updated 09:55 am EDT, Thu October 22, 2009
Inspiron One 19 runs 2.93GHz chip, Win 7
Dell used the occasion of Windows 7's launch to unveil the first all-in-one desktop since Apple's new iMacs. Showing initially in Japan, the Inspiron One 19 returns to an easel-like design and is meant as a faster alternative to a notebook without taking up much additional space. The PC carries an 18.5-inch, 1366x768 display and uses desktop processors that scale up to a 2.93GHz Core 2 Duo.
The system starts significantly below its competitor from Apple in price and in Japan costs $765 for a whole system with a 2.6GHz Pentium dual-core, 2GB of RAM, a 320GB hard drive, integrated Intel video and a tray-loading DVD burner. A $930 version stops nearly where the iMac begins and adds the 2.93GHz processor as well as a wireless mouse and keyboard set, 4GB of RAM and a 500GB hard drive. Both trim levels use Windows 7 Home Premium.
Dell is selling the Inspiron One today but hasn't said whether it will bring the design to the US or at what price. Currently, just the Studio One 19 and Vostro All-in-One sell in North America.