I think if you're shopping for a desktop these days, you should be looking for a system that can go the distance, that can run everything you throw at it today, tomorrow, and even five years down the road.
Here's a great candidate: While supplies last, DealFisher has the Dell XPS 8500 Core i7 desktop for $699.99 shipped. It sells elsewhere for $899.
The XPS 8500, a 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-3770 processor, 12GB of RAM, and a 2TB hard drive, for starters.
The system also includes a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT640 graphics card with 1GB of dedicated video memory, a DVD burner, Bluetooth, and a 460-watt power supply.
Though it is not yet clear what is there inside ,on the outside you get a whopping 10 USB ports -- four of them USB 3.0. As for video, Dell supplies DVI, DisplayPort, and HDMI connections.
What is good about the design of the tower is that it has upward-angled memory-card slots and a little indented tray on the top with a couple of the USB ports -- a convenient place to lay your phone, camera, or whatever else you're plugging in.Because the system is new, not refurbished, it comes with a full one-year warranty.
- Intel Core i7-3770 3.40 GHz with Turbo Boost Technlogy up to 3.90 GHz
- Memory - 12 GB DDR3 1600 MHz
- Hard Drive - 2 TB SATA 7200 RPM
- 460-watt power supply handles the demands of high power requirements
- Windows 8
- 16x CD/DVD burner (DVD+/-RW), write to CD/DVD
- Integrated 7.1 surround sound with Waves MaxxAudio
- NVIDIA GeForce GT 640 with 1 GB graphics memory
- 4 USB 3.0 & 6 USB 2.0
- PORTS: HDMI, DisplayPort, DVI, S/PDIF, Headphone output, Microphone input, RJ-45 Ethernet Port (10/100/1000)
- Dimensions: 17.49 x 7.30 x 15.99 inches
- Weght - 30.42 lbs
- Color - Black
- Dell XPS 8500 Dekstop
- Wired Keyboard
- Wired Mouse
- Power Cord
- User Guide