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
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.
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.
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
Conclusion: The Dell XPS One 27 Touch is close to the pinnacle of all-in-one desktops, with a price tag to match. With a Blu-ray player, a Quad HD resolution display, and bags of high-end power, the XPS One 27 Touch is a great choice for users who want to use Windows 8 now, or those in the market for a high-end all-in-one that isn’t an iMac.
Excerpt: Dell's XPS One 27 (2710) is one of the most elegant and interesting all-in-one PCs we've seen in a while. It's not one of those fancy touchscreen-enabled PCs that can leave you wondering what to do with it; instead, it's a 27in screen with a stack of goodies packed inside its relatively thin profile, including a third generation Intel Core i7 CPU and an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M graphics adapter.
Dell XPS One 27 review: The XPS One 27 (2710) packs a powerful Intel third generation Core i7 CPU into a 27in form factor
Good Gear Guide.au
29 November 2011
Summary: We don't usually get excited about all-in-one desktop PCs because they're all usually much the same. However, the Dell XPS One 27 has so much going for it, it's hard not to be impressed. From its high resolution, 27in screen, to its 3rd gen Core i7 CPU and GeForce GT 640M graphics -- even the one-cable set-up procedure -- there's a lot to like about this unit. It looks good, it's great to use and, above all, it's powerful.
Pros: 27in, 2560x1440 screen, 3rd gen Core i7 CPU, Neat and good looking unit
Cons: Reflections from screen can be distracting, Poor mouse