May 30, 2012
Dell Goes All-in-One
Peter Suciu for RedOrbit.com
Dell has gone “all in” in the all-in-one category so to speak, introducing two new Inspiron One all-in-one computers, along with a sleek XPS One all-in-one system. These three computers are thus “ones” to watch.
Leading the way is the XPS One, and it is clearly designed for those PC users who like the sleek design of an Apple iMac without actually having to make the leap to an iMac. XPS has also been Dell Computers´ flagship line for high-performance computers — and prior to the company´s purchase of Miami-based Alienware, Dell´s XPS line was also its pinnacle gaming system series of desktops.
The new XPS One 27 can certainly handle games and likely just about anything else a user would like to do on a desktop. The system is built around a 27-inch WLED display with a Quad HD 2560x1440 resolution. Inside the machine is a Core i5 or i7 Ivy Bridge processor (depending on how fast of a speed demon a user needs it go), along with 4GB DDR3 RAM, 1TB hard drive, DVD drive with optional Blu-ray upgrade, HD Webcam, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-Fi wireless connectivity options, four USB 3.0 ports along with two USB 2.0 ports, HDMI input/output, and an 8-in-1 media card reader. The basic XPS One 27 will be priced around $1,400 at launch.
The two Inspiron all-in-one computers will offer much of the same at what can be described as “inspiring” price points. The Inspiron One 23 comes with a 23-inch WLED full HD 1920x1080 display. It features a second-generation Sandy Bridge Core i3, i5 or i7 processor, 2GB DDR3 RAM and a 500GB hard drive, with DVD drive (optional Blu-ray available), four USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0 and Wi-FI, HDMI input, 8-in-1 media card reader and HD webcam. The Inspiron One 20 offers an Intel Pentium dual-core or Sandy Bridge Core i3 processor, 20-inch WLED 1600x900 resolution display, 2GB DDR3 RAM, 500GB hard drive, DVD (optional Blu-ray), HD webcam, five USB 2.0 ports, Bluetooth 4.0, Wi-Fi and 8-in-1 media card reader. The Inspiron One 23 and Inspiron One 20 will be priced at about $750 and $530 respectively.
All of the new all-in-one computers will be available in the United States in the coming weeks.
“As part of the reimagining of our entire XPS and Inspiron portfolio, we are likewise reimagining our all-in-ones as stunning systems that are the centerpiece of any room. They deliver a captivating user experience that will inspire our customers to create their best work and consume all the content they love,” said Sam Burd, vice president and general manager of product development for Dell in a statement. “The XPS One 27, Inspiron One 23 and Inspiron One 20 deliver phenomenal value and offer our customers compelling choices that meet their unique needs.”
All three machines will ship with Windows 7 Home Premium edition. At press time Dell did not say if these new computers would be compatible with the upcoming touch-friendly Windows 8 operating system that will be arriving later this year. As it wasn´t noted that the computer features touch-screen capability, it is unlikely that these all-in-ones will be able to take advantage of the latest features of Windows 8.