Dell has announced its first all-in-one PC for small-and-medium businesses.
The Vostro All-In-One is targeted at SMBs who want a cleaner and productive workspace, said Kirk Schell, director of the Vostro product group at Dell. An all-in-one PC incorporates a CPU and monitor in one box to which the mouse and keyboard are attached. Though smaller, the PCs can offer the performance of standard desktops.
It is designed for use in receptionist areas, training labs, design, and customer areas, Schell said. It could also replace desktops in home offices, design centres or retail stores.
But Dell already offers all-in-ones to consumers, so what is different about this PC? The Vostro all-in-one comes with backup and recovery software to preserve data, and also a faster wired gigabit Ethernet connection. Customers will also get dedicated support usually offered to business customers.
The PC is powered by an Intel processor and comes with options of the Windows Vista or Linux operating systems. It comes with a 17-inch screen, supports up to 2GB of memory and up to 250GB of storage.
The Vostro all-in-one is priced starting at $629 (£380). It will be available in North America and EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) by the middle of the year.
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