I wanted this computer so I could use it to start playing games again. I bought and played Tekken 7 and it looked great when ran at 1920x1080 resolution. I tested it at 3840x2160 and it was a bit choppy. I ran a performance test and the computer was in the 68th percentile, but the test failed a couple times before it ran completely through, so I am not sure if that number is perfectly accurate. The error response during the test said I may have an issue with one of my settings, so I wouldn’t read too much into the tests that would not complete.
That being said, the computer has two main shortfalls which show up in the performance test. The model I have came with only 8GB RAM. There is a free slot, so I plan to add another 8GBs which should boost the performance. The second shortfall is the spinning disc. There is are two free slots on the case for adding SSDs down the road, as well. In other words, there is room in the case to fix both of its main issues with ease.
The case has numerous ports. It has a Universal Audio Jack, Type-C USB 3.1 Gen 1 , USB 3.0 (2), USB 2.0 (2), a Card Reader on front. On back it has PS2 (2), USB 3.0 (4), RJ45 + USB 2.0 (2), Audio Output. I would have liked a Thunderbolt 3 port, but this is a full featured group of ports. This version also came with an HDMI port and three Display Port outputs. For my setup, I am using the HDMI out with a 4K display.
In short, this is a nice setup for the money (it retails for $849.99, but it is $699 when I wrote this). If you add up the retail price for each component, you would have a hard time saving much money and you would lose Dell’s service and warranty. The case makes it easy to update down the road, as well. I plan on adding SSD and more RAM, but they aren’t a necessity if you just want it to play games and browse the web. It is already capable of those type of activities..