Computer maker Dell announced the release of the Inspiron One 2320 desktop PC, aimed at home and family users. The all-in-one desktop is available with Intel Core i5 or i7 processor options, optional discrete graphics and built-in WiFi and HD Web cam. Dell lists the starting price for the PC at $949.99 with an Intel Core i5 processor and multi-touch display. The Inspiron One 2320 will also be available in select retail locations across the United States, according to a company release.
The desktop’s 23-inch high-definition (1080p) display makes it well suited for a home entertainment center. For a theater-like experience, viewers can stream full HD movies and video, or hook up a gaming console by an HDMI-in connection. Memory options include 6GB DDR3 memory (standard) or up to 8GB DDR3 memory. A USB mouse and keyboard are offered as standard features with a wireless keyboard and mouse available as an option.
With immersive SRS audio and optional JBL speakers, the Inspiron One 2320 also allows users to watch TV with the optional built-in TV tuner. For those users who like to touch as well as type, the desktop is also available with a multi-touch display option. The Inspiron One 2320 is the latest addition to Dell’s family of Thin + Powerful solutions, which includes the XPS 15z notebook and Inspiron 14z notebook.
At just 68mm thin for the touch-screen model (66.5mm for the non-touch display), the Inspiron One 2320 comes with a single power cord for a “clutter free” look and a VESA mount option for connecting to walls. Customers can help stay organized with Dell Stage, a user interface which places shortcuts or “tiles” to documents, music, photos, videos, and frequently used Web pages right on the desktop. Stage also includes SyncUP powered by Nero, which synchronizes content across other supported devices in the home network, and offers 2GB of free, personal cloud storage to access and store content connected to a WiFi network with browser access.
“Families today are looking at PCs as the hub for everything: entertainment, education, household organization – and they want it to look good at the same time,” said Sam Burd, vice president of Dell’s consumer and small/medium business product group. “The Inspiron 2320 is the ultimate -family togetherness’ PC for staying connected, getting tasks done and being the centerpiece for family entertainment.”
The release comes as competitor Samsung Electronics America announced the Series 7 all-in-one PC, featuring a touch-screen monitor, which employs Samsung’s television technology and a minimalist design profile aimed at style-conscious consumers. The 23-inch screen measures 16mm thin, and the monitor’s base encloses the PC’s key components and features. The company said the PC is scheduled to debut Oct. 10 with a suggested price ranging from $999 to $1,199, depending on the model.
The Series 7 all-in-one features the company’s TV technology, which is designed to enhance the video capabilities on the product’s full high-definition, LED-backlit display. Adding to the home theater experience is the inclusion of Harman speakers and Harman-optimized audio features, as well as surround sound, powered by the SoundAlive sound enhancer. An integrated HD Webcam and DVD player complete the multimedia package. The PC also offers a wireless keyboard and streamlined mouse, highlighting the company’s emphasis on design aesthetic.