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Dell XPS 720

Dell XPS 720
alaScore 84

120 reviews

Dec, 2018

  • Positive

We have collected and analysed 12 expert reviews and 108 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 72/100 and users rate it 88/100. The average review date is 29-11-2007. We have compared these reviews to 321400 reviews from other Desktop Computers. The alaScore™ for this product is 84/100 = Very good. Last update: 14-12-2018.

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Expert review by : Richard Baguley and Danny Allen (techadvisor.co.uk)

Dell XPS 720 power PC

 

The Dell XPS 720 is one powerful system.

If money is no object, you may find more appeal in Dell's XPS 720 H2C (in which liquid cooling and a QX6800 CPU overclocked to 3.46GHz are standard), but for us, the Dell XPS 720 PC is an enviable gaming beast in its own right.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by (v3.co.uk)

Review: Dell XPS 720 H2C desktop computer

 

The price is high, but this is one of the fastest PCs we've seen

Nov, 2007

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

Dell XPS 720

 

Dell's XPS 720 is aimed primarily at gamers who don't mind having the world's biggest PC in their room. While its configuration can be tailored to sui...

Great for gaming, fast hard drive performance

The case is too big and too fussy on the inside, the CPU speed options in the BIOS are locked, no eSATA ports, doesn't support a high-end SLI configuration

The Dell XPS 720 is a little hard to judge. One can't help but admire the effort Dell has put into its design and construction, yet by the same token, its a little awkward and the construction is excessive. It sure does look good though, so if you're...

Aug, 2007

Expert review by : Joel Santo Domingo (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 720 H2C (Blu-ray)

 

With the XPS 720 H2C (Blu-ray)—the leaning tower of PC gaming—Dell's 700 series continues on course.

Speedy gaming rig. New window opens internals to view. Ageia PhysX card. Quiet. Optional 15-month Internet Security subscription. Beefy graphics card protection.

Nonstandard power supply and cord. No reset switch or hard power switch. Heavy. Pricey.

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Oct, 2007

Expert review by : Richard Baguley and Danny Allen (pcworld.com)

Dell Dell XPS 720

 

The Dell XPS 720 is one powerful system. With the Core 2 Extreme QX6800, Intel's latest quad-core processor (overclocked by Dell to 3.2 GHz and supported under the computer's one-year warranty), plus 2GB of speedy Corsair 1066-MHz DDR2 memory, the PC...

Chassis has a sturdy design ; Good amount of expansion room

Side panel can be tricky to remove

This well-designed and overclocked PC has plenty of performance and expandability for gamers who can afford it.

Jul, 2007

Expert review by : Loyd Case (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS 720 H2C

 

Dell pulls out most of the stops with the XPS 720 H2C gaming rig, including liquid cooling, GeForce 8800 Ultra SLI, Corsair EPP memory, and Ageia PhysX. It's the best gaming system we've ever seen from Dell—at over $7000, it better be.

Fast. Quiet. Shipped overclocked.

Really expensive.

For a tour of the XPS 720 H2C, check out our sister site Extremetech.com

Jun, 2007

Expert review by : Nathan Edwards (maximumpc.com)

Dell XPS 720 H2C

 

Boom. Boom. Boom. The 800-pound gorilla has arrived. Dell's latest XPS system, the 720 H2C, packs some serious power and plenty of extras, but its balls-to-the-wall approach doesn't completely overshadow its proprietary roots.

Blazing-fast media and gaming performance. Looks good

Damn you, proprietary systems! And PhysX? Really

Overall, the XPS 720 H2C marks the first Dell we’ve seen in a while that can stand toe-to-toe with the baddest machines in the business. Its lightning-fast multimedia performance and sick gaming frame rates make it a good choice for gamers and media...

Nov, 2007

Expert review by : PC Authority (pcauthority.com.au)

Dell XPS 720

 

Dell's pre-packaged beast box goes into the ring with Josh Collins.

Sep, 2007

Expert review by (tomsguide.com)

Dell's XPS 720 H2C Hot and Cool

 

Overclocking, liquid cooling, and gaming - from Dell? We check out the company's highest-end system to see how the PC giant differentiates itself from... itself.

Consumer review (dell.com)

Almost Better than My Custom $10k+ Rig

 

Case is Large! Make sure it will fit under your desk. I wish you could buy this case separately, or maybe Dell could team up with one of the case manufacturers to sell a similarly designed case.

Case is awesome. Great layout and expansion options. Good thermal management. Speed is good enough for me with the q6600. (work computer) Very quiet. Running XP x64 with no issues and Wow it is fast.

The memory seems slow. 5.3 in vista performance index. Same ram (ddr2 667) in my home rig maxes out at 5.9... Might be Intel vs. AMD memory controller. Sound card onboard is not very good... Has background noise. Get the add in card.

Mar, 2008

Product Specifications

The XPS 720 delivers multi-core processor arsenal of performance-rich technologies. Multi-core processor allows your system to split tasks between separate processor cores so more is done in less time. And for those that savor peak performance the Intel Core 2 Extreme is a quad-core powerhouse designed to deliver the serious performance you crave, and then some. Take control of your PC with Microsoft's latest operating system. Enjoy improved organization, search features and network controls and use the new built-in Media Center to manage your digital photos, videos and music. The XPS 720 is built on NVIDIA's nForce 680i SLI chipset, giving you the flexibility to load your system with dual high-performance NIVIDIA graphics cards. To support the additional power draw, the XPS 720 includes a 1kW power supply, giving you the juice you need for a full-throttle graphics experience. Plus, the AGEIA PhysX Accelerator brings a new level of realism to your games. Every hair, gust of wind and speck of dust reacts in a life-like fashion thanks to tens of thousands of "smart particles" added to gaming environments that support PhysX. With the XPS 720, Dell has significantly boosted performance over the previous generation by offering up to 4GB of Corsair high-performance memory. If you're serious about power, this DDR2 memory solution operates at 800MHz, taking your gaming, multimedia and everyday PC experience to speeds you never imagined. Switch to a 64-bit operating system, and add even more horsepower with a staggering 8GB of dual-channel memory. The XPS 720 can be customized to ship with up to 1TB of hard drive storage capacity, and is designed with an expansion slot to support your future storage needs as well. Or you can choose a revolutionary Blu-ray drive for viewing high definition movies, playing Blu-ray games, and backing up your music, photos, videos, software and data files. For incredible sound, the XPS 720 comes standard with 7.1 high-definition audio and Sound Blaster X-Fi XtremeMusic, featuring EAX advanced high-definition sound.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Tower
Manufacturer Form Factor:Tower

Cache Memory

Installed Size:8MB
Per Processor Size:8MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:59.4cm
Height:55.5cm
Weight:21.7kg
Width:21.9cm

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Header

Compatibility:PC
Country Kits:United Kingdom
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:720
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell XPS

Mainboard

Chipset Type:NVIDIA nForce 680i SLI
Data Bus Speed:1066MHz

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet
Type:Network adapter

Optical Storage

Type:DVD

Optical Storage (2nd)

Read Speed:16x

OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Family:Windows Vista
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.93GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Quad-Core
Processor Number:QX6800
Type:Core 2 Extreme

RAM

Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type:IDE

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:320GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:768MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX
Interface Type:PCI Express x16