance increase is likely due to the graphics chip technology more than the new PCIe interface. There are no games on the market yet that can truly take advantage of PCIe's increased bandwidth, so while the 82 percent increase over the...

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Dell Dimension 8400 (Pentium 4 Processor 550 3.4GHz, 1GB RAM)

 

The Dell Dimension 8400 offers exciting new hardware, but unless you're a staunch early adopter, you won't see a compelling reason to make an immediate upgrade.

Intel's top-of-the-line Pentium 4 and the new high-performance 925X Express chipset ; PCI Express graphics card ; Strong performer with an eye toward the future ; Crisp monitor ; Strong support options

Full benefits of the pricey new hardware won't be seen until more-demanding software apps are released ; Clunky case-opening mechanism ; No media-card reader

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Dell Dimension 8400

 

The Dell Dimension 8400 offers exciting new hardware, but unless you're a staunch early adopter, you won't see a compelling reason to make an immediate upgrade.

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It's good.

 

It runs pretty good.

It gets noisy.

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Dell is not it used to be: do not buy it

 

everything you need for a highend machine

high price, loud noise, poor support

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The Dell Dimension 8400 desktop computer is amazing! ”

 

I received a great coupon from Tech Bargains for 40% off a Dell PC priced over $2,000. So I went to Dell's website and built a Dell Dimension 8400 with Microsoft Windows(R) XP Media Center 2005 Edition and my dream hardware: Pentium(R) 4 Processor...

Product Specifications

The Dimension 8400 delivers all the benefits of the Dimension 8300 but now with the latest technologies including PCI Express graphics, Dual channel DDR2 SDRAM and the Intel Pentium 4 Processors with Hyper-Threading Technology up to 560 (3.6GHz, 1MB L2 cache, 800MHz FSB). These enhancements provide high end users the ability to run advanced productivity, intense graphics and enhanced multimedia applications.

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
Per Processor Size:1MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.6in
Height:16.7in
Width:7.1in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:8400
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Dimension

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 925X Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Midnight gray

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Read Speed:48x
Type:CD-RW
Write Speed:48x

OS Provided

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

Processor

Clock Speed:3.6GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Processor Number:560
Type:Pentium 4

RAM

Installed Size:512MB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:80GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:128MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon X300 SE
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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