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Dell XPS One

Dell XPS One
alaScore 92

517 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 517 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and usability. The price and design are also mentioned favorably. Many are critical about the reliability.

design, price, usability, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell XPS One is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 92/100 = Excellent quality.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 84 user reviews of Dell XPS One from The average user rating for this product is 4.0/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

design, usability, price, size

83% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Dell XPS One 27 XPSo27-6476BK 27-Inch Touch All-in-One Desktop (Black)Dell XPS One 27 XPSo27-2945BK 27-Inch All-in-One Desktop (Black)Dell XPS XPSo27-7143BLK 27-Inch All-in-One Touchscreen Desktop (Piano Black)

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Dell XPS One 27 Review


Super high-resolution display; HDMI and S/PDIF out; 32GB SSD

PC must be powered on to use its HDMI input and to charge connected USB devices

OK, our first look at the Dell XPS One’s gorgeous display didn’t leave us quite as flabbergasted as astronaut David Bowmanstaring into the monolith at the end of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But the absolutely gorgeous Samsung PLS panel—with its 2560x1440...

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Dell XPS 27 all-in-one desktop computer


With all the attention being paid to Windows 8 laptops, tablets, and hybrids with touch screens, it can be easy to forget that an all-in-one desktop is perhaps the most natural use of a touch screen in a computer. In fact, years before Windows 8 made...

The updated Dell XPS 27 is highlighted by excellent performance and features, plus a higher-than-1080p touch screen, Nvidia graphics, and Intel's latest fourth-gen CPUs. An HDMI input lets it double as a display for a game console or cable box.

The main benefit of Intel's new chips, amazing battery life, isn't applicable here. The adjustable stand could offer more flexibility.

As a big-screen upscale all-in-one with touch and decent gaming chops, the latest version of Dell's XPS 27 is a great all-around home PC that covers a lot of bases.


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Dell XPS One 27 Touch


The Dell XPS One 27 Touch ($2,599.99 list) is a high-end all-in-one desktop PC that gets Windows 8 right. It starts off by helping you learn how to use the new operating system (and let's face it, Win 8 is new to most people); plus its touch interface...

Fast processor. DX11 graphics. mSATA with Intel SRT. 802.11 a/b/g/n 2.4GHz and 5GHz Wi-Fi. Improved hinge with height adjustment. 10-finger touch and seamless screen glass. 2,560-by-1,440 resolution. HDMI in and out. Nice styling. Internal power supply...

USB 3.0 ports aren't blue. A little thick compared to competitors. Reflective screen

The Dell XPS One 27 Touch is the way everyone should first use Windows 8. It's a power user's system that check all the boxes and makes Windows 8 great.


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Dell XPS One 27


The all-in-one computer market has been injected with steroids. Back in 2009, the iMac popularized going big with its 27-inch model, and competitors have followed Cupertino's lead. Earlier this year, we reviewed the massive HP Omni 27. Now we've...

Good design ; Beautiful 2560 x 1440 display ; Excellent sound quality ; Useful connectivity ; Respectable performance

Stand does not swivel or adjust for height ; Extremely glossy display finish ; Graphics processing unit can’t handle modern games at native resolution

All-in-one computers require some tradeoffs, but if you’re willing to sacrifice future upgrades for a more attractive and better-integrated PC, the XPS One 27 is the computer to buy.

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Dell XPS One 27 Review: A Power-Packed, Pricey All-in-One


If you're in the market for a new all-in-one PC, the Dell XPS One 27 is an appealing option. It's fast, it handles Blu-ray discs, it delivers a great picture on its 27-inch PLS screen, and it costs all of $3500 less than the current category leader,...

Great price-to-performance ratio ; Beautiful screen and ample connectivity

Boring (but wireless) keyboard and mouse ; Lacks a touch-sensitive panel

Dell's Ivy Bridge all-in-one has a high asking price but is worth considering for its excellent combination of speed, features, and looks.

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Dell XPS One 27 Review: The Premium All-in-One


The last time we reviewed an all-in-one from Dell, our impressions were decidedly less than favorable. Dell delivered a polished software experience, but the Inspiron One 2320 we saw had serious issues virtually across the board in terms of both...

I've mentioned briefly that in addition to the flagship Dell XPS One 27 being launched today, Dell is also launching two smaller Inspiron One systems, the One 23 and the One 20 (take a wild guess what the numbers after the "One" represent). These...

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All-in-One PC Is Jack-of-All-Trades, Master of None


November is quickly approaching and that means two things will soon be happening: The start of another soul-crushing holiday season (humbug!) and Dell will be refreshing its self-contained PC, the XPS One (jingle my bells!) So, you can understand our...

