Dell Inspiron 27 7000 All-in-One Review
In addition, the model we have in for testing happens to be powered by something new and innovative from AMD under its hood.
The company claims to have used “Purposeful Innovation” in the design of the Inspiron 27 7000. And with a thorough tour inside and out, there are indeed clear signs of a method beyond pure tech madness. The Inspiron 27 7000 model we are looking at today is Dell's first all-in-one desktop system based on AMD's Ryzen processor platform. It is the best offering of the pre-configured models (7775) as listed on Dell's website. At $1799 before coupons and taxes, this system strikes an aggressive price point for an all-in-on integrated PC and 4K monitor package, with solid gaming and graphics horsepower and very little demand on desktop real estate. Take a look...
|Display Type:||27-inch 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) InfinityEdge (350-nits)
IPS typical 178° wide viewing angle - 89° / 89° / 89° / 89°
|CPU:||AMD Ryzen™ 7 1700 Processor (14nm)|
|CPU Cores/Threads, Speed, TDP:||8C/16T, 20MB Cache, 3.7 GHz Precision Boost, 65W TDP|
|Chipset:||AMD Socket AM4 (PGA 1331), B350 Southbridge|
|Memory:||16GB (8GBx2), 2400MHz, DDR4 (expandable up to 32GB)|
|Graphics:||Radeon™ RX580 8GB GDDR5 110W 256-bit|
|Storage:||256GB PCle NVMe SSD and 1TB 5400 RPM HDD|
|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:||Performance Stereo speakers with 5W subwoofer professionally tuned with Waves MaxxAudio® Pro|
|Connectors:||Rear - (2) USB 2.0, (3) USB 3.1 Gen 1 Type-A, (1) USB 3.1 Type-C, HDMI-in, HDMI-out
Side - (1) USB 3.1 Type-A, 3:1 SD MCR, (1) Microphone/Headset jack
Bottom – DC Power, Audio Line Out audio, RJ-45 LAN 10/100/1000
|Dimensions:||Height: 15.5" (394.1mm) x Width: 24.2" (613.8mm) x Depth: 2.1" (53.0mm)|
|Weight:||22.2lbs (10.1 kg) with Fixed Stand|
|Power Supply:||330W External (100 - 240 V AC, 50-60Hz)|
|Keyboard + Mouse:
||Dell Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse - KM717
|Pricing:||MSRP - $1799 As Tested, Starting At $999|
While the overall construction of this system is not as premium perhaps as Dell's XPS 27 All-in-One desktop we looked at earlier this year, it is still sleek and elegant enough for most office or home settings, and incorporates Dell's thin bezel InfinityEdge display technology as well. The Dell Inspiron 27 7000 measures 15.5 inches tall by 24.2 inches wide. At only 2.2 inches deep, it is as slim as many monitors on the market, but it houses a lot of horsepower behind its shell.
The system was extremely easy to set up and is a tool-less affair. The base requires a single screw with a tab that closes over on itself once installed and does not require a screwdriver. It has a 330W power brick with detachable cord and the keyboard and monitor connect via Bluetooth using a tiny dongle. If you can plug in a power cord, twist a screw, and insert a USB device, you are fully capable of setting up the Inspiron 27 out of the box.
The Insipron 27 7775 model that we tested has an absolutely gorgeous and near borderless 27-inch InfinityEdge display. It boasts 350 nits of brightness with a 4K Ultra HD resolution of 3840x2160. This is an In-Plane Switching (IPS) panel with an 89 degree viewing angle in any direction (178 degrees in total). Watching 4K content on this display is crisp, rich, and vibrant. Dell also offers a 1080p FHD IPS panel option, but hands-down the 4K panel is the model to go for, in our opinion.
Dell's 27-inch IPS 4K InfinityEdge Display delivers stunning visuals and an accurate color gamut coverage.
The system came loaded with an AMD Ryzen 7 1700, which is an 8-core, 16-thread processor with a Precision Boost speed of 3.7GHz. An AMD Radeon RX 580 GPU with 8GB of GDDR5 pushes the pixels, and the system also has 16GB of Micron DDR4 2400RAM, a 512GB SanDisk PCI Express NVMe Solid State Drive, as well as a Seagate 1TB ST1000LM035 5400 HDD for bulk storage.
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