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Dell's XPS One 2710 rises above the commodity PC crop: First Look

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First Look: Dell's XPS One 2710 rises above the commodity PC crop

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The high resolution, 27-inch Dell XPS One 2710 is faster than the current high-end iMac, and has the same pixel-dense display.

I -- rich brown senior editor for CNET they're gonna get a look at the Dell XPS 127. This is a 27 inch on one PC from Dell and its unique mostly because it has a 2560. By 1440. Resolution display. Enix has the highest resolution windows based on one and it's in line with the point seven inch iMac. So Dell sells the system and for fixed configurations this is -- 1599. Model the middle of the pack. Cause of the core I five CPU from Intel's third generation chips. Eight gigs of ram a terabyte hard drive in an Nvidia GeForce 640 -- graphics chip. Only standard dvd burner in the system that feels a little bit and congress for the rest the market given that Blu-ray is so widely available. -- Blu-ray have to spend for the 1999. Version of the system. Otherwise the system is pretty fast and given its high resolution modern the fact that it's unique it's actually pretty fairly priced. And this is not a touch screen that most modern on ones but the benefit -- the high resolution is that you can get lots of windows on screen and everything just looks crisper. It's a good looks like a better PC. That's -- and isn't really meant for professional level video or image editing arguably -- iMac. There's a glossy treatment on the screen iMac has that too but here it seems even worse -- -- pixel images from -- -- -- -- -- doesn't try to watching video on the system and it actually looks pretty good the black Apple's -- aren't exactly what we'd like them to be. But overall HD content in particular looks great. Standard of content -- looks pretty muddy up closely wanna watch that -- -- -- there's a webcam here at top and an actual shutter you can slide. To completely close that off if you're sort of concern about privacy or anything like that. -- the basic display controls in their proximity activated which is kind of nice. The problems though they're actually pretty limited for display for example you can swap out the signal when it can actually HDMI -- device -- can't connect to it. You can also adjust the brightness setting -- -- screen but that's probably too limited for assistant as high -- is this one. Here in the left side you'll see some basic inputs you've got headphone and microphone. Of the USP three jacks wells ST card. One nice feature about the system's all the USB ports -- USP three. In the back panel you'll see inputs for TV tuner. Digital audio input HDMI in and out and over here you have former USB ports and ethernet Jack. The TV tuners -- the one sticking point we have of the features in the system we'd much rather have a -- -- speed high resolution and fair price second recommend this Dell might wait a couple months to see if Apple comes out with a new iMac I wouldn't be surprised that happen. Overall though this is among the best high -- windows based on -- I'm rich brown this is the Dell XPS 127.

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