Dell Launches 'VR Ready' XPS 27 AIO: 4K, Core i7-7700, Radeon RX 570, 10 Speakersby Anton Shilov on May 27, 2017 11:00 AM EST
Dell has launched a new version of their XPS 27 all-in-one gaming PC. The VR Ready flavor of the XPS 27 has the same 4K display and the same 10-speaker audio sub-system as the latest iteration of the large XPS AIO, but is powered by a more powerful CPU from Intel along with AMD’s discrete Radeon RX 570 graphics board.
AIO PCs have existed for decades, with their continued popularity fueled by their compact, desk-sized footprint. In the recent years demand for higher performance and even gaming-grade all-in-ones increased noticeably, and manufacturers started to offer AIOs with rather powerful hardware. In fact, in early 2016 several PC makers even introduced Mini-ITX-based AIOs with top-of-the-range discrete graphics cards aiming at customers seeking for maximum performance.
Dell’s new XPS 27 with the VR Ready badge are designed for gamers with average requirements for performance. The systems are still considerably more powerful than their predecessors launched earlier this year are because they do not use integrated or mobile graphics, but rely on AMD’s Radeon RX 570 (2048 stream processors, 128 texture units, 32 ROPs, 256-bit memory bus, etc.) graphics adapter with 8 GB of memory. Meanwhile, the key feature of the latest XPS 27 remained intact: the audio sub-system with 10 speakers (six on the front, two down firing and two radiating) designed to enable surround sound without using bulky external audio equipment.
The VR Ready versions of the Dell XPS 27 are based on Intel’s Core i7-7700 CPU as well as the H170 PCH. By default, the systems are equipped with 16 GB of DDR4-2133 memory, but that is upgradeable to 64 GB. As for storage, the PCs have one M.2 slot (PCIe 3.0 x4) as well as two 2.5” bays for HDDs or SSDs, all accessible to the end user. When it comes to connectivity, the Dell XPS 27 feature 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.x, a GbE port, five USB 3.0 Type-A headers, one HDMI output, one DisplayPort 1.2, two Thunderbolt 3 ports (USB Type-C), an SD/MMC card reader, a 720p webcam with an IR sensor for facial recognition, a microphone and so on. Overall, there are plenty of ports to plug-in additional peripherals, including various VR gear.
|Dell XPS 27 7760 'VR-Ready' Specifications|
|Display||27" IPS with 3840×2160 resolution
1.07 billion colors, 100% Adobe RGB, 350-nit brightness
|CPU||Intel Core i7-7700
4C/8T, 3.6/4.2 GHz
8 MB cache
|Graphics||AMD Radeon RX 570 with 8 GB of GDDR5
2048 stream processors, 128 texture units, 32 ROPs, 256-bit memory bus
|Memory||16 GB of DDR4-2133 (four slots in total, upgradeable to 64 GB)|
|Storage||2 TB HDD
32 GB caching SSD (M.2)
|512 GB SSD (PCIe 3.0 x4)|
|Wi-Fi||IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi + BT 4.x|
|Display Outputs||1 × HDMI
1 × DP 1.2
1 × audio out
|USB||5 × USB 3.0 Type-A (5 Gbps, one supports PowerShare)
2 × Thunderbolt 3 (USB Type-C)
|Other I/O||720p webcam with RGB and IR sensors
SD/MMC card reader
|Dimensions||625 mm / 24.6" × 435 mm / 17.1" × 80 mm / 3.16"|
|OS||Windows 10 Home||Windows 10 Home or Pro|
All Dell XPS 27 AIO PCs are constructed of CNC-machined aluminum and come with UltraSharp displays with a 4K (3840×2160) resolution. Meanwhile, computers with touch-enabled screens also feature articulating stands for added convenience. The stand comes at an extra cost, so some gamers may prefer to install a larger SSD and/or more memory and skip the touch option.
At present Dell offers two versions of the VR Ready XPS 27 featuring Intel’s Core i7-7700 CPU and AMD’s Radeon RX 570 GPU, but different storage configurations and touch support. The model with a 2 TB HDD and 32 GB caching SSD costs $1999.99, whereas the model with a 512 GB PCIe SSD, a touchscreen display with articulating stand and optional Windows 10 Pro comes at $2,649.99.
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euler007 - Monday, May 29, 2017 - linkThe 7700k is about 20% faster for single threaded tasks period. Any user wondering on upgrading only needs to look at their CPU usage graphs on their bottlenecks. For content creators Ryzen is an easy choice, but for most workstation workloads the 7700k is the best choice.
bigboxes - Monday, May 29, 2017 - linkLet's knock off the fanboi crap. It's only a computer part. Not sure how it defines your self worth. I'm happy that AMD is competitive. That is a good thing. For both AMD & Intel owners. But you can't just pick the metric you want to support the chip of your company. I couldn't care less about your love of AMD. Or Intel, for that matter.
Lolimaster - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - linkWhen the single thread performance is now gone, now they need to made it look like a huge mountain of 10%.
In fact, just with a 1500X (which is basically the i7 6700 in performance) over the 7700-7770K, you cab get 2x570 in CF.
Meteor2 - Sunday, May 28, 2017 - linkWhat, in an AIO?
hemedans - Monday, May 29, 2017 - linkwhen did they anounce single thread is gone? and intel cpu are like 10% faster ipc wise, if you take consideration of clock advantage which intel has gape can increase to 30% or more, all amd ryzen cpu can't reach 4.5ghz or more.
for example stock i7 7700k score around 195 in cinebench while ryzen score around 150, when overclocked 7700k reach 210 to 220 score. there is huge single thread perfomance gape between intel and Amd.
milkod2001 - Monday, May 29, 2017 - linkRX 570 is barely suitable for 1080p gaming. At 4k it will choke. At $2600 one can build 4k gaming monster with at least GTX 1080 if not 1080ti. Well good for Dell that most people don't read IT tech stuff and have not got a clue.
euler007 - Monday, May 29, 2017 - linkFor someone to buy an all-in-one it means that the appearance of the work area is important. This is not a factor in your parent's basement, but it could be for people receiving clients or if the computer is in a visible area of the house (and you care about appearances).
milkod2001 - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - linkThat is pure BS sir. If you care about appearance or want to impress clients you get 5K iMac for that.
euler007 - Tuesday, May 30, 2017 - linkNo.