Pros

  • Beautiful screen and ample connectivity
  • Great price-to-performance ratio

Cons

  • Boring (but wireless) keyboard and mouse
  • Lacks a touch-sensitive panel

At A Glance

Dell's Ivy Bridge all-in-one has a high asking price but is worth considering for its excellent combination of speed, features, and looks.

Manufacturer’s Description

Whether you are designing a digital masterpiece or losing yourself in HD entertainment, the XPS 27 all-in-one has the immersive power, sound and graphics to take you there.

The Specs

Processor
Processor type Intel Core i7
Processor speed 3.1 MHz
Display
Included monitor All-in-One
Display size 27.0 inches
Display type Glossy LCD with LED Backlight
Resolution 2560 x 1440 pixels
Graphics
Graphics Type Switchable
Secondary Graphics Chipset HD Graphics 4000
General Information
UPC Code 884116104636
Memory
Memory size 8.0 MB
Memory type DDR3
Storage Media
SD card Yes
Other Features
Devices
  • Built-In Webcam
  • Remote Control

Performance

Overall Rating
Worldbench Score 143.0
Worldbench Version 7
Start Up
Start Up 31.5   seconds (lower is better)
Office Productivity
PCMARK 4894.0   score (higher is better)
Web Performance
Web Performance 16.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Storage Performance
File Compression 374.7   seconds (lower is better)
Hard Drive File Operations 216.0   seconds (lower is better)
Content Creation
Image Editing 163.3   seconds (lower is better)
Video Encoding 243.3   seconds (lower is better)
Encoding Audio 105.9   seconds (lower is better)
Power Usage
WorldBench Green Score 65.0
Working power usage 19.4   Watt hours
Idle power usage 49.0   Watts
Gaming
Gaming Score 99.0
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1920x1080 23.4   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1680x1050 27.2   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, High Quality, 1024x768 51.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1920x1080 36.1   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1680x1050 41.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Crysis 2, Low Quality, 1024x768 76.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1920x1080 46.7   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1680x1050 52.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, High Quality, 1024x768 86.6   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1920x1080 82.5   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1680x1050 91.3   Frames per second (higher is better)
Dirt 3, Low Quality, 1024x768 158.6   Frames per second (higher is better)