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Dell Ousts Stunning Vostro All-In-One Desktop PC

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Dell Outs Stunning Vostro All-In-One Desktop PC

Despite admirable attempts to beat the iMac in the all-in-one (AIO) PC game such as the Sony VGC-JS1E and HP TouchSmart IQ810, nothing has quite managed to match Apple's machine.

Despite being made from plastic rather than aluminium, with looks like this Dell's new Vostro All-In-One Desktop might be the best attempt yet - especially since it comes in significantly cheaper than Dell's XPS AIOs.

It's the company's "first all-in-one desktop computer designed exclusively for small businesses", and though Dell does have a history of making some pretty attractive business machines (like the gorgeous 12.1in Latitude E4200), it's really outdone itself with the Vostro Desktop. We especially like the red accents and optional metal arm.

The glossy black main unit comes with a matching wireless mouse and keyboard. Specs are thin on the ground, but we know it'll be running a Core 2 Duo processor and sport such niceties as an integrated webcam and integrated WiFi.

Best of all, the system should be available next month in Europe with prices starting at $629, although being-British tax will probably bring that up to £500 or more.

Link:

Vostro Desktop Press Release

Xiphias

July 17, 2009, 9:06 pm

No link to the rest of the photos? http://www.flickr.com/photos/d...





It is a fair bit smaller than the iMac coming in 17", 18.5" (16:9) and 19" sizes with 1366/1440x900 resolution but the PS/2 and serial ports could well make it the first all in one that enthusiastes and businesses will consider and the firewire and card reader are nice to see.





It's a shame they didn't go further and have charging hooks for the wireless mouse and keyboard on the machine, move the thick part to the sides and give the 'normal' stand full adjustability.

TechVegan

July 17, 2009, 9:35 pm

@Xiphias:


Thanks for putting it in for me :)





Yes, giving the stand full adjustability would certainly have made it ergonomically unique in the AIO market, but then there'd be no reason to buy that really pretty arm...

Ben

July 17, 2009, 10:33 pm

Looks interesting to be sure. This would have been the type of thing we'd have considered years ago when we were kitting out our offices.





I'm pretty sure no-one will be disappointed we went the iMac route, instead...

Tony Walker

July 18, 2009, 8:11 am

That optical drive will be a nightmare to use if it's the typical lappie type. Why they didn't go for a slot loader, I don't know - surely not an Apple patented design feature as slot loaders are widely available.

TheVoice

July 18, 2009, 3:00 pm

Indeed, does seem a shame they went with a flimsy try drive. The XPS One has a slot-loading drive, although it can be quite noisy.

Thomas204

July 19, 2009, 6:28 pm

@TheVoice - none of the slot loaders I have owned are particularly quiet. And for a business machine I can't see the optical drive being extensively used.

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