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Dell intros 24-inch XPS One with quad-core

updated 10:05 am EDT, Thu October 30, 2008

Dell XPS One 24

Dell today upped the stakes for all-in-one PCs with the launch of the XPS One 24. The system ups the size of the PC to 24 inches and gives it a new, edge-to-edge 1080p (1920x1080) display with a 16:9 ratio that should make it ideal for watching Blu-ray movies at native resolution. The update also brings a major speed update with a 2.33GHz Core 2 Quad as well as the option of a GeForce 9600M GT for video that makes it a better fit as a gaming system or for heavy-duty HD video decoding.

The size increase also brings with it better media features, according to Dell: the speakers have been upgraded to a 2.1-channel, 25W JBL system while the integrated TV tuner is now HD-capable.

A starter XPS One 24 is priced higher than the 20-inch original at $1,699 but also carries more features. Besides the quad-core processor, it also doubles the memory to 4GB, gains a larger 320GB hard drive and upgrades the stock Intel video to a GMA 4500 chipset. Sound is also improved through a Sound Blaster Audigy HD chipset. A second stock model at $1,999 adds the GeForce 9600M GT as well as a much larger 750GB hard drive.

Both systems have the option of Blu-ray as well as Midnight Gray, Pure White or charity-driven (PRODUCT) RED color schemes. Orders placed today should start shipping in mid-to-late November.





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  1. Athens

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    not bad

    Its a good attempt to take on the iMac, I like the stand, its feature set is great, but it still does not click for me with looks, mostly from the front, to much non screen space on either side. You have to credit Dell with attempting to design computers these days vs just sticking everything in a box and calling it a computer.

  1. Monde

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    Cost about the same

    Funny when a Dell comes up to the feature set and power of a Mac, the price is about the same. Is it that there is a "Dell tax" added onto everything they make?

    Much better for Dell, but it still runs Windows, which is a way inferior operating system. Blueray & Quad core are a plus. Yet, overall, the iMac owns this machine.

  1. mytdave

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    not bad for a 'PC'

    Monde is right, when a PC comes out that meets all the specs of a Mac, it costs about the same as a Mac. Too bad for them they use Windows. Wish they had the guts to move to Linux as standard, and make Windows optional.

    As for the machine, it has nice specs, better than Apple. Looks like Apple now needs to play catch up (although it's rumored the iMacs are about to see updates).

    I went to Dell.com to check it out. Looks like their BTO options are severely limited. To come close to the iMac, you have to choose the top line configuration, and you can't customize things like CPU choice, HD, RAM, graphics, etc. But the top line unit has better specs than Apple: Quad core. Larger HD. More RAM. Media slots. Wireless kybd/mouse. HD TV tuner. All standard. And $200 less than the top iMac. If Blu-ray is an option, I don't see how you'd get it.

    Apple's design is far better, quality is better, screen is larger, BTO options are better, and then you get into things like MacOS X & iLife... But, Apple still cheats their customers in hardware spec. It's true (and I'm a Mac fan, but I've come to accept this as a trade off for the quality I want).

    I personally don't like the looks of this Dell. They're trying, but it looks 'boxy' plus having a cheap plastic look to it. I still prefer the 16:10 aspect ratio of the screens used in iMacs (more total resolution). The speaker placement on the Dell is so, well, PC-ish - not elegant at all. The kybd is wireless, but, yuck! Still, for a PC this machine is not bad, not bad at all.

  1. Koda

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    Looks

    To me this looks like a plain old boring Dell monitor with some extra stuff attached to the back that overhangs the edges. I would like a built-in TV tuner on a Mac though. My old 6500 used to have one and I used it constantly.

  1. luckyday

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    hmmmmm....

    That's funny. I just priced a similarly spec'd mac at $2449. The dell is $1999. The dell also has a better processor and a better graphics card. How do you say they are the same price? $500 isn't significant? The Mac is 25% more than the dell. You fanboys are so rich.

  1. Monde

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    luckyday=dim

    This Dell all-in-one is the latest, best-ist offering by the company. The iMac has yet to release it's comparable fall offering. When it does, ten compare.

    Otherwise, I'll compare this with Dells that run Windows 2000. Boy, did Dell get it's a** kicked. Makes about as much sense as your comment does.

    Dell is clearly loosing ground to Apple. They must stop this trend or at least slow it a bit. Trouble is, Dell's run Windows, which, to be blunt is years behind the Mac OS. Years.

    Despite MS's attempts to spin the OS as something better than a**, people are still opting (if they stick with windows) to use XP. Otherwise their switching, and its not to Linux.

    At least Mac Fanboys have something to back their enthusiasm--OSX--what is it the MS fanboys have to crow about? Viruses, Malware, Spyware, BSD crappy build quality or is it the driver issues? The most vehement of MS supporters are typically those in IT departments who rely on MS to provide a living to them due to gross OS incompetence. I guess if I were in those shoes I might rail against a competent OS. I'd also have to be able to deny truth, even if it was shoved in my face.

    The Dell machine is a little cheaper, not enough to make it a deal maker or breaker. Still a windows machine, with all the attending MS c***. Adds more than 25% value to the Mac.

  1. Monde

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    luckyday=dim

    This Dell all-in-one is the latest, best-ist offering by the company. The iMac has yet to release it's comparable fall offering. When it does, ten compare. Otherwise, I'll compare this with Dells that run Windows 2000. Boy, did Dell get it's a** kicked. Makes about as much sense as your comment does. Dell is clearly loosing ground to Apple. They must stop this trend or at least slow it a bit. Trouble is, Dells run Windows, which, to be blunt is years behind the Mac OS. Years. Despite MS's attempts to spin the OS as something better than a**, people are still opting (if they stick with windows) to use XP. Otherwise their switching, and its not to Linux. At least Mac Fanboys have something to back their enthusiasm--OSX--what is it the MS fanboys have to crow about? Viruses, Malware, Spyware, BSD crappy build quality or is it the driver issues? The most vehement of MS supporters are typically those in IT departments who rely on MS to provide a living to them due to gross OS incompetence. I guess if I were in those shoes I might rail against a competent OS. I'd also have to be able to deny truth, even if it was shoved in my face. The Dell machine is a little cheaper, not enough to make it a deal maker or breaker. Still a windows machine, with all the attending MS c***. Adds more than 25% value to the Mac.

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