Dell Unveils Green Machine’s

Dell, in keeping with Apple?s Mac mini and HP?s Slimline series, have unveiled the Dell Studio Hybrid.

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Roughly the size of a motel-bible, the Studio Hybrid is roughly 80 percent smaller than the average size desktop mini-tower and uses significantly less energy, according to Dell. Dell also announced two new Inspiron PCs: the Inspiron 13 laptop and Inspiron 518 desktop.

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The Studio Hybrid, so called because it uses a mobile processor in a desktop, measures 8.8 by 3 by 8.3 inches, and comes in a variety of interchangeable external finishes and colour sleeves; bamboo, emerald, quartz, ruby, sapphire, slate, and topaz.

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The system is powered by Intel Core Duo processors ranging in speed form 1.86 GHz to 2.6 GHz, an comes with up to 4GB of memory and up to a 320GB hard drive. Customers have the option of upgrading the standard CD/DVD burner to a Blu-ray disc drive. The graphics are handled by Intel?s Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100. The Studio Hybrid also comes with DVI and HDMI posts and an optional TV tuner and remote.

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“It packs a lot in that small package. It’s a small desktop, but it’s using a mobile processor, so what that enables is a high level of computing performance but in a smaller package because mobile processors are more thermally sensitive. Even though it looks small, it’s still a powerhouse,” Richard Shim, an IDC analyst, said.

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The Studio Hybrid is also designed to be environmentally friendly. Its all part of Dell?s promise to reduce the power output of its systems by 25 percent by the year 2010.

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“This is part of that movement, part of the general desktop PC market dynamics, where all the manufacturers are trying to get smaller and sleeker in an effort to be more energy sensitive and pay attention to style and design,” Shim said.

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To ensure that they are maintaining their green credentials, Dell are now using 30 percent les packing material and 75 percent less documentation than the average tower desktop, the company claims. The packaging materials used are also 95 percent recyclable.

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The systems go on sale on Tuesday. The Studio Hybrid starts at US$499. Personalising the system with a Bamboo cover will cost $130; however, other colours are included in the price.

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  1. I was impressed with HP/Compaq Merger but Dell amazed me to launch such product. Perhaps it is difficult at the moment to afford that machine but I think we are going to have them in bulk very soon.

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