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ET deals: Save big on a Dell XPS 8900 Skylake desktop PC

Ready to replace your aging PC with something new? Dell is currently offering up a 37% discount on the XPS 8900 desktop. With a quad-core Skylake CPU, lots of speedy DDR4 memory, and plenty of room for expansion, you’ll be hard-pressed to find a better tower with a price this low.

8900In terms of specs, the XPS 8900 is rocking a sixth generation quad-core 3.4GHz Intel Core i7-6700 processor, 8GB of DDR4 RAM (2133MHz), a discrete Nvidia GeForce GT 730 graphics card (with 2GB of memory), a 1TB 7200RPM hard drive, a DVD drive, Bluetooth 4.0, and 802.11b/g/n/ac WiFi support.

A wired keyboard and mouse are included at no extra cost, so you’ll just need an HDTV or PC monitor to get going. This model uses both HDMI and DisplayPort, so it’ll work with many modern displays right out of the box. But if you need support for other connectors, you’ll be able to find adaptors on Amazon for only ten or fifteen bucks.

Windows 7 Professional (64-bit) comes installed on this machine by default, but a license for Windows 10 Pro (64-bit) is thrown in as well. Make the upgrade to Microsoft’s latest OS, and you’ll benefit from the Cortana personal assistant, local Xbox One game streaming, the new Edge browser, and countless apps in the Windows Store. And thanks to the recent anniversary update, the overall experience of Windows 10 is even smoother it was at launch.

The built-in graphics card will work fine with some games, but you’ll definitely want to invest in a better card if you’re interested in playing recent releases. The CPU and RAM in this model are superb, so a new graphics card (with a beefier power supply to support it) is the next logical upgrade. Nvidia and AMD both have some superb mid-range cards on the market now, but regardless of what you end up with, the availability of DirectX 12 and game DVR in Windows 10 can substantially improve your gaming experience.

If you want to expand more down the road, it’s dead simple with this model. Inside, it has three hard drive bays and four DIMM slots (with support for up to 32GB of DDR4 RAM). Even if you’d prefer not to open the case, the six USB 3.0 ports and four USB 2.0 ports allow for plenty of additional storage. Whether you’re looking to set up a media server or a handful of virtual machines, this PC is flexible enough to handle nearly anything you throw at it.

While this machine lists for $1002.99, Dell is currently selling it online for just $749.99. And when you use coupon code “SBXPS630” during your checkout, you’ll only be paying $630 (plus any applicable taxes). And since the shipping is free, you’ll be saving even more when you order directly from Dell.

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