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Dell XPS 8500

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Dell XPS 8500 (Core i7-3770, May 2012)

15 August 2012
  • Summary: Dell makes a game effort to set the XPS 8500 apart from other performance PCs, but it overshoots with a pricey SSD, making the price hard to justify given this system's average overall performance.
  • Pros: The Dell XPS 8500 moves to Intel's new third-generation Core i7 CPUs and features fast boot times and file access thanks to an onboard solid-state drive.
  • Cons: With limited ability to tweak this configuration, you're forced to choose an expensive SSD that throws off this PC's price-performance equation.
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Overall 8

Expert Review

25 July 2012
  • Conclusion: If you're not interested in gaming, however, you can get similar productivity-application performance for less money. Dell can put you in an XPS 8500 for under $1,000 that features the Core i7-3770 and a lesser graphics card (but no SSD). And if you're shopping around the $1,000 price point, we would also suggest you consider the Asus Essentio CM6870-US-3AC, a Core i7-3770 desktop with a bit more expansion room for $999.
  • Pros: Solid performer across the board, Attractive, functional case, Hard drive/SSD combo aids performance
  • Cons: Standard warranty cut to one year, Limited expansion room
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Overall 7

A solid, all-round home PC that's good enough for a bit of gaming

Good Gear Guide.au
28 August 2012
  • Summary: Dell's XPS 8500 is a small desktop PC with a neat style, a good range of connectivity and fast performance. Give it a go if you want a pre-built machine from a brand name vendor that can be used for productivity, multimedia and gaming.
  • Pros: Good CPU and graphics performance, 2TB hard drive, Plenty of RAM, Good range of connections
  • Cons: Basic Wi-Fi, No monitor for the price, Not a great case if you like to tinker
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Overall 7

Dell XPS 8500 review

PC Advisor
10 August 2012
  • Summary: They say good things come in small packages, and that's the case with Dell's XPS 8500 desktop PC. The system is only 16x6.9x17.2in, but performs almost as well as a behemoth gaming system. Read our Dell XPS 8500 review for more.
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Alltagsrechner der ersten Güteklasse: Dell XPS 8500

16 January 2013
  • Excerpt: Manchmal braucht es nur drei Buchstaben, um eine ganze Ära zu beschreiben. XPS steht seit Jahren sinnbildlich für die Top-Modelle aus dem Hause Dell. Dass dieses Renommee nicht von ungefähr kommt, zeigt auch der XPS 8500. In einen formschönen, eleganten Midi-Tower verpackt, ist er ab 999 Euro erhältlich. Schon für diesen Grundpreis bekommen Käufer eine mehr als anständige Basis für etliche Anwendungsbereiche.
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Dell XPS 8500: Gaming vom anderen Stern

6 June 2012
  • Excerpt: Der Dell XPS 8500 stellt momentan die Spitze des Dell-Sortiments dar. Seine Leistungsdaten bescheren ambitionierten Gamern schlaflose Nächte, und zwar wortwörtlich: Es gibt aktuell keinen Spieletitel, der sich mit dem XPS 8500 nicht flüssig auf maximaler Auflösung mit allen Details spielen lässt. Tatsächlich liest sich das Datenblatt wie ein Gedicht.
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