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Dell Studio XPS 8100

Dell Studio XPS 8100
alaScore 85

87 reviews

Sep, 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. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. There are some mixed views about the reliability, while there are some critical reviews about the price.

usability, 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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Expert review by: Nate Ralph (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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 (

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


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 1800
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):2
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics


Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: 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
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache, L2 / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Clarkdale / Lynnfield
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-600 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-800 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):73 / 95

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1 / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Physical Address Extension (PAE):36
Processor ARK ID:41315 / 41316 / 42915 / 43546
Processor package size:37.5