updated 10:45 am EDT, Tue August 11, 2009
Dell Vostro AIO in the US
As promised, Dell is now shipping its Vostro All In One desktop in North America. The 19-inch system was already available in Japan and China, and sports VESA mounting compatibility for a wall-mount or an accessory arm stand. Like in the other markets, the base versions have a 2.6GHz Pentium dual-core CPU, 2GB of RAM, a 160GB hard drive preloaded with Windows Vista Home Basic and an integrated DVD player.
Unlike the early versions, however, North American Vostros get a standard 1.3-megapixel webcam. Otherwise, there is a gigabit Ethernet connection, standard Wi-Fi rather than optional as in the earlier report, and an integrated GMA X4500 graphics processors.
Stepping up to the higher-end model gets users 2.93GHz Core 2 Duo CPU, double the RAM at 4GB, and a larger 250GB hard drive with Windows Vista Business, but otherwise the same features as the base model.
US Prices start at $599 after $30 in instant savings, and range to $909 for the flagship system without options. The arm adds $90 to the Vostro All-In-One's bottom line, though desk or wall-mount third-party arms can be added to any of the models for slightly more.