Dell's updated XPS 27 all-in-one packs 4K display, 10 built-in speakers

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Dell has announced an update for its XPS 27 all-in-one that brings a new all-aluminum enclosure — a major upgrade from the hard plastic on last year’s model — as well as a 4K display, an adjustable base on the touchscreen model that allows it to tilt and move to a horizontal position, and perhaps the most significant addition, no less than 10 speakers — you can see six of them, lined up prominently under the screen, plus two down-firing units and two passive radiators for better bass.

Dell’s audio system for the XPS 27 was engineered in collaboration with music producer Jack Joseph Puig and the result should be "the best sound for an All-in-one PC" according to the company. Considering the speakers that come built in with off-the-shelf systems rarely, if ever, cut it that’s probably a safe bet.

For the display, Dell is using a 27-inch UltraSharp 4K Ultra HD (3840x2160) InfinityEdge IPS panel with 100-percent Adobe RGB colorspace, available in both touch and non-touch configurations. The XPS 27 is powered by a 6th generation (Skylake) Intel Core i7-6700 or i5-6400 processor, 8GB or up to 64GB of DDR4 RAM, integrated graphics or your choice between the AMD R9 M470X and M485X, and a range of storage options including up to 1TB SSD or 2TB SATA hard drive + 32GB M.2 SSD.

In terms of ports and connectors, the XPS 27 features two USB-C / Thunderbolt 3 ports, five USB 3.0 ports, HDMI-out and DisplayPort 1.2, gigabit Ethernet, headphone jack, and SD card reader. Wireless connectivity is available in the form of 802.11 ac Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 4.0. Dell also throws in a Windows Hello IR camera that lets you sign in by sitting in front of the device.

The XPS 27 all-in-one is available starting today from $1,499 and up depending on configuration.

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Squid Surprise

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Considering the Surface all-in-one is over twice the price, I suppose this is pretty decent... but the MS offering is SO much cooler...
 

waterytowers

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Why buy an all in one? Get a separate monitor and then you only upgrade a PC next upgrade... I can't see anything attractive in all in one PCs. I like my component based systems that can have an upgrade path. We pay double what you do in the US for technology so we have to save more and be more careful what we buy. Dell produce some nice hardware as long as you get the higher end stuff. But all in one devices just don't add up in my opinion, unless you want the most compact solution possible...
 
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pan1c

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Why buy an all in one? Get a separate monitor and then you only upgrade a PC next upgrade... I can't see anything attractive in all in one PCs. I like my component based systems that can have an upgrade path. We pay double what you do in the US for technology so we have to save more and be more careful what we buy. Dell produce some nice hardware as long as you get the higher end stuff. But all in one devices just don't add up in my opinion, unless you want the most compact solution possible...
Well some people don't play video games, and some people have their pc in the living room, and like me, prefer not to have a cable jungle and a pc case present. It just looks so much more clean to have an all in one.