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Dell Studio XPS 8100

Dell Studio XPS 8100
alaScore 85

87 reviews

Nov, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 87 reviews of Dell Studio XPS 8100. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback. There are some mixed comments about the reliability. Many are less positive about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Studio XPS 8100 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Expert review by: Nate Ralph (pcworld.com)

Dell Studio XPS 8100 Value PC

 

The Dell Studio XPS 8100 is an affordable performance desktop aimed at people seeking an all-around capable system that doesn't necessarily need tinkering with. Priced at $1429 (as of February 1, 2010), it comes with a Core i5-750 processor, 8GB of...

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

Limited internal expansion options

The Studio XPS 8100 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.

Dec, 2009

Expert review by: J.R. Nelson (desktopreview.com)

Dell Studio XPS 8100 Review

 

Adding a touch of sophistication to the more affordable Inspiron lines, Dell's Studio segment offers an option to mainstream users who want a little more - without having to spend the cash on an Alienware.

Contemporary design ; Good build quality ; Tray, ports on top

Silver trim feels cheap ; Front: fingerprint magnet ; Loud under load

The Studio XPS 8100 is Dell's second entry into the Studio XPS 8000 series of desktops, and the fourth in their Studio XPS line overall. It sits in an interesting place compared to the rest of Dell's lineup: it isn't part of the value-oriented Inspiron...

Apr, 2010

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com_old)

Dell Studio XPS 8100

 

The Dell Studio XPS 8100 series of home computers offers an advanced set of features that is often reserved for higher end machines. They offer some of the most advanced processors available today and audio performance that is rarely seen except as a...

The computers come with one year of Dell’s basic service plan which includes 24/7 phone based tech support. It's expandable to two or three years. Optional Advanced and Premium service plans are also available

Expert review by: Campbell Simpson (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop PC

 

This Dell PC has the grunt to handle everyday computing with ease

Reasonable price tag, impressive performance for general usage, 64-bit Windows 7 as standard

Choosing more powerful components quickly drives up the price, no monitor included in base bundle

The Dell Studio XPS 8100 is a well-priced, mid-range desktop PC for home usage. It doesn't have the strongest specifications -- you'll have to pay significantly to add extra performance through Dell's customisation options -- but it will handle almost...

Jun, 2010

Expert review by: PC Advisor (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell Studio XPS 8100 review

 

The Dell Studio XPS 8100 is a mid-range, all-purpose PC aimed at home users. It has a Core i5-650 processor, 4GB of DDR3 RAM, 1TB of hard drive space and an NVIDIA GTS 240 graphics card as standard. Dell's site allows you to customise the system's...

May, 2010

Expert review by: John Gillooly (pcauthority.com.au)

Dell's Studio XPS 8100: we review the big brand's mid range desktop

 

A somewhat middling performer, suited to power users but lacking the oomph to make it something special

May, 2010

Consumer review by: ejscottb (viewpoints.com)

Dell Studio XPS 8100 Desktop - Dell Junk ”

 

After owning the Dell Studio XPS 8100 Desktop for about 5 months, the system starting indiscriminately but regularly stalling and freezing - to the point where it was not usable at all. Then I found a TON of complaints online about the XPS having this...

Mar, 2011

Consumer review by: tdybear225 (viewpoints.com)

Dell Desktop Computer's are my friend ”

 

I have owned many different brands, and kind of took my cue with the Dell from my parents. They are now on their second Dell, and no problems. I too am now on my second Dell. The first I will admit was kind of rocky in the beginning but worked out all...

Feb, 2011

Consumer review by: teacherme (viewpoints.com)

Great Dell Desktop! ”

 

I have had this computer for nearly a year now and never have any problems.  It is one of the best on the market.

Jan, 2011

Consumer review by: scottys94 (viewpoints.com)

One of the fastest computers that I have ever used ”

 

The Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop computer is the fastest computer that I have ever used. I installed a lot of applications on this computer, and the computer did not slow down at all. I love that the RAM can be upgraded up to 16 GB. You can choose from...

