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Dell quietly intros XPS ONE all-in-one PC

updated 01:10 pm EST, Fri November 16, 2007

Dell XPS ONE

Despite the lack of a formal announcement, Dell today has released the XPS ONE, its first all-in-one desktop and one widely understood to be influenced by the iMac. Similar to the Gateway One, the Dell system earns its name by reducing the number of cables needed: when using Wi-Fi and a wireless keyboard/mouse combo set, the XPS requires only the power cord. Unlike the Gateway system, however, Dell's adds media keys to the keyboard with haptic (vibration) feedback, an integrated touchpad for pointing without using the mouse, and media controls embedded into the 20-inch display's bezel.

The Texas PC maker hopes to improve on the Apple and Gateway systems by including a desktop processor. The base $1,499 model uses Intel's integrated X3100 graphics but is driven by a 2.2GHz Core 2 Duo along with 2GB of standard memory; it also comes with a hybrid analog/digital TV tuner, remote, and 250GB of storage as well as an 8-in-1 card reader. A special copy of Adobe Elements Studio is also bundled with every system to provide photo and video editing out of the box, Dell says.

Systems can be ordered today but ship late this month; higher-end models add a Radeon HD 2400 Pro dedicated video chipset as well as larger storage, wireless headphones, and a Blu-Ray writer on the flagship $2,399 version.



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  1. scottnichol

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    media keys...

    wow, its got media keys. this will revolutionize the world of computing!

  1. gudin

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    ?

    OK, so for $300 more than the low end iMac, you get a slightly faster CPU (2.2 vs. 2.0), an extra GB of RAM (which would be $150 at the apple store). For that you get to deal with integrated graphics instead of the dedicated radeon 2400 on the iMac.

    I suppose it does include a tv tuner of sorts, and a card reader ($20?)

    What a deal.

    For an extra $500 (total $1999) you can get a dell with a 2400 and a bigger Hard drive. (the iMac with a better graphics card - Radeon 2600 is $1650. . . and it has a faster CPU).

    I guess I'm missing something.

  1. ZinkDifferent

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    henjin & rjwill246



    henjiin blabbers: "but then Jobs doesn't play games.. probably doesn't text..."

    You are correct, he probably does neither - you may also have noticed that he is very, very successful -- and you, or most gamers, are not. I'm sure that's just a coincidence. I mean, wasting hours and hours of your day staring at a screen and achieving nothing has absolutely no bearing on your life...

    rjwill246 states: "-- that we even consider gaming on a phone to be "critical." It says a lot about where are brains are- and it's not positive."

    ...and you are 100% correct -- high-fives on that observation.

  1. ZinkDifferent

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    MacNN comments

    Dumb a** MacNN commenting system.

  1. dliup

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    weak...

    Why does anyone need vibration feedback on media keys?

    So that when you press the key, and then Dell/Windows does nothing because of lack of drivers (or conflicting drivers), you will know that although nothing happens, you have pressed the key.

  1. discotronic

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    upgrade options

    are virtually non-existent. You can't upgrade the RAM, hard drive or the crappy OS. I would hate to need more storage space and this thing is aimed at the video/music crowd.

  1. Monde

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    Dell=meh

    Meh.

  1. testudo

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    Re: upgrade options

    are virtually non-existent. You can't upgrade the RAM, hard drive or the crappy OS. I would hate to need more storage space and this thing is aimed at the video/music crowd.

    Wow, no upgrade abilities? They took a lot more from the iMac then I first thought.

    BTW, the product isn't actually official until the 19th (according to the teaser) so I wouldn't necessarily trust the options pages until then.

  1. discotronic

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    testudo

    At least with the iMac a person can have extra memory and the hard drive upgraded up front. This thing is basically set in stone with a what you see is what you get ordering system. The only thing that can be added is crappy Dell services.

    I'm not saying the iMac is much in the way of upgradable but it is better than this thing.

  1. Zanshin

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    Wow, firewire 400...

    Between that, the nearly useless tv tuner, the $20 integrated media reader, and the thick-as-a-brick, "laptop motherboard glued on the back of our cheapo 20" lcd monitor" styling, I fully understand their desire to quietly announce it.

    Farts in the garage are less likely to draw criticism, too.

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