Dell Launches Studio Hybrid Desktop

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Redeye

I assume this machine would run more like a laptop, with the mobile processor and all, which would be pretty good for the vast majority of what people use computers for.  My parents picked up a 15" Dell laptop last year for about $500 and it runs Vista Premium great.  I don't recall the exact specs on that machine, but it did only have 1gb RAM, but for internet, email and doing things like viewing pictures/videos it works perfectly.  In fact, they are considering a new desktop...

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Quertior

So, will buying this help offset the carbon emissions from all the 1kw PSUs you guys have in the lab?

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jwalch.hawk

I'd like to echo previous commentors sentiments here...  I think this would make so much more sense without Windows.  The philosophy behind these machines just begs to have the finishing touches of Ubuntu shipped with it.  It really would've contributed to the "flavor" of these little guys.  Also, the fact of the matter is that some of the short-comings of Linux aren't a problem for this PC anyway.  A glaring example:  Paul Lilly's already mentioned that with this chipset you wouldn't want to do much in the way intense gaming.  So would a lack of gaming support from Linux be that big a deal?  Not when your PC couldn't run it at decent framerates anyway.  Linux makes a lot of sense for the tasks that this type of PC is built to run.

All in all, I think it looks like a pretty decent product, though it isn't really my niche.  How well these sell will be quite telling of some attitudes, I think.

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Mathewpb

only a 1.86ghz laptop cpu? At least make it 2.4 or 2.2 at the least.

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horzo

Would make an excellent light-duty web server with Linux installed. Too bad you're forced to buy Windows with it.

 

 

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TheDuck

Just dual boot it with Ubuntu 8.10 Server Editon!

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sdcat

Well Dell listens to their customers, if we ask they would have the Linux installation option.

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TheDuck

Dell only listens to the customers, then alters their granted wishes into something beyond the real world.

 

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atomaweapon

I really don't understand the push for all the evironmentally cool pc's. I personally don't care if my pc is evironmentally friendly or not. If it uses less energy that I have to pay for, then I'm cool with that. the case is pretty cool but 500 bucks is a little steep I think

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sdcat

dude, environment friendly product means you won't be drinking mercury or lead, you won't die from itchy rash or damaged organs, and most important of all be able to preserve human generation <--u know what I mean right? ^_<

Paying 200 to 500 bucks per month for electricity is just insan, so it is cool like you said when it use less energy.

500 bucks....I wonder how much an Mac mini or imac costs.

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TheDuck

The last time I checked...

The cheapest: Mac Mini was $599; iMac was $1199

An enviromental friendly should mean, less electricity consumption, most (or all) parts are recyclable.
Also I agree with TheMurph in the fact that we don't want a higher cost power bill in our mailbox.

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sdcat

looks nice, though probably wana ditch MS OS and go for Linux instead. The spec from the news article looks good enough for everyday normal usage(most likely not good for 3D gaming) and HTPC. Dell should go for Linux OS instead of windows. For the MSoffice product, could use a wrapper to run it. With that been said, MS should come out a Linux version of MSoffice. They got for osx, why not linux?

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Paul_Lilly

I wouldnt attempt anything but the most casual gaming with the integrated Intel X3100 graphics.

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TheDuck

Could you play Halo or Portal on it?

Or possibly... will an external video card do the trick?

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