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Dell XPS 8700

alaTest has collected and analyzed 216 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviews about the reliability and design are generally positive. The value for money and usability are also mentioned favorably, whereas some have doubts about the size.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell XPS 8700 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of Dell XPS 8700 from The average user rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

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87% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS X8700-1253BLK DesktopDell XPS 8700 X8700-2500BLK DesktopDell XPS 8700 Desktop - Intel Core i7-4770 Quad-Core Haswell up to 3.9 GHz, 32GB Memory, 6TB 7200RPM HDD, NVIDIA GF GTX 645 1GB, DVD Burner, Windows 8

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Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition


The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition desktop PC will do the trick whether you're looking to edit video, cleanup photos, or enjoy some games, making it a great all-around performer.

Fourth-generation Intel Core i7-4770 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 offer prosumer performance. Sizeable storage

Bland design

Nestled between the gaming-oriented Alienware gaming PCs and the consumer systems of Dell's Inspiron line is the powerful Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition. This mid-tower PC is made to handle high-end graphics and media creation as part of the day to day...

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Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition's review: A little less performance for a lot less cash


No one will mistake this machine for boutique builder's product, but we have no complaints about its price/performance ratio.

Powerful 4th-generation Intel Core processor ; 2TB drive with 32GB SSD cache for fast storage ; Midrange video card for modern gaming

Only one PCIe x16 slot (occupied) ; Just a single chassis fan ; All four memory slots are occupied

The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition is a solid entry-level gaming PC.


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Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition review


Sure, Ultrabooks and convertibles are the hot new PC products on the block, but if you want the maximum amount of performance for the least amount of money, you may want to look elsewhere. Do you want a system that can grow with your needs, rather than...

Very fast, 4th-gen CPU ; Dedicated sound card ; Good gaming performance ; Upgradable

More RAM than most will ever use ; SSD cache, rather than a real solid-state drive ; Not as customizable as other desktops

A good selection of components, room for upgrades, and a 4th-gen Intel CPU make Dell’s XPS 8700 a nice family or dorm PC. We just wish it were a bit more configurable.

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Dell XPS 8700


There is a reason that the Dell XPS 8700 earns a top spot in our top 10 lineup. This multimedia computer boasts great components and performance, plenty of connectivity options and Dell's excellent customer support. We highly recommend this computer...

It has a fast processor and a decent video card

There isn’t much room for expansion

This powerful multimedia computer will give you peak performance for all your multimedia tasks.

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Pleasant surprise - first Windows 8 desktop/top


I ordered a Logitech touchpad to go with it. But, it really is not necessary at all. It works fine, and I suspect it will be useful when I do more work with Adobe Illustrator and other applicatons where I'll use a stylus. But for regular work - totally...

I have long held back on upgrading to Windows 8. I was pleased at the easy installation. JUST REMEMBER to start it up, the first time, without an Internet connection. That way you will NOT be prompted to create a login with a Windows Microsoft Live ID....

Have noticed any yet

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Love all the ports it provides


Had other computers in the past, but this one is the best yet !This product is... quiet, Attractive design, lightning fast, Sharp graphicsAbout me... Basic web surfing & emails, Regularly process large video or graphics files, Business Professional,...

Very quite

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Good So Far


Bought this new desktop about a week ago to replace the old Dell tower with XP that had served me well for years. This unit is very quiet, has a ton of USB ports, has a dedicated video card, and seems to perform well overall. It was not loaded with a...

quiet, performs well, 10 USB ports

did not come with McAfee as described, mouse squeaks

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Love this computer!


My previous computer died so I was on the hunt for a new one. I primarily use the computer for internet, school work, and gaming. This fits my needs perfectly! It's quick to start up and efficient. My games play smoothly with little lag. It took awhile...

Fast, easy to set up, good price

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Excellent Tower Desktop


For the price and value, this computer contains more RAM, and powerful video card and harddrive. Works great!This product has... good sound quality, great picture quality, Lightning fastAbout me... Technology guru, Social media enthusiast, Business...

More RAM, and powerful video card and harddrive


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great desktop computer


This desktop is very easy to set up and also very fast. Windows 8 gives you all the apps and ease of adding more. Also nice and quiet.This product is... quiet, easy to set up, lightning fast

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:Multi Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output: Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Product Type:Tower


Brand of Graphic Chip:nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT635 / GEF GTX645 / GeForce GTX650TI
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU + OnBoard


Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:Z87
Hyper Threading: Yes
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ®
Processor Number:I5-4400E / I7-4770