Dell XPS 8940 Special Edition Review Rundown

DellPublished on 05 Apr 2021Last Edited on 16 Sep 2021Written by Dr Jiulin Teng w/ Neosummarizer*


Photo of Dell XPS 8940 Desktop Special Edition
Neoscore* 83%
  • Powerful enough for most tasks
  • Comfortable, compact design
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Limited upgrade options


The Dell XPS 8940 Desktop strikes a nice balance of power, performance, and price packed into a chic and compact tower. It offers a selection of overclockable K-series Intel Core processors and higher-powered GPUs that include the RTX 2070 SUPER.
This rundown provides our analysis on 8 third-party reviews. The sentiment scores, summaries, and key takeaways that we select are based on these reviews and may differ from the original publication.



Sentiment Score[*] 84%
Reviewers from Digitaltrends have found the following[***]:
Dell's XPS Desktop is a versatile desktop for the home, dorm rooms, and even gaming and moderate creative tasks when it has top-of-the-line specifications. Compared to Dell's Alienware Aurora gaming desktop, the XPS foregoes the distinct sweeping curves and bold contours found on its more premium sibling in favor of a traditional, and decidedly boxier, design.
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  • Top-of-the-line performance for the price
  • Excellent build quality
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Limited upgrade options


Sentiment Score[*] 81%
Reviewers from Pcmag have found the following[***]:
Dell's XPS Desktop Special Edition is a compact mid-tower desktop. It has ample creative and gaming power thanks to its Intel K-series processor. But its average-quality case undermines its premium price. Lenovo Legion Tower 5i costs a lot less (it was $1,449 as reviewed)
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  • Powerful enough for a mid-tower
  • Comfortable keyboard and mouse
  • Lots of connectivity options
  • Average-quality case
  • Only one M.2 SSD


Sentiment Score[*] 83%
Reviewers from Techradar have found the following[***]:
The Dell XPS 8940 Special Edition is the kind of PC that made Dell such a dominant player in the computer market. Matching its well-earned reputation for building solid, stable, and powerful systems with an increasingly keen eye for elegant design, this PC is definitely one of the best Dell has ever produced. The compact form factor – for a desktop – makes it easy to work into just about any workspace set up you have. The inclusion of a DVD drive is also pretty handy and isn't something you see a lot of these days.
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  • Beautiful design
  • Lots of ports on both front and back
  • Comfortable keyboard and mouse combo
  • Not available in the UK or Australia


  1. 1. ^ Dell XPS 8940 SE Desktop review: The do-it-all PC. Digitaltrends. 2021-03-30. Retrieved 2021-03-31.
  2. 2. ^ Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition (8940) Review. Pcmag. 2021-01-21. Retrieved 2021-03-07.
  3. 3. ^ Dell XPS 8940 Special Edition review. Techradar. 2021-04-05. Retrieved 2021-04-05.
  4. *. Neoscore is our sentiment analyzer based on natural language processing (NLP). Scaled in the range of 0 to 100, Neoscore eliminates scoring biases from each publisher; it likely differs from the publisher's own rating, if available, as a result.
  5. **. Neoanalyzer is our summarizer based on NLP. It identifies key takeaways from each third-party review. The takeaways that it produces likely differ from the publisher's own bullets points, if available, as a result.
  6. ***. Neosummarizer is based on NLP. It extracts summaries from third-party reviews. It likely that these summaries differ from the publisher's own, if available.

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