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Dell XPS 720

Dell XPS 720
alaScore 83

249 reviews

Aug, 2014

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 249 reviews from magazines and websites. Views about the reliability and size are generally positive. The design and usability are also appreciated.

value for money, usability, design, size, reliability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell XPS 720 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 83/100 = Very good quality.

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Dell XPS 720 H2C

 

Boom. Boom. Boom. The 800-pound gorilla has arrived. Dell's latest XPS system, the 720 H2C, packs some serious power and plenty of extras, but its balls-to-the-wall approach doesn't completely overshadow its proprietary roots.

Blazing-fast media and gaming performance. Looks good

Damn you, proprietary systems! And PhysX? Really

Overall, the XPS 720 H2C marks the first Dell we’ve seen in a while that can stand toe-to-toe with the baddest machines in the business. Its lightning-fast multimedia performance and sick gaming frame rates make it a good choice for gamers and media...

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Dell Dell XPS 720

 

The Dell XPS 720 is one powerful system. With the Core 2 Extreme QX6800, Intel's latest quad-core processor (overclocked by Dell to 3.2 GHz and supported under the computer's one-year warranty), plus 2GB of speedy Corsair 1066-MHz DDR2 memory, the PC...

Chassis has a sturdy design ; Good amount of expansion room

Side panel can be tricky to remove

This well-designed and overclocked PC has plenty of performance and expandability for gamers who can afford it.

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Dell XPS 720 H2C

 

This particular system is Dell's second-generation liquid cooled system. Unlike Dell's Alienware subsidiary, the XPS only uses liquid cooling on the CPU, not the graphics cards. Also, the XPS still uses a BTX-style motherboard, unlike the much more...

Fast. Quiet. Shipped overclocked

Really expensive

Dell finally gets it right in the Dell XPS 720 H2C high-end gaming system, but you'll have to pay for the privilege.

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Dell XPS 720 H2C (Blu-ray)

 

A couple of nits to pick: The cables inside could have been routed a little better. Boutique shops such as Falcon Northwest and Overdrive PC show that with careful routing on a system costing $7,000 or more they can make the inside of the case as...

Speedy gaming rig. New window opens internals to view. Ageia PhysX card. Quiet. Optional 15-month Internet Security subscription. Beefy graphics card protection

Nonstandard power supply and cord. No reset switch or hard power switch. Heavy. Pricey

The XPS 720 H2C (Blu-ray) is now updated with nVidia GeForce 8800 Ultra SLI graphics, an overclocked quad-core processor, and physics card. It's still a bit of overkill and hard on the back, but it's a killer gaming system from the second-largest PC...

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Dell's XPS 720 H2C Hot and Cool

 

Overclocking, liquid cooling, and gaming - from Dell? We check out the company's highest-end system to see how the PC giant differentiates itself from... itself.

Ultimate Enthusiast level systems are never cheap, but Dell makes sure that anyone who can afford its XPS 720 H2C Edition PC gets all the performance and features they'd expect. The company's move to differentiate its highest-performance systems from...

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Dell XPS 720

 

Dell's XPS 720 is aimed primarily at gamers who don't mind having the world's biggest PC in their room. While its configuration can be tailored to sui...

Great for gaming, fast hard drive performance

The case is too big and too fussy on the inside, the CPU speed options in the BIOS are locked, no eSATA ports, doesn't support a high-end SLI configuration

The Dell XPS 720 is a little hard to judge. One can't help but admire the effort Dell has put into its design and construction, yet by the same token, its a little awkward and the construction is excessive. It sure does look good though, so if you're...

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Dell XPS 720 power PC

 

The Dell XPS 720 is one powerful system.

If money is no object, you may find more appeal in Dell's XPS 720 H2C (in which liquid cooling and a QX6800 CPU overclocked to 3.46GHz are standard), but for us, the Dell XPS 720 PC is an enviable gaming beast in its own right.

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Review: Dell XPS 720 H2C desktop computer

 

The price is high, but this is one of the fastest PCs we've seen

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Dell Dell XPS 720

 

The computer works very well for me especially after upgrading to windows 7. I thought I was going to toss it when my RAM starting failing after the 2nd year. Windows 7 has made this baby feel brand new and I still see little reason to upgrade...

Very good for games, have had this computer for year with minimal issues, Works like a dream with windows 7, this is still my baby and have not needed to upgrade since I first purchased it

Loud, Problems with Windows XP

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Almost Better than My Custom $10k+ Rig

 

Case is Large! Make sure it will fit under your desk. I wish you could buy this case separately, or maybe Dell could team up with one of the case manufacturers to sell a similarly designed case.

Case is awesome. Great layout and expansion options. Good thermal management. Speed is good enough for me with the q6600. (work computer) Very quiet. Running XP x64 with no issues and Wow it is fast.

The memory seems slow. 5.3 in vista performance index. Same ram (ddr2 667) in my home rig maxes out at 5.9... Might be Intel vs. AMD memory controller. Sound card onboard is not very good... Has background noise. Get the add in card.

Product Specifications

The XPS 720 delivers multi-core processor arsenal of performance-rich technologies. Multi-core processor allows your system to split tasks between separate processor cores so more is done in less time. And for those that savor peak performance the Intel Core 2 Extreme is a quad-core powerhouse designed to deliver the serious performance you crave, and then some. Take control of your PC with Microsoft's latest operating system. Enjoy improved organization, search features and network controls and use the built-in media center to manage your digital photos, videos and music. This product features CPU factory overclocked up to 3.33 GHz.

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:23.4in/24.3in
Height:22.5in
Weight:47.8lbs
Width:8.6in

Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Type:LCD display/None.
Widescreen Display: Yes

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:720
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell XPS

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI
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:48x (CD)

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.4GHz/3.33GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:Q6600/QX6850
Type:Core 2 Quad

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:4GB/8GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty /3 years warranty

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1

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:160GB/320GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:512MB/768MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GT/NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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