Im fixing to get internet at my house but not sure if my pc can handle gig speed internet and if not what card do i need to buy
Well, don't worry ...it can handle it. PDF Specs say 10/100/1000 NIC ... so you are all-set.
Wired is always better than WiFi. Good work!
Yes, the XPS 8700 on board NIC will handle speeds up to 1 Gb with no problem. As long as your ISP's modem/router supports RJ45 connectors, you are golden!
My 8700 is sitting in a corner staring at me, wondering why I replaced it...
For all XPS 8700 owners, the onboard Realtek RTL8111F-CG Ethernet controller specifications are listed online.
* Go here
* Under "Choose from all products"
* Click XPS
* Click XPS 8700
* In the Manuals & documents section, open the "XPS 8700 Specifications" PDF