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Dell Studio XPS 8500

alaTest has collected and analyzed 435 reviews of Dell Studio XPS 8500. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People really like the size and design. The reliability and price also get good feedback.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Studio XPS 8500 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review (amazon.com)

Amazon.com review summary for Dell Studio XPS 8500

 

alaTest has collected and analyzed 64 user reviews of Dell Studio XPS 8500 from Amazon.com. The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on Amazon.com. Views about the design and price are on the whole positive. There are some mixed comments about the reliability, while some have doubts about the size.

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84% of the reviews on Amazon.com give this product a positive rating.

May, 2019

Expert review by : Alex Cocilova (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell XPS 8500 review

 

Although it has a sleek design, the Dell XPS 8500's cover doesn't hint at anything special about this machine. However, this desktop PC must have some way to justify its price tag. When we looked a little closer and pushed it to its limit, that...

Overall, the Dell XPS 8500 is a great desktop machine for a family that has both serious and casual computing needs. It is multifunctional enough for the gamer, the artist and the movie buff. It will fit just about anywhere and looks so inconspicuous...

Jun, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (goodgearguide.com.au)

Dell XPS 8500 desktop PC

 

A solid, all-round home PC that's good enough for a bit of gaming

Good CPU and graphics performance ; 2TB hard drive ; Plenty of RAM ; Good range of connections

Basic Wi-Fi ; No monitor for the price ; Not a great case if you like to tinker

Dell's XPS 8500 is a small desktop PC with a neat style, a good range of connectivity and fast performance. Give it a go if you want a pre-built machine from a brand name vendor that can be used for productivity, multimedia and gaming.

Nov, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 8500

 

The Dell XPS 8500 brings the company's top consumer desktop into the "Ivy Bridge" generation with fast graphics and SSD storage.

Solid performance. Monstrous 3TB hard drive plus 256GB SSD. Quiet

Limited expansion room

May, 2012

Expert review by : Rich Brown (cnet.com)

Dell XPS 8500 (Core i7-3770, May 2012)

 

The Dell XPS 8500 offers too much solid-state drive and not enough raw horsepower for its price.

The ; moves to Intel's new third-generation Core i7 CPUs and features fast boot times and file access thanks to an onboard solid-state drive.

With limited ability to tweak this configuration, you're forced to choose an expensive SSD that throws off this PC's price-performance equation.

Dell makes a game effort to set the XPS 8500 apart from other performance PCs, but it overshoots with a pricey SSD, making the price hard to justify given this system's average overall performance.

May, 2012

Expert review by : Elias Plastiras (pcworld.idg.com.au)

Dell XPS 8500 desktop PC

 

A solid, all-round home PC that's good enough for a bit of gaming

Good CPU and graphics performance ; 2TB hard drive ; Plenty of RAM ; Good range of connections

Basic Wi-Fi ; No monitor for the price ; Not a great case if you like to tinker

Nov, 2012

Expert review by (pcworld.idg.com.au)

XPS 8500 desktop PC

 

Dell's XPS 8500 is a small desktop PC with a neat style, a good range of connectivity and fast performance. Give it a go if you want a pre-built machine from a brand name vendor that can be used for productivity, multimedia and gaming.

Good CPU and graphics performance 2TB hard drive Plenty of RAM Good range of connections

Basic Wi-Fi No monitor for the price Not a great case if you like to tinker

Nov, 2012

GOOD FOR GAMING!

Expert review by : Matthew Elliott (computershopper.com)

Dell XPS 8500

 

Dell markets the XPS 8500 desktop to creative types who also have a gaming habit. With a choice of Intel third-generation "Ivy Bridge" Core i5 and i7 processors, up to 16GB of memory, and a high-end AMD or Nvidia graphics card, the successor to last...

Solid performer across the board ; Attractive, functional case ; Hard drive/SSD combo aids performance

Standard warranty cut to one year ; Limited expansion room

Call it a high-end mainstream desktop or a midrange gaming PC, the XPS 8500 delivers potent parts for the price: an "Ivy Bridge" Core i7 processor, high-end Radeon graphics, and a useful hard drive/SSD combo in our test model. Creative professionals...

Jul, 2012

Expert review by : Eric Grevstad (techreviewsource.com)

Dell XPS 8500

 

Between Dell's Inspiron value desktops and Alienware gaming rigs, the XPS 8500 targets digital content creators, game players, and power users who'd never buy a Digital Storm or Velocity Micro, but who crave more performance than generic retail PCs...

Solid performance. Monstrous 3TB hard drive plus 256GB SSD. Quiet ; Cons: Limited expansion room. Editor Rating: 4.00 ; By Eric Grevstad

Limited expansion room. Editor Rating: 4.00 ; By Eric Grevstad

The Dell XPS 8500 brings the company's top consumer desktop into the "Ivy Bridge" generation with fast graphics and SSD storage. Pros: Solid performance. Monstrous 3TB hard drive plus 256GB SSD. Quiet. Cons: Limited expansion room. Editor Rating: 4.00...

May, 2012

Consumer review (newegg.com)

No warranty!!!!!!!!

 

Meh

Dell will not warranty these refurbished units. Even if you go on the Dell site and register the unit, they Will NOT warranty the units as it is listed with the orignal owner. I have a unit that came without a win disk and they will not send me one as...

May, 2014

Consumer review (newegg.com)

Bad Quality

 

I chose Dell for an office computer for the warranty , now i know how mistaken i was. Stay away from Dell

Great CPU with a fair amount of ram. It is fast when it works

Horrible quality , after a two month it would not start up . Dell service replaced the wrong parts ( a motherboard and a power supply). They needed to replace the video card. Now customer service would not honor warranty because apparently my service...

Apr, 2013