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PCs have been making their way into living rooms for some time now, but the Dell Inspiron One 2320 ($1,249.99 direct) is one of the few designed to replace your TV - and it's more than just a well-equipped all-in-one desktop. The included Intel Core i5 processor and Nvidia GPU provide potent horsepower and multimedia capabilities for any day-to-day task. And an impressive number of media-centric options, like a TV tuner, inputs for HDMI, VGA, and composite video, and a good-old-fashioned remote control, will make this system a part of your entertainment setup for years to come. The Dell Inspiron One 2320 has an adjustable easel back stand and two metal legs, providing a sturdy surface that will withstand taps and touches without a wobble. There's plenty of room between those two legs to slip the included wireless keyboard out of the way. The legs and easel back stand can be removed and replaced with an optional wall mount ($49.99). And thanks to a broad selection of media inputs (see "Features" below), the 23-inch, 1,920-by-1,080-resolution screen, which produced crystal-clear images whether streaming 1080p YouTube clips or watching Blu-ray video, can remain useful long after the internal components have aged.
Dell's Inspiron One 2320 proves that you can get a lot for a decent price, including plenty of RAM, a pretty big hard drive, and a Blu-ray disc player. But you can't get everything: specifically, good looks and a quality touchscreen. The Inspiron One 2320 may cost less than $1300--on the low end of the Big Screen All-in-One category--but slightly pricier systems deliver a better value. Our review model, at $1250 (as of 11/29/2011), has a 2.5GHz Core i5-2400S processor, an Nvidia GeForce GT 525M graphics card, 8GB of RAM, and a 1.5TB hard drive. It also features a Blu-ray disc drive, has built-in Bluetooth and a built-in webcam and microphone, and runs a 64-bit version of Windows 7 Home Premium. In PCWorld's WorldBench 6 benchmark tests, the Inspiron One 2320 performed well for its category with a score of 134. By comparison, the HP TouchSmart 610 Quad, which starts at $1599, scores only slightly higher with a benchmark score of 135. However, in the group of AIOs I tested along with this machine, the Inspiron One 2320 was the least impressive performer: Both the HP TouchSmart 620 3D and the HP TouchSmart 520 outperformed the Inspiron with WorldBench scores of 137 and 142, respectively.
We're certainly warming to all-in-one computers, and if they continue to be as good the Dell Inspiron One 2320 we can happily see them taking over all of our desks. Positioning itself between low-end models such as the bargain Advent Discovery MT1804 or the well-balanced MSI Wind Top AE2210, its pricing comes in under high-end models such as the ultra-expensive Apple iMac 27-inch 2011 and the more wallet-friendly Sony Vaio L Series. The £799 price means a lot, and there's a lower-end Pentium model also available, at an MSI Wind Top AE2210-beating £599.As with the other PC all-in-ones we've mentioned, the main "new" headline feature - despite the option of the Sandy Bridge Core i5 processor - that the marketing boys are dying to tell us about is the touchscreen. Decades of careful mouse-based interface design down the tube, as it's far more fun stabbing your podgy fingers at a desktop screen. But what a lovely screen to stab your fingers at. Again Dell hasn't cut corners, with a Full HD 1920 x 1080p 23-inch display, large enough to be happily used to watch TV or enjoy films. Unlike many other models, the Dell Inspiron One 2320 can even be wall-mounted by removing the feet and rear stand.
Dell's goal is for this $1,250 Inspiron One 2320 to become your digital media command center. At least that's what I assume based on the assortment of video inputs and other multimedia features festooning this all-in-one. Dell would have been wiser to balance those features with more-powerful computing components, and an aggressively priced Lenovo all-in-one gives the Dell a value challenge, but overall I can recommend this desktop if you're looking for a Windows PC to anchor your digital entertainment consumption. The design of the Inspiron One 2320 is almost identical to that of the Inspiron One 2305 we reviewed this time last year. Along with HP's TouchSmart 600-series, the Inspiron One has one of the more-polished all-in-one designs out there. Dell says this new model is thinner than the previous version, coming in at 68mm/2.68 inches with the touch-screen option. The unit doesn't feel particularly thin in the grand scheme of all-in-ones, though, particularly next to the Samsung Series 7 all-in-one's razor-edge bezel. From a specification standpoint, the Dell Inspiron One 2320 is well-equipped compared with other all-in-ones in its price range, although the exceptional Lenovo IdeaCentre B520 continues to throw off the comparison.
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