Dell XPS X8700-1253BLK Desktop Review

Dell XPS X8700-1253BLK Desktop Review

Dell XPS X8700-1253BLK Desktop
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The new Dell XPS X8700-1253BLK is one of the fastest and most powerful desktops around, with a top quad core i7 CPU, huge storage and generous memory, so you can do pretty much anything on it, including gaming and video editing. If you intend to buy something this powerful, I recommend Amazon as they have free shipping and tend to offer lower prices in electronics.

Dell XPS X8700 has the 4th generation Intel Core i7-4770 processor at 3.9 GHz speed that performs 15% better than previous generations and is energy efficient. 8GB Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz - 2 DIMMs is expandable to 32GB. You can basically save hundreds of movies and tens of thousands of picture files on its 1 TB at 7200 RPM rotating speed hard drive, you simply won't run out of space.

NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 graphics with 1GB video memory offers vibrant images and amazing gaming visuals when connected to a proper display. You'll get cinematic detail and richness. In terms of sound, you'll find the studio-quality sound of Grammy Award-winning Waves MaxxAudio 4 software and integrated 7.1-channel (6 jack) audio.

Dell XPS X8700-1253BLK Desktop Review
Dell XPS comes with 4 x USB 2.0 Ports, 6 x USB 3.0 Ports that can transfer data ten times faster than USB 2.0, 16X CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW), built-in high-speed wireless LAN (802.11n), 10/100/1000 Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector for easy wired connection, Bluetooth 4.0, 19-in-1 media card reader to upload multimedia without wires and an HDMI port to connect to larger screens and HDTVs. Black Dell XPS 8700 weighs 26.2 pounds and has the dimensions of 22.51 x 14.48 x 20.94 inches. Having an Haswell processor, it is ENERGY STAR certified and meets strict guidelines of the U.S. Department of Energy.

Verdict: Dell XPS X8700-1253BLK is not the computer just for spreadsheets, internet browsing and word processing-offers a lot of performance for average customers so it is priced accordingly and monitor isn't included in the price (but you can connect it to a HDTV). This is not a budget computer and you get what you pay for. It is ideal for power users and heavy gamers- NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 can run the latest games on medium settings. If you want the best performance from one of the best CPUs with a very decent graphics card, you'll like it!

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