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
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 minimalist design. Taking aim squarely at Cupertino’s flagship model, Dell has just dropped the specs on its new XPS One 27 ($1400+) .
Excerpt: OK, our first look at the Dell XPS One ’s gorgeous display didn’t leave us quite as flabbergasted as astronaut David Bowmanstaring into the monolith at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But the absolutely gorgeous Samsung PLS panel—with its 2560x1440 native resolution—did leave us a bit slack-jawed.
Pros: Super high-resolution display; HDMI and S/PDIF out; 32GB SSD.
Cons: PC must be powered on to use its HDMI input and to charge connected USB devices.
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. If I need to build a machine, whether for test purposes or something that my wife can play Song Pop on, I have a near infinite variety of components that I can choose from to fit the needs of the project.
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. It also lacks any glaring faults, which means we find no reason why we cannot recommend this system to someone interested in an all-in-one. The high price is the only obstacle, but you get what you pay for.
Pros: Good design, Beautiful 2560 x 1440 display, Excellent sound quality, Useful connectivity, Respectable performance
Cons: Stand does not swivel or adjust for height, Extremely glossy display finish, Graphics processing unit can’t handle modern games at native resolution
Conclusion: But even the $1,399 base model is impressive for the price, sporting the same stunning screen, a 1TB hard drive, and integrated Intel graphics that are good enough for casual gaming and HD video playback. As much as we like HP's competing Omni 27-1015t and its upgradable components, the much better screen on Dell's XPS One 27 makes this machine just too good to pass up.
Pros: Gorgeous ultra-high-res screen, Brand-new CPU and graphics chips offer excellent performance, Solid-state cache for quick boot and program load times
Cons: No touch-screen option for Windows 8 upgraders, Mobile-class graphics not up to gaming at the screen's native resolution, Plastic back feels flimsy compared to Apple's aluminum-clad iMac
Dell XPS One 27 All-in-One Desktop, Ivy Bridge-Infused
1 June 2012
Conclusion: If you have a preconceived notion that all-in-one systems lack any kind of adrenaline, it's time you revisited the form factor. As configured, Dell's XPS One 27 hit the ground running and never let up. The combination of an Ivy Bridge processor and NVIDIA Kepler graphics resulted in some impressive benchmark runs, including the ability to game at the 27-inch display's 2560x1440 resolution, though more demanding titles will require that you dial down the visual quality...
Pros: Fastest all-in-one we've tested to date, 27-iinch display is both big and beautiful, Fast mechanical storage aided by a 32GB mSATA SSD, Great sounding audio, No bloatware
Conclusion: As a living room PC that's dedicated to media, there's practically no faulting it, especially if you go for a model with Blu-ray built in. A Windows Media Centre remote is included, and Windows 8 comes with some pretty nice media streaming apps. The Dell XPS One 27 Touch has a lot going for it.