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戴尔新电脑走上时尚路线

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Dell is bound and determined to show that it can be a bigger player in the consumer market. The company also is trying to shake its reputation for stodgy design.

I've been testing two new Dells that aim to prove both points. One is a pricey, style-conscious, ultrathin laptop; the other is an economical all-in-one desktop with an optional touch screen that lets you flick through pictures, music and video, and perform other tasks, with just your fingers.

Both computers, the Adamo laptop and the Studio One 19 desktop, are attractive and functional. But neither is ground-breaking. The laptop is a belated competitor to superthin, high-end machines like Apple's MacBook Air and Lenovo's ThinkPad X300 series. The desktop is a belated competitor to Hewlett-Packard's TouchSmart touch-screen series.

Before getting into the physical attributes of these computers, a major caveat is in order: Both run Microsoft's sluggish, annoying Windows Vista operating system. That puts them at a disadvantage to computers using the faster Microsoft Windows XP, or Apple's superior Leopard operating system.

The Studio One is handsome -- bordered with cloth, wrap-around trim in red, blue, white or other colors. And its optional touch screen is a sexy feature, complemented by special Dell touch software called the Touch Zone. Perhaps its most striking attribute is price. You can get one for as little as $699, far below the $1,200 base price of the H-P TouchSmart.

However, there's a catch to this low price. The $699 base model lacks the touch screen. That costs $100 extra. Also, all of the Studio One 19 models -- even those configured to cost more than $1,000 -- have a relatively small screen: just 18.5 inches. The base model of the H-P has a 22-inch screen.

Dell says it deliberately made the Studio One smaller so it would fit on a kitchen counter, where family members can walk up to it and use it as a kiosk for viewing photos, surfing the Web and performing other tasks. It even comes with a family calendar program, called Cozi; a touch-based notepad feature for leaving messages; and an appealing finger-painting program for kids.

In my tests, all worked pretty well, and the touch features also work in regular Windows programs, not just in the Touch Zone. The only downside of this latter capability is that, to make touch control easier, Dell has blown up the text and graphics in Vista, with the unfortunate side effect of making some program icons look jagged and fuzzy. (You can turn this effect off.)

As for the kitchen scenario, I have my doubts. In my kitchen, the Studio One took up precious counter space -- it's as wide as my microwave -- and the wired keyboard and mouse on the cheaper models clutter up the counter.

On the other hand, there's nothing cluttered about Dell's new Adamo laptop. Like the MacBook Air, the Adamo uses a solid metal case and a sealed battery, and it simultaneously projects sleekness and solidity. It's gorgeous, in both its black and white versions, and feels great in the hand. If the label was hidden, you'd think it was from Sony or Apple, not Dell.

Like the Air and the ThinkPad 300 series, the Adamo uses a screen that's about 13 inches, with good resolution. And, like its two competitors, it's very thin. In fact, the Adamo is thinner than the tapered Air at the latter's thickest point. The Adamo also has a far better selection of built-in ports than its Apple rival, though almost all are inconveniently placed in a protruding strip at the back of the machine.

Also, like the Air, the Adamo has touch features built into its trackpad. It has a built-in solid-state drive, like the Apple and the Lenovo. Such drives are faster and use less power than regular hard disks, but cost more. Also like the Air, it lacks a DVD drive.

In my tests, the Adamo performed fine, and drew admiring glances wherever I took it. But the Adamo has three big flaws.

First, it's expensive for these economic times -- $2,000 with a 128-gigabyte drive and two gigabytes of memory. The Air can be bought for $1,800, with a slightly smaller regular hard disk. With the same size solid-state drive as the Adamo, the Air is $500 more.

Second, for all its thinness, the Adamo is relatively heavy. It weighs four pounds, versus three pounds for the Air.

Finally, it has mediocre battery life. In my tough battery test, where I turn off all power-saving features, leave on Wi-Fi, and play an endless loop of music, the Adamo got just 2 hours and 44 minutes, which likely translates in normal use to maybe 3.5 hours. By contrast, the Air lasted 40 minutes longer in the same test, and the Lenovo beat the Dell by 21 minutes.

With these machines, Dell is making a strong bid to win back consumers' hearts. It's off to a decent start.

