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.
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.
Excellent gaming performance in a slim chassis
I had a chance to check out the Alienware X51 a few weeks ago at a launch event in San Francisco, and I'm as impressed now as I was then. The X51 is a step in the right direction for Alienware: Large, imposing gaming rigs aren't going anywhere, but one of the many reasons given in support of the oft-repeated "PC gaming is dead" mantra is cost--and shoppers who aren't ready to roll up their sleeves and build their own PCs are likely to turn to recognized brands.
Excellent all-around performance
The Dell Alienware X51 delivers serious performance, including enough for gaming, without costing you an arm and a leg. It has an attractive design, USB 3.0, Blu-ray, built-in Wi-Fi and an easy-to-access interior. While nearly an overall home run, it does have a few small design quirks. Gaming PCs are definitely a category of their own, with flashy designs and powerful components they can get a little expensive.
Good performance, Small footprint
It's a shame that Dell isn't offering the machine as a barebones system for a decent price. Being able to drop in your own CPU and GPU combo would make this a far more appealing proposition. A low-powered Core i5 2500 with a tasty little GTX 670 would make for one serious gaming rig, and would make mincemeat out of this gaming also-ran.
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.
Multi-touch screen enables quick selections
Overall the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z is a great choice for those in need of a strong and smart business system. The screen is large enough and usable with its touchable anti-glare properties, the hardware is up to par with any other office system (i.e. not playing games) and the price is right for certain key office workers who need relatively strong performance in a small space.
Indifferent looks with efficiency and performance
Overall, the Lenovo ThinkCentre M92z is a great choice for users in need of a strong, smart business system. The screen is large enough and eminently usable, thanks to its touchable antiglare properties, the hardware can rival any other office system (though it's not a good choice for playing games), and the price is right for equipping certain key office workers who need relatively strong performance in a small space.
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