Pros I guess it was fast at a time.
Cons The hardware is proprietary and faulty. So it's likely to break and once that happens it'll cost you at least $500 to get it fixed, even 4 years after the release of the machine.
Summary The solid design of the case makes an excellent seat.
Pros Super fast
Cons Case is way too huge
Weighs about 60 pounds
Parts are proprietary
Motherboard died within 5 years with no replacement
Summary It did last 5 years and was great while it lasted?but now I can't fix what broke. Dell lost another customer(s) on this fiasco. We won't be buying Dells any more.
Pros IT run fast and gaming is great!!
Cons I have problem with my computer for 5 year. Replace new video card, memeory card,sound card and hard drive. I spend $700 for hardware. But My computer is still problem again. I can't get it and send to tech service. They can't fix my computer anymore
Summary it is not bad but it have problem many time all year. I am sick of this!!I have problem with my computer for 6 year. Replace new video card, ,sound card and TV tuner. But My computer have problem again. My computer need replace new motherboard and Chip. Dell can make new Dell motherboard for XPS 710. It will cost me about $450 and Chip will cost about $240. I do not want spend it! I will try find cheap Dell motherboard and chip.
Updated on May 7, 2013
Pros Huge case, plenty of room for expansion, very quiet and super cool temps. Ability to OC the processor from the BIOS. SLI ready and able to run modern graphics cards in single or SLI mode. Just make sure the card(s) have two six pin connectors.
Cons Only (1) issue... the power button could have been designed better.
Summary Better than the XPS-700! Dell seems to have worked out the issues found in the 700 series and the 710 runs flawless. The XPS-710 has plenty of space for any harware configuration you would want to run. (4 Hard drives) RAID ready, (2) PCIe slots which are also SLI or crossFire ready. (4) Full size CD/DVD/Bluray drive bays and large cooling fans to keep everything at great temperature levels. The huge case and drive bay configuration allows for HUGE Graphics Cards to be installed without any problems. Actually, there is not a card, regardless of size that will not fit in this system. Also, if you upgrade to Windows 7 x64 (any version,) you can upgrade your MAX memory from (4GB) to (8GB) of DDR2 SDRAM. The XPS 710 also comes with a 1KW (1,000 watt) (PSU) Power Supply Unit which will provide plenty of power to upgrade the system to the max amount of hardware you can iimagine!
I have run my system going on four years now and never a problem! It is a wonderful system that can handle everything thrown its way. The CPU can be overclocked from the BIOS and always runs cool. I recommend this system to anyone and know you will enjoy it for years to come.
Pros Good case configuration, fast performance
Cons Where to begin? As soon as the warranty is expired, the computer will die. The case and much of the hardware is proprietary so you can't upgrade and can only replace with hardware that's already failed. Dell support is terrible and expensive.
Summary I've been a Dell enthusiast since the early days in the 1980s. No more. Dell's new business model evidently seeks to make the most money off the customer while giving the customer as little as possible. Reused and refurbished parts replace new parts when they fail; tech support runaround is criminal. Had an XPS 7xx system arrive DOA and it took two MONTHS, innumerable emails, and tens of hours on the phone to tech support before Dell would agree to replace the defective unit. Once they realized I wasn't going to accept a broken computer and wouldn't go away, the replacement came quickly but the process was discouraging. The XPS 710 that they sent me in 2007 just died, a motherboard failure which seems to be a very common problem. Even if I'd gotten the extended 3 year warranty, the computer would have failed four months after the warranty would have expired. I hate to say it, but I've bought my last Dell computer. Until Dell changes its business model, no one should look to them for the kind of quality service and product that most of us expect from a reputable vendor. Sorry.