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Dell Launches Studio Desktops


Dell Launches Studio Desktops

Looking at the Studio Hybrid mini-desktop and the Studio Laptop range one help but think there's a slot Dell has yet to fill - where's the fully-fledged desktop Studio system? Funnily enough, that's exactly what Dell has announced today. Supposedly intended to be the "heart of home entertainment command centers {sic} and multimedia activities". Presumably there'll be one of these in the Death Star command centre somewhere, then.

Two Studio Desktop SKUs are available, the standard Desktop and the Desktop Slim the former of which is packed inside a 'normal' sized case, the later in (oddly enough) a slimmer chassis which can be stood either vertically or horizontally. Both offer a range of configuration options, including Intel CPUs from the 2.53GHz Core 2 Duo E7200 up the 2.83GHz quad-core Q9550, up to 8GB of DDR2 RAM and ATI graphics options.

All configurations come with HDMI output, two front and four rear USB ports and card readers as well as optional Blu-ray drives. Connectivity wise there's gigabit Ethernet and optional built-in Draft-N wireless. In fact, all that really separates the Studio Desktops from any other Dell system is the styling, which is much more living-room friendly (so to speak) than the company's other systems.

Pricing in the US starts from $549 (~£280) with systems available now. We'll likely have UK-centric details within the next few days, knowing Dell.




September 25, 2008, 2:07 am

you know what gets most up my nose? microsoft's refusal to change the way they spell programmes - they always spell it "programs", which just isn't right... i could never understand their insistence on spelling everything wrong: maybe if things were a little different in the american civil war... maybe, just maybe...


September 25, 2008, 3:57 am

Actually, program is correct.

Programme refers to shows on the television, or a programme of events. A program is a piece of software.

Program, the verb, applies to both program and programme.


September 25, 2008, 4:25 am

Erm, in reference to the news article, the new Dell Studio desktops have been on the Dell UK site for at least the past two days. Prices start at &#163339. Just go to the Dell UK site - there's a big advert on the front page.


September 25, 2008, 2:20 pm

Darf: Yup :) what annoys *me* is people referring to, say, Never Mind The Buzzcocks as a "great TV program". Great, yes, program, no. Unless the whole thing is CGIed, possibly...

Pbryanw - colour me surprised. It didn't occur to me to look on the UK front page, I got the US press release and there was nothing on the UK press section :s

Brian ONeill

September 25, 2008, 3:00 pm

Also i think you mean the american war of independence? The american civil war had several complex factors but i am not sure the spelling of programme was one of them.

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