Dec, 2010

Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot:Kensington
Chassis type:Desktop / Micro Tower / Tower
Color of product:Black, White
Number of 3.5" bays:3
Number of 5.25" bays:2

Energy Management

Power availability:350
Power supply:350

Expansion Slots

PCI Express x1 slots:2
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 1800
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon HD 5450 / AMD Radeon HD 5670 / NVIDIA GeForce G310 / NVIDIA GeForce GTS 240 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5 / 1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter:N / No / Yes
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:733
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics

Memory

Internal memory:3 / 4 / 6
Internal memory type:DDR3-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:16 / 8
Memory clock speed:1066 / 1333
Memory layout:1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 1
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 1 + 1 x 2 / 2 x 2 / 3 x 2 / 4 x 1
Memory slots:4x DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth: No
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN connection: Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wake-on-LAN ready: Yes
Wi-Fi: No

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:DVD-RW

Other Features

BIOS password: Yes
Built-in camera: No
CD read speed:16
Compatible operating systems:Windows XP/Vista/7
Compliance industry standards:IEEE 802.3, IEEE 802.3u, IEEE 802.3ab
Display:LCD
Drive bays:2x 5.25" / 2x 5.25", 3x 3.5"
External drive bays:1x 3.5" / 1x 3.5", 2x 5.25"
Floppy drive installed: No
Graphics adapter family:AMD / NVIDIA
Hard disk drive, user password: Yes
HDD user password:Y
Internal drive bays:2x 3.5" / 3 x 3.5'', 2 x 5.25''
Mac compatibility: No
Networking features:Gigabit Ethernet
On-board graphics adapter:No / Yes
Platform:PC
TV tuner integrated: No

Packaging Content

Display Diagonal:21.5
Display included:No / Yes
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Handheld remote control: No
Keyboard supplied: Yes
Mouse included: Yes
Touch screen: No
Touchscreen:N

Performance

Audio system:HD Audio / THX TruStudio
Chipset:Intel H57 Express
Motherboard chipset:Intel H57 Express
Product type:PC

Ports & interfaces

DC-in jack: Yes
DVI port:No / Yes
eSATA ports quantity:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports quantity:1
Firewire (IEEE 1394) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1 / 2 / 7
Line-in: Yes
Line-out: Yes
Microphone in: Yes
PS/2 ports quantity:2
S/PDIF out port: Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:8
VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1

Power

Power availability:350
Power supply:350

Processor

Bus type:DMI
Conflict Free processor:N
CPU multiplier (bus/core ratio):20 / 21 / 22 / 24
ECC supported by processor:N
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:16
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):21
Memory channels supported by processor:2 / Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1066,1333
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3 1066/1333 / DDR3-SDRAM
Number of Processing Die Transistors:382 / 774
Number of processors installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8
PCI Express slots version:2.0
Processing die size:296 / 81
Processor:i5-650 / i5-750 / i7-860 / i7-870
Processor boost frequency:3.2 / 3.46 / 3.60
Processor cache:4 / 8
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache
Processor codename:Clarkdale / Lynnfield
Processor cores:2 / 4
Processor family:Intel Core i5 / Intel Core i5-xxx / Intel Core i7-xxx
Processor frequency:2.66 / 2.8 / 2.93 / 3.2
Processor front side bus:1333
Processor lithography:32 / 45
Processor model:i5-650 / i5-750 / i7-860 / i7-870
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-600 Desktop series / Intel Core i5-700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-800 Desktop series
Processor socket:Socket H (LGA 1156)
Processor threads:4 / 8
Stepping:B1 / C2
System bus data transfer rate:2.5
System bus rate:2.5
Tcase:72.6 / 72.7
Thermal Design Power (TDP):73 / 95

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology: Yes
Execute Disable Bit: Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:45
Idle States: Yes
Intel 64:Y
Intel AES New Instructions:No / Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology: No
Intel Clear Video HD Technology:No / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:N
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: No
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology:No / Yes
Intel Enhanced Halt State: Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access: No
Intel FDI Technology:No / Yes
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Insider: No
Intel InTru 3D Technology: No
Intel My WiFi Technology: No
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:No / Yes
Intel Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):N / Y
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT): Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: No
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):N / Y
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):N
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):N / Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):N
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Insider™: No
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:N
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):N
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology: No
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology: Yes
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):N
InTru™ 3D Technology: No
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36 / Yes
Processor ARK ID:41315 / 41316 / 42915 / 43546
Processor code:SLBJG
Processor package size:37.5
Supported instruction sets:SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies: No

Software

Operating system architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional

Storage

Card reader integrated: Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, miniSD, MMC, MMCmicro, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, miniSD, MMC, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), MicroDrive, miniSD, MMCmicro, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, SDIO, xD / CF, Memory Stick (MS), miniSD, MMC, MMCmicro, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD / Memory Stick (MS), MMC, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, SD, SDHC, xD
Hard disk rotational speed:7200
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA
Hard drive speed:7200
Host interface:SATA
Number of hard drives installed:1
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1024 / 1500 / 320

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:17.7 / 17.9
Height:16.1
Weight:22.5
Width:7.28 / 7.48