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Dell Studio Hybrid

Dell Studio Hybrid
alaScore 87

350 reviews

Apr, 2014

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We have collected and analyzed 45 expert reviews and 305 user reviews from international sources. Experts rate this product 75/100 and users rate it 80/100. The average review date is Apr 19, 2009. We have compared these reviews to 178606 reviews from other Desktops. The alaScore™ for this product is 87/100 = Very good. Last update: Apr 18, 2014.

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Dell Studio Hybrid PC Goes Green To Tangle With The Mac...

 

Despite what your gut may tell you, the Dell Studio Hybrid doesn't actually run on a combination of ethanol and D-cells. It does, however, consume about 70

Sips power, unlike those heinous watt-guzzling towers. Swappable color sleeves let you change the paint job to match your mood-or paint job. Reports for media-center duty with HDMI port and slot-loading Blu-ray drive. Metal stand cleverly morphs...

Wussy integrated graphics choke on 3D games. Looks rigged for silent running, but actually runs a little noisy. $130 bamboo sleeve will only appeal to aristocratic pandas

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Dell Studio Hybrid

 

Dell's new Studio Hybrid makes a strong impression with its stylish design, and its price will make you take notice, too. A basic configuration starts at $499, without monitor; our test configuration, with a 19-inch LCD monitor, cost $1064.

Sleek, attractive design

Mediocre performance ; Not expandable

This aesthetically pleasing system has a terrific compact design, but it sacrifices performance for miniaturization.

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Dell Studio Hybrid

 

Since the system is so small, it fits wherever systems like the HP Slimline and Mac mini work: studio apartments, dorm rooms, small dens, home offices, and bedrooms. Like most compact systems, the Hybrid uses a mobile-based Penryn T8100 processor and a...

No crapware. Compact. Energy efficient. Nice design. Customizable shells. Nice multimedia keyboard and mouse with back/forward buttons. Wireless networking (draft 802.11n)

Only a 30-day subscription to Internet Security. No internal expansion. Weak integrated graphics. External power brick

The Dell Studio Hybrid, one of the most design-forward PCs out there, is a competitor to the Mac mini and the HP Slimline PCs. It's stylish, compact, and unburdened by crapware.

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A Review of the Dell Studio Hybrid

 

The Dell Studio Hybrid is a very attractively designed, energy efficient computer. Its sound technical specifications will satisfy many users seeking an aesthetic looking computer at an affordable price.

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Dell Studio Hybrid Review (Verdict: Cute, Not So Cuddly)

 

The Gadget: Dell Studio Hybrid. An HDMI-equipped small PC, with 2.16Ghz processor, 2GB of RAM, 250GB hard drive and internal Blu-ray drive.

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Dell Studio Hybrid Small Form Factor Desktop

 

Two perpetually, almost fad-like and recurring themes for computing technology in 2008 are low power, environmentally friendly products as well as tiny, small form-factor or ultra-portable machines. Power consumption and size -- it has become...

Sleek, Small and Stylish ; Very Low Power Consumption ; HDMI Output ; Good Performance-Per-Watt

Needs A G45 Chipset Infusion ; 5400 RPM Hard Drive A Bit Pokey

Summarizing the performance of the Dell Studio Hybrid, we have to consider its target application. The machine is engineered to provide desktop-like performance at notebook-like power consumption. In that light, we came away impressed with the numbers....

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Dell Studio Hybrid Desktop, A HotHardware Video Spotlight

 

Synopsis: With an Intel Core 2 Duo low power dual-core processor under its hood, this machine is capable in many mainstream user applications and could make for a decent Home Theater PC. Aficionados may scoff at the system's integrated Intel X3100...

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Dell Studio Hybrid hands-on: the perfect home theater PC

 

Dell aims its attractive Studio Hybrid to students and PC newbies, but we had a better idea for the minuscule PC - let's take it into our home theater and see what it could do. It has the makings...

