Dell XPS X8700-2812BLK Desktop Review

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The DELL XPS 8700 is a powerful 16-inch mini tower workstation PC from the stables of Dell Computers. Its integrated 4th Gen Intel Core processors with advanced video graphics make for an even better video and gaming experience than all the previously released versions.

With a processor frequency of up to 3.6 GHz, this PC runs very smoothly and gives a solid performance whether with video editing or gaming without straining the computer’s resources even at maximal graphical settings. This baby can perform quite a few multitasking functions without significantly slowing down the computer.

This desktop PC has an installed internal memory of 16 GB of RAM (random access memory) as well as a storage capacity of 1000 GB, so you are guaranteed ample storage space for all your files and favorite music, movies, television shows etc.

If you are an audiophile, the Dell XPS X8700-2812BLK Desktop comes with the innovative Audio with Waves MaxxAudio 4 software for studio-quality sound reproduction.

The unit also has several connectivity ports for hooking it up with your favorite devices for content streaming or data transfer. Each unit is per-configured with a total of ten USB ports, six of which are 3.0 with the rest being USB 2.0 connection ports. Two of these USB 2.0 ports along with two USB 3.0 ports are positioned in the front of the unit while the remaining four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports in situated in the back of PC.

Wireless connectivity is also feasible with the incorporated Bluetooth 4.0 technology.

It runs on the touch-enabled Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system and utilizes Smart Response Technology (SRT) by Intel to ensure a swift boot-up time from sleep and a quick loading time of all programs.

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PROS

  • The desktop unit is relatively small and can easily fit into small spaces without taking up too much room.
  • It can be hooked up to as much as 3 different monitors with the aid of the graphics card.
  • It has a large storage space of up 1 TB with 32GB SSD cache
  • The Nvidia GeForce GTX 660 graphics processor makes it a good choice for gamers as well as running many other graphics-demanding applications.
  • Has multiple USB ports and HDMI port

 

 CONS

  • The unit is shipped with just a single PCI express slot
  • There is no room for an additional graphics card on the motherboard

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SPECIFICATIONS

  • Processor frequency – 3.6 GHz
  • Processor family – Intel Core i7-4xxx
  • Processor model – i7-4790
  • Processor cores – 4
  • Processor boost frequency – 4 GHz
  • Processor cache – 8 MB
  • Processor cache level – L3
  • Processor threads – 8
  • Number of processors installed – 1
  • Internal memory – 16 GB
  • Internal memory type – DDR3-SDRAM
  • Maximum internal memory – 32 GB
  • Memory slots – 4x DIMM
  • Memory clock speed – 1600 MHz
  • Total storage capacity – 1000 GB HDD
  • Number of storage drives installed – 1
  • Number of hard drives installed – 1
  • Hard drive capacity – 1000 GB
  • Hard drive interface – Serial ATA III
  • Hard drive speed – 7200 RPM
  • Optical drive type – DVD±RW
  • Discrete graphics adapter model – NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745
  • Discrete graphics adapter memory – 4096 MB
  • Number of discrete graphics adapters – 1
  • On-board graphics adapter model – Intel HD Graphics 4600
  • Operating system installed – Windows 8.1
  • Operating system architecture – 64-bit
  • Ethernet LAN data rates  – 10, 100 and 1000 Mbit/s
  • Wi-Fi – Yes
  • Bluetooth – Yes
  • Bluetooth version – 4.0
  • Number of USB 2.0 ports – 4
  • Number of USB 3.0 ports – 6
  • Product dimensions – 40.68 cm X 18.5 cm X 44.4 cm
  • Product weight – 13.8 kg

 

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CONCLUSION

The Dell XPS X8700-2812BLK Desktop is a reasonably priced, high-performance machine that outperforms many of its contemporaries.

It delivers a superior performance when used for gaming or video editing than many similar-priced computers. Even at optimal settings, the Dell XPS 8700 runs smoothly.

So, if you need a versatile multimedia PC with the multitasking capability, this would be a good buy.

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