Refurbished Dell XPS 8900 unboxing and purchase review

Reviewed on 10/10/16

Product Highlights
  • Dell XPS 8900
  • Windows 10 64bit
  • 802.11ac Wi-Fi Wireless LAN and Bluetooth
  • Intel Core 6th Gen i5-6400 Processor
  • 8GB RAM
  • NVIDIA GeForce GT 730
  • 1 TB SATA Hard Drive
  • 16x DVD + RW Drive
    Full specs
Purchase Details

Purchased From:  Dell Outlet
Purchase Date:  September 15, 2016
Final Price:  $454.30 + $27.26 tax
Shipping:  Free standard ground
– We used a promo code for 35% off regular price on all refurbished XPS desktops
– Dell released a new tower design in October 2016, but all the hardware are nearly identical
– Regular price brand new $699, available frequently for $669

purchase review

This review is for the purchase experience of a refurbished product and not the actual product itself.

We purchased a refurbished Dell XPS 8900 directly from Dell off of their Dell Outlet website. At the time, they were running a promotion that took an additional 35% off of the “everyday” price of the refurbished XPS desktops. This sale brought the desktop down to an excellent price.

After completing our order, Dell kept us informed of the order status with emails until the computer arrived a week later.

Our refurbished unit was in great condition and was built less than two weeks before we purchased it. There were no cosmetic blemishes and everything looked brand new. In the first three weeks of use, the refurbished Dell XPS 8900 has been running flawlessly.

We did visit Dell’s website a number of times in the following weeks to confirm that we received an actual discount, rather than victims of marketing and pricing tactics. Happy to report that the savings were real. Awesome!

Check back soon for our official review of the Dell XPS 8900.

unboxing video

Save by going refurbished

As mentioned in our article Save by going refurbished, we are fans of buying certain items refurbished in effort to save money.  Both laptops and desktops are both considered by many experts as some of the best things to buy refurbished.

tech specs

  • Processor: Intel Core 6th Generation i5-6400 (Quad Core, up to 3.3GHz, 6M Cache, 65W)
  • Memory: 8GB Dual Channel DDR4 at 2133MHz
  • Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GT 730 2GB DDR3
  • Hard Drive: 1 TB 3.5 Inch SATA (7200 RPM)
  • Wireless: Intel 3165 1×1 802.11ac Wi-Fi Wireless LAN and Bluetooth
  • Other: 16X DVD + RW Drive
  • Windows 10 Home 64bit English
  • Office 365 – 1 Month Trial
  • McAfee LiveSafe 1 Year Trial
  • Dell Audio
  • Variety of Windows Apps
  • Dell KB212-B USB Keyboard
  • Dell USB 6-Button Laser Mouse
  • 120V Power Cord
Ports & Slots

Front and Top:

  • (1) SD/RS/SDXC slot
  • (1) MS/ProDuo slot
  • (1) SM/xD slot
  • (1) CF/MD
  • (4) USB 3.0 ports
  • (1) Mic-in jack
  • (1) Headphone jack


  • (4) USB 3.0 ports
  • (2) USB 2.0 ports
  • (1) Ethernet port
  • (1) Display port
  • (1) HDMI port
  • 5.1 channel audio ports
  • (1) NVIDEA HDMI port
  • (1) NVIDEA DVI-D port
  • (1) NVIDEA VGA port

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