updated 07:35 am EDT, Thu March 12, 2009
Dell Studio One 19
Dell today unveiled the company's first all-in-one PC to bear the Studio badge. The Studio One 19 is more consciously fashionable than the XPS One and has the same basic "hanging" design concept as the iMac. Like the Studio Hybrid, though, Dell lets users customize the Studio One's colors (here the outer frame and wireless input devices). It centers on an 18.5-inch display with a 16:9 ratio, 1366x768 resolution that optionally supports multi-touch input for media playback as well as image, music and video editing.
Regardless of the smaller size, the system will continue to use desktop processors rather than the iMac's mobile chips but will vary much more widely in speed, ranging from a single-core Celeron up to Pentium dual-core, Core 2 Duo and Core 2 Quad components. Dell additionally promises better-than-average integrated video with either a GeForce 9200 or 9400 providing enough power to drive Windows Vista and decode full HD in hardware, though only a slot-load DVD burner comes standard.
Besides the multi-touch panel, options can additionally bring the system up to 4GB of RAM and a 750GB hard drive while adding built-in Wi-Fi, a webcam and Blu-ray.
Dell is targeting the initial launch at the more space-conscious Japanese market and will ship the system to Japan first, serving it at retail on March 19th and online for the 23rd. Releases in the US and elsewhere are slated for later in the spring and will see the company focus on undercutting rivals in price, as a base Studio One 19 will cost just $699.