If you want an all-in-one with a large, beautiful IPS display with a nice resolution of 2,560 x 1,440, but don't want to spend an arm and a leg? Then there isn't a whole lot of choice. Apple has the 27in iMac, and HP has the even more expensive Z1 workstation, but now Dell has entered the fray with the more affordable XPS One 27, also called the XPS 2710.
You can get the XPS One 27 with and without touchscreen. Starting at € 1,124 (you can get it for as little as £1,179 from Dell), you get the XPS 27 without touchscreen and with quad-core Intel Core i5 processor, 8 GB of RAM and a 1 TB hard disk, along with the GeForce GT640M. This graphics card is slightly faster than the integrated graphics of the processor.
We received two models for this test, one with and one without touchscreen. From the outside they look the same except for the base. The model with 10 touchpoints has more options for adjusting the screen's angle and so on.
The design looks a bit business-oriented. Alll six USB ports are 3.0. Four USB 3.0 ports are on the back, with an ethernet port and two HDMI ports (in and output). You can therefore use it as a second monitor for another computer. The PSU is internal. There is also an optical audio port.
On the left are two USB 3.0 ports, a card reader and the audio ports. On the right is a DVD burner or Blu-ray player, the type with a slot and not a tray that comes out. At the top of the screen is a webcam that can be covered.
The two test models we received both have a more powerful configuration, and are identical in terms of hardware. They run on an Intel Core i7 3770S, a quad-core processor, 8GB of RAM consisting of two 4GB DDR3-1600 modules, and a Seagate 3.5in 2TB 7200rpm hard disk along with a 32GB PM830 mSATA module from Samsung for the Intel Smart Response technology.