Sunday, 19 February 2017

Dell XPS Special Edition tower - Review 2017

Dell XPS range of PC's and Laptops combine the most elegant designs and premium experiences to enhance your work and personal success. This combination ultimately results in beautifully crafted products with no compromises. The latest range of DELL XPS desktops just oozes quality through minimal design on the front section.

Premium design - Dell XPS desktops are thoughtfully designed for performance and function. XPS continues to drive innovation into the desktop PC internal space for enhanced performance and expantion. Every design decision is made with purpose. XPS desktops provide breakthrough designs to change the way you think about a desktop.  One of the reasons many people choose a desktop is either the possibility of expanding or enhanced performance over laptops.

Ultimate experience – While DELL XPS desktops are uniquely crafted, they also provide uncompromised experiences, from work to play. XPS desktops have all of the performance you expect from a desktop, packed into smaller, stunning designs. Enjoy high performance paired with best-in-class displays for user enjoyment. XPS offers powerful performance and expandability, immersive entertainment experiences and the most up-to-date technologies in the market. Whatever you are doing, XPS products elevate your experience.

Below is a table with the incredible expansion possibilities of the Dell XPS Desktop range of PC's.

6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5 and i7 Processors
6th Generation Intel® Core™ i5K and i7K Processors (Special Edition only in select regions) - Overclocking via BIOS

CPU thermal
65W (standard); support up to 95W K skus with optional high capacity thermal heat sink (Special Edition only)

H170  or Z170 with  Intel K CPUs only (some features of Z chipset not supported, including dual graphics)

Operating system options
Windows®  10

Memory options
8GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133MHz (4GBx2)
8GB DDR4 2133MHz (8GBx1) – single channel
16GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133MHz (8GBx2)
16GB DDR4 2133MHz (16GBx1) – single channel
24GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133MHz (8GBx2 + 4GBx2)
32GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133MHz (16GBx2)
64GB Dual Channel DDR4 2133MHz (16GBx4)

Graphics options
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 730 2GB DDR3
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 745 4GB DDR3
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 750Ti 2GB GDDR5
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 960 2GB GDDR5
AMD Radeon™ RX 480 8GB GDDR5
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1070 8GB GDDR5 (Special Edition only in select regions)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 1080 8GB GDDR5X (Special Edition only in select regions)

Hard drive options
1TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
2TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
2TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive + 32GB M.2 Solid State Drive (serves as cached memory using Intel® Rapid Storage Technology)
256GB PCIe M.2 SSD + 2TB 7200 rpm SATA hard drive
256GB or 512GB PCIe SSD

Optical drive
DVD-RW Drive (reads and writes to DVD/CD)
Blu-ray burner (reads and writes to Blu-ray/DVD/CD)

Wireless connectivity
802.11 ac (2.4GHz, 1x1) + Bluetooth 4.0
802.11 ac (2.4GHz & 5.GHz, 2x2) + Bluetooth 4.0

Media card reader
SD Card Reader (SD, SDHC, SDXC)

Ports and connectors
Front: (4) USB 3.0 Ports, Mic-in, Headphone, SD card slot
Rear: (3) USB 3.0 ports, (1) USB 3.1 port, (2) USB 2.0 ports, (1) USB 3.1 Type-C port, (1) HDMI, (1) Display Port, (1) Gigabit Ethernet, Audio ports (5.1 channel (3 Jack)
Video ports by graphics card:
GeForce GTX 730: Dual-link DVI-D, HDMI, VGA; GeForce GTX 745: Dual-link DVI-D, VGA, HDMI; GeForce GTX 750Ti: Dual-link DVI-I, Dual-link DVI-D, mHDMI; GeForce GTX 960: Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2; GeForce GTX 970: Dual Link DVI-I, HDMI 2.0, 3x DisplayPort 1.2; GeForce GTX 1070: 3x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link DVI-I; GeForce GTX 1080: 3x DisplayPort 1.4, HDMI 2.0b, Dual Link DVI-I

Expansion slots
Up to 4 total 3 HDD/1 SSD; ODD
Four PCIe expansion slots (x1, x1, x4, x16)
Four DIMM slots (supports up to 64GB)

Graphics power
Up to 225W via 2x 6 pin power connectors (with 460W power supply)
Up to 150W (with 350W power supply)

Power supply
350W or 460W (PSU efficiency varies by regional regulatory requirements)

(3) HDD bays, (1) ODD bay

Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio with Waves MaxxAudio®

Keyboard and Mouse
Dell Multimedia Keyboard - KB216 – Black
Dell Laser Scroll USB 6-Button Silver and Black Mouse

Height: 15.22” (386.5mm) / Width: 7.09” (180mm)  / Depth 14.02” (356mm)

Starting weight*
22lbs (10Kg) depending on configuration

Minitower (23.7L) XPS Tower - Black Only / Molded plastic / Sheet Metal; XPS Tower Special Edition - Silver brushed aluminum face with diamond cut edges / Molded plastic / Sheet Metal

Essential accessories
Dell UltraSharp 27 Monitor with Arm - U2717DA, Dell 27 Gaming Monitor - S2716DG, Dell Wireless Keyboard and Mouse Combo – KM717, Dell 2.1 Speaker System – AE415, Dell Performance USB Headset – AE2

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