At this year’s CES notebooks with Intel’s Core Duo processor stole the show. Dell participated in that release with the Inspiron e1705, but they also were showing off the XPS M2010, a concept design that’s part PC and part notebook. The Mobile Concept PC sports a 20″ display, 8 speakers, dual DVI out, integrated video camera, Bluetooth keyboard and mouse, remote control, two hard drives, dual core processor and weighs in at 18 pounds.
Dell XPS M2010 Mobile Concept PC (view larger)
Dell’s undecided when it comes to releasing this product, but their promotional site for CES announced products notes that it’s coming soon. Dell sees the M2010 as a serious entertainment computer than can replace the cords and clutter of the traditional PC, while giving reasonable portability options.
The design is very impressive. The eight speakers pumped out serious sound while we watched Terminator 2. The Bluetooth keyboard docks nicely with the machine via magnet. At 18 pounds it’s not light, but the integrated handle makes it easy to tote around for short intervals. Overall, it was very refined for a concept, which makes us think the odds of this concept coming to market are better than 50/50, even though Dell is non-committal, aside from the note on their CES site.
The M2010 would likely retail for $2500, if it does come to market. Final specs have not been defined yet, so aside from featuring a dual core mobile CPU and dual hard drives, we’re not sure what the video card options will look like. There are a few certainties based on the design and feedback from Dell though, they are as follows:
Dell XPS M2010 Mobile Concept PC Specs:
- 20.1″ high definition widescreen (1680×1050)
- 12ms grey-to-grey response time
- Windows Media Center operating system
- Intel Core Duo processor
- Integrated 1.3 megapixel camera
- Array microphones
- 8 integrated speakers and subwoofer
- Detachable Bluetooth keyboard and mouse
- Remote control
- Dual DVI out
- Portfolio design with integrated carry handle