Dell Studio XPS sx8100-2777NBC Review
The Dell Studio XPS sx8100-2777NBC is an intense, standard, sight and sound desktop PCs. It can support most mixed media experts and do video editing. The sx8100-2777NBC isn’t immaculate; however, it gives you the factors you need; besides a couple of well-known names. The sx8100 is our latest Editors’ Choice for standard mixed media PCs. It costs $1,149.99!
Design and Features
The sx8100-2777NBC uses an all-dark rendition of Dell’s Studio XPS 8000 mid-tower frame. The front of the undercarriage is shiny dark, matte dark on the sides, and chrome-shaded plastic highlighting the bezel. Like past Studio XPS desktops, the sx8100 reclines, so it’s simpler to embed CDs and DVDs into the single optical drive, a DVD copier. I’d expect Blu-beam player abilities for a media-driven desktop at this value point, one of the desktop’s few blemishes. The highest point of the sx8100-2777NBC has an indented plate on a couple of incorporated USB ports, ideal for attaching your iPod, digital camera, or outside drive. It likewise has extraordinary availability, with 8 USB 2.0 ports, a FireWire port, and eSATA port. The desktop underpins a plenty of showcases also: It has two DVI ports, an HDMI port, and DisplayPort.
Notwithstanding the outside extension, the sx8100-2777NBC has an OK measure of inside space too. There’s space for an extra hard drive and one optical drive. Two inner SATA ports on the motherboard benefit these drives; however, the ports are somewhat difficult to access. You may need to expel the desktop’s representation card to get to the SATA ports unless you have little hands. The motherboard has two PCIe x1 openings, a PCI space, and PCIe x16 space, yet on account of the 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi card and twofold width ATI Radeon HD 5770 illustrations card, just the PCI card opening is free. This circumstance is agreeable; however, since the design card and Wi-Fi card give you such a variety of capacities. The desktop accompanies a 1.5TB hard drive (7,200rpm), which is bounty – unless you’re a download junkie.
The sx8100 accompanies no bloatware pre-stacked. It goes about as an online customer facing facade that is helpful to the end client. You can discover and download a few trialware bundles, like Netflix or Quickbooks. You can likewise look for and purchase projects like ACDSee Pro. The desktop accompanies Microsoft Office Starter 2010, and you can redesign that to a full form on the web. Last, yet not minimum, the desktop accompanies McAfee Security Center (Anti-infection, hostile to spyware, firewall) with a 6-month refresh membership. While I’d lean toward a 12-15 month membership, this is still superior to the 1-3 month trial membership found on PCs. With everything taken into account, it is ideal that Dell and Best Buy are doing to diminish the measure of bloatware pre-introduced on frameworks.
Execution is the reason you purchase a $1,200 desktop over a $800 or a $500 framework. The framework’s Intel Core i7-860 processor, 6GB of DDR3 RAM, and ATI Radon HD 5770 illustrations card group give the sx8100-2777NBC class-driving execution. The desktop immediately finished our Handbrake video-encoding test in 1 minute 51 seconds and the Photoshop CS5 test in 3:35.
The sx8100-2777NBC is a smooth administrator on the diversion lattice also. It played Crysis (90 outlines for each second) and Lost Planet 2 (60 fps) easily at medium/center quality settings and 1,280 by 720 determination. Be that as it may, when I knock up the settings to high/high and 1,920 by 1,080 resolution the sx8100-2777NBC moderated significantly (19fps Crysis, 20fps LP2). The Acer AG7750-U2222 together with Cyberpower Gamer Dragon posted higher edge rates and higher 3DMark Vantage scores by and large. You truly require a moment illustrations card (an ATI CrossFire setup) to play at the most elevated amounts, yet the sx8100-2777NBC’s scores demonstrate that you ought to have the capacity to locate an upbeat medium with a higher determination and more direct quality setting. Tragically, the sx8100-2777NBC can’t bolster a different illustrations card setup, as the gaming desktops can. It’s awesome for a speedy diversion all over, yet not bad-to-the-bone gaming.
Contrasted and additionally gaming-focused frameworks like the Acer AG7750-U2222 and Cyberpower Gamer Dragon, the Dell Studio XPS sx8100-2777NBC has more interactive media ability because of its Intel Core i7 processor, huge 1.5TB hard drive, and 802.11a/b/g/n Wi-Fi card. It’s likewise less expensive and has less bloatware than the Acer AG7750-U2222. The more current sx8100-2777NBC has a speedier Core i7 processor, more memory, same hard drive space, and a focused illustrations card. About the main thing the more seasoned 7100 has over the new model is a Blu-beam drive. Subsequently, the Dell Studio XPS sx8100-2777NBC is the standard/top of the line interactive media desktop I would purchase today on a $1,200 spending plan.