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Dell XPS 710 H2C

Dell XPS 710 H2C
alaScore 85

102 reviews

Aug, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 102 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability, but there are some mixed opinions about the value for money.

reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell XPS 710 H2C is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

Review analysis

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Dell XPS 710

 

The Dell XPS 710 is a powerful system. With Intel's quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor and 2GB of DDR2-667 RAM, the system earned a score of 151 on our WorldBench 5 benchmark--a strong result, but below the marks achieved by the quad-core...

Chassis has robust design ; Plenty of expansion room

Side panel is hard to remove

This large, quiet PC provides plenty of performance and expandability for the gamer who has the budget for it.

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Dell XPS 710

 

The Dell XPS 710 builds on the company's XPS 700 line, using the same striking red (or black) chassis, a 1,000-watt power supply, and Intel's latest quad-core Core 2 Extreme QX6700 CPU. Toss in 2GB of DDR2/667 memory, a pair of ATI X1950 XTX graphics...

Smooth and stable. Good fit and finish. Striking chassis design. Relatively quiet even under load

Doesn't take full advantage of nVidia's 590 SLI chipset. Case is very heavy and large. Overclockable, but overclocking isn't supported. BTX chassis limits upgrade options

Dell's XPS 710 builds on the older XPS 700 by adding Intel quad-core support and ATI's latest CrossFire graphics technology. Offering typically smooth Dell performance and stability, it takes few risks, but buyers may wish for just a little more.

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Dell XPS 710 H2C

 

Speaking of cooling, the system's new H2C (which stands for "hot to cold") cooler, nicknamed "Black Ice," uses a two-stage liquid cooling system to keep noise down while providing the thermal capacity needed for high-performance overclocking. The...

Massive Windows XP gaming performance. Overclocked quad-core performance for everything else. Quick 10,000-rpm drives for multimedia tasks. Quiet, once the system boots up. Unique styling. Intelligent port covers. Included 15-month Internet Security...

Takes up a lot of desk or floor space. Pricey. Vista gaming performance lags behind Win XP's (stay tuned for driver updates). Could use a digital media card reader and windowed case. Love-it-or-hate-it styling

Dell cranks it up to 11 with its latest, the XPS 710 H2C. The H2C stands for "hot to cold," which cools the overclocked Core 2 Extreme processor more intelligently than previous cooling solutions.

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Dell XPS 710 H2C Performance Gaming System

 

Last summer, Dell agreed to purchase Alienware in a controversial merger of two very different companies. Alienware, who was looking to raise capital to fund its world-wide expansion, found a good partner in Dell when it came to realize that it would...

Great Looks ; Robust Chassis Design ; Killer Performance ; Effective Two-stage Cooling System ; Fairly Quiet ; Factory Overclocked to 3.2 GHz (covered by warranty) with Extra Overclocking Headroom to Boot ; Excellent Value for a System of This Caliber

Motherboard Based on Older Chipset Compared to the Competition ; Standard System Memory Used Instead Of Performance Memory ; No Side-panel Window to Show Off the LED-lit H2C System

The performance of the XPS 710 H2C is fitting of a system of this caliber. Although it suffers from a slight performance hit due to its usage of lower quality, standard DDR2 memory, which limits its memory bandwidth to 667MHz, the factory overclock...

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Dell Review

 

Dell is known for producing excellent computers and giving consumers the most bang for their buck-the Dell XPS 710 is no exception-it has an NVIDIA GeForce graphics card and an Intel Core 2 Duo processor

If you're looking for a good gaming PC at a reasonable price, around $2000, this is a good machine. One area Dell hasn't delved into are the funky towers for which gaming computers are known-they leave that up to their subsidiary, Alienware.

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Dell Dimension XPS 710 H2C

 

We're still recovering from the battering to our self-esteem that the last XPC gave us. It was designed to humble, to make men feel like boys. A glance at the core spec of its follow-up, however, shows that Dell has raised the bar to a whole new level

About as mighty as they come, Icy-cool factory overclock

Panic-inducing price, Dodgy software overload

A true monster of a system, designed only for the minted and/or clinically insane gamer

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Dell Dimension XPS 710 H2C review

 

The PC we're afraid to be left alone with...

p>About as mighty as they come Icy-cool factory overclock</p

p>Panic-inducing price Dodgy software overload</p

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Dell XPS 710

 

BTX/Dell cooling system, powerful graphics, CPU and 750watt PSU, Minimal noise emission, Tool-less case design, Cable management

Size and weight

The Dell XPS 710 may require a slightly deeper pocket than your average PC, but it's a powerful machine with an individual design that's both functional and stylish.

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XPS 710

 

Dell's cream of the crop, its high-end gaming machine - the XPS 710 - looks like no other, both inside and out. The street-machine style chassis appea...

BTX/Dell cooling system, powerful graphics, CPU and 750watt PSU, Minimal noise emission, Tool-less case design, Cable management

Size and weight

The Dell XPS 710 may require a slightly deeper pocket than your average PC, but it's a powerful machine with an individual design that's both functional and stylish.

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DellXPS 710 H2C

 

A showcase of the latest and greatest high-end technology, the H2C leaves the factory tuned as fast as the hardware will stand and is loaded with every high-performance extra you could wish for

Top-end gaming performance, ready for anything

Massive case, questionably useful PhysX card, no high-def drive

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Product Specifications

The XPS 710's performance enables customers to easily run next-generation multi-threaded games or multimedia applications, high-definition video, or simultaneously watch movies and stream music from the same PC. Multi-threaded applications can take advantage of the quad-core chip's ability to control multiple tasks at once.

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:8MB
Per Processor Size:8MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:24.3in
Height:22.5in
Width:8.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:710
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell XPS

Mainboard

Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:16x

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.66GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:QX6700
Type:Core 2 Extreme

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:2 years warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

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

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 7950 GX2
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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