The Dell Inspiron 27 7775 is an AMD-powered performance machine that has almost everything we want in an all-in-one but misses the mark on a couple of points.
- Sturdy and functional
- Excellent processor performance
- Can handle modern PC games
- Decent peripherals
- Great performance value
- Simple, uninspired design
- Display quality could be better
The Dell Inspiron 27 7775 offers two CPU/GPU/PSU options targeted at different kinds of customers. The quad-core AMD Ryzen 5 1400 is accompanied by the AMD Radeon RX 560 with 4 GB of GDDR5 memory and a 180 W PSU. Meanwhile at the high-end there is the considerably more powerful eight-core AMD Ryzen 7 1700 paired with AMD’s Radeon RX 580 with 8 GB of GDDR5 and a 330 W PSU (this one is going to carry Dell’s “VR Ready” badge). Keep in mind that there will be different configurations available across the world, so you might see different combinations of CPU and GPU rather than the “base” configs mentioned above (still, the higher-end GPU requires a more powerful PSU). Dell does not explicitly disclose whether the Ryzen 5/Radeon RX 560-based AIOs come with an FHD display – whereas the Ryzen 7/Radeon RX 580 SKU features a 4K screen – but from an end-user point of view it is logical to get a higher-performance PC with a higher-res monitor.
When it comes to DRAM and storage options, everything gets a little trickier. Dell offers a variety of memory configs, including dual-channel 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB options as well as single-channel 8 GB, 12 GB and 16 GB options. As for storage, Dell has affordable models with a 1 TB HDD (with either 5400 or 7200 RPM spindle speed) as well as more advanced dual-drive solutions featuring a 256 GB PCIe/NVMe SSD plus a 1 TB HDD.
The Inspiron 7000 27 looks every bit as humble as its brand suggests. It doesn’t boast the sleek aluminum chassis of an iMac, the piano black of Dell’s XPS 27, or the elegant industrial look of HP’s Envy AIO line. It’s a simple, silver system, clad mostly in plastic. The Inspiron 27 7000 has a fairly slim design, but with a plastic exterior and a black-on-gray color scheme, it isn’t likely to impress anyone with its looks. The all-in-one weighs 22.3 pounds and measures 24.2 x 15.5 x 7.5 inches with the stand, but the chassis itself measures just 2.1 inches thick.
The side of the display chassis houses a USB 3.0 connection, an SD card reader and a headset jack. When so many all-in-one designs put all of the ports on the back of the machine to preserve the ultrathin edges of the monitor, it’s a welcome change to see an all-in-one that makes these frequently used ports so easy to access.
Tucked behind the stand are connectors for power and audio output for external speakers.Those connectors are a bit difficult to reach; they require you to not only turn around the all-in-one but also tip it a bit to see the ports and their respective orientations. The system also has 802.11ac Wi-Fi built in, so you may not need to use the Ethernet port at all.
The most eye-catching aspect of the display may not be the high-res IPS panel but the bezels around it, which are so thin you might forget they’re even there.
There’s also HDMI input, which lets you connect the Dell Inspiron 27 7775 as a stand-alone 4K monitor, offering usable life to the device long after you’ve upgraded to a new PC.
Our review unit was outfitted with an impressive 27-inch, 3840 x 2160 display. But the most eye-catching aspect of the display may not be the high-res IPS panel but the bezels around it, which are so thin you might forget they’re even there.
The Dell Inspiron 27 7775 uses Dell’s InfinityEdge display, which surrounds the panel with 2-millimeter-thick bezels. In the 4K trailer for Blade Runner 2049, a close-up shot of an eye had a rich blue-green iris, and in a scene filled with debris, I could make out every bit of broken furniture and decaying architecture. Colors were rich and vibrant as Ryan Gosling drove through a neon-drenched street and when Harrison Ford stalked through a dramatically lit casino.
The Dell Inspiron 27 7775 comes with Dell’s Premier Wireless Keyboard and Mouse KM717 Combo, which normally sells separately for $89.99. The wireless keyboard and mouse share a single wireless dongle, and both run on AAA batteries.
The mouse is capable, with a curved profile, a ratcheting scroll wheel and a 1,000-dpi optical sensor. A button behind the scroll wheel lets you cycle between the 2.4-GHz wireless connection for the PC and two Bluetooth connections, which can be used to pair a phone, tablet or laptop.
The Dell Inspiron 27 7775 is all AMD, with both an AMD Ryzen 7-1700 eight-core CPU with 16GB of RAM and an AMD Radeon RX 580 graphics card with 8GB of VRAM. Dual drives combine 1TB of HDD storage with a 256GB NVMe SSD. While using the machine, I streamed music and video with up to 15 tabs open and never noticed any slowing or lag. However, I did hear a fair amount of fan noise as the cooling fans kicked in, blowing hot air out of the exhaust fan on the top of the all-in-one’s chassis.
