Dell has announced two new additions to its desktop range: the Inspiron One all-in-one touchscreen PC and the Inspiron Zino HD, which it describes as a ‘mini powerhouse entertainment PC’.
The Inspiron One is centred around a 23-inch Full HD LED-backlit touchscreen in a sleek casing. Dell says that the design incorporates a unique storage area under the screen where users can slide the keyboard when not in use.
Inside the Inspiron One, users can opt for a powerful quad-core processor. The One also features integrated webcam, wi-fi and HDMI inputs and outputs.
Dell is positioning the Inspiron One as ideal for family use, as it can also be used as a TV. At the heart of this is Dell’s new user interface: Dell Stage. Dell claims that this gives one-touch access to users’ favourite content.
Dell Stage includes access to MusicStage, for a user’s personalised music collection; VideoStage, for downloaded and user-created videos; and PhotoStage, which can integrate a user’s photo albums with Facebook or Flickr.
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Dell Zino HD
Dell has also upgraded its Zino HD mini desktop PC. This ultra-small PC is designed to be used for delivering music and video to home entertainment systems and LCD or plasma TV.
The top-of-the-range Zino HD features an AMD quad-core Phenom II processor, a discrete graphics card and a 1TB hard disk. There are also both VGA and HDMI connections for monitors or TVs, and an optional Blu-ray Disc drive. The Zino HD is also capable of outputting THX 7.1 surround sound for use in a home cinema system.
According to Dell, a wireless keyboard and infra-red remote control will also be available so users will be able to control the Zino HD from across a living room, emphasising the Zino HD’s capabilities away from a desk environment.
Prices for the Zino HD start at £329, and it is available now. The Inspiron One will be lauched in the UK later in 2010, and its price has not yet been confirmed.
The Zino HD comes in standard gloss black, or it can be accessorised with colourful covers in red, blue or silver.
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