All-in-one desktop PCs have been a popular choice for mainstream consumers, and now Dell believes that there's a large desire for those types of machines in the business space.
Dell today announced an all-in-one PC that will fit into its Vostro line, which is designed for the business customer.
According to Dell's global survey, four out of five small business owners see technology as a way of helping employees to clean up their desktops and improve productivity.
“Small businesses are waking up to the fact that saving space is a critical requirement for their desktops and the Vostro All In One is the first-of-its-kind solution for small businesses wanting a cleaner, more productive workspace at an amazing value,” said Sam Burd, global vice president, Dell Small and Medium Business. “This is a perfect example of how Dell is expanding the Vostro line to bring customers innovative design and productivity based on their unique needs and business environments.”
Regardless of what you may make of that statement, Dell addresses the space saving part of the equation with the new Vostro optional VESA mount, which will save customers as much as 79 percent of their desk space versus a traditional desktop and monitor set-up. When combined with optional integrated Wi-Fi and a wireless mouse and keyboard, the result is a wire-free desk.
Those who can't wait to get up and running will be able to set it up "from box to business" in less than four minutes.
Starting at $629, the Vostro All In One is available today in China and Japan, July 27 in South Asia, Australia and New Zealand and India Aug. 3. Customers in North America and Europe, Middle East and Africa will be able to order the product starting August 11 and August 23, respectively.
Some years ago, I chatted with one of the guys who was trying to get this out to market. He had tried get Dell interested in it.
Notice how its round like the Dell Logo.
That DiscPC thing is *horrible* looking. Its also not a very good design in terms of scalability. Sure the disc thing might work for a 15" display but scale that up to the 20" displays that are rapidly becoming the norm for desktop use and you'd have a ridiculously large amount of wasted space around the rectangular display due to the top and bottom curved bits. Its also incredibly thick, even by 2001 standards.