Toshiba joins all-in-one PC fray
The iMac effect?
Toshiba has launched its first all in one PC, an unusual move for the company more readily associated with laptop computers. Laptop tech is becoming increasingly common in domestic PCs and it seems that Toshiba couldn't pass this opportunity by any longer.
Described as an all-purpose entertainment hub, the DX1215 features a 21.5in touchscreen with full 1080p HD video support. Special attention has been paid to the audio components with Onkyo stereo speakers ‘professionally tuned’ by signal processing experts Waves.
How much thought has gone into this sonic surgery remains to be seen, as details are sketchy at present, but this Tosh's audio gets treated to Waves MaxxAudio to improve bass response, enhance dialogue and bolster the overall output.
The DX1215 will be offered with Intel Core i5 or Core-i7 Sandy Bridge CPUs, a 1TB hard drive, DVD writer, two USB 3.0 and two USB 2.0 ports. A TV tuner is also an option. Toshiba is also making a noise about its sleep and music feature that enables the speakers on the DX1215 to be used, even when the PC is off.
Currently, the DX1215 will only be available in the US market from July, 2011 for $930. This could well be a market tester to see how it shapes up against HP’s Touchsmart and the long shadow of Apple’s iMac. ®
I love the copy cat syndrome. News alert, everybody copies from each other. Unless Apple's recently announced 'iCloud' is a first? Face Time ? iChat? ...
Apple doesn't have touch capability on OSX, when it's introduced in Lion, I trust you'll be scoffing that they are also copying?
Written from my MacBook Pro. I bought into the laptop, not the church. :p
That'll be comfortable to use for at least 3 minutes.
It'll also be interesting to see whether they've made the same mistake that Sony did with their all-in-ones, and specified a MB which can't take enough RAM. On the Sony ones you bought the machine with 512MB and it could handle a maximum of 1GB, which meant that it was slow in 2006 and awful by the time XP SP3 came out.
Also - 4 USB? That'll be one for the replacement keyboard and mouse for when the manufacturer's one packs in, one for the printer/scanner combo, one for the backup hard drive, one for the ipod/phone, one for the memory stick, one for the....oh wait.
Looks like plasticky crap.
The Equium 2000 was one too
Lousy Intel Graphics
Save your money and wait for a Llano based system that will be a much better all rounder.