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Dell XPS One 27 All-in-One System Review: Big Screen, One Wire


Reviewers, at times, can be somewhat myopic. I speak for myself in this particular instance. My job as a writer is to test hardware on a daily basis, and as such I have a very keen understanding (or so I hope) of the intricacies of computer design. If...


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Dell XPS One 27 All-in-One PC Review


Four years ago, I wrote a back to school guide for dorm-friendly technology on a budget. Yes, it still holds true that a good notebook PC will work wonders for students, but sometimes you still want to have a desktop …

Impressive performance for an AIO ; Bright, vibrant display with very high resolution ; Built-in TV tuner, plus HDMI-in and HDMI-out ; Bundled wireless keyboard, mouse and remote

Not exactly the cheapest option ; Some potential heat issues ; Could be difficult to upgrade down the road ; No touch panel (probably coming with Windows 8)

While no one at Dell is going to admit it, they do borrow some inspiration from a certain company in Cupertino. The XPS 13 ultrabook is meant to compete with the MacBook Air and the XPS One 27 goes head-to-head against the iMac. That’s obvious enough....


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Dell XPS One 27


When we looked at HP's Omni 27 all-in-one in April, we noted that 2012 seemed likely to be a big year for big screens. Two months later, that trend doesn't show any signs of slowing down. We've already seen an Intel "Ivy Bridge" refresh of the Omni 27,...

Gorgeous ultra-high-res screen ; Brand-new CPU and graphics chips offer excellent performance ; Solid-state cache for quick boot and program load times

No touch-screen option for Windows 8 upgraders ; Mobile-class graphics not up to gaming at the screen's native resolution ; Plastic back feels flimsy compared to Apple's aluminum-clad iMac

With its stunning screen, fast next-gen processor and graphics, SSD, and six USB 3.0 ports, Dell's XPS One 27 is the best Windows-based all-in-one we've seen yet.

Product Specifications

The XPS One: a gorgeous machine with abundant possibilities. Enjoy powerful computing; Hi-def widescreen, flat panel viewing; complete multi-media functionality... or lust, pure and simple. Sculptural and compact, the Dell XPS One is truly stunning. The bezel-less 20" display is a single sheet of glass, tempered for strength. The smoked glass base, also tempered, gives the system a light, sleek look. Finished front and back design is striking from every angle. Motion-sensitive controls glow blue when your hand approaches. With a single cord, a wireless keyboard and mouse and internal wireless card built right in, the XPS One is designed for minimal fuss and maximum cordless connectivity. Take it out of the box, plug it in, and you're ready to play. XPS performance and advanced entertainment come together in the XPS One. With powerful Intel processors, up to 2GB of memory and advanced graphics support, the XPS One has the computing horsepower and speed you demand. With a widescreen, flat panel display and integrated Hi-def TV tuner plus an optional Blu-ray Disc drive, it also functions as a high-end television and entertainment system. Equipped with proximity sensors, the XPS One almost anticipates your needs. Bring your hand close to the display, and the multimedia keys begin to glow. Press them, and they respond with sound and vibrations that register contact. Approach the system to insert a disc, and the slot load lights up. Edit photos, videos and music with the Adobe Elements Studio suite for creative projects that shine. This exclusive, pre-installed software package includes Adobe Photoshop Elements, Adobe Premiere Elements, and pro-grade Adobe Soundbooth.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:All-in-one
Manufacturer Form Factor:All-in-one

Cache Memory

Installed Size:2MB/4MB
Per Processor Size:2MB/4MB

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:20in
Diagonal Size (metric):50.8cm
Max Resolution:1680 x 1050
Type:LCD display
Widescreen Display: Yes


Model:One/One (PRODUCT) RED
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell XPS


Chipset Type:Intel G33 Express
Data Bus Speed:1333MHz/800MHz




Type: None

Multimedia Functionality

TV Tuner Type:Digital and analog TV


Data Link Protocol:Bluetooth 2.0 / Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft 2.0)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft) / Bluetooth 2.0

Optical Storage


OS Provided

Edition:Windows Vista Home Premium
Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium/Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate


64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:2.2GHz/2.33GHz
Installed Qty:1
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:E4500/E6550
Type:Core 2 Duo


Installed Size:2GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

On-Site Warranty:On-site
Type:1 year warranty /2 years warranty

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-300

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None


Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:250GB/500GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Memory

Installed Size:256MB

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:ATI Radeon HD 2400PRO/Intel GMA 3100