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Dell XPS 27 all-in-one puts its speakers first at CES 2017

Dell crams 10 speakers into its latest AIO computer.

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Speaker heaven

The first thing that strikes you are the 6 front-firing speakers.

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All in the grill

Dell put a lot of thought into the design of the speaker grills.

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More mesh

Still grill.

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Dell XPS 27 all-in-1

The system generates a lot of heat, so Dell put some venting on the top.

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Mouse

Dell's curved Bluetooth mouse is curved.

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Hidden cables

Almost all the connectors are on the back of the display, under the stand hinge. I find that design hard to access.

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Left side

An SD card slot and headphone jack are on the bottom left.

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Right side

The power button and USB 3 connector that can charge devices are on the bottom right.

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Small base

All of the guts are in the display, so the base is pretty small.

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Thin for what's inside

It's thicker overall than the iMac, but it doesn't bulge out in the middle.

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Glamour shot of the keyboard

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Cable recess

The recess makes it hard to get your fingers in to plug and unplug cables, as well as hard to see the connectors without turning the machine around.

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Cable hole

Cables feed through a hole in the back of the stand, like most monitors.

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