Dell releases its largest ever all-in-one desktop PC: the XPS One 27
By Paul Ridden
June 1, 2012
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.
Source: XPS One 27