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Costco - Dell XPS Tower - Intel Core i7 - 2GB AMD Graphics @ $649

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Is this a good deal? https://www.costco.com/Dell-XPS-T...80723.html

I am looking for a new desktop =, I am not a CPU gamer, but deal with some photo editing, web design and multitab web surfing.
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I'd say it's nothing more than a semi-fair price. I've seen better on here. I think you'd be better off building your own.
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It's 6 gen. They are making 8 gen now. So it is at least 2 years old
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It's 6 gen. They are making 8 gen now. So it is at least 2 years old
Please tell me how t read 6, 7 or 8 gen computer. That would help me for shopping a new computer.
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Please tell me how t read 6, 7 or 8 gen computer. That would help me for shopping a new computer.
I am not sure I understand too what a 6,7,8 gen computer means. I don't have the time to build one either. I need an off the shelf under $700 that is fast for looking at. photos, youtube video and simple web design.
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I am not sure I understand too what a 6,7,8 gen computer means. I don't have the time to build one either. I need an off the shelf under $700 that is fast for looking at. photos, youtube video and simple web design.
If you are not gaming, this one is more then enough for lite photo editing, web surfing, YouTube, etc. It's she you are trying to fame at 1080p, or 1440, or 4k / VR that this machine would bot perform. Bit if your budget is under $700 this is a fair price. Not necessarily slick, but fair. Be sure to visit DELL or HP. And try building for the price you are looking at. There are a few recent threads with some similar deals and maybe a bit faster.
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I am not sure I understand too what a 6,7,8 gen computer means. I don't have the time to build one either. I need an off the shelf under $700 that is fast for looking at. photos, youtube video and simple web design.
"Gen" refers to the processor generation, specifically with the "core" line (i3, i5, i7). Just look at the CPU model number to see what number it starts with - this one has the core i7 6700. The latest XPS (also on sale at Costco for $900) has a core i7 8700.
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Trying to get the latest gen of processor increases the cost sometimes dramatically. Might future proof it for a few years. However, purchases from Costco with Costco VISA would give you a combined total of 2 + 2 = 4 year warranty at no extra cost. However, I do not think it is a warranty to replace a failed component but rather a refund or replacement when something happens.

I am looking at the same model but COSTCO isn't clever enough to post pictures of the BACK of the machine, just pictures of the front. Useless. I need to see exactly what ports are provided and if the AMD is an actual expansion card and what ports are provided on the card.
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"Gen" refers to the processor generation, specifically with the "core" line (i3, i5, i7). Just look at the CPU model number to see what number it starts with - this one has the core i7 6700. The latest XPS (also on sale at Costco for $900) has a core i7 8700.
What do you think the best deal at costco is right now,
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What do you think the best deal at costco is right now,
I got this PC recently via this slickdeals thread
https://www.costco.com/Lenovo-Ide...40003.html
if you're not keen on making changes to your pc config then it's a pretty great deal. After looking into it more I realized there's not much room for upgrades (plus it lacks usb 3.0 ports on the back)

I usually avoid Dell because of proprietary tech inside but seems like the XPS line s built with upgrades in mind so I'm kind of drawn to this deal However I'm gong to go for the upgrade and get this one:
https://www.costco.com/Dell-XPS-T...80742.html

if I had a little more budget I would probably even go for this one:
https://www.costco.com/Dell-XPS-T...80432.html

I'm sure there might be other differing opinions though.
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I got this PC recently via this slickdeals thread
https://www.costco.com/Lenovo-Ide...40003.html
if you're not keen on making changes to your pc config then it's a pretty great deal. After looking into it more I realized there's not much room for upgrades (plus it lacks usb 3.0 ports on the back)

I usually avoid Dell because of proprietary tech inside but seems like the XPS line s built with upgrades in mind so I'm kind of drawn to this deal However I'm gong to go for the upgrade and get this one:
https://www.costco.com/Dell-XPS-T...80742.html

if I had a little more budget I would probably even go for this one:
https://www.costco.com/Dell-XPS-T...80432.html

I'm sure there might be other differing opinions though.
Thanks for the feed back
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