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Dell XPS 8930 (2017)

Dell XPS 8930 (2017)
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7 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 7 reviews of Dell XPS 8930 (2017). 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. Reviewers are impressed by the reliability and design, but reviews are divided on the price.

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On average, users rate this product 100/100 and experts rate this product 80/100.

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The Dell XPS 8390 is the first desktop PC we've tested with Intel's new 8th-generation core processor on board. This multimedia-focused machine has an impressive spec sheet, but can Intel's latest technology impress, or should you think about saving...

Apr, 2018

Expert review by : Luke Larsen (

Dell XPS 8930 review


Interesting internal design ; Solid port options ; Great gaming performance ; Good base for expansion

Has an entry-level Intel CPU ; Entry-level configurations don’t have SSD

The Dell XPS 8930 Tower is made for a small demographic of people. It’s not a dedicated gaming PC, meaning it doesn’t go far enough in terms of custom cases or expandability options. However, it’s a good option for families who want a shared desktop...

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Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (

Dell XPS Tower Special Edition (8930)


Like previous versions, the Dell XPS Special Edition (8930) is a compact and upgradeable multipurpose desktop. But now it's faster than ever thanks to Intel's latest Coffee Lake processor.

Fast all-around performance. Compact design. Easy-access case with room for expansion.

Loud fans. Case is a little tight to work in.

Bottom Line: Like previous versions, the Dell XPS Special Edition (8930) is a compact and upgradeable multipurpose desktop. But now it's faster than ever thanks to Intel's latest Coffee Lake processor.

Oct, 2017

Expert review by : Charles Jefferies (

Dell XPS Tower Special Edition (8930) Review and Ratings


Packing a six-core "Coffee Lake" engine, GeForce GTX muscle, and speedy storage in our test model, the flexible XPS Tower is a powerhouse that excels for CPU-intensive tasks, content production work, and even gaming.

Excellent overall performance, in test config ; Easy end-user serviceability ; Plentiful front-mounted ports ; Factory-customizable

Cooling fan can get loud at times ; Ho-hum bundled peripherals

We weren’t disappointed with the first iteration of the XPS Tower Special Edition (8910) that we reviewed in 2016, and this technology-refreshed 8930 model maintains our praise. The aluminum-plated front and overall design may look similar, but the...

Nov, 2017

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great peeformance


bought last week and it is an excellent gaming PC.

Aug, 2018

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Good computer for gaming and professional work


This computer is stable and effective for graphic design and gaming, so it works for me. It's not cheap though, and you could buy one cheaper in pieces to assemble one. However, if you don't have any clue about computer building or/and can't afford...

Jul, 2018

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My new Dell Xps 8930


I bought this a week ago & it is a brilliant piece of kit. I have stuck with Dell for years & they have never disappointed me. I highly recommend this PC.

Mar, 2018

Product Specifications


EPEAT rating:89.95 / 90.4


Cable lock slot:Y
Chassis Type:Tower
Colour of product:Aluminium / Black / Black, Silver
Housing material:Metal, Plastic
Number of 3.5" Bays:3
Number of 5.25" Bays:1
Placement supported:Vertical
Product colour:Black
Water cooling system:N

Expansion slots

PCI Express x1 slots:2
PCI Express x16 slots:1
PCI Express x4 slots:1


CUDA cores:1152 / 1280 / 1920 / 2560 / 384 / 768
Discrete graphics adapter:N / Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4 / 6 / 8
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon RX 560 / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR5 / GDDR5X
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 3
Graphics adapter DVI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-D ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-I ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:64
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of execution units:23 / 24
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter 4K support:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1100 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel UHD Graphics / Intel® UHD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E91 / 0x3E92
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel UHD Graphics 630 / Intel® UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.5

Logistics data

Intermodal container (20ft) loading note:12pc/plt*10plt+8pc/plt*10plt / 1pc/plt*1plt+8pc/plt*1plt
Number of cartons per pallet:12
Number of layers per pallet:3
Pallet height:121.4
Pallet length:120
Pallet volume:242.8
Pallet volume weight:242.8
Pallet weight:190.2
Pallet width:100
Quantity per intermodal container (20ft):200
Quantity per intermodal container (40ft, HC):504
Quantity per layer:4
Quantity per pallet:12
Shipping carton height:35.8
Shipping carton length:48.6
Shipping carton volume:13.5
Shipping carton volume weight:13.5
Shipping carton weight:14.6
Shipping carton width:46.4


