Dell Announces Sandy Bridge Vostro AiO PC

This PC is designed to take up minimum space with the keyboard fitting beneath the 23-inch screen when the device is stored away.

Dell is offering the Vostro 360 as an update for the 330 model and ships with Intel's Sandy Bridge processors. Pricing starts at $700, including an i3-2100 (3.1 GHz) processor, integrated graphics, 2 GB of memory and a 500 GB hard drive. The addition of more memory (4 GB), as well as a touch screen panel will lift the price to $850. Targeted at small businesses, Dell does not offer processor, storage, or graphics upgrades to avoid inventory mess.

However, you can buy plenty of accessories, such as printers, as well as support and backup packages. Dell says that the Vostro will be able to be equipped for a Blu-ray drive and Bluetooth support, which we could not find at the time of this writing.

In case you are wondering, Apple's iMac starts at $1200.

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  • dtemple
    iMacs start with a Sandy Bridge i5 quadcore, 4GB RAM, 500GB hard drive, and dedicated graphics (Radeon 6490M). What part of that is comparable to a PC all-in-one with integrated Intel graphics and a dual-core Sandy Bridge i3? I'm not saying an iMac is a good value, but don't compare this to an iMac if it's really not that similar.
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  • amk-aka-Phantom
    AIOs are a fail in general, because they don't offer either the portability of a laptop or the upgradeability of a desktop, but THIS is even more ridiculous. Is this how Michael Dell wanted Dell to enter the new stage in PC development? (Remember an interview with him a while back?) This might work for you, and I'd rather see these POSs succeeding rather than tablets, but it's still a total fail compared to traditional laptops/desktops.

    That said, did you notice a touch screen mentioned? That's right; Dell, just like Asus last week, is preparing for Windows 8 and Metro - sure, it can be switched off, but I predict forcing Metro on new users together with these outrageous POSs. This will be fun to watch.

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    Lol, so you're basically offering me an oversized i3-based laptop. No thank you, I'd rather build a little Mini-ITX box with integrated Wi-Fi for my family... will be cheaper, easier to maintain and just in general more satisfactory. Get a wireless mouse+keyboard there and we're done. Every family needs someone who can restrain them non tech-savvy folks from buying hyped up BS :lol:
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  • vaughn2k
    Will wait for the bulldozer on this rigs...
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