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Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition's review: A little less performance for a lot less cash

At a Glance

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At a Glance

The Dell XPS 8700 Special Edition is a solid entry-level gaming PC.

Price when rated: $1650

Pros

  • Powerful 4th-generation Intel Core processor
  • 2TB drive with 32GB SSD cache for fast storage
  • Midrange video card for modern gaming

Cons

  • Only one PCIe x16 slot (occupied)
  • Just a single chassis fan
  • All four memory slots are occupied
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