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First Look: Dell shores up the XPS One 27 for Windows 8
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First Look: Dell shores up the XPS One 27 for Windows 8

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This updated version of Dell's XPS One 27, with a touch screen, a new adjustable stand, and the same 2,560x1,440-pixel resolution, looks like one of the most compelling Windows 8 desktops.

Hi, I??m Rich Brown and this is the Dell XPS One 27. So this is Dell??s brand new 27-inch all-in-one. That??s actually a new version of a model that came out earlier this year. The big difference with this one is it comes with the Windows 8. It has a touchscreen. It has a new adjustable stand on the back. This is an outstanding all-in-one for a couple of reasons, but primarily it??s said its resolution is higher than any other 27-inch Windows based on one in the market, a 2560 x 1440. It??s higher than all the other 1910 x 1080. All-in-one is out there. They expected a high resolution monitor in a big screen like this. This would not be cheap, but those actually highly competitor from price also. The starting price of this unit is 1399 without a touchscreen. Once you go up to the baseline touch unit, it??s 1599 and the price??s scales all up to about 2500 bucks. This model is the 1999 midpoint model. It comes with the core i7 CPU, a higher in graphics card and more memory, the larger hard drive. Although, this one is actually gonna be 2199. Thanks for Blu-ray drive, although that option will be available until December. It has edge to edge glass so the bezel won??t get into the way of your input and in general it??s just a smooth touch experience and it seems like there??s a coding on the screen that gives it for a smartphone quality to it and it??s a lot smoother and more responsive than we??ve seen from other all-in-ones. Now, those of course come with a wireless mouse and keyboard. The keyboard in particular feels nice and straight. So, from this angle, you can see the stand here. It??s got a couple of hinge points so you can angle it up like this. It goes back to about 60 degrees as well as move it up and down. This makes it easier to use and touch input of your-- say standing in front of it or you just wanna quickly interact with the PC. It??s not quite the full 90-degree recline that we??ve seen some other all-in-ones, which actually can be kind of useful, but overall this is not a bad sacrifice especially given how easy is just the stand. So, I will run the side of the system, we can show off the Blu-ray drive here. It??s in a slot loader. And then in this side, you can see there??s couple of ports. We??ve go to USB 3s, analogs as well as an SD input. Now for ports on the back, it??s a little bit cocky ??cause the stand does kind of getting the way here. It??s only really kind of awkward with the power cable and you can adjust the screen enough so that??s not that big deal. Over here, you??ve got a couple more USB 3 ports, there??s 4, there??s Ethernet input. There??s also an HDMI input and output, which led to use Dell with other home video devices. Over here, there??s a digital audio output, which is great and you will see a coaxial TV antenna jack, but that??s actually not gonna be available here in the States. It??s only here because this is a pre-production model that Dell agreed to send us ahead of time. So depending on what price point you pick up for this system, and you??ll find different CPUs and other different components inside. This particular model was a fast performer, one of the fastest Windows 8 all-in-one that we??ve seen so far. You can play games and handles photoshop. Pretty much any consumer-level task, you can throw at it, it??s not gonna be a problem. With regards to its internal hardware, the style of the system really is its high resolution display. For that reason alone, this is the best Windows 8 all-in-one around and that??s why it??s an editor??s choice winner. So, I??m Rich Brown. This is the Deal XPS One 27.

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