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Dell XPS 400

Dell XPS 400
alaScore 78

12 reviews

Dec, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 12 reviews of Dell XPS 400. The average rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews.

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell XPS 400 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 78/100 = Good quality.

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Expert review by: Kirk Steers (pcworld.com)

Dell XPS 400

 

Artwork: Rick Rizner, Chris Manners

Strong performance ; Dual-channel TV tuner

No room for more hard drives

Multimedia enthusiasts who create and display content will like this system's performance and audio capabilities.

Mar, 2006

Editor's Choice!

Expert review by: (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 400

 

Dell's XPS 400 ($2,799 direct, $2,399 without monitor, E-Value code: 6V411-X400PC) occupies the middle range of the new XPS line of luxury PCs. Previously, Dell used the XPS name to denote its high-end gaming PCs; however, the company recently expanded...

Direct XPS customer support and add-ons. Dual-core performance. Nice widescreen display. Quiet. Wireless keyboard and mouse

Could use a bigger hard drive

Dell's new luxury multimedia desktop suits demanding users who expect more from a system and want the best available.

Consumer review by: tjkeller2003 (viewpoints.com)

I would recommend this Dell XPS to anyone looking to upgrade

 

I bought this computer almost a year ago and it is still running as well if not better than when I bought it. I have upgraded it with a few things: Windows 7, new antivirus, Office 2007. I did this to better work for what I wanted it to do. But...

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: newgumboguy (viewpoints.com)

Works great but once a year I have to re-install the OS

 

Become frustrated with phone support when I reach India or the Philipines. They do not understand my English and I can not understand them! I have called and been on hold many times trying to get someone that I can communicate with effectivley.

Jan, 2010

Consumer review by: kittyluv (viewpoints.com)

Love my Dell

 

I absolutely LOVE my Dell XPS 400. This desktop computer has been a dream come true. Dell is great! They are very easy to work with, have great customer service, and will put together the computer of your dreams. You tell them what your needs are,...

Oct, 2009

Consumer review by: sallyscoobydooo (viewpoints.com)

I bought from Dell all the time, but I won't anymore.

 

I have always been an avid Dell user. I bought a Dell last year, and the motherboard crashed on it not even 2 weeks after I had it...Dell wouldn't even pay for the data recovery, and it happened not once but twice. My fiance bought one at the same...

Sep, 2009

Consumer review by: willvt30 (viewpoints.com)

great for gaming

 
Jun, 2009

Consumer review by: lpolzin23 (viewpoints.com)

The Dell XPS 400 is an oldie but a goodie

 

Got this computer a few years ago and it is going strong. Managed to get a discount on it, which made it an even better purchase. I like that you can customize the computer when you order from Dell, which means I got what I wanted without having to pay...

May, 2009

Consumer review by: lizskaggs (viewpoints.com)

worth the money

 

I have had several compact computers which bit the dust way too soon. The last one I bought lasted only 1 yr, so I checked out dell. The best idea I ever had. I got a great deal , great service, and a great computer. From now on I will stick with...

Feb, 2008

Consumer review by: Judy0309 (viewpoints.com)

Good for low end gaming

 

We have 2 Dells in the house. My Son has the XPS 400. We got that one to test Dells service, and gaming capabilities. Even though it is a low end gaming computer, it has worked pretty well. My son needs a higher end one now, but he can play Halo 2...

Dec, 2007
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Product Specifications

When you choose the XPS 400 your multimedia will be driven by the latest high-performance processor - the Intel Pentium D with dual-core technology. The Intel Pentium D is designed to increase your PC's ability to handle multiple applications. Do it all and do it fast with two execution cores running multiple programs simultaneously. Offering easy photo and video editing, access to online content providers, TV tuner integration, DVD playing and more, Media Center helps you turn your PC into a complete entertainment solution and comes standard on every XPS machine.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB
Per Processor Size:2MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:17.9in
Height:18.1in
Weight:28lbs
Width:7.4in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:19in
Diagonal Size (metric):48.3cm
Max Resolution:1280 x 1024
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: No

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:400
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell XPS

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Intel 945P Express
Data Bus Speed:800MHz

Modem

Max Transfer Rate:56Kbps
Type:Fax / modem

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Analog TV

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Read Speed:40x (CD) / 16x (DVD)
Type:DVD

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:48x (CD) / 16x (DVD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.8GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:820
Type:Pentium D

RAM

Installed Size:1GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:3 years warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 1

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Hard Drive

Hard Drive Features:DataSafe

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB
Platform Technology:Intel VIIV Technology
Type:Media center

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 6800
Interface Type:PCI Express x16