Dell has just unveiled a new all-in-one PC called the XPS One 27, a one-piece performer that looks set to rival Apple’s iconic iMac… with a design that basically clones the iMac. Right down to the 27-inch screen with a 2560 x 1440 resolution and the stand that features a hole for slipping the cables through. It does come with a more recent spec that features Intel’s new Ivy Bridge processors to give it an edge, although we expect Apple to update the iMac line with the same later this year.
The spec and similarities shouldn’t be an issue though (we’re not ones to argue with good design). Basically, if you’re a PC guy, Dell’s latest all-in-one looks pretty good inside and out. The XPS One 27 will come powered by either an Intel Core i5 or i7 (Ivy Bridge) processor, up to 16GB of RAM, and graphics options that range from an Intel HD 4000 GPU on the base model to a top-end NVIDIA GeForce GT 640M. Storage options include 1TB or 2TB hard drives, or a 32GB SSD.
Connections at the back include four USB 3.0 and a pair of USB 2.0 ports, HDMI and VGA out, and gigabit Ethernet connection. For entertainment, the XPS One 27 rocks a slot-loading optical drive (Blue-ray is optional) along the side, built-in Infinity 7.1 speakers powered by Waves MaxxAudio 4, and an optional TV tuner.
The XPS One 27 will start at $1,399, and is already available in Asia. It’s due out in the US and other countries in a few weeks.
If a four-figure price tag sounds like too much (it does). Dell also unveiled two other all-in-ones with a more affordable price. The Inspiron One 23 rocks a 23-inch HD display, Core i3/i5/i7 CPU options and up to 8GB of RAM starting at $750, while the Inspiron One 20 sports a 20-inch screen, an Intel Pentium Dual Core processor, up to 6GB of RAM and up to 1TB of storage with a base price of $500.