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Dell XPS 8700

Dell XPS 8700
alaScore 90

1222 reviews

Sep, 2016

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1222 reviews of Dell XPS 8700. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the size and design are generally positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably, but opinions are divided on the reliability.

usability, price, 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 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 8700

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 529 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 design. The price also gets good feedback, but there are mixed views on the size and reliability.

usability, price, design

82% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS X8700-3130BLK DesktopDell XPS X8700-3130BLK Desktop

Sep, 2016

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

Expert review by: Matt Safford (digitaltrends.com)

Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition review

 

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.

Aside from its mostly unnecessary abundance of RAM, the XPS 8700 Special Edition is a well-rounded performance desktop that’s a good fit as a family PC or a dorm-room power tower. It’s powerful enough to handle pretty much any task that you throw at...

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: William Van Winkle (computershopper.com)

Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition Review and Ratings

 

While a bit spendy for what it delivers, the XPS 8700 Special Edition hits all of the right notes for a 2013 power tower: solid graphics, speedy processing, and mSATA storage acceleration with room to grow.

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

Bottom line? Clearly, Dell is not immune from the cost-cutting bug, but it made enough smart moves along the way in the loadout of the XPS 8700 Special Edition to keep us content and quiet. (Mostly quiet, anyway, considering our gripes about the lone...

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: VISA . (newegg.com)

it's alright

 

bought this as more of a gaming computer and wasn't disappointed, it does mostly what I want it too gaming wise but usually only get 30 FPS on most games, and it runs really fast if you're want to use it for office work or something similar. Case is...

if you're buying this as a gaming computer maybe start with something better if you have the money, but I planned on upgrading parts over time anyways

Nov, 2015

Consumer review by: Jim W. (newegg.com)

Works as desired.

 

Plug-in, Turn-on, Customize, Use. What one would want. No surprises

Didn't come with an SSD

Oct, 2015

Consumer review by: kathleen V. (newegg.com)

DELL X8700-1572BLK

 

Decent for the price compared to other machines, I was looking for a machine to replace an old cluttered computer thats at deaths door with a lot of business materials on it. Needed something quick, low end nvidia so the user can still use some GPU...

None yet

Aug, 2015

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

Working, but slow PC

 

On this order we were charged "Electronic Waste Recycling Fee" on a desktop PC. I call Newegg. They won't too shall what is going on.

Computer works fine. It comes with Win 7 Pro installed and a Win 8.1 Pro recovery DVD. The Dell's backup utility is bare minimum. I replaced it with Acronis

The Dell PC runs a bit slower than a custom built PC from 2 years ago, according to the user. Since the Dell PC comes with a faster i7 CPU, I really can't figure out why. My only guess is that the Dell PC comes with a slower SSD drive

Jun, 2015

Product Specifications

Design

Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

PCI Express x16 (Gen 1.x) slots:1
PCI Express x4 (Gen 1.x) slots:1
PCI Express x4 (Gen 3.x) slots:1

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:1 / 1024 / 1500 / 1536 / 2 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:2
Graphics adapter DVI-D ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-I ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Maximum graphics adapter memory:1.024
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.024 / 1.7 / 1.74
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA G-SYNC:No / Yes
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x412 / 412
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):3840 x 2160
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):3840 x 2160 / 4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):1920 x 1200 / 2880 x 1800
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.0 / 4.3
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI, VGA (D-Sub) / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Panel Type:IPS

Performance

Password protection: Yes

Ports & interfaces

USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:6

Processor

Conflict Free processor: Yes
ECC supported by processor: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:32
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):25.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3-SDRAM / DDR3-SDRAM, DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-4400 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-4700 Desktop series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):45 / 65 / 84

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
Intel® OS Guard: Yes
Intel® Secure Key: Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):No / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:75036 / 75038 / 75122 / 75610 / 80806 / 80817 / 80818
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013B / PCG 2013C / PCG 2013D

Software

Operating System Language:ENG / ESP / Multilingual / POR
Recovery operating system:Windows 8.1 / Windows 8.1 Pro

Storage

Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:32
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:2000 / 32
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2