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+) .
Summary: The power button is also on the right side, which is the next best place to put it. Asus was the only manufacturer that put the power button in front, where you can see it easily and not accidentally press it while you’re repositioning the computer. Dell hits all the right notes with this design: The XPS One 27 fully justifies its lofty price tag in our book.
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: 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
Excerpt: There's a transformation taking place in the PC market, and despite what the doomsayers might tell you, it has nothing to do with tablets, smartphones, tweener devices like the Galaxy Note, or increasingly media-centric game consoles. No, the transformation we're observing is one where people are trading in their towers and monitors for space-saving all-in-one (AIO) desktops.
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.