Dell yesterday unveiled the Dell XPS OneTM – an all–in-one premium consumer electronics system.
The personal computer no longer has to be that black or white box sitting on your desk and just looking ugly. Thanks to Dell, you can now buy a PC with style. Long has passed since clothes and clothing accessories were the only available items that someone could use to define a personal image and style. Mobile phones, MP3 players, digital cameras, laptops and many other gadgets out there are now meant not just to do what they were made for, but also give a little personal style to the owner whenever they are displayed.
An MP3 player, for example, is not just an electronic device which you keep in your pocket and listen music to, but also a fashion accessory which you no longer longer keep hidden but you actually wear it.
There was one more device manufacturers still had to transform from a dull black or white box to a stylish item. That’s the PC (Personal Computer). But here comes Dell to concentrate not only on the hardware inside the PC, but also on it’s exterior design.
The elegant, simple and space-saving Dell XPS One combines multimedia computing with style, high-definition television and entertainment. “This is perhaps the most beautiful Dell ever,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, Dell. “Stunning design meets stunning features to redefine the personal computer in the home.”
Featuring a 20-inch, widescreen, edge-to-edge tempered glass display, an aluminum stand and smoked-glass base, side-mount stereo speakers, a webcam and a dual-array microphone, the XPS One fuses form and function. One of the more innovative and delightful features of the XPS One is the use of motion-sensing technology in the multimedia keys. When the user’s hand approaches the display, the media keys, and slot-load drive come alive with a soft blue glow.
The system comes with a single cord for power, while any other connections are handled wirelessly right out of the box, including the wireless mouse and keyboard. All systems include built-in Wi-Fi for network connectivity and internal Bluetooth 2.0 connecting peripherals like headphones and printers.
Other multimedia features like a built-in TV tuner that can be configured with an optional Blu ray disc drive, a media-card reader (8-in-1) and multiple ports also contribute to the overall functionality of this piece of modern art. The basic hardware configuration could be left over by Dell and the XPS One comes equipped with processors ranging from Intel Core2 Duo E4500 to Intel Core2 Duo E6550 and 2GB of RAM memory.
Being “the most beautiful Dell ever” the new XPS One Desktop will certainly attract eyes but more importantly it manages to get pretty close to Apple’s iMac in terms of design, at least.