Dell releases its largest ever all-in-one desktop PC: the XPS One 27


June 1, 2012

Dell has added a new member to its premium XPS family, the XPS One 27 is the company's largest all-in-one desktop computer to date and features a Full Quad HD (2560 x 1440 resolution) WLED display

Dell has added a new member to its premium XPS family, the XPS One 27 is the company's largest all-in-one desktop computer to date and features a Full Quad HD (2560 x 1440 resolution) WLED display

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When space is at a premium or you're just not a big fan of cable clutter, there's nothing quite as attractive as an all-in-one desktop computer and, as we discovered when reviewing HP's Omni 27 model recently, bigger is most assuredly beautiful. Dell's latest slim and stylish addition to its premium XPS family is also its largest ever all-in-one computer. The XPS One 27 features the latest third generation Intel Core processors, HDD or SSD/HDD hybrid storage options and boasts some impressive built-in audio capabilities, too.

Dell has already released its new XPS One 27 to limited markets in Asia but customers in the U.S. will have to wait a short while longer. As you've probably already worked out, this model features a 27-inch display, in fact the specs list it as a Full Quad HD (2560 x 1440 resolution) WLED 16:9 wide format display. Intel HD 4000 graphics comes as standard but customers could opt for an NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M GPU with 2 GB of DDR5 video memory for a bit extra.

The XPS One 27 is powered by either a third gen Intel Core i5-3450s or a third gen Core i7-377s processor supported by up to 16 GB of DDR3 memory over two DIMM slots. Dell is offering up to 2 TB of 7200 RPM HDD storage or the option of pairing a HDD with a 32 GB mSATA solid state drive that takes advantage of Intel's Smart Response technology.

Each unit comes with included Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi card (with the option of Intel 6235 Advanced-N + Wireless Display available, too), and for those increasingly rare occasions when physical connectivity is necessary, the jumbo all-in-one has four USB 3.0 ports and two USB 2.0 with power charge, HDMI 1.4 out (but there is also an HDMI in interface), Gigabit Ethernet LAN, an 8-in-1 media card reader, and 7.1 channel SPDIF. The XPS One 27 is also packed with a heady combination of Infinity-branded speakers and MaxxAudio 4 audio from Waves that hold the promise of premium quality sonic output.

Completing the specs list is a full HD Webcam with integrated dual digital microphone array, a wireless keyboard and mouse, a slot loading DVD drive as standard (with an option of a Blu-ray disc combo drive instead), and an optional TV Tuner, antenna, IR blaster, and RF receiver.

The XPS One 27 will run on Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium and will be made available in U.S. in the coming weeks for a starting price of US$1,399.

And there's more

Dell has also taken the lid off another two all-in-one computers to be released at the same time. The Inspiron One 23 will be available with both second and third generation Intel Core processors, up to 8 GB DDR3 RAM, either dedicated or integrated graphics, and up to 2 TB of 7200 RPM HDD storage. There's also HD audio with MaxxAudio 3 from Waves and built-in speakers, four USB 3.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0, an optional slot-loading Blu-Ray disc combo drive and a simple, single cord set-up. As you might expect from the name, this model features a 23-inch, 1920 x 1080 pixel resolution WLED display.

The Inspiron One 20 will be powered by a second gen Intel Pentium or Core processor, supported by up to 6 GB of DDR3 system memory and up to 1 TB of 7200 RPM HDD storage. There's no discrete graphics option with this 20-inch display model, users get USB 2.0 only but do benefit from Bluetooth 4.0.

The One 23 has been given a starting price of $749, while the One 20 will be available from $529.

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Is it a touch screen? No? Glorified Apple wannabe. Just as useless without a touch screen.

Hoss Cartwright

I'm glad it has no touch screen. Stop being so negative. It's not glorified as it shows in its price. An iMac costs double that and has half the features. All everyone does is whine whine whine here.. far out. Good work, Dell. Affordable, big, high res all in one computer for a great price.


I don't think people want their desktop computers to be touchscreen, because the screen is probably a couple feet away from you. Plus, nobody wants a smudged up screen.

However for the people that would prefer to use their hands, they could cough up an extra 70 bucks & buy the Leap Motion.

Derek Howe

I really don't want a touchscreen monitor that is vertical because my arms will be tired in a hurry. I want a large touchscreen that is low and on an angle.

The Hoff

@ Hoss Cartwright

Touch screen is useless when used on a large screen in desktop use.

Kiosks, yes. Desktop No, nobody wants to spend hours on end reaching out their arm to touch the screen.

Touch screens are useful for phones and tablets. Not for the large screen desktop system.

Paul van Dinther

I own an iMac, and have loved it for going on five years now...and it's time to upgrade. I want the new 27" iMac, but the price is holding me back. It now seems there is an option, but i have to say that going back to Microsoft for an OS is not very appealing to me. The new Microsoft OS seems to show some promise, but this computer doesn't come with it...and it's an unproven mystery that i i truly fear coming from Microsoft and the history they have of crap OS's... So i think a wait and see attitude is best before a big OS change from Microsoft...i'm sure the hardware from Dell is great, it's not them i don't trust, just Microsoft.

John Parkes

Actually the touch screen is the whole point... If you don't get it, that is fine.

Michael Mantion

@Hoss Cartwright

I'd rather have the ability to install any OS I like, get a good computer and not pay big $$$ for the Apple logo on my machine :)

I love the design, price, look and specs however its missing a dvi out connection for my taste.

Tomasz Wawrzyczny-Than

Hoss Cartwright,

You're wrong. Paul van Dinther got it right. Touchscreens are useful for small screens like smartphones and tablets. While gross movements like the "Minority Report" interface may be interesting to watch in the movies, trying to work that way with a big screen would tire you in minutes.


That's a very good price for the computer, especially considering the cost of the display. But it should be noted that 2560 x 1440 is WQHD (Wide Quad High Definition), not Full Quad HD as you stated in the article. Full Quad HD is 3840 x 2160, a resolution we aren't going to see for a few more years.

Chris Dube
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