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Category: Hardware Published on Monday, 21 November 2011

New Dell Inspiron One 2320 is a Multimedia Powerhouse

Like the fabled Pheonix, Dell has risen from the ashes and hit 10 on the "I've gotta have it" meter. Their new Inspiron One 2320 all-in-one PC ($699.99 to $1,399) has catapulted the company back to the top among PC makers.

A bit over enthusiastic? Probably. But, despite one or two minor shortcomings, I can't help but rave about Dell's new line of computers.

Setting up the computer required that I knew where to plug it in and turn it on. That's it. No cables to confuse me and no long, drawn-out setup process.

The 2320 I played with sells for $1,250 and is a multimedia powerhouse, featuring a large, 23-inch touchscreen (which is optional), a BluRay Combo BD-RE drive (also optional) and eight gigabytes of RAM. It also came with six USB ports, an HDMI-In port, an 8:1 multicard reader and a TV tuner card. In addition, it featured:

  • An Intel i5 Sandy Bridge dual core processor. You can also get it with the less expensive i3 processor or a high-end i7.
  • A two terabyte hard drive. You can also customize it beginning with a 500 gigabyte drive.
  • Integrated nVidia GeForce GT 525M graphics. This can also be modified.
  • Integrated HD Audio w/SRS and built-in JBL speakers.
  • A built-in HD webcam.

Plus, it has the compactness and space-saving attributes of an "all-in-one" computer, which means there's no tower. Everything is built into the monitor.

Of course there's always something we can find to complain about. In this case it's the USB and HDMI connectivity.

For some reason the folks at Dell decided to include USB 2.0 ports on these computers rather than offering them with newer and faster USB 3.0 technology. Also, the system lacks an HDMI out port, which would enable us to connect it to HDMI ports on projectors, etc.

Despite this, this multimedia powerhouse is hard to beat.

You can get more information on the 2320 online by going to www.dell.com/us/p/inspiron-one-2320/fs.

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