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Dell XPS 8940 Desktop Computer

MSRP 600 USDNEX score 73%

Product Overview

Dell XPS 8940 is redesigned from the ground up. Powered by up to 10th-gen Intel Core i9 processor and NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2060 SUPER graphics, the XPS 8940 can accommodate creative, gaming, and other intensive tasks.
The new XPS Desktop packs amazing performance into an even smaller form factor than previous generations, reducing the volume from 24L to 19L. At the same time, the tool-less chassis sports plenty of expandability options: The 500W power supply can support up to graphics cards that require up to 225W of power, while four storage bays and three expansion slots leave your options open.
Dell also markets the XPS 8940 Special Edition with optionable higher-powered CPUs.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Powerful enough for both gaming and productivity
  • Comfortable keyboard and touchpad
  • Good battery life
Cons
  • Not as powerful as Alienware Aurora R11

What external reviewers found***

NEX score: 73% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Powerful gaming and productivity performance
  • Very quiet
  • Lots of ports
Cons
  • Not as powerful as competitors
  • Loud fan
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Specifications

Capacity

Interior Volume
19 L

Connectivity

Expansion Slot
2x SATA slots for 2.5-inch HDD + 1x SATA slot for 3.5 inch HDD + 3x PCIe expansion slots (x1, x4, x16) + 4x DIMM slots (supports up to 128GB)
PCI Express
3x PCIe (x1, x4, x16)
Ports
[Front] 4x USB 3.1 Gen1 + 2x USB 2.0 + 1x HDMI 1.4 + 1x DisplayPort 1.2 + 1x RJ45 Gigabit + 1x Audio ports (5.1-channel, 3 mini jacks) | [Rear] 1x USB-C 3.1 Gen1 + 3x USB 3.1 Gen1 + 1x Headphone
Wireless Connectivity
WiFi 6 + Bluetooth 5.1 or WiFi 5 + Bluetooth 4.1

Construction

Colors
Black
Form Factor
Mini ATX tower desktop computer

Dimensions

Size | Depth
308 mm / 12.1 inch
Size | Height
393 mm / 15.5 inch
Size | Width
169 mm / 6.7 inch
Weight
From 6.3 kg / 13.89 lbs

Function

Audio
Realtek
Graphics
Intel UHD Graphics 630, AMD Radeon RX 5300 3GB, RX 5600 6GB, or RX 5700 XT 8GB, or NVIDIA GeForce GT 1030 2GB, GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB, GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB, GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, RTX 2060 6GB, or RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB
Operating System
Windows 10
Optical Disc
Tray-load DVD writer or Blu-Ray writer
Processor
10th-gen Intel Core i3-10100, i5-10400, i7-10700, or i9-10900

Performance

Memory | Capacity
Up to 128 GB (4x DIMMs)
Memory | Type
DDR4 2666MHz or 2933MHz
Power Supply
500 W
Storage
2x 2.5" SATA + 1x 3.5" + 1x Optical Drive: SATA Up to 2TB M.2 PCIe NVMe SSD + 2TB 7200RPM SATA

Production

Accessory
[Keyboard] Dell Multimedia Keyboard-KB216 Black | [Mouse] Dell Wired Mouse Black
Availability
2020-07
Debut
2020-07-09

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External Reviews

tomsguide[1]

Sentiment Score 73%
Reviewers from tomsguide have found the following***:
The Dell XPS 8940 is well-positioned to fill the gaming/productivity niche. It runs the latest games at 60+ fps in QHD resolution. The fan didn't get especially loud, a far cry from the Aurora R11's jet engines. It's one of the few systems to still come with a physical media drive.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Powerful gaming and productivity performance
  • Very quiet
  • Lots of ports
Cons
  • Loud fan
  • Not as powerful as competitors

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Dell XPS 8940 review. [tomsguide]. https://www.tomsguide.com/reviews/dell-xps-8940. 2021-04-30. Retrieved 2021-05-01.

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