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Dell Studio XPS 8100

Dell Studio XPS 8100
alaScore 85

410 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 410 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the size and reliability are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated.

value for money, usability, design, reliability, size

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.

Review analysis

(Based on 410 reviews)

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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.

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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...

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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

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Dell Studio XPS 8100 Value PC

 

RAID0 isn't ready for prime time

Good performance

The system uses disk striping using Intel Rapid Storage Technology which unites two physical disks into one virtual disk. A lot of disk repair and recovery utilities (including the ones that DEll puts on this computer) don't support this and so make it...

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Dell Studio XPS 8100 Value PC

 

I will never buy another Dell after they did not meet theor SLA for next business day service/support that I purchased, this has left a very, very, bad taste in my mouth with Dell, never again. Will buy an equivalent HP.

In between random reboots, runs well

This machine reboots on its own, put up with it for a while, then decided to call support and have the board/RAM/Power Supply looked at. When I purchased the XPS I paid an additional cost for next business day support, they did not make it. They...

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Dell Studio XPS 8100 Value PC

 

I would recommend this for any type of use work or at home with Office 2007 or any other application. I did upgrade to the Core i7 and the terabyte hard drive. It also comes withe built in WiFi so there is no need for wires but it does include an RJ45...

I use this machine at work using Office 2007 to run Excel spreadsheets the previous machine would run the same process for 10 to 12 min this machine will crunch the same spreadsheet in 2-4 min. I like this machine for work and have had no issues

For what I use this machine for I have found no issue with performance or network capabilities. The monitor is not adjustable for ergonomic use I had to use a monitor stand to get to the right height

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Amazon review summary for Dell Studio XPS 8100

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Dell Studio XPS 8100 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.3/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

value for money

83% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

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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...

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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...

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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.

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No

Connectivity

Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:8 in 1 Card Reader / Multi Card Reader
Firewire: Yes
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN: No

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
Product Type:Tower
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM
Type:Tower

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 310 / GeForce GTS 240 / Radeon HD 5450 / Radeon HD 5670 / Radeon HD 5770
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU

Processor

Chipset Brand:IBM / Intel / Unknown
Chipset Type:H57 / P55 / Unknown
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-650 / I5-670 / I7-860 / I7-870
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