Pros

  • Excellent price to performance ratio
  • Ample connectivity options
  • Eye-catching Design

Cons

  • Not much room for internal upgrades

At A Glance

Dell’s inexpensive XPS 8300 is a true force to be reckoned with for its speeds, connections, and do-no-wrong attitude.

Manufacturer’s Description

Featuring a combination of processor and graphics options, the XPSTM 8300 doesn't just entertain you -- it immerses you in your favorite movies, music, games and more. Overwhelm your senses with visuals and premium audio, all housed in a stylish design made to make managing your media collection easier.

Manufacturer’s Website

http://www.dell.com

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 3.4 MHz
Graphics
Graphics Type Discrete
Secondary Graphics Chipset ATI Radeon HD
General Information
UPC Code 045635024908
Ports and Connections
Available Interfaces
  • HDMI
  • eSATA
Memory
Memory size 8192.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Memory speed 1333.0 MHz
Power
Power Supply Wattage 460.0 watts
Storage Media
Compact flash Yes
Memory stick Memory Stick
Case
Chassis style Tower (Midsize)

Performance

Overall Rating
WorldBench 6 Score 162.0
Office Productivity
Web Browsing 165.0   seconds (lower is better)
Office Suite Use 310.0   seconds (lower is better)
File Compression 141.0   seconds (lower is better)
Multitasking 190.0
Content Creation
Image Editing 238.0   seconds (lower is better)
GPU Graphics Rendering 278.0   seconds (lower is better)
CPU Graphics Rendering 181.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 140.0   seconds (lower is better)
DVD Burning 202.0   seconds (lower is better)
Video Editing 154.0   seconds (lower is better)
Gaming
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1024x768 255.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1680x1050 244.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 1920x1200 220.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Medium 2560x1600 146.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1024x768 163.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1680x1050 160.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 1920x1200 157.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Unreal Tournament 3 Highest 2560x1600 120.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1024x768 132.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 88.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 75.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 51.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 161.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 138.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 127.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 98.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1024x768 127.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 95.0   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 1920x1200 85.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, High Quality, 2560x1600 60.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 167.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 163.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 1920x1200 158.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Low Quality, 2560x1600 114.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 53.8   Frames per second (higher is better)
Far Cry 2, Ultra Quality, 2560x1600 47.6   Frames per second (higher is better)