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Dell XPS 8920 (2017)

Dell XPS 8920 (2017)
alaScore 92

11 reviews

Dec, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 11 reviews of Dell XPS 8920 (2017). The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. People are impressed by the size. The design also gets good feedback, but some have doubts about the price.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell XPS 8920 (2017) is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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Editor's Choice

Expert review by : Matthew Buzzi (pcmag.com)

Dell XPS Tower Special Edition (8920)

 

For a reasonable price, the new Dell XPS Tower delivers fast speed and gaming performance in a package that's compact, easily accessible, and has room for upgrades.

Strong all-around performance. Minimalist design and compact, tool-free case. Plenty of ports and storage. Room for expansion.

Case is a little tight to work in.

The Dell XPS Tower Special Edition (8920) packs about everything you'd want from a multipurpose desktop into a nice package. It doesn't cost too much, is easy to maintain and upgrade, and the performance is just below true high-end machines. You get a...

Jun, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Fast, silent running, i7 PC

 

With a gaming machine type of specification I am using it as my main Office PC. With 64 Bit Windows Home , i7 processor and a dedicated graphics card it is a bit overboard for just Office use but such a treat for things to happen instantly. Some of the...

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

DELL XPS 8920 Desktop PC

 

Ease of set-up

Nothing so far

Nov, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

DELL XPS 8920 Desktop PC

 

Interface (USB 3.0, video etc) well designed and with thought for future developments.

CD drive is rather flimsy

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (johnlewis.com)

Fast Computer

 

This is a fast computer. No issues with installing software or connecting to wifi. For the price I thought that the sound card could be better. If the price was 20% less it would deserve a higher rating.

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

DELL XPS 8920 Tower Gaming PC

 

Quick

Oct, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

DELL XPS 8920 Tower Gaming PC

 

An amazing gaming pc. Plays games at highest settings with no problem. Is very easy to use. It's looks more stylish than custom built pc's and runs very quietly. It handles 4k gaming very well. Boot time is very quick. Mae sure if you use hdmi lead to...

A bit pricey but unless you take the plunge at some point you'll always be waiting for a good pc to learn later it is out of date. This pc f3els like it will be good value despite the price as it'll last a number of years before an upgrade. The only...

Sep, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

DELL XPS 8920 Tower Gaming PC

 

It's fast quiet and doesn't take up much desk space like other gaming computers and it is upgradable to 64 GB of Ram memory which is a feature I really like.

No bad points so far.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

DELL XPS 8920 Tower Gaming PC

 

There's nothing good about that, only frustration.

Chassis fan noisy as a loud vacuum. Cpu speed lowered by half when you try play a game(because of hot cores) limited BIOS. It sounds powerful on papers but you can't use that power because of cheap components, especially cooling fans.

Aug, 2017

Consumer review (currys.co.uk)

DELL XPS 8920 Tower Gaming PC

 

It's not working properly and difficult to organise a return.

Jul, 2017
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Product Specifications

Design

Cable lock slot:Y
Chassis Type:Tower
Colour of product:Black / Black, Silver
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

Graphics

CUDA:N / Y
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 470 / AMD Radeon RX 480 / AMD Radeon RX 560 / AMD Radeon RX 580 / Not available / NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 / NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / 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
Graphics adapter VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
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:24
NVIDIA G-SYNC:N / Y
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / Y
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1000 / 1150 / 1200
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E92 / 0x5912 / 5912
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 630 / Intel UHD Graphics 630
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5

Memory

Internal Memory:16 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:64
Memory clock speed:2400
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 2 x 8
Memory slots:4x DIMM

Networking

Bluetooth:Y
Bluetooth version:4.0 / 4.1 LE / 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
Wi-Fi:Y
Wi-Fi standards:IEEE 802.11a,IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac,IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b,IEEE 802.11g,IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

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

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray ROM / Blu-ray RW / DVD Super Multi / DVD Super Multi DL / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Bundled software:McAfee LiveSafe / Microsoft Office Personal / Microsoft Office Personal Premium
Cables included:AC
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1
Display brightness:250 / 300 / 350
Display diagonal:47 / 54.6 / 58.4 / 59.9 / 60.5 / 61 / 68.6
Display included:N / Y
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1366 x 768 / 1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:LED
Drivers included:Y
Full HD:N / Y
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard included disclaimer:Keyboard available on selected markets only
Keyboard included on selected markets only:Y
Keyboard supplied:Y
Manual:Y
Mouse included:Y
Mouse included disclaimer:Mouse available on selected markets only
Mouse included on selected markets only:Y
Panel Type:IPS / TN
Speakers supplied:Y
Touchscreen:N
Viewing angle, horizontal:170 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 178
Windows keys:Y

Performance

Audio chip:REALTEK ALC3861
Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Market positioning:Business
Password protection:Y
Password protection type:BIOS, Supervisor, 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
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y
Line-out:Y
Microphone in:Y
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:7
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

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

Processor

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):41.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,2133,2400 / 2666
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.5 / 4.2 / 4.5 / 4.6
Processor cache:12 / 6 / 8
Processor cache type:Smart Cache
Processor codename:Coffee Lake / Kaby Lake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor frequency:3 / 3.2 / 3.6 / 4.2
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:i5-7400 / i7-7700 / i7-7700K / i7-8700
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-7400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-7700 Desktop series / Intel Core i7-8700 Desktop Series
Processor Socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4) / Socket H4 (LGA 1151)
Processor threads:12 / 4 / 8
Stepping:B0
System bus rate:8
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 91
Tjunction:100

Processor special features

Conflict Free processor:Y
CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y
Execute Disable Bit:Y
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: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
Processor ARK ID:126686 / 97128 / 97129 / 97147
Processor code:SR32W / SR338 / SR3QS
Processor package size:37.5 x 37.5
Scalability:1S
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D
Thunderbolt™ 3 Technology:Y

Software

Bundled software:McAfee LiveSafe / Microsoft Office Personal / 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:Spanish
Trial software:McAfee LiveSafe / Microsoft Office / Microsoft Office 2016 / Microsoft Office 30 Day / Microsoft Office, McAfee

Storage

Card reader integrated:Y
Compatible memory cards:SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1 / 1000 / 10000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:1 / 3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Intel® Optane™ Memory module capacity:16
Intel® Optane™ Memory module installed:N / Y
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1 / 256
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:16 / 256 / 32 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2 / PCI Express / PCI Express 3.0
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 1256 / 2000 / 2032 / 2256 / 2512

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:356 / 365
Height :386.5
Weight:10
Width:180