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Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition
 
Approximate retail price:
$1900
Summary: A full-size desktop computer tested with Windows 8, an Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz processor, 24GB of memory, a 2TB hybrid drive, 1024MB Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti graphics, a Blu-ray reader, and no speakers.
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Type: Full-size desktops
About - Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition

The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition is a full-size desktop computer. It has 24GB of memory and a 2TB hard drive. It has an Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz processor and 1024MB Nvidia GeForce GTX 650 Ti video adapter with 1024MB video memory. It is suitable for high-performance gaming. It comes with Windows 8 pre-installed.

The XPS 8700 Special Edition has a built-in memory-card reader for digital photography, and 8 free USB ports. It has a Blu-ray player and HDMI out for connecting to an HDTV.

The XPS 8700 Special Edition measures 7.3 inches wide by 16 inches high by 17.75 inches deep. It's backed by a 12-month warranty, with 12 months of tech support.

About This Brand

Inspiron is Dell's mass-market line of laptops, desktops, and all-in-ones. For higher performance and gaming systems, Dell offers the XPS convertible line. For hard-core gamers, Dell offers Alienware systems. Inspiron One and XPS are its all-in-one brands, including touch screens on some models. There's also a Chromebook geared toward students.

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Features & Specs - Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition
info Display size (in.) NA
info Processor Core i7-4770
info Memory (GB) 24
info Storage (GB) 2000
info Video memory (MB) 1024
info Optical drive Blu-ray reader
info Suitable for gaming Yes
info Wireless mouse No
info Wireless keyboard No
info Memory-card reader Yes
info TV tuner No
info Wi-Fi Yes
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User Reviews - Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition
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(2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Best Dell Yet
5/12/2014
Pros
Adequate Storage
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Reliable Performance
Sleek Design
Cons
Best Uses
Graphics
Internet
Large Applications
Music
Video
Word Processing
Comment:
Best Dell yet. I have several Dell computers. One is 15 years old and is running WIndows 2000 server. The energizer bunny. I bought this from COSTCO online for $1299, about $500 cheaper than from DELL!
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Excellent: Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition
3/27/2014
Pros
Adequate Storage
Easy To Set Up
Fast
Msata Drive
Quiet
Reliable Performance
USB 3
Cons
Default Storage Location
Windows 8
Best Uses
Graphics
Internet
Music
Video
Word Processing
Comment:
This is an excellent, high-performance computer.<br /><br />My biggest complaint and disappointment is with the Windows 8 software!<br /><br />CAVEAT EMPTOR: IF WERE USING WINDOWS 7 OR PREVIOUS VERSIONS TO CREATE BACK UP FILES, YOU WILL NOT BE ABLE TO RESTORE YOUR BACK UPS TO YOUR NEW WINDOWS 8 OR 8.1 COMPUTER!!! <br /><br />As noted in the Windows 8.1 Inside Out book: Windows 7 allowed you to restore files directly from Windows Explorer . . . . In case you are looking for that feature, Windows 8.1 doesn't have it.<br /><br />My other complaint is that the computer's My Document Folder and default software installation folder selected the 256MB mSATA C solid state drive, instead of the voluminous 4TB hard drive. As a result, the MSATA drive immediately filled up with data.<br /><br />Changing the default drive required a call to Dell's customer support. The default My Document Folder was changed to the larger hard drive. However, it was a limited fix. Other windows users can access your files.<br /><br />On the upside, having the operating system installed on the mSATA drive allows the computer to boot up in seconds.<br /><br />OS: Windows 8.1 (purchased with Windows 8), 64-bit.<br />Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4770 CPU W 3.40GHz, 3401MHz, 4 Core(s), 8 Logical processor(s).<br />Installed RAM: 32.0 GB<br />SSD Drive: 256GB Solid State Drive<br />Hard Drive: 4TB, S3, 5X00, 512E, Seagate, LBD, 64<br />Graphics Card: 1.5GB Nvidia, GTX660, W8, V2.<br />USB: 3.0 & 2.0<br />Power: 460W
How long have you owned it:
Three-to-six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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