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Dell XPS 8700 computer

 
Approximate retail price:
$800
Summary: A full-size desktop computer tested with Windows 8, an Intel Core i7-4770 3.4GHz processor, 8GB of memory, a 1TB hard drive, 1024MB AMD Radeon HD 7570 graphics, a DVD burner, and no speakers.
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Community icon9 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Full-size desktops
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User Reviews

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Fasten your seat belt before launching
3/16/2015
Pros
Adequate Storage
Blows Others Away
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Reliable Performance
Cons
Poor Software Bundle
Best Uses
Getting The Job Done
Graphics
Internet
Large Applications
Music
Video
Word Processing
Comment:
As a web designer I spend a lot of time on a computer so I need all the power that I can get. This Dell box has every thing that I needed at a better price than if I had bought the parts to assemble myself. It comes with a basic set of software that performs well, but you'll still need to buy Office and Adobe products.<br /><br />What really gave this machine a huge boost in power was adding a SSD drive. Start up time is a few seconds and it is ready to work. Well worth another $100 to unleash the power of the Intel I7 processor. If you spend any amount of time on a computer this machine will do the job in spades, especially if you need serious power.<br /><br />The reliability of Dell computers for me has been superb for me. This is my tenth Dell over many years and their customer support has taken great care of me the few times something has broken. When a fan died the replacement part was delivered in two days. I installed it in ten minutes and all was well.
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(4 of 5 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Suits our needs.
8/9/2014
Pros
Adequate Storage
Easy To Set Up
Easy To Use
Fast
Reliable Performance
Cons
Poor Software Bundle
Unattractive Design
Best Uses
Graphics
Internet
Word Processing
Comment:
We will use this computer for a)horticulture professional using it for images of plants and landscapes, and to run finance/tax/business programming. b)middle school teacher, connecting via canvas to grade student work, view media via web, Office programs etc and c)3rd grade student using Office to do power point, using Jump Start via web to practice mathematics and other homework aids.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(4 of 6 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
A very nice machine
7/26/2014
Pros
Easy To Use
Fast
Quality Accessories
Reliable Performance
Sleek Design
Cons
Best Uses
Internet
Music
Video
Word Processing
Comment:
I bought this on a cyber-Monday sale last December.<br />I bought it expressly to function as an enterprise backup server running open-source Bacula on CentOS linux.<br />It does that well. I was able to shrink the 1TB original Windows 7 Professional partition so that I have an 800GB Linux backup to disk directory. It's a dual boot system, and I can toggle between having a fast, 2nd Windows PC or the linux backup server.<br />For those interested in the benefits of having your own home backup server, I have a video on youtube.<br /><br />http://youtu.be/4zz5ruNQ2jw<br /><br />Only drawbacks are lack of a blu-ray dvd (an option) and could use more storage (an option).<br /><br />Cheers,<br /><br />Brian
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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