Dell unveils XPS One system

Nov 19, 2007
Dell unveils XPS One system

Dell today unveiled the Dell XPS One – an all–in-one premium consumer electronics system. The elegant, simple and space-saving XPS One effortlessly combines multimedia computing with high style, high-definition television and entertainment, and is a distinctive addition to any room in the home.

This is perhaps the most beautiful Dell ever,” said Michael Dell, chairman and CEO, Dell. “Stunning design meets stunning features to redefine the personal computer in the home.”

The XPS One initially will be offered in Japan and the U.S. and is available for order at www.dell.com/theonepc . Customers in Japan will also be able to pre-order the XPS One in select Bic Camera stores, with systems expected to arrive in early December.

“Our designers synthesized input from customers worldwide to design a full, rich world of digital multimedia, combined with an elegant iconic design,” said Alex Gruzen, Dell’s senior vice president, consumer product group. “Whether as an HDTV centerpiece, music system or unobtrusive PC, the XPS One will surprise and delight with its balance of design, performance and beauty.”

The XPS One fuses form and function in surprising and delightful ways. The 20-inch, widescreen, edge-to-edge tempered glass display appears to float above its aluminum stand and smoked-glass base. Side-mount speakers frame the high-definition display, embracing the user with stereo sound. The system also includes a webcam with dual-array microphone, ideal for video chat and instant message sessions.

One of the more innovative and delightful features of the XPS One is the use of motion-sensing technology in the multimedia keys. When the user’s hand approaches the display, the media keys, and slot-load drive come alive with a soft blue glow.

With its sleek and space-saving design, the XPS One will make a beautiful addition to any room in the home. The system comes with a single cord for power, while any other connections are handled wirelessly right out of the box, including the wireless mouse and keyboard. All systems include built-in Wi-Fi for network connectivity and internal Bluetooth 2.0 connecting peripherals like headphones and printers.

Designed for performance, the XPS One is ready to make fast work of complex multimedia activities. U.S. systems include a built-in TV tuner and can be configured with an optional Blu ray discTM drive, enabling multimedia multitasking, and allowing users to watch and record favorite television shows and movies on their schedule while performing other functions.

A media-card reader (8-in-1) and multiple ports are discretely positioned on the sides of the display for easy access. Additional ports are located on the back and take advantage of the specially designed cable management routing guide.

To help expand creative horizons, U.S. customers’ systems will come with Adobe Elements Studio software preinstalled, including Adobe Photoshop Elements 6 and Premiere Elements 4 software as well as Adobe Soundbooth CS3 – to promote multimedia creativity whether it’s producing a slide show, editing a family video or cleaning up audio recordings and adding sound effects.

All XPS desktop and notebook computers feature Dell’s first-class service, which guarantees quick access to Dell’s best home-computer technicians and a 15-month subscription to virus and spyware protection. XPS systems purchased from Dell also include one year of 10GB of online storage and backup space with Dell DataSafe Online Backup.

Source: Dell

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