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Dell XPS 8700

Dell XPS 8700
alaScore 93

224 reviews

Oct, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 224 reviews from magazines and websites. People are impressed by the reliability and design. The value for money and usability also get good feedback, but there are some less positive comments 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 93/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 224 reviews)

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Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 8700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 114 user reviews of Dell XPS 8700 from Amazon.com. 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 Amazon.com.

value for money, usability, reliability, design

87% of the reviews on Amazon.com 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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Great system for upgrade. Slow WiFi card

 

Upgraded SSD. Not tested with Games yet.

Really great value system that can be used as "barebone" for upgrades ; Great proc, memory ; Very quiet ; Very speedy even without upgrades (using Photoshop a lot)

just N Wi-Fi card for 2014, it's a shame ; Hard or impossible to upgrade to different HDD size or SSD without losing Windows license and Dell apps (some of them handy)

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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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Good desktop computer

 

Nice design,need more hard disk space, medium price for i5 computer no wireless keyboard and mouse included like others computer on this price range

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I was somewhat scared of windows 8.1, BUT LOVE IT

 

ORIGINALLY WAS A BIT SCARED ABOUT WINDOWS 8.1, BUT AFTER TWO WEEKS, WE LOVE IT. WITH SPLIT SCREEN, READING OUR EMAIL IS O SO EASY. THE GRAPHICS MAKE OUR PHOTO'S DISPLAYED IN GREAT DETAIL. THE SPEED AND GRAPHICS FOR GAMING WOW. WITH HDMI AND 3.0 USB...

SPEED

FINDING STUFF TAKES SOME TIME TO FIGURE OUT

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Super speed, Great graphic performance

 

This is good for everything. Home, College works..This product is... Perfect for Business, quiet, Attractive design, easy to set up, lightning fast, Sharp graphicsAbout me... Student, Gamer, Comfortable with technology

Lightning speed

Nothing so far

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Does the job

 

Works great. Plenty of memory and speed for what I need it for.This product is... Inputs which I need, quiet, Attractive design, easy to set up, Sharp graphicsAbout me... Basic web surfing & emails, retired, Comfortable with technology, photographer

Fast and plenty of memory

Product Specifications

Configuration

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

Connectivity

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

Display

Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable / vPro
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium / Windows 7 Professional / Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Product Type:Tower
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:AMD / nVidia
GPU Model (Graphic Card):GEF GT635 / GEF GTX645 / GeForce GT 720M / GeForce GTX 745 / GeForce GTX 750TI / GeForce GTX650TI / Radeon HD 7570 / RADEON R9 270
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU / Dedicated GPU + OnBoard

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:Unknown / Z87
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:I5-4400E / I5-4430 / I5-4440 / I5-4460 / I7-4510U / I7-4770 / I7-4790 / I7-4790S
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