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Dell XPS 8700

Dell XPS 8700
alaScore 91

1209 reviews

Nov, 2015

alaTest has collected and analyzed 1209 reviews of Dell XPS 8700. The average rating for this product is 4.2/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size and design. The price and usability also get good feedback, whereas reviews 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 91/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 517 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 Reviewers are impressed by the design. The price also gets good reviews. There are mixed comments on the size and reliability.

usability, price, design

84% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS X8700-3130BLK DesktopDell XPS X8700-1253BLK Desktop (3.4 GHz Intel Core i7-4770 Processor, 8GB DDR3, 1TB HDD, Windows 8) BlackDell XPS Desktop (X8700-1259BLK)

Nov, 2015

Expert review by: Brian Westover (

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 (

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 (

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: (

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 (

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: (

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 . (

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. (

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. (

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 (

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


Water cooling system: No

Expansion slots

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


Discrete graphics adapter memory:1024 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:2
Graphics adapter DVI-D ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
NVIDIA GameWorks VR: No
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.1
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):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (VGA):1920 x 1200
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.0
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI, VGA (D-Sub)

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1


Password protection: 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, DDR3L-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.5
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3
Processor codename:Haswell
Thermal Design Power (TDP):84

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA):No / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):No / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:No / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d): Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2013D


Operating System Language:ENG


Number of storage drives installed:1