There is little doubt that anyone and everyone that can steal a piece of Apple’s action are doing so; the iMac hasn’t escaped the limelight of the copycats either, it seems. Dell has submitted photos to the FCC displaying their new all-in-one machine that aims to take a piece of Apple’s simplicity pie.
The XPS One essentially fits the same design specs as both the Apple iMac and Gateway’s recent baby, also coincidentally known as the One. Dell shoved all the essentials into a slightly expanded version of their ultrasharp monitor design, coupled it with black keyboard and mouse, and will undoubedtly steal a few customers who are looking to use Windows Vista instead of OS X Leopard.
Engadget was so kind as to dig up these photos from the FCC; when the images hit the FCC, you can expect it to hit the market soon after approval. Though the exact specifications haven’t been released, Engadget speculates the unit will come equipped with the following:
1. 22 inch” wsxga monitor at 1680 x 1050 resolution
2. Radeon HD 2400 graphics (or just integrated?)
3. Core 2 Duo at 2.66 GHz
4. WiFi and Blutooth
6. Blu-Ray burner
7. built-in webcam
Though there may be more options and availability, but as the product hasn’t hit market, nothing is solidified.
Regardless, you’re looking at a near replica of Apple’s iMac…except with Vista instead of Leopard. Why anyone would choose such an alternative may be linked to a lower price; however, if this truly is part of the XPS lineup, you can expect to spend just as much or more than you would on an iMac.
Copying the concepts of Apple, though a bit obvious, could be the best play for the mass computer retailers at this point. They are all quickly losing ground to Apple’s innovation (though the Windows fanatics will throw percentages and numbers willy nilly to prove Windows is still “winning”), and there are undoubtedly many customers looking for the creativity of Apple’s designs with the well-known formatting of Windows.