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Dell Unveils All-in-One Desktop With Multi-Touch

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Dell announces the new Studio One 19 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.

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    MrBradley , March 12, 2009 8:31 PM
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    and a choice of either Nvidia Geforce 9200 or Geforce 9400 integrated graphics.


    Integrated Graphics? Ouch...

    Looks nice but looks can be deceiving.
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    tayb , March 12, 2009 8:37 PM
    No dedicated GPU? Has to be a reporting error. No way they would offer a quad core and only integrated graphics.
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    nukemaster , March 12, 2009 9:43 PM
    taybNo dedicated GPU? Has to be a reporting error. No way they would offer a quad core and only integrated graphics.

    Maybe because you do not need a GTX 2XX or 48XX to encode video and use photoshop. Space is the limmiting factor here.
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    tayb , March 12, 2009 10:54 PM
    nukemasterMaybe because you do not need a GTX 2XX or 48XX to encode video and use photoshop. Space is the limmiting factor here.


    You don't need a quad core that either. I would much rather have a dedicated GPU, even an older one such as an 8600m GT, and a dual core CPU than a quad core and integrated graphics.
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    bdollar , March 13, 2009 1:09 AM
    i agree with tayb on the integrated. if they can fit a dedicated gpu in a notebook they should be able to fit it in this. it isn't like there aren't other all-in-ones. i'm not promoted that it has to be some major 4870x2 pizzazz but only itegrated, ugg.
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    Shnur , March 13, 2009 4:06 AM
    taybNo dedicated GPU? Has to be a reporting error. No way they would offer a quad core and only integrated graphics.

    Yeah... that's what you get if you buy from OEMs... overpowered CPUs with integrated graphics.
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    ohim , March 13, 2009 6:48 AM
    nukemasterMaybe because you do not need a GTX 2XX or 48XX to encode video and use photoshop. Space is the limmiting factor here.

    Photoshop CS4 takes advantage of the Graphic card capabilityes as well as After effect wich is used for video compositing ;)  anyway i`m still a fan of the old mouse and keyboard, i find it uncomfortable to raise my hands on the screen to do smth.
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    sublifer , March 13, 2009 2:24 PM
    I'm glad they've finally made a decent looking all-in-one. Those pieces of..... that have the gigantic bottom bezel to hide the PC parts in were ugly as heck. Take this any day over an iMac
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    cabose369 , March 13, 2009 4:46 PM
    to bad HP has been there, done that, over a year ago as well... this is why dell is going to fall to #3. They are too far behind.
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    dante01010 , March 14, 2009 2:48 AM
    another Imac clone
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    andlefr , March 16, 2009 1:54 PM
    Didn't APPLE patent multitouch? :-\ (even though they weren't the first, by more than a decade...)
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    tangosmoker , April 29, 2009 7:54 PM
    What is the difference between the 9200 and the 9400 GPU?
    When you order the Studio One through Dell (in Canada anyways), there is no price difference between the two.