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Dell XPS 8700

Dell XPS 8700
alaScore 92

383 reviews

Mar, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 383 reviews of Dell XPS 8700. The average rating for this product is 4.1/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviewers really like the size and design. The reliability and usability are also mentioned favorably.

price, usability, reliability, design, size

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 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 8700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 355 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. People really like the size and design. The reliability and price are also appreciated.

usability, price, reliability, design, size

84% 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 X8700-634BLK Desktop (Windows 7 Professional)Dell XPS Desktop (X8700-1259BLK)

Mar, 2015

Expert review by: Brian Westover (pcmag.com)

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...

Sep, 2013

Expert review by: Alex Cocilova (pcworld.com)

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.

Aug, 2013
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Expert review by: Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

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.

Aug, 2013

Expert review by: TechReviewSource.com (techreviewsource.com)

Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition

 

The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition tries to provide you with lots of performance power, some added connectivity features, but it doesn't leave much room for future expansion or a second graphics card. It delivers in the performance category, but it's...

Wi-Fi & Intel WiDi connectivity, Plenty of USB 3.0 ports, Blu-ray drive, Solid performance

Limited internal expansion, Pricier than similar desktops

Nov, 2013

Expert review by: ComputerShopper (computershopper.com)

Expert Review

 

Swift performance, Smart choices in core components, Addition of Wi-Fi with Intel WiDi

No accommodation for second graphics card, Discrete sound card dropped from options list, Only one PCIe slot available

Our benchmarks show that a step up from mSATA to a primary SSD is in order. Otherwise, we like the inclusion of 802.11n and WiDi, look askance at some wasted space inside the tower, and are pleased with the system's overall performance. If you opt for...

Oct, 2013

Expert review by: (toptenreviews.com)

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.

Consumer review by: ccchuck (newegg.com)

Works like a champ

 

I do worry a little that the machine was shipped in this condition - I'm afraid Dell's "test before ship" is slipping. If you buy one of these, and I wouldn't be afraid to - Dell has always stood behind their machines, watch for this problem. I've...

This is my 5th Dell computer - I've had great a service and the machines have done well ; BUT ; When attempting boot I got a single white line cursor and it stopped ; Once I got this one working all seems ok (see below)

The machine would not boot on arrival - long story short the OS had not been installed on the CCD. Dell sent an install USB drive via one day service, and I successfully put the OS on the machine

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: ccchuck (newegg.com)

day one

 

I do worry a little that the machine was shipped in this condition - I'm afraid Dell's "test before ship" is slipping. If you buy one of these, and I wouldn't be afraid to - Dell has always stood behind their machines, watch for this problem. I've...

This is my 5th Dell computer - I've had great a service and the machines have done well ; BUT ; When attempting boot I got a single white line cursor and it stopped ; Once I got this one working all seems ok (see below)

The machine would not boot on arrival - long story short the OS had not been installed on the CCD. Dell sent an install USB drive via one day service, and I successfully put the OS on the machine

Feb, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

reboots continuously

 

By the specs it should be a great computer. Bought it for Lightroom and Photoshop editing

Just unboxed it tonight. Like an earlier review it reboots continuously. Won't get past BIOS. I can run diagnostics and get into the BIOS configuration but that's it ; Running Diagnostics results in no errors, including on the MSATA SSD. It's almost as...

Jan, 2015

Consumer review by: N/A (newegg.com)

reboots continuously, shows the word Dell with a circle around it and reboots

 

If the next one works, it is likely I would buy another one.

Specs are great, was a good deal if it worked. USB 3.0 ports, USB on front, top, and back. Should have been a blazing fast computer

First one would not boot even to safe mode. I could get into the bios and also run diagnostics. Maybe bad SSD or bad Windows image on the drive. Hopefully, the next one works and this is not a sign of what is coming. It did not have a plastic bag...

Jan, 2015

Product Specifications

Configuration

DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer / No
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 720 / GeForce GT 720M / GeForce GTX 650TI / GeForce GTX 660 / 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® / Unknown
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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