Dell provide a 69cm/27" 2560x1440 screen on the XPS One 27" and apply an (optional) touch sensitive surface to the front which is edge to edge glass. A HD capable webcam sits top and centre of the screen and other than Dell, XPS and Intel branding the front surface is minimalist in design.
The screen stands on a square base with four rubber feet and this connects to the back of the system via an articulating stand.
Down the right side of the system we find a slot loading Blu-Ray drive and beneath it a back lit power button along with drive activity LED. The bottom edge of the system has a speaker grill and round at the left are two USB 3.0 ports, a card reader and 3.5mm audio in/out.
The back of the XPS One 27" is silver and features the Dell logo along with a vent towards the top. Hidden behind the articulating stand we find a Kensington lock slot, optical out, HDMI in/out, power input, GB LAN and four USB 3.0 ports.
Various configurations are available from Dell and our review model contained a 3.1GHz Core i7-3770S 4-core CPU with hyperthreading along with 8GB of DDR3-1600. Next up is a 2TB Seagate Barracuda SATA3 drive (with 32GB SSD cache drive) and also inside is a single band Wi-Fi-N card with Bluetooth functionality.
The Core i7-3770S gives us an integrated Intel HD4000 series GPU for desktop tasks but the XPS 27" also contains a GeForce GT 640M GPU which handles gaming. This NVIDIA GPU gives us DirectX11.1 support as well as PhysX in supported games and has its own 2GB of GDDR5. Dell use a clock of 645MHz (709MHz boost) with memory set to 1000MHz and the GT640M has a 384 CUDA processor design with 128-bit memory bus.
Dell use an Aptio BIOS for this system and it has minimal options, only the essentials can be found here.