The screen on the XPS one is a 20" widescreen LCD with a native resolution of 1680×1050 pixels. It has a glossy finish, which makes pictures and movies look more vivid as opposed to traditional matte screens.
The above picture is taken directly in front of XPS One monitor. As you can see, the color of the grass to appears somewhat oversaturated and unnatural.
When looking at the monitor at a slight angle, the picture still looks great. However, due to the viewing angle, the left section of the monitor is starting to fade slightly, but the details are still recognizable
At an extreme viewing angle the image deterioration becomes even more apparent. While still visible, the image appears washed out and dull. This is however an issue with most glossy LCD monitors, not just the XPS One. To Dell’s credit, even the sheer ability to see the image at such angles suggests that the XPS One uses a higher grade panel for its LCD. Also notice that due to the glossy screen, some glare and its surrounding can be seen reflected on it. This is much less of an issue at a normal viewing angle unless a light source is directly in front or above the screen.
The speakers span both sides of the XPS One monitor. The size of the speakers doesn’t do them justice, as they can get incredibly loud. At only about 30% volume, it was almost too loud for me. Even though it does not have a subwoofer in its repertoire, the audio had a respectable boomy thump for the low end. Dell did a great job here – given its size, the sound is intense and tight, and should meet the needs of most users.
As with any other PC that is a part of the XPS family, Dell also provided the Creative EP-630 noise canceling headphones. These headphones do a great job of isolating most background noises when listening to music or watching a movie. They can be used with any audio device with a 3.5mm connector so you can hook it up to an iPod or iPhone. They add a nice touch to the premium XPS brandPrevious Next