A handful of poorly located ports
The entire point of a hybrid is value. It provides both a tablet and PC for less than the cost of both when purchased individually. But rather than respecting this, Dell's gone the opposite direction and priced the XPS 18 higher than a tablet and mid-range Ultrabook (or desktop PC) combined. And that just doesn't make sense.
Stunning screen, Nice design, Feels responsive, Great for entertainment
There is the seed of something very good indeed in the Dell XPS 18. It's a weird one, and it's easy to question why you would want a portable desktop PC, but once you've used one, the question feels more like, 'why not have this option?'.
Right now, the main reasons why not are the connectivity and price relative to power. But they can change.
A truly portable all-in-one
Wrapping up what's becoming a long-winded conclusion, we like many more things than we don't about this system. It's one of the first and few hybrid designs that's more functional than gimmicky, and because of it's Ivy Bridge foundation, there's plenty of power for general purpose computing and even some gaming. If the flexibility of a detachable, portable 18-inch tabletop PC appeals to you, this system has your name all over it.
IPS display with good viewing angle stability
Dell presents a conclusive and working concept with the XPS 18. The big tablet meets the requirements of an All-in-One PC.
Contrary to the Sony Vaio Tap 20 the XPS 18 can still be called a tablet; it is not even half the weight of the Sony. This fact also makes it more family friendly. Mutual gaming, reading or multimedia entertainment is no problem even for the smaller family members. The large display also enables a gaming evening for the whole family.
Portable yet works well as a desktop PC
After spending a month with the Dell XPS 18, it's hard not to really like it. The lovely IPS display, occasional portability and quiet performance are strong selling points. It looks attractive, is well made and stays cool thanks to the low powered internals. It's not the product for serious gamers or CAD workers, but it's perfect for everyday productivity and multimedia entertainment.
Great for the price you pay
I was looking for a PC I could customize with my own parts but, with it having decent parts at stock and I have to say, you cant get better for the price. Don't be discouraged by the i3 Processor, it is WTFast! At over 3.0 GHZ it can handle almost anything! I did change the 4 GB to 8 and changed the graphics card but, if you are a person looking for a PC you can upgrade that has good parts at the beginning, this is for you!
Compact chassis, Generous port selection
The Zotac Zbox ID83 Plus desktop has the chops to go beyond its intended media consumption purposes, thanks to its Intel "Ivy Bridge" processor, generous port selection, and support for dual-display output. These help overshadow some of its shortcomings and ultimately make for a decent way to rev up your home entertainment center.
Good computer for a good price
This compact computer is powerful and is more than enough for any everyday task you could perform including photo and video editing. It is convenient to place on top of a desk. It comes with Windows 8 for which I had low expectations; but surprisingly I enjoyed it. It is similar in the desktop functionality to Windows 7 but it builds on it by giving the option to switch to metro browsing which is a simple way to open up apps. The startup time is super fast.
So far so good
I have only been up and running for couple of days, but I am getting a lot of work at home done, while still getting a entertainment value. Fits well in workplace desk. May have to buy more for the children. Keyboard is easy to manage with large font on keys. Rearrange the tiles on start screen to place your most popular choices on first page. Interface seems very user friendly as it nearly mirrors the phones and tablets of today.
Acer's Aspire AXC is more of a cosmetic change than a major redesign of their slim desktop. It receives a number of small upgrades including larger hard drive, more RAM, slightly faster hard drive and most importantly, wireless networking. The problem is that that they didn't upgrade the base motherboard so that it could support USB 3.0 which puts it at a disadvantage against its competitors.
Features are great and clear picture
The product itself is great, although the shiny screen does get a lot of fingerprints on it but are easily wiped off. Windows 8 works great with the touchscreen, but I have heard from many that touchscreen is essential to running Windows 8, but I feel that it works either way, with a mouse or touch, just as easily. Of course, this is new to me, and I have not experienced everything that Windows 8 has to offer.
Good for the Price
It's a Dell and I have always found them to be reliable.
It has tons of memory, some added software for a trial basis such as Office 2010, Skype and Media software I never heard of, Cyberlink they call it. Since it's Win 8, which is the hardest part. The cons are that to open or close the DVD drive, you have to get to control panel. NO button, only power button exists. But for the most part, I only need this machine for email and some creative writing.
Build quality of the M72e is excellent
At Rs 23,500, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M72e is great value for money. Although it's targeted at businesses, it's also a great option for a home PC. We didn't find any flaws, but we feel that an HDMI port would have been more useful than DP, as LCD monitors with DisplayPort are difficult to find. Also, the inclusion of USB 3.0 ports would have added more value. They could have been placed on the front for easy access.
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