Dell cooks up all-in-one PC treat
Suggests putting it in the kitchen
The trend for eye catching all-in-one PCs appears to be growing, with Dell now kicking its latest such offering into touch – the Studio One 19.
Described as beautiful enough to put in either your living room or... er... your kitchen, the all-in-one PC’s based around an 18.5in, 16:9 aspect ratio monitor. Touch operation can be added to the screen as an optional extra, but it’ll come with left and right flanking integrated speakers as standard.
Dell's Studio One 19: coming to a kitchen near you?
A wide selection of Intel processor choices will be available to buyers, including Celeron, Dual-Core Celeron, Pentium Dual-Core, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad. Graphics can be handled by either an Nvidia GeForce 9200 or a GeForce 9400 chip - the choice is yours.
The Studio One 19 can support up 4GB of DDR 2 memory and be fitted with an HDD of up to 750GB capacity. There’s no mention of an SSD option. A slot-loaded optical drive will be included, though.
Sadly we must report that Dell will make you pay extra for all the cool functions, which include an integrated webcam with facial recognition security and a Blu-ray drive. However, the PC giant will chuck in a wireless keyboard and mouse.
The machine also has a seven-in-one media card reader and six USB ports.
Dell’s planning to launch the Studio One 19 in Japan on 19 March, with colour options extending to white, pink, “charcoal” and the pictured red. A wider world launch is inked for this spring, and the PC’s set to cost upwards of $700 (£506/€545). ®
What I just don't get, is...
Computer looks nice, but the keyboard... - Come on guys! Learn from apple, will ya? The Keyboard looks awfull!
(thanks for asking, but: no, no Apple Fanboy, me...)
the kitchen computer
Can you imagine the support calls? "Hey, guys, I just accidentally spilled some grease on my computer. Then when I tried to clean it, it just put out a bunch of sparks and died. It isn't supposed to do that is it? Did I do something wrong?"
[Long moment where you feel like a dial tone; what do you say to answer questions like that? More especially, how can you say anything that doesn't begin with something truly insulting?]
Innovative (my arse)
1998 - Apple introduce "All-in-One" iMac
2004 - Apple intoduce "All-in-One" iMac on metal stand
2009 - Dell begins catch-up.
Such 'innovation'! They're nearly as good as Microsoft!
I had one.
A kitchen computer, that is. Was a Wyse 50, installed in a cabinet. Keyboard was in a drop-down rack underneath. The programmable keys were set for easy access to recipies, my canned-goods database, the contents of the freezers, bash, email, telnet, a vi-only login, a text-only web browser, etc. It worked well. I never used it, so I reclamed the cabinet space about ten years ago.
thats almost identical to the machine i have in my kitchen already, only this one is all in one piece. same idea though, 19" widescreen, dual core, HD acceleration and wifi.
will there be a linux option? possibly MythBuntu and throw in a DVB-T dongle?