Pros

  • Bundled 120Hz 22-inch LCD and 3D goggles
  • Good general and gaming performance

Cons

  • Limited internal expansion options

At A Glance

The Studio XPS 8100 is a solid all-around performer with good connectivity and a bundled 120Hz Samsung LCD and nVidia 3D glasses. Just don't count on making upgrades.

Manufacturer’s Description

Discover a more immersive media experience with the Dell Studio XPS 8100 desktop, designed to keep you front and center of all the action.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Pricing
Part Number DXCWNN1
Processor
Processor type Intel Core i5-750
Processor speed 2.67 MHz
Cache size 8.192 KB
Processor count 1
Graphics
Graphics Type Card
Primary Graphics Chipset Nvidia GeForce GTX 260
Number of Graphic Cards included 1.0
Video Bus PCI Express
Video Memory Type DDR3
Storage
Drive size 1000.0 GB
Drive Controllers Serial ATA
Expansion slots
Number of PCI-Express 2.0 x16 slots 0.0
Number of PCI-Express x16 slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X16 Slots 0.0
Number of PCI-Express x8 slots 0.0
Number of PCI-Express x4 slots 0.0
Number of PCI-Express x1 slots 1.0
Open PCI Express X1 Slots 1.0
Number of PCI slots 1.0
AGP slots 0.0
Number of PCI-Express Slots 2.0
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • Audio - Digital Optical
  • DVI
  • Ethernet - RJ45
  • FireWire Port (rear)
  • HDMI
  • S-Video
  • USB - Universal Serial Bus (rear) (x6)
  • eSATA
Ethernet Type Ethernet (10/100/1000 Mbps)
Slots
  • CompactFlash
  • Memory Stick
  • Memory Stick Duo
  • Memory Stick PRO
  • Memory Stick PRO Duo
  • Microdrive
  • MultiMedia Card (MMC)
  • SD Card
  • SDHC Card
  • SmartMedia
  • xD-Picture Card
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Motherboard
Motherboard Model 0X231R
Motherboard Manufacturer Dell
Optical Drive
Included Drives 1
optical_drive_1 PLDS DVD+-RW DH-16AAS
optical_model_1 PLDS DVD+-RW DH-16AAS
Sound
Audio Codec Integrated Audio
Included Software
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
Other Features
Devices
  • Keyboard
  • Mouse
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)
External Drive Bays 3.0
5.25 Inch Internal Bays 0.0
3.5 Inch Internal Bays 2.0
Internal Drive Bays 2.0
Chassis Color
  • Black
  • White

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 129.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 217.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 340.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 195.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 239.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 343.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 312.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 277.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 184.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 215.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 181.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 59.05   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 48.56   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 43.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 28.22   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 51.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 42.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 37.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 23.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 2560x1600 49.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1920x1200 80.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1680x1050 89.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars High 1024x768 116.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 2560x1600 87.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1920x1200 114.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1680x1050 118.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Enemy Territory Quake Wars Normal 1024x768 119.5   Frames per second (higher is better)