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Dell Studio XPS 8500

Dell Studio XPS 8500
alaScore 91

925 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 925 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the size and reliability. 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 8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 91/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 925 reviews)

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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


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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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"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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Bad Quality


I chose Dell for an office computer for the warranty , now i know how mistaken i was. Stay away from Dell

Great CPU with a fair amount of ram. It is fast when it works

Horrible quality , after a two month it would not start up . Dell service replaced the wrong parts ( a motherboard and a power supply). They needed to replace the video card. Now customer service would not honor warranty because apparently my service...

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Best COmputer Ever


Great PC for people wit ha low budget!

Fast, Great Video Card tons of other stuff


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Would have liked an e-sata port for my external hard drives. Bought an e-sata to USB 3.0 adapter to get around that. 12 Gigs of RAM, 4 slots (4 + 2 + 4 + 2), motherboard supports up to 32GBs. Would of prefered the GT660TI with 2Gbs, but this card is...

Boots quickly, stays cool, no lag in the video! Opened the computer when I got it and not a thing was out of place. It's always a good idea to make sure the RAM is seated tightly before booting

None yet

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A modest gaming case


It's an all around good case, it has lasted one of my clients about 4 months now.

Great for the average gamer. The specs are good, other than you could have a DIY and save $100

Poor cooling, Trying to run D3, WoW, or Guildwars will cause your windows theme to switch between your standard mode, and basic

Product Specifications


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


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


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


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


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