The Inspiron scored 18,374 in Geekbench 4, a general performance test. That’s well ahead of the Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IE (11,817) and the Lenovo IdeaCentre 520S-23IKU (7,413), and even better than the Dell XPS 27 7760 (15,749), which is outfitted with an Intel Core i7-7700.
Actual number crunching was a bit slower, as the Inspiron took 4 minutes and 46 seconds to pair 20,000 names and addresses in our OpenOffice spreadsheet macro test. While that’s a respectable time, we saw significantly faster performance from the Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IE (3:40) and the Lenovo IdeaCentre 520S-23IKU (3:39), while the Dell XPS 27 7760 (3:00) pulled even farther ahead.
In our file-transfer test, the Inspiron 27’s dual drives copied our 4.97GB of mixed media files in 58 seconds, for a rate of 87.75 MBps. While that’s much better than we saw on the Lenovo IdeaCentre 520S-23IKU (24.23 MBps), it’s a few seconds behind the Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IE (101.78 MBps) and can’t touch the Dell XPS 27 7760 (1,208 MBps).
Next up is connectivity. The Dell Inspiron 27 7775-series offers 2×2/1×1 802.11ac Wi-Fi, Bluetooth 4.1, a GbE port, one USB 3.1 Type-C connector, one USB 3.1 Type-A port, three USB 3.0 Type-A headers, two USB 2.0 ports, one HDMI output, one HDMI input, one DisplayPort 1.2, an SD/MMC card reader, a 720p webcam with an IR sensor for facial recognition, a microphone array and so forth. Finally, the systems feature a front-shooting stereo audio sub-system co-tuned with Waves MaxxAudio Pro.
|Dell Inspiron 27 7775 Specifications|
|Ryzen 5 1400||Ryzen 7 1700|
|Display||27″ InfinityEdge IPS with 1980×1080 resolution, 250 cd/m² brightness, anti-glare
27″ InfinityEdge IPS with 3840×2160 resolution, 350 cd/m² brightness, anti-glare
|CPU||AMD Ryzen 5 1400
3.2 GHz/3.4 GHz
10 MB Cache (L2: 2 MB, L3: 8 MB)
|AMD Ryzen 1700
3 GHz/3.7 GHz
20 MB Cache (L2: 4 MB, L3: 16 MB)
|Graphics||AMD Radeon RX 560 with 4 GB of GDDR5
1024 stream processors, 64 texture units, 16 ROPs, 128-bit memory bus
|AMD Radeon RX 580 with 8 GB of GDDR5
2304 stream processors, 144 texture units, 32 ROPs, 256-bit memory bus
|Memory||Single-Channel: 8 GB, 12 GB and 16 GB DDR4
Dual-Channel: 8 GB, 16 GB and 32 GB DDR4
|Storage||Single Drive: 1 TB HDD with 5400 RPM or 7200 RPM spindle speed
Dual Drive: 128 GB SSD + 1 TB HDD (5400 RPM)
Dual Drive: 256 GB PCIe NVMe SSD + 1 TB HDD (5400 RPM)
|Wi-Fi||1×1 or 2×2 IEEE 802.11ac Wi-Fi + BT 4.1|
|Display Outputs||1 × HDMI out
1 × HDMI in
1 × audio out
1 × TRRS
|USB||2 × USB 2.0 Type-A
3 × USB 3.0 Type-A
1 × USB 3.1 Type-C
1 × USB 3.1 Type-A
|Other I/O||720p webcam with RGB and IR sensors
SD/MMC card reader
|Dimensions||Width: 613.8 mm / 24.2″
Height: 394 mm / 15.5″
Depth: 53 mm / 2.1″
|PSU||180 W external||330 W external|
|OS||Windows 10 Home 64-bit|
Dell’s Inspiron 27 7775 will be available in different configurations across many regions and the manufacturer does not specify which machines will be available where and when. The only thing that Dell discloses is that the new units are set to be available in the U.S. already in May starting at $999.99.
The Dell Inspiron 27 7775 puts a lot of powerful components into its all-in-one chassis, but it has some stiff competition. Even with some excellent processing and graphics hardware from AMD, the Inspiron is held back a bit by a dim display, an uncomfortably placed webcam and a bland design. However, it offers solid performance, allows some upgradability and definitely appeals to AMD fans with its Ryzen- and Radeon-powered performance.
If you want touch capability or a more stylish design, the Asus Zen AiO Pro Z240IE is still our overall top pick, with a blend of healthy performance and premium design at a similar price. If touch isn’t a big deal to you, and the performance differences are negligible for most everyday uses, the Dell Inspiron 27 7000 is a great all-in-one to get.