Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Dell XPS 8300 Review
The last time we looked at a Dell XPS 8000-series desktop, in 2009, we were impressed with its fast performance, attractive chassis, and two-year onsite warranty. But we were also disappointed by its limited upgrade potential and comparatively high price. And after spending some quality time with an early-2011 update to the Dell XPS 8300, we can again tell you it was a serious speed demon in our test configuration, it still looks pretty, and it comes with the same generous warranty as its predecessor. But it seems that Dell didn’t get our memo: The setup still suffers from minimal upgrade potential, and the system is again a bit pricey compared with similarly configured systems from other PC vendors. Those quibbles are what separate this very good performance PC from being a big box of awesome...