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Dell XPS 18

Dell XPS 18
alaScore 97

148 reviews

Sep, 2014

  • No negative mentions yet

alaTest has collected and analyzed 148 reviews from magazines and websites. People really like the usability. The size is also mentioned favorably, whereas opinions are divided on the value for money.

design, size, usability

We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell XPS 18 is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 97/100 = Excellent quality.

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Dell XPS 18 Review

 

On paper, the Dell XPS 18 all-in-one/tablet hybrid shouldn't work, with its massive 18.4-inch screen potentially destroying any possibility of portability. And yet, it works well.

Integrated graphics; lack of ports

Integrated graphics; lack of ports

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Review Dell XPS 18 AIO Tablet

 

All-inclusive. Dell calls its 18.4-inch tablet an All-in-One. We

IPS display with good viewing angle stability; Good color fidelity; Dual channel RAM; Very good overall concept; Excellent build quality; Great keyboard; Mouse and charging dock included; Easy to maintain; Numerous accessories available; Full CPU...

Reduced GPU performance running on battery; Quite loud under load; Grayscale presentation could be better

Competitors are quite rare: Sony Vaio Tap 20 and soon the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27.

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Dell XPS 18 Review

 

This complete review of the Dell XPS 18 goes over all practical aspects of this computer to give you an accurate picture of how it is

If you look at its dual identities by themselves, then you’ll see it isn’t as powerful as a desktop computer and it isn’t as mobile as an ultrabook, laptop or tablet. But what it lacks in power and portability, it more than makes up for with its sleek,...

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Dell XPS 18 Review

 

The most massive “tablet” you'll ever use – if you don't count the Lenovo IdeaCentre Horizon 27 – is sitting on SlashGear's review bench this week: the Dell XPS 18. The reason we'd call it a “tablet” is because you can, indeed, rest it on your lap and...

Here Windows 8 shines as a touch-friendly operating system once again as well. While it’s still imperfect, working with Dell’s implementation of touch makes the system amongst the easiest Windows 8 devices to use that we’ve encountered thus far. And...

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Dell XPS 18 Review

 

After a few years spent off the radar, the cliché “Go big or go home!” is making a comeback thanks to consumer electronics. The “bigger-is-better” philosophy can be found in smartphones, televisions, and all-in-one PCs. While the consumers a decade ago...

Large, high-quality display ; Solid bundled peripherals

A handful of poorly located ports ; Optional $99 charging stand doesn’t add ports ; Mundane design ; Poor performance for the price ; Heavy and awkward to use as a tablet ; Not a good value

The XPS 18 is too large to work as a tablet, yet too small to compete with premium all-in-ones.

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Dell XPS 18

 

The Dell XPS 18 fulfills a niche somewhere between a large screen ultrabook and a dedicated all-in-one desktop PC. It mostly works, though the market for such a product is still in its beginning stages.

Portable around the house. Huge screen for a portable. Thinner and lighter than previous portable all in ones. Ultrabook performance in a tablet form factor. Wi-Di compatible. 12 month subscription to McAfee Security

Stand is charging only. Limited ports. Kickstands are plastic/polycarbonate

The Dell XPS 18 ($1,399 list) is a portable all-in-one desktop PC. Larger than a tablet or laptop, but smaller than a full blown all-in-one desktop, the Dell XPS 18 lets you bring a full Windows 8 PC around the house or office corridors with you. It...

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Dell XPS 18

 

If three examples of the same thing marks a trend, then we're almost guaranteed to see more systems like the Dell XPS 18. Like the Sony Vaio Tap 20 and the Asus Transformer AIO , the XPS 18 is a hybrid of the all-in-one desktop and the large-format...

The Dell XPS 18 combines an all-in-one PC with a lightweight 18-inch tablet, making it a flexible system for at-home entertainment and productivity.

You're paying a premium for a relatively small screen. Less expensive configurations cut too many corners to be a good deal.

It's the best of the small handful of current tablet/all-in-one hybrids, with a subtle, sophisticated design and good battery life, but this new genre is still in its early days.

Editor's Choice!

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Dell XPS 18

 

The Dell XPS 18 is part giant tablet, part desktop PC and a whole lot of fun for the whole family.

Extremely thin for an all-in-one; Great audio; More than 4 hours of battery life; Great for multiplayer games

Grainy webcam; Reflective display; Mediocre external keyboard

Click to EnlargeIf you look strictly at the numbers, the XPS 18 is not the best-performing PC in its price range. But it's the portability and the flexibility that makes this Windows 8 device extremely compelling, especially for families. We enjoyed...

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Dell XPS 18 review

 

A huge tablet that's also an all-in-one PC

Stunning screen, Nice design, Feels responsive, Great for entertainment

Disappointing battery life, Not very powerful, Needs a more flexible stand, Lack of ports as an all-in-one

There is the seed of something very good indeed in the Dell XPS 18. It's a weird one, and it's easy to question why you would want a portable desktop PC, but once you've used one, the question feels more like, 'why not have this option?'.

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Dell XPS 18 review: Hands-on

 

The Dell XPS 18 is the lightest and slimmest all-in-one PC around, says its maker. T3 went in for a closer look

While the XPS 18 may look like a big tablet, Dell is keen to point out that it's not. This is kind of touchscreen device that Windows 8 was made for, but it won't be for everyone.

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