- A 17-inch Windows touchscreen desktop PC that’s both sleek and functional. With narrow bezels and a sleek new design, Dell’s 2019 Inspiron 27 7000 All-in-One’s minimalist look allows it to blend seamlessly into nearly any living space whether it’s a kitchen, bedroom, living room, office or college dorm room. Its 27-inch display, open stand and soundbar-style stereo speaker gives it the look of a modern TV.
Starting at $950 (£929, AU$1,549), the Dell Inspiron 27 7000 comes in gloss black and metallic silver with a non-touch display. Available configurations depend on where you live: In the US, they include include Core i7 or i5 processors, integrated or Nvidia MX110 discrete graphics, 8GB or 12GB memory, a 256GB SSD plus 1TB hard disk drive or 512GB SSD, as well as a touchscreen option. In Australia and the UK, the configurations are the same, but instead of 12GB RAM you can get 16GB, and the components in the base configurations differ.
Some purveyors of all-in-ones compromise on speed in order to make the PCs thin. In this case, that means Dell uses a low-power laptop processor, necessary to keep the heat down, compared to competitors such as the HP Pavilion 27. The Dell also uses a mobile discrete graphics processor, the MX110, which is a marginal step up from integrated Intel UHD 620/630 graphics. But if you’re planning on playing games, the 2GB video memory that comes with the MX110 lets you hit the minimum requirements for a lot of them.
The Inspiron also uses the version of the 10th-generation Intel processors that use last-generation technology (Comet Lake) rather than the more current Ice Lake technology. All you really need to know about that in this context is that “10th generation” marketing claims aren’t an important selling point.
|Price as reviewed||$950 Approx. around in South African Rands (R16 150)|
|PC CPU||1.6GHz Intel Core i5-10210U|
|PC Memory||8GB SODIMM 2.67GHz|
|Graphics||Nvidia GeForce MX110|
|Storage||256GB SSD+1TB HDD, 1 x SD card slot|
|Ports||3x USB-A, 1x USB-C, audio jack, 1x HDMI in, 1x HDMI 1.4 out|
|Networking||Ethernet, Bluetooth 4.1|
|Operating system||Windows 10 Home 1903|