Japan is largely known for ultra fast Internet and a culture that has an insatiable thirst for technology. Surprisingly Apple, a company that has managed to ‘sweep the US’ has struggled in this particular local, which might explain why Dell’s latest touchscreen desktop computer is popping up in Japan first (feel free to read our other Dell desktop reviews). At the center of the Studio One 19 PC is an 18.5-inch screen that’s available in a touch and nontouch format and can finished in several colors, including Solid Pure White, Tuscan Red, Navy Blue, Powder Pink and Charcoal. Powering this machine is your choice of Intel Celeron, Dual Core Celeron, Pentium Dual Core, Core 2 Duo or Core 2 Quad processor, 1-4GB of RAM, 750GB hard drive, 6x USB port, 7-in-1 media card reader, slot loading DVD player and NVIDIA GeForce 9200 or 9400 graphics card. Optional is a Blu-ray player, WiFi b/g/n, webcam and facial recognition security.
The Studio One 19 PC from Dell will hit the US later this Spring and start at $700.
Full press release after the ‘leap’
Dell’s Studio One 19 All-in-One System Fits Anywhere in the Home
ROUND ROCK, Texas –(Business Wire)– Mar 12, 2009 Dell today announced the Studio One 19, a beautiful all-in-one computer that looks just as good in the living room as it does the kitchen. The optional touch capability provides the optimal experience for moms and their kids as they peruse photos from Spring Break and other family events. The Studio One 19 is ideal for the shared computing experience, especially in family areas where people can effortlessly view and move photos, manage music and review home work.
“The new Studio One 19 is as nice to look at as it is functional,” said Alex Gruzen, senior vice president of Dell’s Consumer products. “More and more people are making the kitchen the center of their entertainment and computing experience and the Studio One 19 is the ideal system for that need. The Studio One 19 is about lifestyle and design and is very affordable for the family.”
The Studio One 19 is made with beautiful aluminum, glass and fabric that make a style statement that people will want on display in their home rather than hidden. A single power cord means a much neater computing environment and experience. The Studio One 19 comes in several colors, including Solid Pure White, Tuscan Red, Navy Blue, Powder Pink and Charcoal.
The Studio One 19 will be available on March 19 in select Japan retail outlets including Bic Camera and Yodobashi Camera and on dell.com in Japan on March 23. The system will launch in many other countries later this spring. Starting price for the Studio One 19 is $699.
Innovative Software from Dell
Easy multi-touch photo editing, slideshow creation, playlist compilation, notes, and even web browsing.
Unleash creativity with You Paint finger painting software.
Record videos and upload directly to YouTube with the touch of a finger.
Flick to Flickr – Upload photos to Flickr to share with family and friends.
Create a musical masterpiece with the multi-touch percussion center.
†Software is optional and works with multi-touch configurations only.
Power & performance:
Intel® Celeron, Dual Core Celeron, Pentium Dual Core, Core 2 Duo, and Core 2 Quad Core Processor options
Choice of nVidia GeForce 9200 or GeForce 9400 integrated graphics[i] Up to 4GB[ii] dual channel memory
Up to 750GB[iii] HDD
Slot load Optical drive
7-in-1 media card reader, six USB ports
Optional integrated wireless, web camera, Blu-ray Disc™
Optional multi-touch capability
Optional facial recognition security (with webcam)
People worldwide can buy Dell online, by phone and through 24,000 stores.
Offers subject to change, not combinable with all other offers. Taxes, shipping, handling and other fees apply. U.S. Dell Home and Home Office new purchases only. Dell reserves the right to cancel orders arising from pricing or other errors.[i] System Memory & Graphics: Significant system memory may be used to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors. [ii] System with 4GB Memory or Greater: Up to 1GB may not be available with 32-bit operating systems due to system resource requirements. Graphics and System Memory: Significant system memory may be used to support graphics, depending on system memory size and other factors. [iii] Hard Drives: GB means 1 billion bytes and TB equals 1 trillion bytes; actual capacity varies with preloaded material and operating environment and will be less.