Time to start saving.
Having already ousted it in Japan, Dell has finally come good with details on when its forthcoming Studio One 19 desktop will be available in the UK. The important figures: a starting price of £579 – for the lowliest of specs – and a launch on the 27th of April.
The base model isn’t the most inspiring of systems, following Dell tradition, but there are a number of upgrade options – most notably the option to upgrade the Studio One 19’s 1,366 x 768 pixel screen to a multi-touch capable model. That display is powered by integrated 9400M graphics and backed up by as much as 4GB of RAM 640GB of hard drive capacity and even a quad-core processor.
Also on the options list are a Blu-ray drive and Draft-N WiFi (up from standard 802.11b/g). Specced similarly – multi-touch screen and all – the Dell Studio 19, strangely enough, will likely sit in a similar price bracket to the HP TouchSmart range – it’s nearest rival. Both rely primarily on custom software to make the most of their touchscreens, so it will be interesting to see how Dell’s system fares in comparison.