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Dell Studio XPS 8100

Dell Studio XPS 8100
alaScore 85

417 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 417 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size and design. The reliability and value for money are also appreciated.

usability, value for money, reliability, design, 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.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Dell Studio XPS 8100


alaTest has collected and analyzed 6 user reviews of Dell Studio XPS 8100 from 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

value for money

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

This summary is based on the product: Dell Vostro 460 Mini Tower Sandy Bridge I5-2400

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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 desktop PC


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 ...

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...

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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...

As a mid-range, all-purpose desktop computer, the Dell Studio XPS 8100 provides more than acceptable performance figures. It's not especially expensive in its standard configuration, although if you want to add in more powerful components the price...

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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

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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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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...

Product Specifications


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


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


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


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


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