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Dell XPS 8900

Dell XPS 8900
alaScore 93

270 reviews

Oct, 2017

alaTest has collected and analyzed 270 reviews of Dell XPS 8900. The average rating for this product is 3.9/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the design and reliability. The price and usability also get good comments, but many are less positive about the size.

usability, price, reliability, design

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell XPS 8900 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 93/100 = Excellent quality.

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Consumer review by: (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell XPS 8900

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 233 user reviews of Dell XPS 8900 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 3.8/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Reviewers really like the design and reliability. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably.

usability, price, reliability, design

77% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS x8900-2506BLK Desktop (6th Generaton Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD) NVIDIA GTX 745Dell XPS x8900-2506BLK Desktop (6th Generaton Intel Core i7, 16 GB RAM, 1 TB HDD) NVIDIA GTX 745

Oct, 2017

Expert review by: Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition

 

If you're looking for a gaming PC that can handle VR, The Oculus-certified Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition has a relatively small and sleek design and offers good 1080p gaming performance without breaking the bank.

Reasonably priced. Sleek, compact case. Open slots and bays for upgrades. Good performance.

No solid-state drive. Only a single GPU.

Conclusion The Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition is a reasonably priced, well-designed gaming desktop with speedy performance. It doesn't stack up to more expensive systems in its class, and is missing extras like an SSD, and more memory, but it's a good...

Mar, 2016

DT Recommended Product

Expert review by: Matt Smith (digitaltrends.com)

Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition review

 

The XPS 8900 does what it needs to do at a lower price than the competition. For many, that'll be all that matters.

Let’s clear something up right away. The XPS 8900 is not a gamer’s dream machine. Its lack of upgradability is a problem that will cause hesitation among enthusiasts. Game performance is strong, but the Core i5-6400 in our test machine is no...

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition review

 

It's been a while since a standard tower desktop PC has darkened my computer testing bench. After all, laptops and hybrids are where all the action is at these days, and when I do review a desktop, it's usually a small-form-factor system, such as the...

The XPS 8900 is a decent-looking desktop tower with reasonable expandability. It's only $999 as part of an Oculus Rift bundle, and includes a very good graphics card.

This VR-on-a-budget configuration may feel dated quickly as VR games become more ambitious. The Core i5 CPU holds this system back from being a PC-gaming workhorse.

One of the least-expensive Oculus-ready PCs, the Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition hits the required specs for virtual reality, but just barely.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.co.uk)

Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition review

 

It's been a while since a standard tower desktop PC has darkened my computer testing bench. After all, laptops and hybrids are where all the action is at these days, and when I do review a desktop, it's usually a small-form-factor system, such as the...

The XPS 8900 is a decent-looking desktop tower with reasonable expandability. It's only $999 as part of an Oculus Rift bundle, and includes a very good graphics card.

This VR-on-a-budget configuration may feel dated quickly as VR games become more ambitious. The Core i5 CPU holds this system back from being a PC-gaming workhorse.

One of the least-expensive Oculus-ready PCs, the Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition hits the required specs for virtual reality, but just barely.

Mar, 2016

Expert review by: Dan Ackerman (cnet.com.au)

Dell XPS 8900 is a VR-ready desktop for less

 

It's been a while since a standard tower desktop PC has darkened my computer testing bench. After all, laptops and hybrids are where all the action is at these days, and when I do review a desktop, it's usually a small-form-factor system, such as the...

The XPS 8900 is a decent-looking desktop tower with reasonable expandability. It's only $999 as part of an Oculus Rift bundle, and includes a very good graphics card

This VR-on-a-budget configuration may feel dated quickly as VR games become more ambitious. The Core i5 CPU holds this system back from being a PC-gaming workhorse

One of the least-expensive Oculus-ready PCs, the Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition hits the required specs for virtual reality, but just barely.

Mar, 2016

Consumer review by: JimComputerUser (cnet.com)

Dell service isn't the same as it used to be

 

I recently bought XPS 8900 from Dell. I wanted to replace the hard drive to SSD. I bought SSD from Dell website and the SSD failed after 45 days. Dell said the SDD was past 30 days and they couldn't help. Dell service gave me the runaround. Be very...

i7 Processor

Hard Drive is HDD which is very slow. Dell Service isn't what it used to be.

Oct, 2016

Consumer review by: Timothy M. (newegg.com)

Very Satisfied

 

New Egg was good to do business with, good price, fast delivery.

Runs smooth setup easy

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Brian C. (newegg.com)

Great slim looking product.

 

Almost Everything is good.

There is like no space inside for a 970 sized graphics card. low space and had to unplug 1 cable in order for it to fit.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: JOSHUA G. (newegg.com)

DELL x8900-1444BLK

 

I would definitely recommend this tower.

Wonderful system for the money. Great features at a good price. I've had an old tower for a long time and I noticed immediately how powerful the i7 processor was. The tower is very quiet while it runs. This is true even when I pushed the cup to use...

You'll need to upgrade eventually i.e. Adding ram and another video card.

May, 2016

Consumer review by: Terrance (dell.com)

Not A Bad Way To Get Into VR

 

This review is for the XPS8900 Special Edition for VR - I bought the i5-6400 / 8GB RAM / 1 TB HDD model with an Oculus Rift. Basically, this system represents the recommended minimum for the "Full Rift Experience" so games like Project Cars and EVE...

May, 2016

Product Specifications

Design

Water cooling system: No

Graphics

Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 2048 / 4 / 4096
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:3
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 on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 64
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 / Yes
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:1912
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.3 / 4.4
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DisplayPort, HDMI, VGA (D-Sub), Embedded DisplayPort (eDP) / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24

Optical Drive

Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Panel Type:IPS / TN

Performance

Audio chip:REALTEK ALC3861
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 / 64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1 / 34.2
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,1866,2133 / 1600,2133 / 2133,1333,1600,1866
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Processor cache level:L3
Processor cache type:L3 / Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3 / SmartCache / SmartCache, L3
Processor codename:Skylake
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-6700 Desktop Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 91

Processor special features

Intel 64: Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology: Yes
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 Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX): Yes
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 / 1.00
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:88185 / 88195 / 88196 / I5-6400 / I7-6700 / I7-6700K
Processor package size:37.5
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D

Software

Operating System Language:ENG / ESP
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 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
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2