Conclusion: Its high price and merely medium-fast graphics may be two strikes against the XPS One 27 Touch. But we've often seen a batter with two strikes crush the next pitch for a home run, and that's what our desktop of the year does.
Pros: Gorgeous ultra-high-res touch screen, High-end CPU, MSATA SSD for quick boot and program load times, Easily upgradable
Cons: Mobile-class graphics, while good for an all-in-one, aren't up to gaming at full screen resolution, Plastic back feels flimsy compared to Apple's aluminum-clad iMac
Conclusion: The Dell XPS One 27 Touch is the way everyone should first use Windows 8. It's a power user's system that check all the boxes and makes Windows 8 great.
Pros: Fast processor. DX11 graphics. mSATA with Intel SRT. 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. Improved hinge with height adjustment. 10-finger touch and seamless screen glass. 2,560-by-1,440 resolution. HDMI in and out. Nice styling. Internal power supply (No power brick). Nice sound. No confusing U...
Cons: USB 3.0 ports aren't blue. A little thick compared to competitors. Reflective screen.
Dell XPS One 27 All-in-One System Review: Big Screen, One Wire
19 November 2012
Excerpt: Reviewers, at times, can be somewhat myopic. I speak for myself in this particular instance. My job as a writer is to test hardware on a daily basis, and as such I have a very keen understanding (or so I hope) of the intricacies of computer design.
Excerpt: This computer got a lot of “oohs” and “ahhs” during the week it sat on my desk in the Wired office. And for good reason: Dell’s flagship all-in-one desktop, the brightest star in its XPS line of performance-minded machines, has got to be one of the nicest-looking Windows PCs currently on the market.
Pros: Best screen available on an all-in-one Windows PC. Beats Apple’s ,000 27-inch iMac in a specs-for-price battle: here, you get speedier quad-core Ivy Bridge chips, more storage, more RAM, Blu-ray and NVIDIA graphics. Has everything you’d need to turn it into a TV — now, or in a few years when it b...
Cons: Cheap, plastic casing pretends to be aluminum. No touch screen for future Windows 8 finger-swiping. Blu-ray disc only comes in the most expensive, ,000 model.
Conclusion: All-in-one computers require some tradeoffs, but if you’re willing to sacrifice future upgrades for a more attractive and better-integrated PC, the XPS One 27 is the computer to buy. It offers an amazing display, good performance and a reasonable value.
Excerpt: The all-in-one desktop market has belonged to Apple since we booted up our first Mac to hunt rabbits and die of dysentery on the Oregon Trail. Despite advances from its Windows-based competitors, the iMac has kept users captivated, thanks in large part to its high-density pixel resolution and...
Excerpt: November is quickly approaching and that means two things will soon be happening: The start of another soul-crushing holiday season (humbug!) and Dell will be refreshing its self-contained PC, the XPS One (jingle my bells!
Pros: Pleasingly industrial (albeit rehashed) looks. 2.33-GHz processor and 512-MB GPU add needed muscle. Attached JBL tweeter/sub combo provides rich audio and additional value. Front panel sports backlit, motion-sensitive media controls (with haptic feedback!). Wireless keyboard includes touch-sensit...
Cons: Sluggish frame rates for gaming. Relies on dongles for additional A/V inputs. Peripherals feel cheaper than General Motors stock. Wireless keyboard, wireless mouse and media remote gobble down batteries. Runs surprisingly hot despite power saving GPU and 45-nm chip.
Conclusion: Just when you thought that nothing could top the Apple iMac, the Dell XPS One has you thinking twice.
Pros: Attractive all-in-one form factor. User-serviceable case. (ATSC) HDTV Tuner. Blu-ray drive. Bluetooth. Excellent wireless keyboard with integrated touchpad. 802.11n wireless. Integrated IR sensor. Excellent multimedia performance. Video input breakout box with IR blaster. 15 month anti-virus/Inte...
Cons: Only one drive bay. No back button on mouse. Cables in back can get unruly. Less than full 1,920 by 1,080p HDTV resolution. Internal graphics have only one upgrade path. Pricier than the competition. Base is less accommodating to keyboard storage. Watch the Dell XPS One Video Review!
Summary: Windows 8 goes large with Dell's new touch powerhouse
Pros: Big screen, 2560 x 1440 resolution, Good components, Great media capabilities, Nice design, Large, good looking screen, Blu-ray options, HDMI and TV aerial inputs and a hefty hard drive makes the Dell XPS One 27 Touch a great living room PC. The touchscreen works extremely well with Windows 8, an...
Cons: Bit pricey, Underpowered graphics, The lack of a dedicated graphics card is a bit of a problem if you want to use the Dell XPS One 27 Touch for gaming and video editing. It won't be a problem for everyone, and the absence of a graphics card keeps the price a little cheaper, but it's worth conside...