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DELL XPS 8900 3.4GHz i7-6700 Mini Tour Noir

DELL XPS 8900 3.4GHz i7-6700 Mini Tour Noir
alaScore 90

642 reviews

Aug, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 642 reviews of DELL XPS 8900 3.4GHz i7-6700 Mini Tour Noir. The average rating for this product is 3.7/5, compared to an average rating of 4.2/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Reviews about the size and design are on the whole positive. The price and usability are also mentioned favorably. Many are negative about the reliability.

usability, price, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the DELL XPS 8900 3.4GHz i7-6700 Mini Tour Noir is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 90/100 = Excellent quality.

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Expert review by : Michael Andronico (

Dell XPS 8900 Special Edition Review: Work and Play


Get the Dell XPS 8900 if you're looking for a VR-ready gaming PC that you can upgrade over time. Those seeking something smaller or more stylish should consider the Alienware X51 or Asus ROG G20CB.

Simple, easy-to-upgrade design ; Strong gaming and VR performance ; Handy built-in audio software ; Lots of memory-card slots for productivity

Lackluster keyboard ; Not as compact as other VR-ready competitors

The Dell XPS 8900 SE offers VR-ready gaming performance within an easily upgradable design that's fit for both work and play.

May, 2016

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Multi-tasking power


As a REALTOR, the demands for simultaneous data from several different sources is a constant. My XPS 8900 with max RAM and twim monitors allows me to concentrate on the task at hand without having to switch back and forth from site to site. Very...

Jul, 2016

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Mixed results so far. It has had some difficulties with freezing at start up. This happened the first 2-3 times I ever turned on the computer and several times since. (I have owned it for approximately 1 month)

Jul, 2016

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Product shipment was incomplete


I am very disappointed for the first time in Dell. I bought the XPS 8900 with the Microsoft Home

Jul, 2016

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My initial Experiences


This is my first purchase of a Dell product. I have purchased the Dell XPS 8900 Desktop, and a Dell 27"Monitor. I have to give the system I have purchase 5* out of 5*. I am very pleased with the whole system.

Jul, 2016

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Charles steele


Good so far its very fast,no time windon.

Jul, 2016

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New PC


Love the pc but wish the case was larger. It is hard to add cards, etc to the system.

Jul, 2016

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Fast and Reliable unit


Fast and reliable unit. Performs exactly how it should given it's terrific technical specs. Design-wise, the ports on the top side of the case are very convenient and a very smart addition. Every bit what you expect from a Dell.

Jul, 2016

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great computer


this a very good computer and shopped around and got a GREAT PRICE for it

Jul, 2016

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Rating Dell 8900


excellent speed, excellent access ablity

Jul, 2016

Product Specifications


Energy Star certified:Y / Yes


Cable lock slot:Y / Yes
Chassis Type:Mini Tower / Tower
Colour of product:Black
Housing material:Metal, Plastic
Intel segment tagging:Home Office, Small Business
Number of 3.5" Bays:3
Number of 5.25" Bays:1 / 2
Placement supported:Vertical
Water cooling system:N / No

Expansion slots

PCI Express x16 slots:2
PCI Express x4 slots:1


CUDA:No / Y / Yes
CUDA cores:1024 / 1664 / 2048 / 384 / 640 / 768
Discrete graphics adapter:Y
Discrete graphics adapter memory:2 / 4
Discrete graphics adapter model:AMD Radeon R9 370 / No / NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 745 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 750 Ti / Nvidia GeForce GTX 960 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970 / NVIDIA GeForce GTX 980
Discrete graphics memory type:GDDR3 / GDDR5
Graphics adapter DisplayPorts quantity:1 / 3
Graphics adapter DVI-D ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter DVI-I ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter HDMI ports quantity:1
Graphics adapter Open GL support:Y / Yes
Graphics adapter VGA (D-Sub) ports quantity:1
Maximum on-board graphics adapter memory:1.7 / 1.74 / 64
Number of discrete graphics adapters:1
Number of displays supported (on-board graphics):3
Number of displays supported by on-board graphics adapter:3
Number of execution units:23
NVIDIA GameWorks VR:N / No / Y / Yes
On-board graphics adapter:Y
On-board graphics adapter base frequency:350
On-board graphics adapter DirectX version:11.2/12 / 12 / 12.0
On-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency (max):1050 / 1150 / 950
On-board graphics adapter family:Intel® HD Graphics
On-board graphics adapter ID:0x3E92 / 1912
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (DisplayPort):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter maximum resolution (HDMI):4096 x 2304
On-board graphics adapter model:Intel HD Graphics 530 / Intel UHD Graphics 630 / Intel® HD Graphics 530
On-board graphics adapter OpenGL version:4.4 / 4.5
On-board graphics adapter outputs supported:DisplayPort, DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DVI, HDMI / DVI, DisplayPort, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), HDMI / DVI, Embedded DisplayPort (eDP), DisplayPort, HDMI
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (DisplayPort):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (eDP - Integrated Flat Panel):60
On-board graphics adapter refresh rate at maximum resolution (HDMI):24


