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: 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.
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.
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