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Dell  XPS 8700
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Dell XPS 8700

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Overall 8

Dell XPS 8700 Desktop Review

17 April 2014
  • Summary: Dell did a fantastic job balancing price and performance with its newly minted XPS 8700 desktop. The heart and soul of this system is Intel's 22nm Core i7 4770 processor, the second fastest Haswell chip currently available.
  • Pros: Packs A Processing Punch:, Lightweight and Stylish:, Respectable Gaming Performance:, Lots of USB 3.0 Ports:, Price To Performance Ratio:
  • Cons: Where's the SSD Option?:, Ho-Hum Peripherals:
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Overall 9

Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition 24GB Desktop Computer

5 March 2014
  • Excerpt: This desktop computer has an Intel i7 quad-core processor, and Dell provides 24GB of RAM in this model which is quite a bit more than some similarly priced setups. The hard drives on this model are terrific, since it has both a 3TB mechanical storage drive, and a 256GB solid state drive for your...
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Overall 8

Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition

5 November 2013
  • Excerpt: The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition tries to provide you with lots of performance power, some added connectivity features, but it doesn't leave much room for future expansion or a second graphics card. It delivers in the performance category, but it's pricier than most other desktops.
  • Pros: Wi-Fi & Intel WiDi connectivity, Plenty of USB 3.0 ports, Blu-ray drive, Solid performance
  • Cons: Limited internal expansion, Pricier than similar desktops
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Overall 8

Expert Review

16 October 2013
  • Conclusion: Our benchmarks show that a step up from mSATA to a primary SSD is in order. Otherwise, we like the inclusion of 802.11n and WiDi, look askance at some wasted space inside the tower, and are pleased with the system's overall performance.
  • Pros: Swift performance, Smart choices in core components, Addition of Wi-Fi with Intel WiDi
  • Cons: No accommodation for second graphics card, Discrete sound card dropped from options list, Only one PCIe slot available
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Overall 8

Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition

PC Magazine
25 September 2013
  • Conclusion: The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition desktop PC will do the trick whether you're looking to edit video, cleanup photos, or enjoy some games, making it a great all-around performer.
  • Pros: Fourth-generation Intel Core i7-4770 processor and Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 offer prosumer performance. Sizeable storage.
  • Cons: Bland design.
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Overall 8

Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition Review

16 August 2013
  • Conclusion: Aside from its mostly unnecessary abundance of RAM, the XPS 8700 Special Edition is a well-rounded performance desktop that’s a good fit as a family PC or a dorm-room power tower.
  • Pros: Very fast, 4th-gen CPU, Dedicated sound card, Good gaming performance, Upgradable
  • Cons: More RAM than most will ever use, SSD cache, rather than a real solid-state drive, Not as customizable as other desktops
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