The desktop isn't dead, not by a long shot, though hulking towers might not be as popular as they once were. All-in-one (AIO) desktops, on the other hand, are as vogue as they've ever been, and Dell claims to have "reimagined" the form factor with its new XPS One 27, the company's largest ever AIO and part of the premium XPS performance family with Intel's Ivy Bridge architecture sitting pretty on the inside.
As you might have already guessed, the XPS One 27 boasts a monstrous 27-inch display with a generous 2560x1440 Full Wide Quad HD resolution. Driving the display are 3rd Generation Intel Core i5 3450S and Core i7 3770S processor options with Intel HD 4000 graphics, along with an optional upgrade to Nvidia's GeForce GT 640M GPU with 2GB of GDDR5 memory.
Other features and configuration options include up to 16GB of DDR3 memory (4GB comes standard), a 1TB hard drive upgradeable to 2TB or (optionally) an HDD + 32GB mSATA SSD, slot loading DVD drive (Blu-ray upgrade available), Full HD webcam with integrated mic, GbE LAN, 802.11b/g/n Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.0, Intel WiDi technology, four USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI input and output, 8-in-1 memory card reader, optional TV tuner with IR blaster, and Windows 7 Home Premium.
Dell also announced two other AIO systems, the Inspiron One 23 with 2nd and 3rd Generation Intel Core processor options, and the Inspiron One 20 with 2nd Generation Intel Core CPUs. Pricing starts at $1,399 (XPS One 27), $749 (Inspiron One 23), and $529 (Inspiron One 20).