The Bottom Line
- Strong Desktop Processor
- Two-Year Warranty
- Excellent Wireless Keyboard
- Fairly Weak 3D Graphics
- Realtive High Price
- Rear Cabling Can Get Problematic
- Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 Dual Core Desktop Processor
- 2GB PC2-5300 DDR2 Memory
- 320GB 7200rpm SATA Hard Drive
- 8x DVD+/-RW Dual Layer Burner
- 20" WSXGA+ (1680x1050) LCD with ATI Radeon Mobility HD 2400 256MB Graphics and Digital/Analog HDTV Tuner
- Intel HDA Audio with Built-In 10W Stereo Speakers
- Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11a/b/g Wireless, Bluetooth 2.0
- Six USB 2.0, Two FireWire, 8-in-1 Card Reader, 2.0MP Webcam
- 23.2" x 16.5" x 8.7"
- Vista Home Premium, Office Home and Student 2007, Adobe Elements Suite
Guide Review - Dell XPS One All-In-One PC
3/18/08 – Dell's XPS one design could easily trick one into thinking that it is just a large monitor. The thicker overall design and the plethora of cables that plug into it in the back are what give it away as an integrated PC. In fact, Dell put so many connectors in the very back pivot spot that cable management could become a problem if there are a fair number of cables.
In terms of raw computing performance, the Dell XPS One has some of the best available thanks to the use of the Intel Core 2 Duo desktop processors over the mobile parts. The E6550 processor easily out paces even the top of the line parts. The 2GB of PC2-5300 DDR2 memory let the system run smoothly even with the Vista operating system.
The LCD panel in the Dell XPS one is easily one of the best available on the market. The clear bright wide LCD provides a sharp image that is a joy to view. The problem is that Dell decided to skimp a bit in terms of the graphics. The ATI Radeon Mobility HD 2400 graphics does not really have much in terms of performance that one would expect from a Dell XPS product. In fact, it doesn't even really have much to do casual 3D gaming near the resolution the display is capable of.
At least Dell has produce a very high quality wireless keyboard to use with the system. The keyboard is spacious and provides excellent controls including a built-in trackpad that can be used in place of a mouse. This makes it functional even when used in ones lap.
The problem with all of this is that the Dell XPS One system comes with a higher overall base price tag when compared with other all-in-one PCs. This combined with the flaw in its choice of graphics make this less of a performance system and a much more general purpose PC.