updated 10:05 am EDT, Thu July 16, 2009
Dell Vostro All In One
Turning its attention to the work side of its PCs, Dell today launched its first integrated desktop in the Vostro line. The simply named Vostro All In One is the company's first for business and is meant to get back space on the desk. Aside from having a more serious all-black design, the 19-inch system has features sometimes needed at work, such as parallel and serial ports, as well as options for a built-in webcam, backup software and VESA mounting for a display arm (shown) or a wall.
Dell doesn't yet have full details of what the systems will entail but promises Core 2 Duo processors as well as gigabit Ethernet at the system's $629 entry price. Wi-Fi will be strictly optional. The system is already available in China and Japan; in the latter country, a starter Vostro All In One comes with a 2.6GHz Pentium dual-core, 2GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive and an integrated DVD burner.
North American sales start on August 11th and are likely to have slightly different configurations.