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8.4 out of 10

Dell XPS 8500

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Overall 8
8.0

Expert Review

ComputerShopper
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 6
6.0

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

CNET
5 March 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.
  • 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 6
6.0

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

CNET
5 March 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.
  • 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 7
7.0

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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