戴尔正发奋图强,誓在消费者市场上有一番更大的作为,并努力改变在公众心目中戴尔电脑设计古板的印象。

戴尔最近推出的两款新机型便是为实现这两个目标做出的有益尝试。这段时间我一直在测试这两款新机型,有一款是价格昂贵的超薄笔记本电脑,很有设计感,另一款是经济型的一体化台式机,其显示屏可选配多点触控屏功能,你只需动动手指便可打开图片、音乐、视频文件,以及执行其他的操作。

戴尔Studio One 19台式机不管是Adamo笔记本还是Studio One 19台式机,都很有吸引力,而且功能强大,不过都算不上有开创性。Adamo的竞争对手是苹果的MacBook Air及联想的ThinkPad X300系列等超薄高端笔记本,Studio One 19的竞争对手是惠普的TouchSmart系列触控屏电脑,不过戴尔的速度比别人都要慢了一拍。

在谈这两款机型的硬件之前,要先说明很重要的一点:这两款电脑装的都是运行缓慢、令人着恼的微软Windows Vista操作系统,这可以说是它们的一个劣势,因为其他很多电脑预装的是运行速度更快的微软Windows XP系统或超强的苹果美洲豹(Leopard)系统。

Studio One造型美观──带红色、蓝色、白色或其他颜色的织物饰边,可选配触控屏也非常吸引人,装备的是戴尔特有的触摸屏软件Touch Zone。它最突出的优势也许得算是价格,底价为699美元,而惠普TouchSmart机型的底价则是1,200美元。

不过,如此低价其中自然是有蹊跷。699美元的基本配置款是没有触摸屏的,如果是触摸屏需要额外支付100美元。而且所有的Studio One 19机子──即便是那些超过1,000美元的机子──屏幕都是比较小的:只有18.5英寸。而惠普基准机型的屏幕则有22英寸。

戴尔称他们是刻意将屏幕设计得这么小的,这样可以将机子放到厨房的橱柜台面上,全家人都可以很方便地分享这台电脑,看照片、上网或者进行其他的操作。电脑里甚至还装了一个称为“Cozi”的家庭日历程序、可以留便条的触摸式记事本程序以及对于孩子很有吸引力的手指绘画程序。

我在试用的时候,以上这些功能都运行得很好,触摸功能不仅仅适用于Touch Zone程序,在普通的Windows程序中也同样适用。关于触摸功能唯一一点不好的是,为了帮助用户更便捷地应用触控功能,戴尔把Vista中的文本及图形都给放大了,产生了一个副面作用,就是有些程序图标被挡住了,变得难以辨认。(你可以把这个功能关闭。)

至于说把电脑放在厨房里全家共用,对此我是持保留意见的。在我家的厨房里,这台Studio One占去了很多宝贵的空间──它的宽度跟我家的微波炉一样大──价格较低的机型配备的都是有线键盘和鼠标,更是显得凌乱非常。

Adamo笔记本电脑是绝对不会凌乱的。跟MacBook Air一样,这款机型也有一个坚固的金属外壳和密封的电池,看起来不单坚实,而且非常地时尚美观。不管是黑色的还是白色的外壳都非常地漂亮,而且手感非常棒。如果把商标挡住,你会以为这不是戴尔电脑,而是一台索尼或是苹果电脑。

跟MacBook Air及ThinkPad 300系列一样,Adamo也是高分辨率的13英寸屏幕,也非常地薄。事实上,同MacBook Air机身最厚的部分相比,Adamo还要更薄一些。另外,Adamo的内置接口比苹果机子要强大得多,不过几乎所有的接口都放到机身后部一道狭长的凸起条上,用起来有些不太方便。

Adamo同MacBook Air一样,其触控板有内置的触控功能。同苹果及联想机一样,它也装有内置的固态硬盘,此类驱动比普通的硬盘运行速度更快,耗用电量更少。另外,Adamo同MacBook Air都没有DVD驱动。

在我试用过程中,Adamo运行良好,而且我带着它所到之处都会引来艳羡的目光。不过,Adamo还是存在着三大缺陷。

首先,在如今这讲求节约的时代,它的价格实在是太高了──128G硬盘、2G内存,要卖到2,000美元。MacBook Air的最低价格只要1,800美元,就是常规硬盘的容量稍微小了一点点而已。如果是同样容量的的固态硬盘驱动,Air要比Adamo贵500美元。

第二,Adamo虽然很薄,却是相当地重,有4磅,Air则是3磅。

最后,电池的工作时间不是很长。我对Adamo的电池进行了严格的检测,我关掉了所有的省电模式,上着wi-fi,循环播放音乐,这样的情况下Adamo电池的使用时间是2小时44分钟,照此计算,如果正常使用的话,时间大概是3个半小时。相比之下,在同样的测试中,Air电池的使用时间要长40分钟,联想电池则要长21分钟。

戴尔在这两款机子上押了大宝,誓要赢回消费者的心。这两款机型是个相当不错的开始。
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