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Dell Studio XPS 8000

Dell Studio XPS 8000
alaScore 85

197 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 197 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and design. The value for money and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, value for money, design, size

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Studio XPS 8000 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 197 reviews)

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Dell Studio XPS 8000 Value PC Desktop Review


Good general and gaming performance ; Bundled 120Hz 22-inch LCD and 3D goggles

Limited internal expansion options

The XPS 8000 is a solid all-around performer with good connectivity and a bundled 120Hz Samsung LCD and nVidia 3D glasses. Just don't count on making upgrades.

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Dell Studio XPS 8000 (SX8000-1479UWH)


Dell has also removed all the usual bloatware you find on PCs these days, which frees up hard space and can improve performance. The only nit I can pick is the system only comes with a 30-day subscription for the included Norton Internet Security...

Speedy quad core performance. Large hard drive. No Bloatware. Small items tray with USB ports. eSATA port. HDMI port

Short Internet Security subscription. Graphics card is video rather than gaming oriented. Retail gets the "older model

The Dell XPS 8000 (SX8000-1479UWH) is Dell's multimedia powerhouse desktop. It's a little light in the 3D performance, but it's got Core i5 power you need to get your video and photo projects done quickly. That said, there are other choices.

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Dell Studio XPS 8000


Dell combined great performance, an attractive design, and noteworthy extras to create the Studio XPS 8000. We only wish it were slightly less expensive and had better upgradability.

Very good productivity, gaming performance; attractive design; two-year onsite warranty

Limited upgradability; somewhat pricey

If these extras don’t float your boat, then you can probably find better deals elsewhere. And if you expect to perform any significant component upgrades down the line, then the Studio XPS 8000’s upgrade limitations might steer you in another...


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Dell Studio XPS 8000 Review


Dell was one of the first mainstream computer manufacturers to break out of the mold and strike new territory in terms of interesting designs and attractive cases.

Great design ; Integrated charging tray ; Blu-ray drive

No wireless ; Plastic top

Dell has come an awful long way from their boring grey boxes of yore. These days, they have some of the most innovative and attractive desktop cases that mix powerful features with modern design. The Studio XPS 8000 is just the latest in a recent line...

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"Great for performance use, less-so for high-end gaming"


Everything runs faster, and as software is en... 

The i7 CPU is great. Sleek, clean design

The power supply is small for a gaming platform, limiting expandability

Consumer review by:

"looks good runs terrible"


Mine is a hunk of Junk. It keeps crashing and... 

nice sleek modern look

shuts down freezes often

Consumer review by:

"This system really does Rock!"


I don't know why other's would slam this syst... 

The computer looks good and runs quietly. It plays DVD/Bluray perfectly on my 46" 1080p TV and all my iTunes Music library. The system is very fast for web surfing and playing games like Sims or Dungeons & Dragons Online as well as World of Warcraft

No cons at this point

Consumer review by:

"Works perfectly"


Set up was fast and easy. Not one problem in... 

A great looking compuer that is fast and quiet. Responds instantly. The connections on top are very handly

Smaller power supply limits upgradability. Nothing other than that

Consumer review by:

"owed it one week got the blue screen"


I thought i was getting a good pc it is the d... 

I thought there were

I thought this would be a fast and good pc no, got the dreaded blue screen on the second day, right from the beginning i was slow and unresponsive

Consumer review by:

Dell Studio XPS 8000


Set up was fast and easy. Not one problem in 3 months.

A great looking compuer that is fast and quiet. Responds instantly. The connections on top are very handly

Smaller power supply limits upgradability. Nothing other than that

Product Specifications

Transform your screen into the ultimate entertainment empire with the Studio XPSTM 8000. This sleek and sophisticated desktop boasts Intel Core i7 processors, 3D capabilities and stunning graphics options with plenty of room for expandability. Its confident design will leave you speechless, while its powerful features will keep you coming back for more. The Studio XPS 8000's sleek and streamlined design isn't just for show - every curve and contour was built for convenience and durability. Its angled stature provides easy access from above, while its recessed media tray offers convenient USB ports for your portable devices. The media card reader and power button are also located on the top for easy-reach access. And it doesn't stop there.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:8MB
Per Processor Size:8MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Model:XPS 8000
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Studio


Chipset Type:Intel P55 Express




Type: None


Data Link Protocol:IEEE 802.11n (draft) / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / Gigabit Ethernet / Fast Ethernet
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.8GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:I7-860
Type:Core i7


Installed Size:8GB
Max Supported Size:16GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 1 / RAID 0

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


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

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240
Interface Type:PCI Express 2.0 x16