Dell XPS Desktop 8940 Special Edition review: A whole lot of computer in a small space


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The Dell XPS Desktop 8940 is a great little desktop for a laptop person like myself. Like Dell’s premium XPS laptops, the XPS Desktop is attractive and small — perfect for tight spaces. Unlike the laptops, though, there are plenty of opportunities for upgrades to help you deal with changing needs. 

Like

  • Compact but still roomy inside
  • Plenty of component options
  • Good front, rear port assortment

Don’t Like

  • Basic included accessories
  • No rear USB-C ports
  • Design not quite as nice as XPS laptops

From basic to fully loaded

The Dell XPS Desktop starts at about $640 and

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