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Dell Dimension 8400

Dell Dimension 8400
alaScore 81

63 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 63 reviews from magazines and websites.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Dimension 8400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 81/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 63 reviews)

Expert Reviews  

User Reviews  

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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...

Editor's Choice!

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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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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...

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Quick for its time - buy the warranty! ”

 

I purchased a Dimension 8250 in 2003 and actually received an 8400 as a replacement (8250 had the blue screen of death, go figure) in around 2006. I no longer use it, as I'm on a brand new XPS 8300, but I'll review the 8400, for when I had it. For it's...

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Nice and Simple ”

 

This is a useful computer to have. Not only is it use full it is also simple. It has good speed since i first boutght it. So far its been 3 months and i think i made a good deal buying this computer. I was worried i had chosen a bad computer but no....

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good enough ”

 

I have had this computer since April, 2005. Have only had one problem with it, hardware-wise, and that was taken care of during the extended-warranty period, though the component failed just after the basic year warranty had run out, so I would have...

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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