Presented as the ultimate PC of the brand, the Dell XPS 27 7760 (2018) puts all the advantages on its side in terms of features and design. Nevertheless, Dell fails to achieve excellence in all areas, which is a shame considering the price of this computer.
Dell delivers here an evolution of the model tested last year. The Texan builder brings some freshness to its configuration by including a 7th generation Intel processor, as well as an AMD Radeon RX 570 graphics card. As we will see below, the screen has also been reviewed – unfortunately not for the best.
Dell does not change a design that wins and therefore takes the chassis of the previous XPS 27. A chassis that convinced us last year and still convinces us today. Irreproachable in its construction, it is adorned with metal and plastic, according to the codes of the XPS range.
The touch screen, supported by a double-articulated foot, can be tilted almost flat to be used as a tablet. Note, Dell does not provide a stylus with the PC. In addition, the manufacturer has focused on the sound of the PC through six speakers placed under the screen, which will not necessarily appeal to the followers of sobriety and discretion.
Side connectivity, the XPS 27 7760 (2018) is complete and offers on its edges a USB 3.1 port, an SD card reader, and a 3.5 mm jack. At the rear, it also offers four USB 3.0 ports, an HDMI port, an Ethernet port, a DisplayPort 1.2 port, another port jack, and two Thunderbolt 3 ports.
Dell also provides a keyboard and a mouse. The chiclet keyboard certainly adopts a sober design, but shows its limits to use by offering a long run, but an uncomfortable knock sensation, as well as a finish that would have deserved more attention to our meaning, but it’s here is a question of taste, some members of the editorial appreciating the device. The mouse, she, is content with the bare minimum, caring more about its design than its comfort.
It is during its passage in front of our technical camera that the Dell XPS 27 7760 (2018) reveals its first weaknesses. During our usual protocol (benchmark of Metro: Last Light for 1 hour), it reaches the temperature of 52 ° C on its top grid. A little surprising heating, but still high, especially since it is not offset by silent ventilation. When put to the test, the PC emits an unpleasant sound, which rises to 46 dB.
As you might expect, the Dell XPS 27 7760 (2018) consumes a lot. On the desktop, it needs an average of 51 W and up to 210 W in play. In standby, it consumes nothing. High numbers, but expected on this type of computer.
Overall, the Dell XPS 27 7760 (2018) is therefore a good product with some construction weaknesses. If its design is impeccable, the engineering would have deserved a little more care for a less pronounced heating or a noise more discreet. Nevertheless, he finished very well.
With this Dell XPS 27 7760 (2018), Dell wants to deliver excellence. Nevertheless, the builder fails on crucial points. It delivers for example a disappointing screen, which would have deserved much more care, and has poorly controlled heat release from his PC. Defects all the more ragging that they did not exist on the previous model. In the end, the Dell XPS 27 7760 (2018) is an all-in-one that is correct, which remains insufficient for a computer sold more than 2500 €.