Summary: I wanted to really like this, especially for the price. But, in the short time I have had it, it has not worked right. It is amazingly slow. When on the web, it freezes up, regularly (daily, sometimes hourly).
Summary: Bought this for our son in college to replace an aging Dell. He loves it. Fast and dependable and loads of room for his games and school work. Of course his games are more important, to him anyway.
Dell's service was good in that respect as the computer detected the problem ...
Kindle Customer, Amazon
8 January 2015
Summary: I always went with budget e-machines and had no problems. I upgrade my computer every 3-4 years. This time around, for whatever reason, i went with the Dell XPS 8500. What a piece of junk. Within six months I had catastrophic hard drive failure.
Summary: This two year old computer just died on me. After looking into it, I discover that they installed a 460w power supply with a video card that according to manufacturer specs requires a minimum power supply of 500w.
I like the modest upgrades possible to this system
1 November 2014
Summary: I'm 1 1/2 years in owning the XPS 8500. I like the modest upgrades possible to this system: 256GB SSD - Samsung 840 Pro, added 16 GB Valueram, so now have 24 GB and now just installed a GTX 750ti low power consuming mid-range a GPU.