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Dell XPS 18

alaTest has collected and analyzed 67 reviews of Dell XPS 18. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.1/5 for other Desktops for all reviews. Comments about the size and reliability are generally positive. The usability and design are also mentioned favorably. There are some less positive reviews about the price.

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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 96/100 = Excellent quality.

Review analysis

(Based on 67 reviews)

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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 review the XPS 18 with a Core i5, 8 GB memory and a combined storage solution with an HDD and an SSD. Continue reading to find out how it performs...

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, More ports are only available with an external solution, which is pretty pricey at 169 Euros (~$219)

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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

 

Portable yet works well as a desktop PC, Sharp and colorful full HD IPS touch screen, very good build quality

Not the machine for gamers, at 5 lbs. and 18.4" the tablet isn't wildly portable. No HDMI, VGA or DisplayPort for second monitor

After spending a month with the Dell XPS 18, it's hard not to really like it. The lovely IPS display, occasional portability and quiet performance are strong selling points. It looks attractive, is well made and stays cool thanks to the low powered...

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Expert Review

 

Well-built and attractive PC converts to giant tabletop tablet, Great-looking screen, Decent performance, Highly responsive touch screen

Small screen for an all-in-one at this price, Just two USB ports, No HDMI

We get that the XPS 18 is not for everybody. For some would-be AIO buyers, the small screen may be a deal-breaker. Still, we think its price premium for adding mobility is reasonable, and when considering the system's excellent screen quality, as well...

Product Specifications

Configuration

Convertible: Yes
DVD Writer: No
Embedded 3G/4G: No
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Flash Hard Drive / Hard Disk Drive / Hybrid Hard Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: Yes

Connectivity

Bluetooth:No / Yes
Card Reader:8 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
WiFi Connectivity: Yes

Display

Aspect Ratio:16:9
LED Backlight:Edge LED
Touchscreen:Multi Touch
True Resolution:Full HD

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 8 / Windows 8 Pro
Product Type:AIO
RAM Type:DDR3 SDRAM

Graphic

Brand of Graphic Chip:Intel ®
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD GRAPH. 4000 / HD Graphics 4000 / HD Graphics 4400
GPU TYPE:OnBoard Graphic

Processor

Chipset Brand:Intel®
Chipset Type:H87 / Unknown
Hyper Threading:No / Yes
Processor:Core™ i5 / Core™ i7 / Pentium ®
Processor Brand:Intel ® / Intel®
Processor Number:2117U PENTIUM / I5-4210U / I7-3537U / I7-4510U
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