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Toshiba intros first US all-in-one to take on iMac

updated 09:50 am EDT, Tue June 21, 2011

Toshiba DX1215 arrives as its first US all-in-one

Toshiba in a very rare step brought out its first all-in-one PC, if not first desktop, for the US. The DX1215 takes cues from Toshiba's TVs and is intended as a media hub with a 21.5-inch, 1080p touchscreen, Onkyo-made speakers and Waves MaxxAudio processing. Home electronics experience comes into play both with Toshiba's TV-focused video upscaling engine and a new Sleep & Music feature that lets users play music from the speakers through another source whether or not the computer is on.

Exact configurations haven't been outlined. Toshiba expects systems to come with Core i5 and i7 processors, a 1TB hard drive, a DVD burner and a pair of USB 3.0 ports along with four slower 2.0 ports. Some versions will have a TV tuner built-in and are being pitched as ideal for dorms and kitchens where the DX1215 might have to perform double duty.

Best Buy's online and retail stores will be the exclusive homes of the new desktop when it ships on July 3. Trim levels will start at about $930 and will always include a Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.

The arrival could signal a perception at Toshiba of direct competition with Apple. Both computer builders have swapped places in market share for the past few years. Apple has had an advantage in competing with a full product line where Toshiba has limited its American presence to notebooks until Tuesday. The iMac is considered the dominant all-in-one desktop worldwide and may be Toshiba's main target.







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  1. Inkling

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    Joined: Jul 2006

    +4

    Now a mini-tower

    Good, having been copied, maybe Apple will turn elsewhere and create a attractive, practical, and easy-to-upgrade mini-tower.

  1. jdsonice@gmail.com

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    -7

    Too Bad it uses Windoze.

    It is too bad that such nice product uses Windows.

  1. c4rlob

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    -1

    virtual vs. real life

    Perfect example of when designers build something to look good as a virtual mockup instead of to look good closeup in real life.

  1. spyintheskyuk

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    +2

    Optical Illusion?

    Looks pretty thick and heavy to me

  1. Foe Hammer

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    Welcome Toshiba ...

    ... to 2006. If not 1998.

  1. testudo

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    Joined: Aug 2001

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    Re: Welcome Toshiba ...

    Yeah, Toshiba, we laugh at you. When Apple is late to a market, they're "biding their time until they got it right." When others are late, they're just late to the party. Technically, since this is a desktop, shouldn't it be "welcome to 1984"?

    Truth is, all-in-ones have never been successful if the company also sells other options with separate screens and such (which leaves apple out, since Apple has just cheap-mini and really expensive tower to compete).

  1. facebook_Justin

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    comment title

    Lol at the back of it, great example of a typical PC. Unlike Apple, Toshiba only cares about the area thats displayed on the box. Absolutely no effort, time or money is invested into the way the back or sides look, and they look horrible. Cheap plastic, tons of little "doors", ports that look like there sticking out, etc. People wonder why Macs cost more, because Apple puts huge amounts of time, effort and money making a PC that not only looks good no matter what way your viewing it, but that's also durable and has features that aren't just designed so they could be printed on a box as a feature.

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