Dell prices up all-on-one XPS desktop
Dell is still promoting its all-in-one consumer desktop the XPS One as "coming soon", but that hasn't stopped it getting ready for the big day with a webpage full of specs and prices.
The PC giant has four standard models with starting prices ranging from $1499 to $2399. All four sport a 20in display, 2GB of 667MHz DDR 2 memory, hybrid analogue and digital TV tuner and an eight-in-one memory card reader.
Dell's XPS One: Blu-ray optional
The basic two models build on that with an Intel Core 2 Duo E4500 processor, a 250GB SATA hard drive, chipset-integrated graphics and a 16x slot-load DVD writer. What separates the two machines? The pricier one comes with $100 Sennheiser wireless headphones and a two-year warranty package.
Model number three ups the hard drive capacity to 320GB, and introduces a 256MB AMD ATI Radeon HD 2400 Pro graphics card. Its CPU is a Core 2 Duo E6550. The top-of-the-range model also has the E6550 and Radeon HD 2400 Pro graphics, but its hard drive is a 500GB model and its optical unit is a slot-load Blu-ray Disc burner.
All four machines come with Windows Vista pre-installed, a suite of Adobe Elements apps and the usual free-for-a-short-time nagware utilities.
They've available to order and buy today, Dell's website suggests.
... for my typos and p-poor speeling. My last comment hurts even my eyes.
...they'll be discussing an article on hermaphroditic fish that can survive out of water, and even *that* will eventually decend into an Apple vs PC rant.
It hasn't yet, but keep watching. It's like Godwin's law, it will happen eventually.
...that thread became a PC vs. Apple rant!
1 Differentiator vs. iMac is the TV
The Dell system is also a 720P HD TV and DVR. While you can't play hardcore PC games on it, the 6550 dual core processor, 2gb memory, and 500GB HDD can handle any type of PC task for 90% of the all-in-one pc users.
Style over substance
At the $2400 mark, you get adequate graphics for games or 3D work. Yet, my local white-box reseller provides quad-core Intel, 8600GT and 2 GB RAM + monitor for about $1200.
So I could buy one of these things, or I could buy an Apple. Neither one contains terribly great machinery for the money, they both just look nice.
For my money the Apple looks better - brush metal always turns me on.