Summary: No one says that the Dell XPS 27 Touch is a budget choice. However, all reviewers say that you get a premium all-in-one computer, and a premium computing experience, for its decidedly premium price. HotHardware.com writes: "This XPS 27 Touch is as close to a no-compromise offering as we've ever seen in this class of products." We agree.
Dell XPS 27 Touch All-in-One (2720) Review - The hunt for my next workstation
9 October 2013
Excerpt: I was due to get a new work machine this year because my Windows iMac was slowly showing it’s age. The late-2009 iMac has held on for quite a few years already and was willing to do a couple more. The Intel Core 2 Duo chip, 8gb of memory and 1TB drive still had some more power to give but one does outgrow that ‘power’ at one point, specially when running multiple, CPU intensive programs at once that require multi-thread read and writes as well as accessing and saving...
Conclusion: With the addition of touch, a more flexible stand, and fresh new components, combined with the already excellent screen, Dell’s update moves well beyond Apple Clone territory. The XPS 27 Touch is easily the strongest competitor to the 27-inch iMac that we’ve ever seen, with good looks and very good performance.
Pros: Excellent Design, Great 2,560 x 1,440 display, Very good audio output, Good performance for an all-in-one
Cons: Plastic backside feels a bit flimsy for a premium machine, Graphics aren’t powerful enough to handle games at native resolution and high settings
Conclusion: Hands down, the Dell XPS 27 Touch Touch is the most powerful all-in-one we’ve tested to date. It annihilated every other machine in our reference database in every test, including Dell's own last-generation model, the original XPS One 27. Some scores approached those of solid gaming rigs we’ve had in the lab previously, thanks to the system's fast processor and discrete NVIDIA graphics.
Pros: Dominant performance in its class, Attractive looks and features, Excellent built-in audio, Remarkably quiet
Cons: Included mouse feels a little cheap, Multitouch response is sometimes slow