Internal Memory:16 / 24 / 32 / 8
Internal memory type:DDR4-SDRAM
Maximum internal memory:32 / 64
Memory clock speed:2133
Memory layout (slots x size):2 x 4 / 2 x 8 / 2 x 8 + 2 x 4
Memory slots:4x DIMM


Bluetooth:Y / Yes
Bluetooth version:4.0
Cabling technology:10/100/1000Base-T(X)
Ethernet LAN:Y / Yes
Ethernet LAN data rates:10,100,1000
Wi-Fi:Y / Yes
Wi-Fi standards:802.11ac / 802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n / IEEE 802.11a, IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11ac, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n / IEEE 802.11b, IEEE 802.11g, IEEE 802.11n

Operational conditions

Non-operating altitude:-15.2 - 10668
Operating altitude:-15.2 - 3048
Operating relative humidity (H-H):10 - 90 / 20 - 80
Operating temperature (T-T):10 - 35 / 5 - 35
Storage relative humidity (H-H):0 - 95
Storage temperature (T-T):-40 - 65

Optical Drive

Optical Drive Type:Blu-Ray DVD Combo / Blu-Ray ROM / DVD Super Multi / DVD-RW / DVD±RW
Optical drives quantity:1

Packaging Content

Aspect Ratio:16:9
Cables included:AC
Contrast ratio (typical):1000:1 / 3000:1
Display brightness:250 / 350
Display diagonal:54.6 / 58.4 / 60.5 / 68.6
Display included:N / No / Y / Yes
Display number of colours:16.78 million colours
Display Resolution:1920 x 1080 / 2560 x 1440
Display Type:LED
Drivers included:Y / Yes
Full HD:Y / Yes
Keyboard Included:Y
Keyboard supplied:Y / Yes
Manual:Y / Yes
Mouse included:Y / Yes
Panel Type:IPS / TFT
Touchscreen:N / No
Viewing angle, horizontal:170 / 178
Viewing angle, vertical:160 / 178
Windows keys:Y


Audio chip:REALTEK ALC3861
Audio output channels:5.1 / 7.1
Audio system:Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Market positioning:Gaming
Motherboard chipset:Intel Z170
Password protection:Y / Yes
Password protection type:BIOS, HDD, SSD, Supervisor, User / BIOS, User
Product Type:PC
Virtual Reality (VR) ready:Y

Ports & interfaces

DisplayPorts quantity:1
DVI port:N / No
Ethernet LAN (RJ-45) ports:1
HDMI ports quantity:1
Headphone outputs:1
Line-in:Y / Yes
Line-out:Y / Yes
Microphone in:Y / Yes
USB 2.0 ports quantity:2 / 4
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A ports quantity:6
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-C ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-A ports quantity:1
USB 3.1 (3.1 Gen 2) Type-C ports quantity:1


Power Supply:460
Power supply input frequency:50 - 60 / 50/60
Power supply input voltage:100 - 240


Bus type:DMI2 / DMI3
Conflict Free processor:Y / Yes
ECC supported by processor:N / No
FSB Parity: No
Maximum internal memory supported by processor:64
Maximum number of PCI Express lanes:16
Memory bandwidth supported by processor (max):34.1 / 34.2 / 41.6
Memory channels supported by processor:Dual
Memory clock speeds supported by processor:1333,1600,1866,2133 / 1600,2133 / 2133,1333,1600,1866 / 2666
Memory types supported by processor:DDR3L-SDRAM, DDR4-SDRAM / DDR3L-SDRAM,DDR4-SDRAM / DDR4-SDRAM
Memory voltage supported by processor:1.35
Number of Processors Installed:1
PCI Express configurations:1x16, 2x8, 1x8+2x4 / 1x16,1x8+2x4,2x8 / 1x16,2x8,1x8+2x4 / 1x8+2x4, 1x16, 2x8 / 2x8, 1x8+2x4, 1x16
PCI Express slots version:3.0
Processor boost frequency:3.3 / 4 / 4.2
Processor cache:6 / 8 / 9
Processor cache type:Smart Cache / Smart Cache, L3
Processor codename:Coffee Lake / Skylake
Processor Cores:4 / 6
Processor family:6th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / 6th gen Intel® Core™ i7 / 8th gen Intel® Core™ i5 / Intel Core i5-6xxx / Intel Core i7-6xxx
Processor frequency:2.7 / 2.8 / 3.4 / 4
Processor lithography:14
Processor Model:I5-6400 / i5-8400 / I7-6700 / I7-6700K
Processor operating modes:64-bit
Processor Series:Intel Core i5-6400 Desktop Series / Intel Core i7-6700 Desktop Series
Processor Socket:LGA 1151 (Socket H4) / LGA1151
Processor threads:4 / 6 / 8
System bus rate:8
Tcase:64 / 71
Thermal Design Power (TDP):65 / 91

