Dell XPS One Launches

One PC to rival the iMac?

If you recall last month’s leak from the FCC of Dell’s latest desktop, the XPS One, and wanted to know when you could get your hands on it, the answer is today provided, as long as you live in the US. I’ll get the inevitable comparison to Apple’s iMac out of the way now – the XPS One is very much like an iMac – and move onto the important details.

Specs wise the One differs from Dell’s usual range of configuration options, coming instead in four ‘flavours’. The Essential One and Music One offer a 2.2GHz E4500 processor, integrated graphics and 250GB hard drive space. The Performance One and Entertainment One meanwhile boast 320GB and 500GB hard drives respectively, a 2.33GHz E6550 and ATI 2400 Pro graphics. All four systems sport hybrid TV tuners, have a built in memory card reader and come packed with the Vista-minimum 2GB of RAM.

All One systems sport the same 20in 1,680 x 1,050 panel, presumably as featured in one of Dell’s standalone monitors and three of the systems have slot-loading DVD-RW drives, the Entertainment One differentiating itself by packing a Blu-ray drive. Pricing ranges from $1500 to $2400 depending of the spec chosen in the US, with no firm UK release date yet confirmed.

XPS One product page.

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