Dell Intros Studio Hybrid
Tuesday, July 29, 2008 - 11:13 AM EST
Posted by: Glenn
Dell today introduced its Studio Hybrid desktop, a new rival for the Mac mini. According to the company, the Studio Hybrid is about 80 percent smaller than the typical desktop minitower, and uses up to 70 percent less energy. It can be set up in a vertical or horizontal orientation, and be personalized with a choice of seven optional, interchangeable external finishes or color sleeves. Pricing for the Studio Hybrid starts at $499. This includes a 1.83GHz Intel Pentium dual-core processor, 160GB hard drive, 1GB of RAM, Intel X3100 graphics, 8X slot-loading CD/DVD burner, DVI and HDMI, Gigabit Ethernet, integrated audio with 5.1 digital output and more. Beyond that, Dell offers a number of processor, memory and hard drive upgrades, as well as built-in 802.11n wireless networking and a 6X Blu-ray drive for the Studio Hybrid.