New XPS 8700 Special Edition

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Truly unsurpassed.

With 4th Gen Intel® Core™ processors, a fast-boot hard drive and cutting-edge graphics, this XPS is better than ever. So you can be, too. (Monitor sold separately.)

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Available with Windows 8 Pro and Windows 7 Professional — designed for a smooth, versatile PC experience.
XPS 8700 SE

Fast, seamless performance

Own the fastest XPS mini tower ever (16.01” high). With 4th Gen Intel® Core™ processors performing up to 15 percent better than the previous generation,* you can blaze through system-intensive applications like video editing, HD video playback, serious multitasking and extreme gaming.
XPS 8700 SE

Ample storage and expandability

The special edition comes standard with 2TB* of hard drive (HDD) storage plus a 32GB* solid-state drive (SSD) for faster boot-up and resume. Or you can use your four easily accessible bays for another configuration:

Boost both boot-up speed and storage with a massive 3TB HDD and 256GB SSD.

Pump up your storage to 3TB and keep a huge digital media library, with room to grow to 4TB as future projects come to life.

The more memory, the better. At any time, installing more memory is a simple operation. XPS 8700 Special Edition comes standard with 16GB RAM and provides room for up to 32GB* RAM. 
XPS 8700 SE

Discrete graphics and powerful sound

Create HD masterpieces and support your more graphics-intensive programs. Plus, give games and media a cinematic richness and detail that won’t slow your system down.

NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics are invaluable for gaming and GPU applications like video-editing software, simulators and 3D modelers. Increase your visual power even more by upgrading to GTX 660 graphics.

Creative Sound Blaster® Recon3D PCIe sound card delivers premium-quality sound you have to hear to believe.

A built-in Blu-ray Disc™ drive lets you enjoy your favorite movies in HD.
XPS 8700 SE

Quick start and resume

Your XPS 8700 Special Edition comes with a 32GB SSD that lets you take advantage of built-in Intel® Smart Response Technology (SRT). Start and resume from sleep in less than three seconds, load applications up to twice as fast and — thanks to the standard 12GB 1600MHz memory* — stream media smoothly, even while running other applications.

Intel Smart Response Technology caches your most frequently accessed data to your SSD, where it’s accessed faster. This means storage performance and game launches are up to twice as fast.

Opt for a 256GB* SSD to amplify the effect, especially if you perform heavy-duty tasks like video editing, intense gaming and media streaming.
XPS 8700 SE

More ports, more connections

Connect and sync a wide range of devices and displays with a total of 10 USB ports, Bluetooth® 4.0 and HDMI™.

Six USB 3.0 ports let you connect and charge several devices at once, with data transfer speeds of up to ten times faster than USB 2.0.

Hook up HD displays and stream content to an HDTV using your HDMI port.

19-in-1 media card reader
lets you upload photos, videos and more without wires.

Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 WiFi + Bluetooth adapter offers a fast connection speed, plus greater range and reliability.
XPS 8700 SE

Experience Windows 8 Pro

XPS 8700 Special Edition comes fully loaded with Windows 8 Pro, whose features include a fluid, touch-enabled interface, apps for work or fun, built-in security and automatic syncing across all your internet-connected Windows 8 devices.*

A new desktop design with tiles you can swap out and arrange so that the information you need to see most is always front and center. Add a Dell multi-touch display at checkout (sold separately) to interact using your fingertips.

Secure your data with BitLocker®, which can encrypt your entire hard drive to protect against loss and theft. Windows 8 Pro also comes with Remote Desktop Connection, Group Policy and Domain Join, so that IT departments can manage connected devices.

Stay up to date with social media, news, stocks that refresh even while your system is in sleep mode.*
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We’re here and ready to help. Along with your Limited Hardware Warranty,* you can customize a suite of services just right for you (including In-Home Service After Remote Diagnosis* and Accidental Damage Service).* Find out more at our Consumer Services Store.

Your XPS 8700 Special Edition comes preloaded with Skype™ for video chatting4, a McAfee® AntiVirus trial subscription and more. Browse Dell.com to find additional software for turning your vision into reality.


  • Memory Slots
    4 DIMM


  • Media Card Reader
    19 in 1 Card Reader (CF Type I, CF Type II, Micro drive, mini SD, MMC, MMC mobile, MMC plus, MS, MS Pro, MS Pro Duo, MS Duo, MS Pro-HG, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC Class 2, SDHC Class 4, SDHC Class 6, SM, xD)

    Networking and Wireless
    Intel® Centrino® Advanced-N 6235 + Bluetooth 4.0
    Dell Wireless-DW 1703 + Bluetooth 4.0


  • Bays
    (3) HDD Bays, (2) ODD Bays


    Dimensions & Weight
    Height: 16.01 in (406.8mm) x Width: 7.30 in (185mm) x Depth 17.49 in (444mm)
    Weight: 30.42lbs (13.8Kg) depending on configuration

    External Chassis Connections
    HDMI, Display Port, RJ-45 (10/100/1000Base), Audio (7.1 channel (6 Jack) Premium Audio Performance), Mic, Line-in, (4) USB 3.0 ports, (2) USB 2.0 ports,
    Front: (2) USB 2.0 Ports (Top), (2) USB 3.0 Ports, Mic-in, Headphone, Media Card Reader (MCR 19:1), (1) Powered USB Charging when system off (Top)

    Exterior Chassis Materials
    Minitower (30.3L) Black Only / Molded plastic/Sheet Metal


XPS 8700 SE - PC Magazine 4/5 Star Review

XPS 8700 SE

“A smart pick for a mid-tower multimedia PC.”
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XPS 8700 SE - ComputerShopper - 4/5 stars

XPS 8700 Special Edition - 4/5 stars

"Hits all of the right notes."
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