We’re starting to see AIOs with better and better specifications too, and although they won’t be your choice of machine for pwning n00bs just yet, products like the Dell XPS 27 Touch offer very solid specifications in addition to a premium user experience and lots of ports for connecting peripherals, media cards, and more.
The Dell XPS 27 Touch is one of the first generational updates to an all-in-one that we’ve gotten our hands on, having reviewed the original Dell XPS One 27 last year. Thus, we get to see what sort of performance boost Dell’s big and beautiful AIO gets from Haswell and an updated NVIDIA GPU.
Media Card Reader:
|Intel Core i7-4770S processor (8M Cache, up to 3.9 GHz)
Intel H87 Express Chipset
NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M 2GB DDR5
8GB DDR3 SO-DIMM AT 1600MHZ
2TB 7200 rpm SATA 6Gb/s HDD
32GB mSATA SSD
27" panel WQHD 2560”x1440” (Adobe RGB), 10-point multitouch
Slot loading Blu-ray Combo/DVD+/-RW
Killer Wireless-N, 1202 for Video & Voice + Bluetooth 4.0
10/100/1000 Gigabit LAN
Rear: (4) USB 3.0, (1) RJ-45 10/100/1000, HDMI out, HDMI In, Thunderbolt mini-DP port
Side/Front Ports: Power button, Brightness adjust, HDD LED, 8:1 MCR, Microphone,
headphone jack, (2) USB3.0, ODD eject, Input select
8:1 (supports SDXC (SD3.0), Secure Digital (SD), Multi Media Card (MMC), Memory Stick (MS),
Memory Stick PRO, xD-Picture Card, Hi Speed-SD, Hi Capacity-SD )
FHD (2.07MP), Integrated dual digital microphone array for Skype
Waves MaxxAudio Pro
Windows 8 Pro, 64 bit
Dell Tangerine wireless mouse
Dell Tangerine wireless KB (KM714)
Internal (260W), 80 PLUS Gold certified, 90% efficient
Height Z: 492.2mm, Width X: 664mm Depth Y: 35.3mm(edge) 78.2mm(chassis)
28.2lbs/12.8kg (without stand); 35.3lbs/16.0kg (with stand)
$2,099 (as configured)
The Dell XPS 27 Touch rocks a 4th-generation Intel Core i7-4770S processor that’s paired to an NVIDIA GeForce GT 750M (2GB DDR5). Dell outfitted our test unit with 8GB of DDR3-1600MHz memory and a 2TB (7200 RPM, SATA 6Gbps) hard drive bolstered by a 32GB mSATA SSD.
The gorgeous, glossy, 27-inch display features a resolution of 2650x1440 and offers 10-point multitouch capability, which is ideal for navigating Windows 8. There’s a slot-loading Blu-Ray combo drive with DVD+/-RW support, and the integrated 2.07MP webcam has a dual digital microphone array.
For connectivity, the XPS 27 Touch has gigabit LAN as well as a Killer Wireless-N 1202 controller and Bluetooth 4.0. There’s plenty of other ports too, including six total USB 3.0 ports, HDMI in and out, Thunderbolt mini-DisplayPort, headphone and mic jacks, an ODD eject button, and a switch to turn the webcam on or off. The memory card slot on the side supports eight different card types.
Dell included a keyboard and mouse with the XPS 27 Touch, as well as a power brick, and the total price for the whole package is $2,099 as configured.