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Dell XPS 630

Dell XPS 630
alaScore 85

161 reviews

Oct, 2016

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 161 reviews of Dell XPS 630. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design, whereas reviews are divided on the size.

price, design, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell XPS 630 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS - 630 - 2 GB RAM - 3 GHz - 500 GB HDDDell XPS - 630 - 2 GB RAM - 3 GHz - 500 GB HDD

Oct, 2016

Expert review by: (

Dell XPS 630 Power Desktop PC


Customizable desktop system provides affordable performance in a stylish package.

Competitively priced

A few chip-set limitations

In general application performance, this XPS 630 (equipped with a 3.16-GHz Core 2 Duo E8500 CPU and 4GB of DDR2-800 Corsair Dominator memory) delivered a WorldBench score of 114, whereas the gaming XPS 630 (equipped with a QX6850 CPU) achieved a score...

Aug, 2008

Expert review by: Danny Allen (

Dell XPS 630


Dell's XPS 630 is a stylish and competitively priced mainstream gaming PC that can be souped up with extras such as an Ageia PhysX accelerator, a Blu-ray Disc drive, and up to 4GB of DDR2-800 Corsair Dominator memory. And though Dell recently...

Good performance ; Dual graphics cards

A few chipset limitations

Customizable system provides affordable gaming performance in a stylish package.

May, 2008

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Dell XPS 630 Gaming Desktop PC


Customizable desktop system provides affordable gaming performance in a stylish package.

Good performance ; Dual graphics cards

A few chipset limitations

SLI configurations tend to provide their greatest benefit when powering games at higher resolutions--say, 1600 by 1200 and above. If high-resolution gaming is your thing, you might want to upgrade from the bundled 22-inch wide-screen LCD (supporting...

May, 2008

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Dell XPS 700 reviewed and ripped apart


It's not often that you read a review of a computer with a line like "You could kill someone with this thing," but the folks at got to write that...

Sep, 2006

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Dell XPS 630


The Dell XPS 630 ($1,269 direct) represents Dell's entry into the sub-$1,500 gaming PC space. Not everyone needs a $5,000+ gaming box, especially if you just want to play the games and don't care much about frame rates. You won't be raving about the...

Gaming performance for a mainstream price. Quiet operation. SLI and CrossFire options. 750W power supply. Easy to open and upgrade. Intelligent use of lights. Can play Crysis

Still needs more power (SLI) for highest gaming performance. Requires a screwdriver for some upgrades

Dell's XPS 630 slots in between the multimedia XPS 420 and the ultra-gaming XPS 720. It's a "mainstream gaming" PC—one that ultimately outshines the others in the field.

Expert review by: Stuart Davidson (

Dell XPS 630i


Dell are one of the largest system manufacturers employing more than 76,500 people worldwide – which is an impressive feat, considering that Michael Dell founded the company in 1984 as PC's Limited with limited capital of $1000. This success story has...

When buying a gaming system it is very important to know you are spending your money on something that is going to last the long haul and the Dell XPS 630 proved to be a solid performer right across the range of our testing suite. During our extensive...

Aug, 2009

Expert review by: Matthew Murray (

Dell XPS 630 Desktop Review and Ratings


It's not intended for go-for-broke gamers, but Dell's XPS 630 is an outstanding entry in the new category of high-quality, reasonably priced mainstream gaming machines.

Good gaming performance for the price ; Lots of expandability options ; Attractive case design

Productivity performance lags just behind similarly priced competition ; Low DX10 frame rates at highest resolutions

Feb, 2008


Expert review by: Robert Maloney (

Dell XPS 630 Gaming Desktop System


If you've followed the tech sector for any appreciable amount of time, you've no doubt heard the tale of Dell Inc. - one of those stories where a guy with a dream founded a company and eventually built it into a corporate giant. Right from the...

Completely configurable, down to the bezel color ; Supports NVIDIA SLI and ATI CrossFire ; Sleek exterior ; Overclocks well

Slight gap when closing side door ; Could use additional fans on rear ; Built around the older 650i chipset

: Just to set things in the proper perspective here, the zero-point system we used in our benchmarks should not be seen as true competition. Differences between chipset, and more primarily the CPU and GPU really make these two systems different...

Feb, 2008

Expert review by: Nathan Kirsch - noSpamEmail('nate') (

CES 2008: Dell XPS 630i and M1730 WoW Gaming Systems


Dell was showing off their latest gaming products during CES and had a couple really interesting systems that we can show off today. The Dell XPS 630i series is going to be an entry level XPS gaming system with a complete system price tag starting at a...

The business side of the notebook is very similar to a standard Dell XPS M1730 with the exception of the silk screening just below the 17" LCD display. If you look close, you'll notice that the system has a WoW oriented wallpaper displayed on the...

Jan, 2008

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Dell XPS 630


What can you say ? minimal specs in almost every category. But for the price?..

PRICE. It's supported by Dell

Intel Core 2 Duo running at 2.4GHz, 2GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, 256MB video memory. Windows Vista Home Premium

What can you say ? minimal specs in almost every category. But for the price?.

Product Specifications

Now you can have searing good looks and fearless brawn. Experience the latest technology and innovative design with the XPS 630 - a sleek, head turning warrior created for smashing game performance. A supersonic gaming extravaganza - the XPS 630 offers full-on power with overclocking via BIOS or Nvidia nTune, Intel processors, single or dual graphics cards and a 750W power supply for an extreme experience.

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:6MB
Per Processor Size:6MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)



Maximum graphics adapter memory:0.5


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell XPS


Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce 650i SLI
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz


Type: None


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

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium 64-bit Edition


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.83GHz/3GHz
Conflict Free processor: No
ECC supported by processor: No
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor cache type:L2
Processor codename:Kentsfield
Processor Number:E8300/E8400
Processor Series:Intel Core 2 Quad Q6000 series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):95, 105
Type:Core 2 Duo

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):1
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): No
Processor ARK ID:29765
Processor package size:37.5


Installed Size:2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:500GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3870/NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GT
Interface Type:PCI Express 2.0 x16