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Dell Studio XPS 8500

Dell Studio XPS 8500
alaScore 91

926 reviews

Jul, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 926 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design. The usability and value for money also get good feedback.

value for money, usability, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Studio XPS 8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell Studio XPS 8500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 34 user reviews of Dell Studio XPS 8500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com.

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88% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS 8500 X8500-4741BK Desktop (Black)Dell XPS 8500 X8500-526BK Desktop (Black)Dell XPS 8500 X8500-2635BK Desktop (Black)

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Dell XPS 8500

 

The Dell XPS 8500 brings the company's top consumer desktop into the "Ivy Bridge" generation with fast graphics and SSD storage.

Solid performance. Monstrous 3TB hard drive plus 256GB SSD. Quiet

Limited expansion room

GOOD FOR GAMING!

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Dell XPS 8500

 

Dell markets the XPS 8500 desktop to creative types who also have a gaming habit. With a choice of Intel third-generation "Ivy Bridge" Core i5 and i7 processors, up to 16GB of memory, and a high-end AMD or Nvidia graphics card, the successor to last...

Solid performer across the board ; Attractive, functional case ; Hard drive/SSD combo aids performance

Standard warranty cut to one year ; Limited expansion room

Call it a high-end mainstream desktop or a midrange gaming PC, the XPS 8500 delivers potent parts for the price: an "Ivy Bridge" Core i7 processor, high-end Radeon graphics, and a useful hard drive/SSD combo in our test model. Creative professionals...

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Dell XPS 8500

 

Between Dell's Inspiron value desktops and Alienware gaming rigs, the XPS 8500 targets digital content creators, game players, and power users who'd never buy a Digital Storm or Velocity Micro, but who crave more performance than generic retail PCs...

Solid performance. Monstrous 3TB hard drive plus 256GB SSD. Quiet ; Cons: Limited expansion room. Editor Rating: 4.00 ; By Eric Grevstad

Limited expansion room. Editor Rating: 4.00 ; By Eric Grevstad

The Dell XPS 8500 brings the company's top consumer desktop into the "Ivy Bridge" generation with fast graphics and SSD storage. Pros: Solid performance. Monstrous 3TB hard drive plus 256GB SSD. Quiet. Cons: Limited expansion room. Editor Rating: 4.00...

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Dell XPS 8500

 

For a home computer, the Dell XPS 8500 is a great way to go. This computer comes with a good processor, which has a speed of 3.4 GHz. The RAM is sufficient for any home need at 8GB as well as the hard drive capacity of 2000GB. We would have liked to...

This computer has a CPU processing speed of 3.4 GHz, which is great for a home computer

The graphics card could be better, but will handle day-to-day activities with ease

The speed, memory, storage and support options make this home computer well worth purchasing

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Dell XPS 8500 desktop PC

 

A solid, all-round home PC that's good enough for a bit of gaming

Good CPU and graphics performance ; 2TB hard drive ; Plenty of RAM ; Good range of connections

Basic Wi-Fi ; No monitor for the price ; Not a great case if you like to tinker

Dell's XPS 8500 is a small desktop PC with a neat style, a good range of connectivity and fast performance. Give it a go if you want a pre-built machine from a brand name vendor that can be used for productivity, multimedia and gaming.

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XPS 8500 desktop PC

 

Dell's XPS 8500 is a small desktop PC with a neat style, a good range of connectivity and fast performance. Give it a go if you want a pre-built machine from a brand name vendor that can be used for productivity, multimedia and gaming.

Good CPU and graphics performance 2TB hard drive Plenty of RAM Good range of connections

Basic Wi-Fi No monitor for the price Not a great case if you like to tinker

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Dell XPS 8500 review

 

Although it has a sleek design, the Dell XPS 8500's cover doesn't hint at anything special about this machine. However, this desktop PC must have some way to justify its price tag. When we looked a little closer and pushed it to its limit, that...

Overall, the Dell XPS 8500 is a great desktop machine for a family that has both serious and casual computing needs. It is multifunctional enough for the gamer, the artist and the movie buff. It will fit just about anywhere and looks so inconspicuous...

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"wow what a pc"

 

will get another and bridge them for more power I can order and receive this pc in 4 days...

w/8 3770 I-7 processing and 4tbytessdd wow.I received allof this froma pc reseller with a few upgrades.cost mee 796.00 usd (he owed me a favor)I installed 2 tesla card/drives 1000 usd extra idles at 4.88 ghtz afraid to overclock this beast .

none at all machine is ultra quiet and boots in 7 seconds.

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"This makes the Alienware X51 cry in the corner."

 

An all-around excellent machine that is great for gaming, work, and anything you can possibly think of. The CNET review reviews the SSD one which is much more expensive. I feel that anyone in their right mind would give this computer with the 2 TB hard...

Bang for your buck, only $1100. The 2 TB hard drive is plenty big enough for all my stuff. The AMD Radeon 7570 is powerful enough for almost all gaming situations. The 16 GB of RAM is more than enough to do all you need to do. Extremely expandable.

Nothing I can think of.

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No warranty!!!!!!!!

 

Meh

Dell will not warranty these refurbished units. Even if you go on the Dell site and register the unit, they Will NOT warranty the units as it is listed with the orignal owner. I have a unit that came without a win disk and they will not send me one as...

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

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

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT640 / RADEON HD7570 / RADEON HD7870
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:H77 / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-3450 / I5-3550 / I7-3770
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