It's not too early to realize that the holidays are upon us, and Dell
is preparing for them by introducing two new PCs under $800 today that look to be great candidates for replacing your aging bedroom or apartment rig. The Inspiron One is a new 23" touch panel-based all-in-one PC, while the revised Zino HD makes a good nettop even better.
Starting with the One, this one is equipped with a 23" LED-backlit LCD touch screen, an optional quad-core CPU (Athlon II X4) and options for a Mobility Radeon HD 5450 GPU
, a Blu-ray drive, and up to 1TB of storage space. The standard model ships with Wi-Fi, a webcam, DVD drive and HDMI port, but the main highlight seems to be the Dell Stage user interface. This is a new piece of embedded software that helps users find their favorite applications via touch. Things like “Touch Instruments,” “You Paint,” “Sticky Notes” and “Touch Cam" are included. It tends to focus on media (sorting photos and videos, for example), but it has the potential to be upgraded over time with even more functionality.
The Zino HD is now more powerful and more HD friendly, with Dell calling the AMD
-powered machine a "mini powerhouse entertainment PC." It has a quad-core Phenom II CPU, up to 1TB of HDD space, optional 7.1 THX audio, an optional Blu-ray Disc combo drive, VGA and HDMI outputs, optional 1GB discrete graphics card, integrated networking / media card reader and a wireless keyboard and IR remote if you'd like. It ships in either black or three optional lid colors, and it's available starting today for $299 and up.
Dell Redefines Home Entertainment with New Inspiron Family
• Inspiron One all-in-one desktop takes center stage keeping families organized and in touch with expansive full HD display
• Inspiron Zino HD delivers Dell’s best home theater capability in its smallest design
ROUND ROCK, Texas, Sept. 23, 2010 – Delivering on its promise to offer the best in next-generation entertainment, Dell has added to its award-winning Inspiron family a new Inspiron all-in-one desktop and a new Inspiron Zino HD offering the best home-theater capabilities in its class.
At the center of the new lineup is the Inspiron One, with features that set it apart from other all-in-one PCs including: a full HD 23-inch LED-backlit LCD; an optional quad-core processor that zips through web surfing, movie watching, family photo album creation, video chats and more. It has a host of audio/visual inputs that instantly transform the PC into a TV, perfect for student dorm rooms and family settings. And it also offers a new Dell-designed intuitive user interface called Stage, which delivers one-touch access to favorite content, like music, photos and videos, and applications.
Rounding out the refreshed Inspiron desktop family is the Inspiron Zino HD, the next-generation version of the award-winning system that sports a powerhouse entertainment experience in a compact design. The Inspiron Zino HD connects easily to big-screen high-definition TVs for an amazing family entertainment experience. With an optional remote control and wireless keyboard, viewers can surf the Internet from their living room couch, watch Blu-Ray DVDs or browse their music and photo libraries – all on the big screen. And its compact 8-inch-by-8-inch footprint fits unobtrusively anywhere.
Both the Inspiron One all-in-one and the Zino HD offer Dell’s hallmark fashion-forward, stylish designs and make perfect gifts for the upcoming holiday season.
Inspiron One: The All-In-One One-For-All
The Inspiron One is a sleek desktop featuring a full high-definition (1080p) widescreen color display, along with built-in Wi-Fi, webcam, DVD drive and HDMI interface for connecting to TV tuners, cable- and satellite boxes and gaming consoles. The available remote control makes it easy to stream video, watch high-definition TV or play video games on the computer’s big screen.
The space-saving design fits perfectly in tight places, whether it’s in a corner in the kitchen or on a desk in the home office, and even features a unique storage space under the display for the keyboard when not in use. The Energy Star 5-compliant Inspiron One is also environmentally friendly; its mercury–free WLED backlit display uses less power, while part of its external case is made from recycled plastics.
Dell Stage: The Perfect Keep-In-Touch Interface
To make using the Inspiron One even more fun and productive, Dell has created a special user interface called Stage, which lets families and students quickly access their favorite content as well as a collection of creative applications, including “Touch Instruments,” “You Paint,” “Sticky Notes” and “Touch Cam.”
Dell Stage presents instant access to collections of music, photos, videos, games and other applications. For instance:
• Touching the MusicStage tile reveals an individual’s personal music collection.
• The VideoStage organizes personal videos and downloaded TV shows and movies and gives people the ability to purchase or rent content directly from partners like CinemaNow in the United States.
• The PhotoStage includes integrated social networking capabilities through Facebook and Flickr so people can upload their latest photos or views pictures of their friends.
Inspiron Zino HD: Powerhouse Entertainment
The Inspiron Zino HD is a mini powerhouse entertainment PC, delivering awe-inspiring video and audio performance and is the perfect companion for High-Definition TV screens and home-theater setups. The Zino HD offers up to an AMD quad-core Phenom II processor that delivers an immersive high definition entertainment and gaming experience combined with optional 1GB discrete graphics; built-in networking and media card reader that provides instant access to digital images and videos; VGA and HDMI connections for displays and TVs; available THX 7.1 surround sound; optional Blu-ray Disc combo drive, and up to 1TB of hard disk storage.
With the available wireless keyboard and IR remote control, families can direct their TV viewing or Web surfing experience from across the room.
The Inspiron Zino HD looks great in standard black, but can be personalized with three optional lid colors. And like the Inspiron One, the Zino HD is simple and easy to set up.
“The PC is at the hub of the family experience, and the new Inspiron One and Zino HD demonstrate how we are rapidly redefining the role of the desktop in the home,” said Michael Tatelman, Dell vice president and general manager, Dell consumer sales and marketing. “The innovative all-in-one and ultra small desktops fit anywhere in the home and deliver the unrivaled entertainment that families and students have told us they want.”
Pricing & Availability
The Inspiron One is available this weekend exclusively in select retail outlets, starting at $799. Additional configurations will be available on Dell.com later this year. The Inspiron Zino HD is available immediately on www.dell.com starting at $299 and select configurations will be available in select retail outlets this weekend. For a complete list of technical features, please visit www.dell.com/inspiron.