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: 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
Excerpt: The Apple iMac has consistently been the most desirable and powerful all-in-one computer for years, but the Dell XPS One 27 could finally be a worthy contender. On Dell's website this is sold as simply the XPS One 27, though the model number is actually 2710. Its highlight is the gorgeous 27in panel, framed in edge-to-edge glass, which has a huge resolution of 2,560x1,440.
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
19 August 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