Dell has started selling the 23-inch version of its Inspiron One all-in-one, predictably titled the Inspiron One 23, on its website.
Announced last month, this model is an addition to Dell’s Inspiron One range. The smaller Inspiron One 19 is already available on the site but this version is the first Dell model to offer true (1920×1200) HD.
Designed to fit into tight spaces, all the PC’s components are built into the screen so there’s no separate box to squeeze in.
Specifications aren’t bad at all. It has a multi-touch screen, up to 6GB of Ram (4GB on the base model) and a separate graphics card. Higher end versions boast a wireless keyboard and a TV tuner. The £879 top-end model has a huge 1TB hard disk and a read-only Blu-ray drive.
Apple iMac rivals
Pricing is competitive when compared with the most well-known all-in-one on the market – the iMac. The base model Dell, with 4GB of Ram, a 500GB hard drive and an Intel Pentium P6100 processor, retails for £549 with the top end model priced at £879.
Apple’s sleek desktop device starts at £999 for a 21.5-inch model – still more expensive than the top-end Dell all-in-one. Apple’s top-end, quad core 27-inch iMac will set you back an eye-watering £1649.
However, as Which?’s desktop PC reliability survey reveals, Apple is a huge favourite among members so it will be interesting to see whether Dell’s keen pricing can tempt customers away from the established iMac range.
Sony, another popular desktop brand among Which? members, has its own take on the all-in-one. The Vaio J-series all-in-one will set you back £800 for 4GB of Ram and a 2.13GHz Intel Core i3 330M processor.
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Our first look review of the Sony Vaio J-series
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Find out how Dell scored in our desktop PC reliability survey
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