Dell Unveils All-in-One Desktop With Multi-Touch
The Studio One 19 was officially announced by Dell today, which features an 18.5-inch LCD display with 1366 x 768 resolution and optional multi-touch capabilities. The system also flaunts a stylish aluminum, glass and fabric design and comes in several colors, including white, red, blue, pink and charcoal. Although touch-capable all-in-one systems were a common sight at CES this year, unlike many of the competing alternatives, the Studio One 19 is not a lowly nettop system with just an Intel Atom processor under the hood.
The Studio One 19 comes with a choice of Intel processor, ranging from the Intel Celeron 450 to the beefy Intel Core 2 Quad 8200, and a choice of either Nvidia Geforce 9200 or Geforce 9400 integrated graphics. The system also features 1 GB to 4 GB of dual-channel memory, 160 GB to 750 GB of hard drive storage, 2.1-channel audio output, a 7-in-1 media card reader and a choice of either a slot-load DVD burner or a read-only Blu-ray combo drive. Helping to keep the price down, optional features include integrated 802.11b/g/n WiFi, a 1.3-megapixel web camera, a microphone and facial recognition security.
The Studio One 19 can also be loaded with some innovative, yet apparently optional, software to enhance the touch experience. Some of the highlights include software for multi-touch photo editing, finger painting, slideshow creation, playlist compilation, notes, web surfing, quick launching and music creation.
Japan will be getting the Dell Studio One 19 first on March 19, but a US release is expected as soon as late April. The Dell Studio One 19 all-in-one desktop will have a starting price of $699, but the multi-touch capable version is expected to be priced somewhere closer to $900. The system weighs 22.7-pounds and measures 22- x 15.5- x 3.2-inches in size.