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Dell Studio XPS 8300

Dell Studio XPS 8300
alaScore 85

15 reviews

Mar, 2015

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 15 reviews of Dell Studio XPS 8300. The average rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the price.


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Studio XPS 8300 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 15 reviews)

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Dell XPS 8300 (x8300-4004NBK)


The system comes with a few pieces of pre-loaded software: The McAfee Internet Security software, which has a very short 30-day subscription, and Microsoft Office 2010 Starter are commonly found on systems. Office is fully functional for basic document...

Speedy quad-core processor. DirectX 11-ready graphics card. eSATA port. HDMI port

Out of place Dell Stage launcher. Criminally short 30-day subscription to McAfee Internet Security. No USB 3.0. Negligible 3D performance

The Dell XPS 8300 (X8300-4004NBK) gives you an expandable, and powerful quad-core tower with enough space to store your digital life, but there are other choices with a bit more future proofing for less money.

Expert review by: (

Best mainstream desktop computer


The Dell Studio XPS 8300 is a well-regarded mainstream desktop, with enough power for everyday tasks and a bit more. Though no one will mistake it for a dedicated gaming rig, gaming performance is not bad for the price. Although base...

Excellent value, discrete graphics, good gaming performance

Not much room for upgrades, doesn't play cutting-edge games well

Oct, 2011


Expert review by: (

Dell XPS 8300


For a home computer, the Dell XPS 8300 is a great way to go. This computer comes with a good processor which has a speed of 2.9 GHz. The RAM is sufficient for any home need at 6GB as well as the hard drive capacity of 1000GB. We would have liked to see...

This computer has a CPU processing speed of 2.9 GHz, which is great for a home computer

We would have liked to see more in the way of entertainment, like a Blu-ray drive or wireless already enabled

Despite the fact that it lacks a few entertainment options, the speed, memory, storage and support options make this computer well worth it.


Expert review by: Elias Plastiras (

Dell XPS 8300 Sandy Bridge desktop PC


Dell's XPS 8300 desktop PC is available with a Second Generation Intel Core i7 CPU and it can be used for practically any task, except hardcore gaming...

Fast performance ; 2TB hard drive

USB 3.0 is optional ; Wi-Fi isn't included as standard

The Dell XPS 8300 offers plenty of performance for users who want to perform multimedia tasks. It's also perfect for heavy multitasking, can be used for a little gaming, and it has a 2TB hard drive. We just wish it came with USB 3.0 and Wi-Fi as standard.

Mar, 2011

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Dell Studio XPS 8300 review


Not everyone wants their PC to look like a looming black obelisk. Although Dell's Studio XPS 8300 won't be to everyone's taste, it's compact, unassuming and reasonably quiet. It's only when we opened it up that we realised how much has been sacrificed...

This Sandy Bridge system has refreshingly different styling and some interesting features, but it's out-performed by almost every other comparable system on the market.

Apr, 2011

Consumer review by: grb9f6 (

Great value for the price


Hard to beat the price vs performance of this machine, when i need my next computer i will def look at dell first.

Got an I7 processor, 6 gigs ram, mid level video card and 1TB hd all for $750. Had the computer for a year and its been a great zippy family computer

Dell customer support is not very good. However I knew this when i got the computer. I got the lowest warranty and just assumed that i would be on my own if something broke

Oct, 2011

Consumer review by: N/A (

Solid Computer


Shipped with computer, power cord, mouse, and keyboard. I installed a EVGA GTX 550 ti video card into it. The card was not a tight fit, but it did not have tons of room either. With the video card installed, this machine runs Diablo 3 on high settings,...

Solid computer, runs well

None as of yet

Jun, 2012

Consumer review by: marindavid (

A Reasonable Value with Power to Spare


Desktop computing speed and power has actually become less expensive over the years. For about half of what I paid for a lot less five years ago, this new DELL XPS8300 system rocks! This is a fast and reliable machine that is even better once...

A good computer as prebuilt, even better once customized

Not the cheapest, but sometimes you DO get what you pay for

Jan, 2012

Consumer review by: LV Architect (

Works for me!


A few glitches in getting printer set up but works well now. Have not added too much software yet like autocad. But I like it well enough just takes getting used to Windows 7 after being a XP fan.

Easy To Setup,Easy to Use,Efficient,Reliable

Flimsy Construction

Dec, 2011

Product Specifications


DVD Writer: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:Multi Card Reader
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI / Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):Intel ® HD Graphics 2000 / Radeon HD 5450
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:Intel / Intel® / Unknown
Chipset Type:H67 / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:CORE I3 / CORE I5 / CORE I7 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel / Intel ®
Processor Number:I3-2100 / i5-2300 / i7-2600