All good so far, but let’s see if this pretty boy can deliver the goods. Loading up that 1080p file that’s been the bane of even newer PCs with decent graphics cards, the Dell Studio Hybrid played our file without a hitch. It even nailed the most...

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Dell Studio Hybrid Desktop

 

Dell tries to storm the green market with its small and stylish Studio Hybrid budget PC, but this environmentally friendly machine doesn't offer much computing power.

Compact size; monitor included; HDMI port; environmentally conscious design, packaging

Unexceptional performance; small size limits configuration options, practically precludes upgrading

Double your display real estate by adding a second monitor. It's a snap: Here's how

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Dell Studio Hybrid

 

I would buy a Mac and cut your losses. Dell products are for the birds. I have had 2 in the last 3 years and have nothing but problems.

It runs

This product is slow and tempermental. Be very weary of any driver downloads and software downloads. The customer support on this unit is full of holes when it comes to helping you troubleshoot hardware or software issues

Product Specifications

More flexible than a typical PC, the Dell Studio Hybrid is an anywhere-you-want-it-desktop. The smallest desktop, it looks great in the living room, on the desk, or anywhere else space is at a premium. Plus, it uses energy-efficient Intel Pentium Dual Core processors, so you can enjoy its power while helping to preserve the planet. Studio Hybrid is Dell's greenest consumer desktop PC. The smallest design is about 80% smaller than standard desktops, and it contains about 75% less printed documentation by weight when compared to typical tower desktops. Studio Hybrid packaging is made from 95% recyclable materials. And the Studio Hybrid comes with a system-recycling kit, so you can help preserve and protect the environment. This product comes with such services as InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis, Dell Online Backup 2GB for 1 year and Recycle my old system with Dell.

Audio Output

Type:Sound card

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline

Cabinet (Chassis)

Form Factor:Desktop slimline
Manufacturer Form Factor:Desktop slimline

Cache Memory

Installed Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/6MB
Per Processor Size:1MB/2MB/3MB/6MB

Dimensions & Weight

Depth:7.8in
Height:2.8in
Weight:4.9lbs/4lbs
Width:8.3in

Display (Projector)

Type:None.

Environmental Standards

ENERGY STAR Qualified: Yes
EPA Energy Star Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Compliant: Yes
EPEAT Level:EPEAT Gold

Header

Compatibility:PC
Manufacturer:Dell
Model:Hybrid
Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Dell Studio

Mainboard

Chipset Type:Mobile Intel GM965 Express
Data Bus Speed:533MHz/667MHz/800MHz

Miscellaneous

Color:Slate

Modem

Type: None

Networking

Data Link Protocol:Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet/Ethernet / Fast Ethernet / Gigabit Ethernet / IEEE 802.11a / IEEE 802.11b / IEEE 802.11g / IEEE 802.11n (draft)
Type:Network adapter
Wireless LAN Supported: Yes
Wireless Protocol:802.11 a/b/g/n (draft)

Optical Storage

Read Speed:8x
Type:DVD

OS Provided

Type:Microsoft Windows Vista Home Basic/Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium

Processor

64-bit Computing: Yes
Clock Speed:1.86GHz/2.1GHz/2.5GHz/2GHz
Installed Qty:1
Manufacturer:Intel
Max Supported Qty:1
Multi-Core Technology:Dual-Core
Processor Number:T2390/T5750/T8100/T9300
Type:Core 2 Duo/Pentium Dual Core
Upgradability:Upgradable

RAM

Installed Size:1GB/2GB/3GB
Max Supported Size:4GB
Technology:DDR2 SDRAM

Service & Support

Type:1 year warranty

Storage Controller (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Storage Hard Drive

Interface Type:Serial ATA-150

Storage Hard Drive (2nd)

Type: None

Storage Removable

Type: None

System

Hard Drive(-s) Total Capacity:160GB/250GB
Type:Personal computer

Video Output

Graphics Processor / Vendor:Intel GMA X3100
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