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Dell XPS 8940 Desktop Special Edition

MSRP 980 USDExt score 85%

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Product Overview

Dell XPS 8940 Special Edition is a high-powered variant of the XPS 8940 desktop computer: It offers a selection of overclockable K-series Intel Core processors and higher-powered GPUs that include the RTX 2070 SUPER.
Otherwise identical to the standard XPS 8940, the XPS 8940 Special Edition offers the option of WiFi 6 and Bluetooth 5.1 connectivity. In the mini tower, Dell has provided decent expandability for storage and expansion cards. A DVD or Blu-Ray writer can also be equipped.
The XPS 8940 Special Edition wears the Mineral White color, while the standard XPS 8940 is Black.

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Ratings

What we found**

Pros
  • Powerful enough for most tasks
  • Comfortable, compact design
  • Excellent gaming performance
Cons
  • Limited upgrade options

What external reviewers found***

Ext 85% (not directly comparable across industries)
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Excellent CPU performance
  • Excellent keyboard and mouse
  • Comfortable keyboard
  • Compact design
Cons
  • Lacks a DVD/Blu-Ray drive
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port
  • Not available in the US
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Price Comparison (incl. referral links)*

Specifications

Capacity

Interior Volume
19 L

Connectivity

Expansion Slot
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
Mineral White
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
AMD Radeon RX 5300 3GB, RX 5700 8GB, RX 5700 XT 8GB, or NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1650 SUPER 4GB, GTX 1660 SUPER 6GB, GTX 1660 Ti 6GB, RTX 2060 6GB, RTX 2060 SUPER 8GB, or RTX 2070 SUPER 8GB
Operating System
Windows 10
Optical Disc
Tray-load DVD writer or Blu-Ray writer
Processor
10th-gen Intel Core i5-10400, i5-10600K, i7-10700, i7-10700K, i9-10900, or i9-10900K

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
Mouse: Wired Mouse, White MS116 | Keyboard: Dell Multimedia Keyboard-KB216 White
Debut
2020-07

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External Reviews

pcmag[1]

Sentiment Score 86%
Reviewers from pcmag have found the following***:
Dell's XPS Desktop Special Edition combines performance and style. It benchmarked well in our test guise, even knocking on the higher-end towers with its Intel K-series CPU. It also piles on the practicality with quiet cooling, and expansion room despite its compact dimensions.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Compact design
  • Excellent CPU performance
  • Comfortable keyboard
Cons
  • No Thunderbolt 3 port

techradar[2]

Sentiment Score 84%
Reviewers from techradar have found the following***:
The Dell XPS 8940 Special Edition is available now on Dell's website, with a wide range of configuration options to choose from. In the US, the base configuration starts at $1,099 (about £790, AU$1,430), and comes with an Intel Core i5-11400. The highest-end US configuration sells for $3,424 ( about £2,460,AU$4,470) The compact form factor makes it easy to work into just about any workspace set up you have.
Find the original article here.
Pros
  • Excellent build quality
  • Excellent gaming performance
  • Excellent keyboard and mouse
Cons
  • Lacks a DVD/Blu-Ray drive
  • Not available in the US

User Reviews

References

1. ^ Dell XPS Desktop Special Edition (8940) Review. [pcmag]. https://www.pcmag.com/reviews/dell-xps-desktop-special-edition-8940. 2021-01-21. Retrieved 2021-03-22.
2. ^ Dell XPS 8940 Special Edition review. [techradar]. https://www.techradar.com/reviews/dell-xps-8940-special-edition-review. 2021-04-05. Retrieved 2021-04-05.

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