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Dell XPS 700

Dell XPS 700
alaScore 84

29 reviews

Apr, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 29 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers really like the usability. The design also gets good opinions.

design, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell XPS 700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 84/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 29 reviews)

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Dell XPS 700


The Dell XPS 700 is a big, powerful system that has plenty of processing muscle to spare. Flexing Intel's 2.66-GHz Core 2 Duo E6700 processor and 2GB of DDR2-667 RAM, the system earned an impressive score of 153 on our WorldBench 5 benchmark. That puts...

Chassis has robust design Plenty of expansion room

Side panel is hard to remove

At $3985, the system is not cheap. But the speedy Dell XPS 700 has an edge in its smart, quiet design and easy expandability

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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 gem in their look at Dell's new gaming-oriented XPS 700, referring to the deadly-looking...

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Dell XPS 700


The XPS 700 is massive: It dwarfs the other Core 2 Duo-powered gaming desktops I've got on the bench right now. It features a "forward-leaning" design that, while gimmicky, does set it apart from the others. Dell sent me the red-paneled case, but it's...

Unique styling. Speedy dual-core processor. SLI graphics. Ding dong, the kickstand's dead! New case is quiet. Card retention brackets. Vista-ready. 15-month security software subscription. No esoteric cooling methods mean that the system is serviceable...

Not quite as fast as some of its peers. Locked Core 2 Duo instead of unlocked Core 2 Extreme (in tested configuration). It's really big. Shipping delays and component shortages may affect your order. Media Center, but no remote or TV tuner

Dell's new gaming flagship is as big as a cruise ship. With a Core 2 Duo processor, it has some power, but there are other systems out there that are better performers (though they may be less attractive). It should be on your short list if you're...


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Dell XPS 700 Desktop Review


As smaller computer manufacturers focus on their ability to build amazingly powerful gaming machines, Dell has come out with a new powerful desktop capable of competing with them. Dell will always be competitive when is comes to prices, but how will...

It is prettier than most of Dell's other systems, and it can pack quite a punch. If you want a really heavy punch you will have to throw down some extra cash for the upgrades, but the standard $2,000 system is okay by itself. This is something for the...

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What's causing Dell XPS 700 shipments to be delayed again, to October


Although Dell originally announced its Pentium D 900 series-based XPS 700 system last May, few - if any - customers who purchased this system ...

As customers began accepting Dell's offer for an upgrade, however, the focus of the company's shipment problems seemed to shift to the Core 2 Duos as well. An explanation offered by Dell digital media manager Lionel Menchaca on the company's blog...

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The powerhouse of gaming computers ”


One of the best gaming computers I have played excellent quality with top of the line parts.

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Not worth the Cash ”


I bought this for my husband and it was the worst comp yet. We have 5 computers in our home and this one is the only one we have trouble with. It was purchased for gaming yet the issues we have with it only occur when using it for gaming. The sound...

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Great gaming computer ”


My Husband has this computer. The only problem we've had is the memory needing to be reset, and dust and cat hair getting in the computer. I reset the memory, cleaned out the dust, and cat hair, and added a vent filter to the front, to slow down the...

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Dell XPS 700


Dell has set a new watermark in imposing aesthetics, and one that sweeps Mount Rushmore and the Colossus of Rhodes clean off the map

Excellent choice of CPU, Awesome 24-inch panel, Good framerates out of the box

How about an 8800GTX?

But perhaps the top component in the deal is Dell's magnificent 2407FPW - 24-inches and 1920 x 1200 pixels of pure, bright, widescreen joy. Short of forking out more than a grand on the 30-incher, this is the perfect gaming panel, and will make HD...

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Dell XPS 700


So you want to be dominated, do you? Dirty little puppy. Then short of taping a cat o' nine tails to your DVD slot so that it gently flogs you when it opens and closes, this is definitely the gaming rig for you.

Excellent choice of CPU, Awesome 24-inch panel, Good framerates out of the box

How about an 8800GTX?

A towering colossus of a rig, but it needs more graphical poke to drive that 24-inch panel

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
TV Output: Yes
Wireless LAN: No


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GeForce 7900 GTX
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU


Chipset Brand:nVidia
Chipset Type:nForce 590 SLI
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:Core 2 Duo
Processor Brand:Intel
Processor Number:E6400