Dell Launches Iconic All-in-One Desktop PC

November 20th, 2007 - 12:19 am ICT by admin  

Dell CEO Michael Dell teased Oracle OpenWorld attendees last week by providing a tantalizing first glimpse of the PC-maker’s new all-in-one desktop that sports advanced multimedia capabilities. As of Monday, the new product is now available for direct purchase from Dell in both the U.S. and Japan.

“This is perhaps the most beautiful Dell ever,” said Dell’s chairman and CEO. “Stunning design meets stunning features to redefine the personal computer in the home.”

Like Apple’s iconic iMac desktops, Dell’s new XPS One follows a design approach that likewise strives to exude the elegance of an “Object D’ Envy,” as Dell has characterized it.

‘Elegant Iconic Design’

“Our designers synthesized input from customers worldwide to design a full, rich world of digital multimedia, combined with an elegant iconic design,” said Dell senior vice president Alex Gruzen. “Whether as an HDTV centerpiece, music system, or unobtrusive PC, the XPS One will surprise and delight with its balance of design, performance, and beauty.”

The tempered glass of the bezel-less 20-inch widescreen display, which is flanked by a pair of stereo speakers, appears to float above the minimalist footprint of the unit’s aluminum stand and smoked-glass base. Moreover, a built-in motion sensor causes the machine’s controls to glow blue whenever the user’s hands are in close proximity.

The simplicity of the XPS One setup likely will be a primary attraction. The only essential cable for connecting the machine is the AC power cord; the connections for peripherals, keyboard, and mouse all have been Bluetooth-enabled. With only one cord, the XPS One can be placed in any room in the home and become operational with a minimum of initial muss and fuss.

Underneath the Hood

The XPS One sports an Intel dual-core microprocessor, the multimedia-enabled Home Premium edition of Windows Vista, up to 2 GB of RAM, a 16x CD/DVD burner,…

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