Internal Memory:16 / 32 / 64 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Memory clock speed:2400 / 2666 / 2667
Memory layout (slots x size):1 x 16 / 1 x 8 / 2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:4x DIMM
Memory upgrade note:Additional memory sold separately


Antenna type:2X2
Bluetooth version:4.1 / 4.2
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Top Wi-Fi standard:IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11n
Wi-Fi data rate (max):867
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n
WLAN controller model:Dell Wireless 1810 / Killer Wireless-AC 1535

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Non-operating shock:105
Non-operating vibration:1.37
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90
Operating shock:40
Operating temperature (T-T):5 - 35
Operating vibration:0.26
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Disc types supported:CD,DVD
Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD±RW / N
Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bundled software:Microsoft Office Personal Premium
Cables included:AC
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250 / 400
Display diagonal:60.5 / 63.5 / 68.6
Display included:N / Y
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080
Display Type:LED
Drivers included:Y
Full HD:Y
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard included disclaimer:Keyboard available on selected markets only
Keyboard included on selected markets only:Y
Keyboard supplied:Y
Mouse included:Y
Mouse included disclaimer:Mouse available on selected markets only
Mouse included on selected markets only:Y
Panel Type:IPS / TN
Power cord included:Y
Viewing angle, horizontal:170 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 178
Windows keys:Y

Packaging Data

Package material:Corrugated cardboard, Low-density polyethylene (LDPE)


Audio chip:REALTEK ALC3861
Audio output channels:5.1
Audio system:Waves MaxxAudio / Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:Intel Z370 / Intel® Z370
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, User
Product Type:PC
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
HDMI Version:1.4
Headphone outputs:1
Microphone in:Y
On/off button:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


Power Supply:460
Power supply input frequency:50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y
ECC supported by processor:N
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):37.5 / 41.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:2400 / 2666
Memory types supported by processor:DDR4-SDRAM
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:4 / 4.3 / 4.6 / 4.67 / 4.7
Processor cache:12 / 6 / 9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:8th gen Intel® Core™ i3 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i7
Processor frequency:2.8 / 3.2 / 3.6 / 3.7
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i3-8100 / i5-8400 / i5-8600K / i7-8700 / i7-8700K
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i7-8700 Desktop Series
Processor Socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4)
Processor threads:12 / 4 / 6
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 95

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y
Intel 64:Y
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / Y
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / Y
Intel TSX-NI:N / Y
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / Y
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y
Intel® Secure Key:Y
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0 / N
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / Y
Processor ARK ID:126684 / 126685 / 126686 / 126687 / 126688
Processor code:SR3QS / SR3QU
Processor package size:37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D

Recycling data

Corrugated cardboard content per box for accessories:430
Corrugated cardboard content per package:1.74
Corrugated cardboard content per shipping carton:1.31
Low-density polyethylene (LDPE) content per package:200


Bundled software:- Microsoft Office Personal 2016\n- McAfee Rib Safe / Financial Tracker & Retail Information\nCyberlink Software for Windows 10 / McAfee LiveSafe / McAfee LiveSafe 12 Month Subscription / McAfee Rib Safe / Microsoft Office Home & Business Premium / Microsoft Office Personal Premium
Drivers included:Y
Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO
Operating System Language:English / German, Dutch, English, French, Italian
Trial software:McAfee / McAfee LiveSafe (30 days Trial), Microsoft Office (30 days Trial - Excludes Office License) / McAfee LiveSafe (30 days Trial), Microsoft Office (30 days Trial) / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 30 Day / Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial / Microsoft Office 30 Day Trial - Excludes Office License / Microsoft Office trial – 30 days / Microsoft Office, McAfee / Microsoft Office, McAfee LiveSafe


Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 4000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA / Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Intel® Optane™ Memory module capacity:16
Intel® Optane™ Memory module installed:Y
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:16 / 256 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1 / 1000 / 1256 / 2000 / 2256 / 2512 / 256 / 4256 / 512

Weight & Dimensions

Height :386.5 / 389