Processor special features

CPU configuration (max):1
Embedded options available:N / No / Yes
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology:Y / Yes
Execute Disable Bit:Y / Yes
Graphics & IMC lithography:14
Idle States:Y / Yes
Intel 64:Y / Yes
Intel AES New Instructions: Yes
Intel Anti-Theft Technology:No / Yes
Intel Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video HD Technology: Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel Clear Video Technology for MID: Yes
Intel Demand Based Switching: No
Intel Dual Display Capable Technology: No
Intel Enhanced Halt State:Y / Yes
Intel Fast Memory Access:No / Y / Yes
Intel FDI Technology: No
Intel Flex Memory Access: No
Intel HD Graphics: Yes
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology:No / Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology: Yes
Intel Identity Protection Technology version:1.00
Intel Insider: Yes
Intel InTru 3D Technology: Yes
Intel Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel My WiFi Technology:No / Yes
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology: Yes
Intel Rapid Storage Technology: No
Intel Secure Key: Yes
Intel Secure Key Technology version:1.00
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA): Yes
Intel Small Business Advantage (SBA) version:1.00
Intel Smart Cache: Yes
Intel Software Guard Extensions (Intel SGX):Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel Stable Image Platform Program (SIPP) version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Trusted Execution Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel TSX-NI version:0.00 / 1.00
Intel Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-x):Y / Yes
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-d):Y / Yes
Intel vPro Technology:No / Yes
Intel VT-x with Extended Page Tables (EPT):Y / Yes
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology: Yes
Intel® AES New Instructions (Intel® AES-NI):Y / Yes
Intel® Anti-Theft Technology (Intel® AT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Built-in Visuals Technology: Yes
Intel® Clear Video HD Technology (Intel® CVT HD):Y / Yes
Intel® Clear Video Technology for Mobile Internet Devices (Intel CVT for MID):Y / Yes
Intel® Hyper Threading Technology (Intel® HT Technology):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Identity Protection Technology (Intel® IPT):Y / Yes
Intel® Insider™:Y / Yes
Intel® InTru™ 3D Technology:Y
Intel® Iris Pro Graphics: No
Intel® My WiFi Technology (Intel® MWT):No / Y / Yes
Intel® Optane™ Memory Ready:Y
Intel® OS Guard:Y / Yes
Intel® Quick Sync Video Technology:Y / Yes
Intel® Secure Key:Y / Yes
Intel® Small Business Advantage (Intel® SBA):N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Smart Cache:Y / Yes
Intel® Turbo Boost Technology:2.0
Intel® vPro™ Technology:N / No / Y / Yes
Intel® Wireless Display (Intel® WiDi):Y / Yes
InTru™ 3D Technology:Y / Yes
OS Guard: Yes
Processor ARK ID:126687 / 88185 / 88195 / 88196 / I5-6400 / I7-6700 / I7-6700K
Processor code:SR2BT / SR2BY
Processor package size:37.5 / 37.5 x 37.5
Supported instruction sets:AVX 2.0, SSE4.1, SSE4.2 / AVX 2.0,SSE4.1,SSE4.2 / SSE4.1, AVX 2.0, SSE4.2 / SSE4.2, AVX 2.0, SSE4.1
Thermal Monitoring Technologies:Y / Yes
Thermal solution specification:PCG 2015C / PCG 2015D


Operating System Architecture:64-bit
Operating system installed:Windows 10 / WINDOWS 10 HOME / WINDOWS 10 PRO / Windows 7 Professional
Recovery operating system:WINDOWS 10 PRO


Card reader integrated:Y / Yes
Compatible memory cards:CF, CF Type II, MMC, MMC Mobile, MMC+, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MicroDrive, MiniSD, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC, Smart Media xD, SmartMedia, xD / CF, CF Type II, MMC, MMC Mobile, MMC+, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MicroDrive, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC, Smart Media xD, SmartMedia, xD / CF, CF Type II, MMC, MMC Mobile, MMC+, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MS Pro-HG, MicroDrive, MiniSD, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC, Smart Media xD, SmartMedia, xD / CF, MMC, MMC Mobile, MMC+, MS Duo, MS PRO, MS PRO Duo, MicroDrive, RS-MMC, SD, SDHC, SDXC, Smart Media xD, SmartMedia, xD / SD,SDHC,SDXC
Hard Drive Capacity:1000 / 2000
Hard Drive Interface:Serial ATA III
Hard Drive Size:3.5
Hard drive speed:7200
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache memory:32
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) cache type:SSD
Hybrid hard drive (H-HDD) capacity:2000
Intel® Optane™ Memory module installed:Y
Number of Hard Drives Installed:1
Number of SSDs installed:1
Number of storage drives installed:1 / 2
Solid-state drive capacity:256 / 32 / 512
Solid-state drive interface:M.2
Storage Media:HDD / HDD+SSD / Hybrid-HDD / SSD
Total Storage Capacity:1000 / 2000 / 2032 / 2256 / 2512 / 256

Weight & Dimensions

Depth:356 / 44.4 / 444
Height :386.5 / 40.7 / 406.8
Weight:10 / 13.8
Width:18.5 / 180 / 185