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.
Fast, seamless performanceOwn 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.
Ample storage and expandabilityThe 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.
Discrete graphics and powerful soundCreate 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.
Quick start and resumeYour 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.
More ports, more connectionsConnect 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.
Experience Windows 8 ProXPS 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.*
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.
- Blu-ray Combo Disc drive
Intel® Z87 Express Chipset
(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
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
- Memory Slots
- External Chassis Connections
Rear: 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
- CPU Thermal
Keyboard and Mouse
No KB and Mouse option
Base wired KB
Base wired MM KB
Upsell Wireless KB and Mouse
Audio and Speakers
Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro
460W, optional 80 PLUS Bronze, 85% efficient, supply available on ENERGY STAR configurations