The Dell XPS OneBy J. Wallace
Dell’s answer to the iMac, the XPS One comes with Core 2 Duo processors (E4500/E6550), two gigs of DDR2 667MHz Memory, an analog/digital TV Tuner with Remote Control, 20-inch Widescreen Glass LCD and Windows Vista Home Premium OS. There’s also a 256MB ATI Radeon HD 2400 PRO option on the high-end versions. You get Bluetooth, WiFi, wireless keyboard and mouse, plus an eight-in-one multimedia card reader. The XPS ONE looks pretty inviting, especially if you are the sort who wants to unpack the machine, plug it in, and get rolling (with no interest in tinkering around in the guts of the machine). DIY types, modders, and computer hotrodders should probably keep moving, early reports on this one agree that the all-in-one design is not mod-friendly. We know some of you are up to the challenge, but don’t say we didn’t warn you. Plug-n-play PC loyalists will probably love this, though.
Buy starting at $1,499, all the way up to $2,399.