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Dell XPS 730

Dell XPS 730
alaScore 85

113 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 113 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the size. Some have doubts about the value for money. Opinions about the reliability and design are mixed.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell XPS 730 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 85/100 = Very good quality.

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Dell XPS 730 H2C

 

Inside both the XPS 730 and the XPS 630 is the LightFX 2.0 lighting system, with both flashy (front-panel) and functional (back-panel) lighting. The back-panel lighting lets you find the USB, video, and other back-panel ports under a desk or on a...

Good gaming performance. Cleaner design lines than its predecessor's. More ATX-standard parts. Quiet. Sealed liquid-cooling system. Intelligent use of lights. Can play Crysis (1,280-by-1,024 resolution). Space for upgrades

Even dual-GPU graphics cards can't help with anti-aliasing and anisotropic filtering at the highest resolutions. Big and heavy. No hard switch for reset or power

The Dell XPS 730 H2C rights some of the wrongs that the XPS 720 had, but still has some problems. It works well, but lacks some things you'd yearn for in a system that costs this much.

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Review of Dell XPS 730 Gaming Desktop PC: Best High End Gaming PC from Dell

 

Dell XPS 730 is a most ambitious product from Dell and can be considered a leading performer in the Gaming Desktops section. This machine is richly bundled with high-end hardware and, of course, doesn't come cheap. Read on to find out if this product...

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Dell XPS 730x H2C Intel Core i7 Gaming System

 

We evaluated the original Dell XPS 730 in early May, shortly after its initial release. At the time, it was Dell's latest high-end gaming machine and the word on the street was that it would be the last to carry the XPS badge. Moving forward, Dell was...

Excellent Chassis Design ; Looks Great ; Killer Performance ; Upgradeable and future-proof ; Hybrid Liquid Cooling ; Factory Overclocked Processors (Covered by Warranty) ; Top-end Components ; Theater Lighting ; Neat LED Light Systems and Side-Panel...

Pricey

The XPS 730x H2C performed very well in our suite of performance benchmarks. Judging from our results, it is clear that the update to Core i7 provides a considerable performance advantage over the older Core 2-based offerings. In all of the CPU...

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Extreme Performance: Dell XPS 730 Desktop

 

Are you an extremist? A person who wants the very best products and find that extreme (and exorbitant) prices don't matter to the wallet? If that's you, then check out this review of an extreme gaming machine from Dell.

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Dell XPS 730x

 

Dell's Core i7-powered XPS 730x offers performance and features that will appeal to every gamer, but at a price that might give some pause.

Very good performance; attractive design; nice gamer-friendly features

Expensive compared to similarly equipped Core i7 systems

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

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Dell XPS 730 H2C Unboxing and Preview

 

In the last half year, Dell has been busy revamping their entire desktop XPS lineup. First came the XPS 420 late last year, a premium multimedia workstation. Then Dell introduced a new mid-range gaming oriented desktop, the XPS 630 early this year. The...

As you can see, the XPS 730 has an aggressive, menacing design; a combination of the shape of its predecessor the XPS 720 and its peer, the XPS 630. Our XPS 730 is an H2C model with a Victory Red anodized aluminum paint color scheme. A windowed...

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Dell XPS 730 Desktop - HardwareZone.com

 

Are you an extremist? A person who wants the very best products and find that extreme (and exorbitant) prices don't matter to the wallet? If that's you, then this extreme gaming machine from Dell might be what you are looking for.

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Dell XPS 730x

 

Dell scrimped on this one, you?ll need RAM, Hard Drive space, a 24x DVD, and maybe even a new OS.

Before Dell bought Alienware, this was their flagship gamer ? good pedigree. Intel Core i7 920 CPU @2.66 GHz. Value priced

Only 750 GB hard drive. The only top ten machine with Vista Home Premium on board. Only a 16x DVD RW. Only 3 GB RAM

All in all the XPS 730x is a good computer for gaming. It has taken a backseat to Dell's Alienware products now but there is still all the support you need to maintain and enjoy this system for years to come.

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XPS 730 H2C

 

Good computer. Pricey for what you get, however, I like the dell name and reputation.

This is a solid and sturdy computer. Built like a tank. It is quiet and Fast and can handle most multitasking objectives with relative ease. I personally like the exterior lighting in both the front and rear. It is practical and fashionable.

A comparable computer could be put together for less money. Corsair dominator memory should be standard with systems this pricey. This computer is more expensive than it needs to be. Also, for the amount of money spent, the computer should have come...

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A very polished, well built machine

 

You can build one for cheaper, but overall with the design, support and level of polish delivered by this machine I am very happy and satisfied as a customer.

Excellent build quality

A lot of lockups and BSODS encountered within Vista even without installing anything. Problem with nvidiacmd.exe within the startup. Things seem stable now after upgrading the bios and video driver, but given the chance again I would stick with XP...

Product Specifications

Get a quad-graphics solution for a lightning-fast gaming experience. Quad graphics allow you to take advantage of the most demanding visual enhancements inherent in the latest games without compromising your performance. With the fast Intel Core 2 Extreme processors, the XPS 730 delivers reliable performance right out of the box. The XPS 730 H2C comes with Dell's patented two-stage cooling system that helps keep your overclocked CPU and chipset cool and stable. The innovative H2C hybrid solution combines a liquid radiator, a thermoelectric cooling module and control circuitry, optimizing CPU cooling with minimal power consumption. The XPS 730 H2C is the first to dominate with advances in gaming technology with a standard ATX case chassis design. ESA enables real-time and complete PC performance management, while delivering control and monitoring features for thermal, electric and acoustic characteristics. Tune your system to sustain peak performance or whisper-quiet operation. Let your rivals drool over the powerful components inside your system. The XPS 730 combines incredible power with uncompromising design for peak performance. This desktop comes with factory overclocked CPU up to 3.8 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:12MB
Per Processor Size:12MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:23.4in
Height:22.5in
Weight:47.8lbs
Width:8.6in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:730 H2C
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell XPS

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce 790i Ultra SLI
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz/1600MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Anodized blue

Modem

Type: None

Networking

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

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:3.2GHz/3GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:QX9650/QX9770
Type:Core 2 Extreme

RAM

Installed Size:2GB/4GB
Max Supported Size:8GB
Technology:DDR3 SDRAM

Service & Support

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

Storage Controller

RAID Level:RAID 0 / RAID 1/RAID 1 / RAID 0

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type:None/Standard

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:1.32TB/3TB/750GB
Recommended Use:Home use
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:1GB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2/NVIDIA GeForce 9800 GX2
Interface Type:PCI Express x16
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