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8.3 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

Expert Review

PC Advisor
29 August 2012
  • Excerpt: Although it has a sleek design, the Dell XPS 8500's cover doesn't hint at anything special about this machine. However, this desktop PC must have some way to justify its price tag. When we looked a little closer and pushed it to its limit, that justification became much clearer.
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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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