Dell XPS X8700-1259BLK Desktop Review

Dell XPS X8700-1259BLK Desktop Review

Black Dell XPS Desktop X8700-1259BLK
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The XPS X8700-1259BLK is a super fast and modern desktop by Dell with higher specs, such as the Intel i7-4770 processor, 8 GB RAM, 1000 GB hard drive, NVIDIA GT 635 graphics card, Waves MaxxAudio 4, a total of 10 USB ports, 19-in-1 Media Card Reader and all the other great features, connectivity options and sturdy build at a reasonable price.

Dell XPS has a 4th generation Intel Core i7-4770 processor (8MB Cache) provides quad-core multiway processing at a 3.1 GHz speed that goes up to 3.4 GHz with Turbo Boost Technology when you need more speed. 8GB DDR3 Dual Channel DDR3 at 1600MHz offers the best of multitasking for whatever you're doing and it is expandable to 16GB with two more RAM sticks. 1 TB Serial ATA hard drive at 7200 rpm means ample storage space with quick read/write times. And you have the option of increasing the hard drive capacity up to 4 terabytes.

It comes pre-installed with the 64-bit Windows 8.1 operating system like most other modern desktops and laptops and it is an updated version of Windows 8 with its apps and tiles that are easy to customize, which still isn't the favorite of many computer users that are used to Windows 7 or XP, but you'll find additional useful features on the 8.1. NVIDIA GeForce GT 635 graphics card has a 1GB of dedicated video memory and offers awesome HD visuals for videos and games. You'll also get the best quality studio sound from the built-in 7.1 channel audio and Waves MaxxAudio 4 software.

Dell XPS X8700-1259BLK Desktop Review
The Black Dell XPS weighs 30.42 pounds with the dimensions of 22.52 x 14.49 x 20.94 inches and comes with a good variety of connectivity options you'd expect from an advanced desktop PC such as Dell Wireless 1703 LAN (802.11b/g/n), Gigabit Ethernet LAN with RJ-45 connector, Bluetooth 4.0 to link to printers, speakers etc. without wires and to synchronize with your mobile devices, Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW drive, an HDMI port for connecting to large screen HDTVs as well as VGA and DVI ports (you may use two screens at the same time), 19-in-1 media card reader to upload photos and videos wirelessly, 6 x USB 3.0 ports, 4 x USB 2.0 ports, wired multimedia keyboard and USB 6-button laser mouse.

Conclusion: Black Dell XPS X8700-1259BLK is a very fast and powerful desktop PC that is suitable for both work and home use, including a decent gaming performance in medium to high settings. It offers super fast and smooth performance in your everyday tasks with its Haswell Intel i7 processor that is both powerful and energy efficient and 8GB RAM (upgrade to 16 GB if you need even more memory). The NVIDIA graphics card offers better graphics for videos and games than the standard Intel graph cards. The only thing this system seems to be criticized for is the Windows 8 operating system but you'd get used to it in no time and you'll enjoy it heaps more and find it more user friendly if you purchase a multi-touch screen as well. And you may want to get a Solid State Drive for faster boot-ups and even better overall performance. The new Dell XPS has a lot going for it and presents great value for money.

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