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Solid performer across the board.
Attractive and functional case.
Hard drive/SSD combo aids performance.
A lot of power in a small case.
Heaps of fast storage.
Monstrous 3TB hard drive plus 256GB SSD.
Standard warranty cut to one year.
Limited expansion room.
A dull exterior and cramped interior.
With limited ability to tweak this configuration, you're forced to choose an expensive SSD that throws off this PC's price-performance equation.
By Good Gear Guide on November 30, 2012
Dell's XPS 8500 is a small desktop PC with a neat style, a good range of connectivity and fast performance. Give it a go if you want a pre-built machine from a brand name vendor that can be used for productivity, multimedia and gaming....
By Computer Shopper on July 25, 2012
Call it a high-end mainstream desktop or a midrange gaming PC, the XPS 8500 delivers potent parts for the price: an "Ivy Bridge" Core i7 processor, high-end Radeon graphics, and a useful hard drive/SSD combo in our test model. Creative professionals...
By PCWorld on June 26, 2012
The Dell XPS 8500 manages to keep a low profile while being a great gaming or media system....
By PC Mag on May 22, 2012
The Dell XPS 8500 brings the company's top consumer desktop into the "Ivy Bridge" generation with fast graphics and SSD storage. ...
By cnet on May 02, 2012
Dell makes a game effort to set the XPS 8500 apart from other performance PCs, but it overshoots with a pricey SSD, making the price hard to justify given this system's average overall...
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