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Dell Studio XPS 435

Dell Studio XPS 435
alaScore 84

42 reviews

Sep, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 42 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the reliability and design.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Studio XPS 435 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 42 reviews)

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Dell Studio XPS 9000

 

I don't often see Intel Core i7-based systems playing in the value-PC little leagues, let alone machines that manage to incorporate Intel's latest chip while remaining at a sub-$1000 price. And so enters the Dell Studio XPS 9000. At $999 (as of...

Excellent gaming performance ; Strong selection of connections

Not quite as upgradable as you'd hope ; Love-it-or-hate-it case coloration

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Dell Calls It a Desktop, We Call It an Immovable Object

 

Got hernia? Dell's 40 pound PC powerhouse has ample room for upgrade. But the unit's anemic power supply may doom expandability.

Editor's Choice!

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Dell Studio XPS 435

 

On top you'll find a recessed media tray in which to rest your MP3 player, digital camera, or external hard drive while it's connected to one of the top-mounted USB ports. I would have liked the tray to have a rubberized coating for slip resistance,...

High-powered CPU and graphics. Forward-thinking design. Top-mounted tray and USB ports. A 15-month subscription to McAfee Internet Security

Big and heavy. Could use another data drive. No hard switch for reset or power. Blu-ray is read-only ; Watch the Dell Studio XPS 435

The Dell Studio XPS 435 does a great job with multimedia tasks like encoding video and editing photos, and does very well with 3D games. All that power costs you less than $1,800 (under $2,000 with monitor).

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Review Of The Dell Studio XPS 435

 

To start with it's got a gadget case on the top of the chassis which isn't uncommon these days to store your cell phone o probably the iPod when u need to sync it with the desktop. The USB ports facilitate easy cord connections. The side panel also...

Astoundingly stylish, equipped with high end features for gamers, the cherry on the cake being the gigabit ethernet connectivity, home theatre with 7.1 surround speakers, eight USB ports, 15-in-1 card reader, stalwart chassis design

Exorbitant price as compared to its other competitors, bulky, power hog, no monitor pairing, blu ray and fan door are thwarting noisy

:With the stylish outlooks dell surely has come out of the boring black grey terrain, smoking specifications, and personally I feel that it’s unblemished even on the performance scale. It’s bulky and the power supply that it requires is sure to get...

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Dell Studio XPS 435

 

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Dell Studio XPS 435 review

 

At £999, the Dell Studio XPS 435 is the least-expensive Core i7-based PC we've seen. But here's the real question about the XPS 435: in squeezing as much blood from a stone as it could, did Dell make too many sacrifices in performance and functionality?

Simply put, the Dell Studio XPS 435 is a beast of a value PC. The price is right. More important, however, is that - save for a slight weakness in games - the performance is nearly perfect for what you'll be shelling out for this system. The solid host...

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Dell Studio XPS 435 review

 

With a charming case design and strong configuration at a relatively fair price, our Dell Studio XPS 435 review sample successfully overcame our bias against desktops that claim to be experts at everything. It falls short of greatness, but, if you need...

Dell's strongest chassis design in years ; Capable jack-of-all-trades configuration

Has a few missing features

Non-gamers should find the 435's upgrade path more than adequate. With three hard-drive bays and six RAM slots, the 435 gives you plenty of room to expand its storage and memory capacities. You also get a pair of 1x PCI Express slots, as well as a 4x...

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Dell Studio XPS 435

 

It's not cheap, with prices starting at £1.6k, but there's a lot to like about the Dell Studio XPS 435. This high-tech wonder crams in all you'll need for high-end gaming, with a range-topping Intel Core i7 processor, up to a staggering an unbelievable...

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Dell Studio XPS 435

 

It's not cheap, with prices starting at £1.6k, but there's a lot to like about the Dell Studio XPS 435. This high-tech wonder crams in all you'll need for high-end gaming, with a range-topping Intel Core i7 processor, up to a staggering an unbelievable...

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Dell Studio XPS 9000

 

DON NOT BUY THIS PRODUCT!!!!!! IN FACT, DON'T BUY A DELL UNTIL YOU KNOW FOR CERTAIN, THEY HAVE DRASTICALLY IMPROVED THEIR PRODUCTS AND THEIR CUSTOMER SERVICE.

It looks pretty. When it worked, it was pretty sweet but that really wasn't long. First of all, I should have returned the whole thing from the beginning. Motherboard didn't work at all with first computer! Had to demand a new computer. They wanted to...

I have had my I.T. person work on this 4 or 5 times. I have had to rely on his help so that I can keep working. So, having said that,relying on him to deal with some of this, it seems like the motherboards they are putting in these computers are...

Product Specifications

Supersonic power. Turbo boost capabilities. Commanding design. The Dell Studio XPSTM 435 is Dell's flagship multimedia desktop. Break through performance. Bold design. Immense expandability. The level of performance alone will blow you away as you engage in some of the most demanding entertainment and digital content. Your needs are also surpassed with a design that provides the highest level of expandability Dell Studio desktops have to offer. All of this is showcased in a bold, angled design trimmed that command your attention. Intel Core i7 processors power through intense multitasking - up to 14% faster11 - by handling multiple applications simultaneously without ever breaking a sweat. Matched with the Studio XPS 435 desktop, the power and performance you've come to expect from XPS premium systems has now been surpassed. Go further without leaving your chair. Intel Dynamic Speed technology delivers an 8-threaded performance capability on 4 cores, so you can multitask with greater efficiency than previous processors. When you decide to grow, the Studio XPS 435 desktop grows with you. The Studio XPS 435 provides the highest level of expandability that Dell Studio desktops have to offer. A 475W power supply supports performance-class graphics and high-end processors with power to spare. If that isn't enough, additional bays and slots allow for future expansion. The Studio XPS 435 desktop was designed with you in mind. Its angled stature provides easy access from above while its recessed media tray offers 3 convenient USB ports for your portable devices. With its back handle and front scoop, lifting and maneuvering the Studio XPS 435 can be done with ease. Toolless entry helps make upgrades virtually effortless. And it doesn't stop there.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:8MB
Per Processor Size:8MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:20.8in
Height:19.4in
Weight:44.1lbs
Width:7.8in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:XPS 435
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Studio

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel X58 Express
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type:BD-ROM

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:920 / I7-920
Type:Core i7

RAM

Installed Size:6GB
Max Supported Size:24GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1TB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 4870
Interface Type:PCI Express 2.0 x16
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