By Ardjuna Seghers
Reviewed: 6 Nov 2008
Dell Studio Hybrid 140g Desktop PC, Windows 7 Pro 64-bit, Intel Core 2 Duo
Dell Studio Hybrid 140g Core 2 Duo 2.0GHz 4GB RAM 250GB DVD+RW Desktop Computer
Dell Studio Hybrid (160 GB, Intel Pentium D, 2 GHz, 2 GB) PC Desktop
you cant be serious at those prices Dell.....a better specced Dell laptop costs considerably less and includes a screen..!!
@HSC: Personally, I couldn't agree more! Unfortunately, at this kind of size there isn't exactly much competition to Dell's Hybrid at the moment, and some people will want it for its looks alone.
Yes, I agree, you can buy an Atom based EeePC for 𧷤 less which is the same kind of form factor, but your performance will suffer. A similarly specced Mac mini would probably come to about the same price.
Does anyone produce a PC with onboard freeview tuners and a remote control? I want a single box under my telly that I can use to watch the BBC iplayer - but also do the Humax type of thing as well for the other channels...... (Apple are you awake?) I am hoping the HDD maunufacturers will add an ethernet port and iplayer function but it is more likely to be a PC manufacturer who does it first. The ironic thing is that with the BBC iplayer the "media PC" is finally a desirable item - except I can't find one now!
Something's not right here:I went to the Dell website and it seems to claim that Wi-Fi is an optional extra on the base model, and I find no mention of integrated Bluetooth.Blast! This units could have been so right (older Intel platform aside), but not including Bluetooth seems laughable.This unit would look lovely next to my Full HD Plasma TV linked with HDMI, and I could save money on the package if it included Bluetooth and I could use my existing Bluetooth keyboard and mouse.Is there some sort of conspiracy among technology manufacturers to release stuff that just doesn't quite live up to expectation?
So if I've got this right it cant play decent HD video or games due to feeble graphics, has a miserly 2GB RAM and 320GB hard drive, uses older (and cheaper technology), has a poor keyboard and mouse, has no screen and costs the best part of 𧼐. But it looks nice.And somehow ends up getting an overall 8/10. Fascinating.
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