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FCC spills details on new Dell all-in-one

Information leaked regarding the Dell XPS One.

It looks like Dell plans to enter the all-in-one market after all, according to information uncovered on the FCC's Web site this morning (thanks PC Joint and Gizmodo).

When the Dell XPS One A2010 comes to market, it will join the Gateway One, the Sony VAIO LT19U, and the HP TouchSmart as Windows-based competition to the Apple iMac.

Dell's XPS One A2010, as leaked by the FCC Dell

The reports indicate that Dell will have options for a Blu-ray burner, 802.11n wireless, Bluetooth, and a TV tuner, making it more in-line with the higher-end VAIO than with the more mainstream Gateway One. With those specs in mind, we'd guess pricing will be similar to the new XPS 420 desktop--between $1,500 and $2,500, depending on the options--although possibly higher due to the added cost of heat management and space savings in a confined chassis.

As we said, assuming Dell releases this system with the specs as reported, every major desktop vendor will offer a reasonably priced all-in-one. If you're not shopping for a budget PC, if you're not a gamer, and if you're not a video editor, these systems seem to offer everything you'd want in a modern computer. We have to ask, then, what again is the purpose of a traditional midrange desktop?