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Dell Studio Hybrid Looks Like Eee Desktop


Dell Studio Hybrid Looks Like Eee Desktop?

Asus's Eee Box may have stolen a few headlines recently (and we should know, we've written most of them) but that doesn't mean it's the only player in the market. As in the Netbook market, Dell is also set to offer an Eee rival on the desktop, coming under the name of the Studio Hybrid, according to information (and a couple of blurry photographs) leaked to Engadget.

We're told that that the Studio Hybrid has the following specs:

*Intel based (maybe Atom, maybe not - we can't tell)


*320GB hard drive

*Five USB ports

*DVI and HDMI outputs

*DVD drive

*WiFi and Ethernet

*Windows operating system

Supposedly pricing has been stated before as likely between $500 and $700 (around £250 to 350) which would probably translate as £400-odd in the UK. Given the increased specs over the Eee Box the likewise increased (expected) price seems reasonable. We'll have to see both systems in the flesh to decide which is the better but as ever, competition is never a bad thing.



Luan Bach

June 23, 2008, 4:41 pm

Why would anyone need 4GB of RAM when the processor will be too slow for any tasks that will need that much RAM ? Seems like a waste.


June 23, 2008, 7:49 pm


memory has far greater uses then just brute speed, an example is you have A Powerpoint document, several web pages, email and other applications open, and most are laying idle, they have to reside somewhere if you dont have much memory they will be cached to your hard drive which will be alot slower.

Andy Vandervell

June 23, 2008, 7:50 pm

Well given this is Dell I imagine this is a maximum and they're be different configurations.

Luan Bach

June 23, 2008, 8:09 pm


Sure, more memory is always useful, but the usage model you've listed doesn't need anything like 2GB never mind 4GB, we can do all that on a PIII with 512MB of RAM. Only things like 3D games, photos and video editing will need more RAM than that and I can't imagine an Atom will be able to handle those tasks.


June 23, 2008, 8:34 pm

thats your model, not everyones model.


June 24, 2008, 11:13 pm

i expect the 4gb is a typo.

ctrl+alt+delete the pc your using goto perfomance and have a look at you peak commit charge?

bet its between 700mb-1.5gb most

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