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Dell’s new all-in-one is ready to take on VR

Dell today unveiled its new Inspiron 27 7000, a sleek and attractive all-in-one that’s powerful enough to tackle virtual reality. The machine takes cues from Dell’s gorgeous XPS devices, with super-slim bezels surrounding its IPS display, and it’s the first all-in-one to offer AMD’s latest Ryzen processors.

Despite being a compact all-in-one, the Inspiron 27 was designed with tinkerers in mind. You can upgrade its storage by removing just two screws, while undoing three more will provide you with access to the entire motherboard. And yes, once you’re there, you can upgrade almost everything from the RAM to the CPU (just not the GPU).

The entry-level Inspiron 27, priced at $1,000, offers a quad-core Ryzen 5 1400 processor and a Radeon RX 560 GPU with 4GB of memory. This will let you play the latest titles on high or medium settings without any issues. If you want to go all-out and enjoy VR, you’ll want to pick up one of the more powerful models.

For $1,300, you can get an octa-core Ryzen 7 1700 processor and a Radeon RX 580 GPU with 8GB of memory. You’ll be able to enjoy most titles on ultra settings when playing at 1080p, and VR gaming will be a breeze. Throw in another $200 and you’ll be able to upgrade the Inspiron 27’s 1080p display to a super-sharp 4K panel with HDR.

All models offer a 2.5-inch storage bay plus an M.2 PCIe-NVMe slot, alongside one USB-C port, four USB 3.1 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI in and HDMI out slots, an SD card reader, Ethernet, and a headset jack. They also have integrated webcams that support Windows Hello.

It’s not yet clear when the Inspiron 27 will go on sale, so we’ll keep an eye out for updates from Dell.


Killian Bell

Killian Bell is a 20-something technology journalist based in a tiny town in England. He has an obsession with that little company in Cupertino...