The Dell XPS 8500 X8500-3686BK Desktop Computer is more than just another entertainment desktop computer. It's a desktop computer that immerses you in your favorite music, movies and games using a powerful combination of processing power and graphical performance.
The visuals are handled by an AMD Radeon HD 7570 graphics card with 1GB of discrete memory. High-definition movies play smoothly and seamlessly. Certain PC games also run fluently, granted that their system requirements are met.
The system is powered by a quad-core 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-3770 processor. It also has 8GB of DDR3 RAM, a 2TB 7200rpm hard drive, a 19-in-1 media card reader, a SuperMulti DVD burner, 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi and multiple USB ports; 10 total, 4 of which are USB 3.0.
Windows 8 is the installed operating system. Windows 8 replaces the traditional Start menu with a redesigned Start screen. The Start screen features tiles that update in real-time, which provide faster access to news, weather forecasts, sports scores, social network updates and more. Windows 8 also focuses more on cloud storage as well as apps, which can be downloaded from the Windows Store. Windows 8 provides a unique user experience.
- Quad-Core Ivy Bridge Intel Performance
- Powered by a quad-core Ivy Bridge 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-3770 processor, this Dell XPS 8500 desktop computer provides fast and reliable performance. With a dedicated L3 cache and Intel Turbo Boost 2.0 technology, you'll be able to overclock your processor for added performance. Intel Hyper-Threading technology allows this Dell XPS 8500 desktop computer to multitask smoothly, seamlessly and efficiently
- AMD Radeon HD 7570 Graphics
- This Dell XPS 8500 desktop computer houses an AMD Radeon HD 7570 graphics card with 1GB of discrete memory. Enjoy smooth gaming graphics and Full HD video playback. With an HDMI port, you'll be able to output to an HD monitor or HDTV for a truly immersive viewing experience
- Dell Stage
- Access your favorite multimedia content and most frequently used apps with a simple click. Organize your music, photos and videos with ease. Your most recent content will always be front and center so you know where you left off from. With just one button, you can share content on Facebook or even listen to your favorite radio stations. Take your place on the Dell Stage
- Stay Connected
- Always stay connected to the Internet with the 10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet RJ-45 jack. If you would like to place your Dell desktop computer somewhere not near a LAN port (i.e. living room), this Dell XPS 8500 desktop computer supports 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi. There's also Bluetooth support so you can wirelessly connect to your favorite peripherals, such as a wireless mouse and keyboard
- The Redesigned Start Screen
- Windows 8 introduces a new Start screen, which has all the information you need in one place. The traditional Windows desktop screen has been replaced with a more tablet style design featuring tiles. These tiles are customizable to your liking as well as update in real time. News, weather forecasts, sports, contacts, apps and more are available for you to use. It's all right there on the Start screen. If you prefer the traditional Start screen of Windows 7, you have the option to switch to it
- To the Cloud
- With Windows 8, when signed in using your Microsoft account, you'll have instant access to your personal Start screen, themes, language preferences, browsing history and browser favorites. You can also connect to services as well as Microsoft Outlook, Facebook, Linkedin, Twitter and more
- Windows Store
- In the Windows Store, you can search for or browse thousands of apps. Choose from the featured apps or grab one of the most frequently downloaded apps to see what all the hype is all about. You can also see how other people rate apps. For certain apps, you can try it out before you buy it so you can make sure you absolutely want an app before you spend your hard-earned money on it