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Dell XPS 8700
 
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 icon5 people have reviewed this model.
Type: Full-size desktops
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(23 of 24 customers found this review helpful)
 
1.0
XPS8700 has problems with quality
1/13/2014
Pros
Easy To Set Up
Fast
Cons
Limited Storage
Unreliable Performance
Best Uses
Internet
Comment:
I really should return this as based on my experience there are problems with the components that cause the desktop not to be able to wake up the monitor or to go to sleep.<br /><br />Dell Tech Support is terrible, and I spent three weeks waiting for a part to be delivered after having spent 4-5 hours talking to at least three Dell Pro Support people.<br /><br />One guy told me it must be monitor (Dell, too) and almost had me contact Newegg (where I bought it). A real run-around.<br /><br />Plus I kept getting prompts to do a Back-up of my files, and when I finally did, my external drive was completely erased. (It had all my files, as I did not want to go through Dell's Transfer program). There was no warning before that this would happen. A real bummer.<br /><br />Dell's warranty begins the day they deliver the PC, not the day you receive it. After three weeks not being able to use the XPS8700, you'd think Dell would be generous and far-sighted enough to extend the warranty. No wonder Dell is no longer the #1 in the PC desktop/laptop anymore.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
No, I would not recommend this to a friend.

(16 of 16 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
Very Pleased with this Dell
12/31/2013
Pros
Adequate Storage
Easy To Set Up
Fast
Fast and quiet
Cons
Best Uses
Internet
Word Processing
Comment:
I mostly use this new PC at home for web surfing, word processing and email. I purchased the i5 series quad processer with 8GB of memory. I love the Bluetooth which promptly connected me wireless to my internet, mouse/keyboard and printer. Over the years I have purchased dozens of Dell computers for use in my business and home use and have had good results with most of them. I would definitely recommend the XPS over the Inspiron series because it has a better power supply and in general better performance.
How long have you owned it:
One-to-three months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.

(25 of 25 customers found this review helpful)
 
4.0
Blazing speed -very happy
11/21/2013
Pros
Adequate Storage
Easy To Set Up
Fast
Quality Accessories
Reliable Performance
Cons
Windows 8 Learning Curve
Best Uses
Graphics
Internet
Large Applications
Video
Comment:
I haven't seen any other PC power on and boot this quickly and quietly. Video play flows and DVD writer smooth and fast. Lots of nice extras standard including easy access USB, headphone jack and a well thought out indented storage space on top of the unit. Card reader placement is great as well.<br />I found Windows 8 took some time getting used to but it did not dim my pleasure using this great PC.
How long have you owned it:
A month or less
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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