Summary: Mine is eight years old and it can run Battlefield 3 on HIGHEST settings. I haven't had ANY problems with the computer itself. For being so powerful. I say the price is more than great. It cost me $1200 when I first got it and has fully lived up to it.
Bought this computer for my mother but the AMD video card has to go
14 March 2014
Summary: Back in 2011 I was able to get this computer with my tax returns for my mother and by 2013 the computer kept lagging since the AMD 6670 was collecting to much dust after a year. Dust is very easily to pick up inside when I open it up.
Summary: Dell BIOS just robs this computer of anything that could make it good. That said, for the price it isn't too big of a loss to buy a non-dell mobo to pop in it. Which is what I am doing. The system underclock's and limits the video card that comes with it.
Summary: We've had one of these units for about a year. The integrated broadcom Ethernet gets lost frequently. One can then re-load the Ethernet driver and it will work for awhile, then die again. It disappears from the device manager. In addition, flaky behavior, sometimes no video.
Summary: The machine I bought was used but upgraded with two SATA solid state drives (256 GB and 128 GB) and an added PCI card with two USB3.0 ports. The 1 TB 7200 rpm hard drive was relocated to an external drive enclosure that uses USB3.0 capability and provides really fast communication.
This is a very fast machine with lots of storage and little sign of wear.
22 June 2013
Summary: This was purchased as an upgrade for my law office. I had no difficulty installing or booting up for the first time. File transfer was a breeze. I knew the XPS i5 w/ 8 gigs of ram would be faster than my old Dell 531 core 2 duo but I was not prepared for just how much faster.
Summary: This Is a massive RIP off and you would be stupid to pay that kind of money for what it is. i priced up how much i could build that computer myself and under $1300 its either a mistake in the price or a massive rip off. please avoid.
Summary: I'm not sure what the other guy is talking about. I got this computer a month ago and it's great!!! Super fast processor. The Core i7 processor is really good for video editing, so far, I'm editing videos in real time!! This means that a 5 minute video is taking me 5 minutes to render.
Summary: I really enjoy the Dell XPS 8300. It's as quiet as dead goldfish! It's very fast and can run many programs, like 3/4 video games at once. The graphics are well enough to have no problems playing a video or a favorite video game.