Toshiba's Digital Products Division, a division of Toshiba America Information Systems, introduced the DX1215, the company's first all-in-one PC for the U.S. market. The DX1215 is being marketed as an all-purpose entertainment hub offering enhanced audio capability with performance and technologies for high-definition entertainment and multitasking.
The DX1215 features a 21.5-inch diagonal touch-screen display that supports full 1080p HD content and sits on an aluminum pedestal stand that can be angled for various viewing and touch experiences. The compact desktop also boasts a premium black glossy finish, and via the HDMI In port, users can also connect to a gaming console.
The desktop comes equipped with a second-generation Intel Core i5 or Core i7 processor and a 1TB 7200 RPM hard drive. The DX1215 also includes two USB 3.0 ports with USB Sleep & Charge, four USB 2.0 ports, a built-in DVD SuperMulti Drive and Toshiba technologies, including Sleep & Music, which enables users to activate the speakers even if the PC is off, and Resolution+ video upconversion technology that enhances standard-def video and DVDs by adjusting color, brightness and contrast in real time to give video a more high-def look and feel. The PC will also be available in a configuration with a TV tuner, the company said.
"Toshiba combined its experience with computing platforms and visual products to create an all-in-one that truly complements the living situations of our customers with a PC that offers high performance, premium features and unique styling," said Carl Pinto, vice president of product development for Toshiba America Information Systems', digital products division. "We've designed the DX1215 to serve as the optimal entertainment hub for families, college students and those who consume a large amount of digital entertainment in their homes and want the finest audio experience."
The DX1215 features a premium audio system with Onkyo stereo speakers professionally tuned by experts at Waves and feature Waves MaxxAudio processors. "Whether listening to music, watching a movie, playing a game or talking on Skype, users expect superior performance and advanced features," Pinto said. "The new Toshiba DX1215, powered by Waves MaxxAudio processors, takes All-in-One PC sound to the next level."
The desktop also includes a pre-paired Bluetooth wireless keyboard with 10-keypad and media buttons and wireless mouse both in glossy black and will be available exclusively at Best Buy stores across the country and at the big box retailer's Website, starting at $929.99 on July 3.
"We are honored to work with Toshiba to tune the audio system in its first all-in-one desktop for the U.S. market to create an impressive audio experience," said Tomer Elbaz, general manager of Waves semiconductor and licensing division. "Whether listening to music, watching a movie, playing a game or talking on Skype, users expect superior performance and advanced features. The new Toshiba DX1215, powered by Waves MaxxAudio processors, takes all-in-one PC sound to the next level."