Dell's XPS 27 All-In-One Is New For 2017 And Its Bringing The Jam
The last time we looked at the Dell XPS 27 was all the way back in 2013. Then, we were working with Windows 8, multitouch support was a little on the pokey side still, there was a bit more plastic going on and everything was bulkier. The all new Dell XPS 27 7760 has a radically new look that draws at least one design cue from its XPS notebook siblings, specifically with respect to display bezel, or the lack thereof. Though Dell isn't officially branding the touch-enabled version of XPS 27 with an "InfinityEdge" display, as you can see here, side and top bezel is cut to a minimum, accentuating a beautiful 4K IPS panel. However, it's new svelte window on the world might not be the most standout feature of the 2017 Dell XPS 27.
|Display Type:||27-inch UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) touch display (300-nits)
100% Adobe RGB, 1000:1 Contrast Ratio, <5ms refresh
|CPU:||Intel 6th Generation Core i7-6700 (7th Gen Intel Processors Coming Soon)|
|CPU Cores/Threads, Speed, TDP:||4C/8T, 3.4GHz/4GHz, 65W TDP|
|Memory:||16GB dual-channel DDR4-2133|
|Graphics:||AMD Radeon R9 M470X With 2GB GDDR5|
|Storage:||512GB PCIe NVMe Solid State Drive|
|Wireless:||802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0|
|LAN:||10/100/1000Mbps Gigabit Ethernet|
|Cameras:||HD (720p) webcam with Hello compliant infrared facial recognition camera|
|Microphones:||Quad Array Digital Microphones|
|Audio:||Ten speaker sound system powered by dynamic amplifiers capable of 50W per channel at <1% THD coupled with Jack Joseph Puig Signature Series powered by Waves MaxxAudio® Pro. Over 90dB SPL tightly controlled over 70Hz -20KHz. Frequency response ~70Hz –20 KHz|
|Speakers:||Six front-face speakers, two down firing speakers, two passive radiators|
|Connectors:||5 x USB 3.0, 2 x Thunderbolt 3 Type-C ports, 1 x HDMI output , 1 x DisplayPort, 1 x audio jack, 1 x RJ45 LAN, 1 x power input, 1 x 2-in-1 SD/MMC card reader, 1 x Kensington lock slot|
|Dimensions:||24.6” x 17.1” x 3.6” (WxHxD)|
|Weight:||38.2 lbs / 17.3kg (Touch), 28.7 lbs/13kg (Non-Touch)|
|Power Supply:||360W Internal|
|Keyboard + Mouse:
|Dell Premium Wireless Keyboard and Mouse
MSRP - $2799 As Tested, Starting At $1499
The XPS 27 we're taking a look at today is an early production run system, built on Intel's Skylake platform, though we're told Kaby Lake is imminent and though we can't tell you the CPU configs, we've actually seen spec data on this, so that update should be very close. Beyond that, we've got 16GB of DDR4 2133MHz RAM, a 512GB Samsung PCI Express NVMe Solid State Drive and AMD's Radeon R9 M470X GPU with 4GB of GDDR5 memory powering the visuals. This is a Bonair XT variant, not Polaris as its 400 series nomenclature might suggest, and roughly equivalent to an NVIDIA GeForce GTX 960M 4GB, performance wise. The system is also based on the mobile Intel H170 chipset with 802.11ac WiFi and Bluetooth 4.
Dell bundles in a simple wireless keyboard and mouse that operates off a single dongle that we installed on the right front USB 3 port. However, we'd suggest conserving that port for USB storage or other peripheral IO access, and installing the dongle in one of rear USB ports on the back of the machine.
Speaking of which, we'll give you a look at that and a closer look at these peripherals, next...