One of the coolest products I’ve seen in a long time is Dell’s XPS One. Ok, I’m a little biased but still a hard scorer… PC Magazine gave it a 4.5 star rating and an Editors’ Choice award.
It’s Dell’s first all-in-one system, which means the computer, the flat panel, the speakers and the integrated 2 megapixel camera and microphone are all integrated in a single piece. You don’t have to rush out to buy a new keyboard or mouse on delivery – that’s all included along with a bundle of software. There is more over at the Direct2Dell blog…
Now, I know those that favor grey boxes over black boxes are going to get into the whole OSX thing vs. Vista. I actually like Vista. I’ve found it faster and easier to get about, less temperamental with other devices, and not noticably faster or slower than a MAC. And yes, I know you could run Vista on a Mac but why would I pay the premium for the hardware and then have the hassle and costs of two OSs and application sets. Screw that.
And I’m tired of all those little updates that flood my PC and Mac care of Apple. Apple has lost the plot here – as their applications proliferate and the platform increases in complexity they start to experience some of Microsoft’s challenges.
It’s an XPS One for me.