I liked how this picture gave a better feel for proportion - allowing you to see how it compares to the size of a standard DVD or CDROM. Size and weight specifications (with sleeve on):
The new Dell Studio Hybrid Desktop is VERY small as you can see, but it has quite a bit of functionality from the technical specifications:Length: 7.75 inchesHeight: 2.8 inchesDepth: 8.3 inchesWeight: 4.8 pounds (with stand) - AWESOME in my opinion! I hate moving weighty "desktops" around!
- This is a full-fledged modern Intel Dual-Core Intel Core-2 Duo system, with current processor options including:
- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5750 (2.00GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T5850 (2.16GHz/667Mhz FSB/2MB cache)
- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T8100 (2.1GHz/800Mhz FSB/3MB cache)
- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9300 (2.5GHz/800Mhz FSB/6MB cache)
- Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T9500 (2.6GHz/800Mhz FSB/6MB cache)
- You can have up to 4GB RAM put in here;
- Option of up to 320GB SATA Drive
- It runs Windows Vista -- various editions, including 64-bit Vista I would assume since the processsors are Intel EMT64, though I didn't see an option to order Vista specifically in 64-bit flavor - and, since I don't know much about Microsoft Vista in general, I have no idea what options even exist. :)
- For networking, it has integrated Gigabit Ethernet NIC (nice!) (RJ45) for super-fast LAN connection, plus built-in wireless "draft-N" Wi-Fi
- Five USB 2.0 compliant ports, IEEE1394a port (4-pin), HDMI video connector, DVI video connector, and an AC adapter connector (of course)
- For audio: Digital Audio: S/P DIF Out; Analog Audio: Headphone (front); Line-in / Line-out (back); has Intel High Definition Audio 2.0 features.
- Oh, and I really like this choice: 8X Slot Load CD/DVD Writer (DVD+/-RW) OR 6X Slot Load Blu-ray/CD/DVD Combo Drive - that makes this thing an interesting media-player option too.
- Integrated Intel X3100 Video Card. This is the only thing I don't particularly like the sounds of, since I prefer using an NVidia accellerated-graphics card, but I understand why integration is NEEDED to pull this off. A full-fledged high-end Nvidia GeForce 8800 or 9800 would be nearly half the size of this whole computer and probably double (or more) the power consumption :)
I have been contemplating buying a new computer (or two) for testing out various operating systems on. I actually don't care at all about Vista, but instead about Linux and other open-source operating systems. I'm hoping Ubuntu Linux 64-bit edition would run on this thing, and for the price of a "base model" or whatever, I think I will try it out (the sick part is I will have to pay for Vista even though I have no plan to ever use it! arggh!) But, as I started out saying, the size alone has my interest, as I can easily find room for it. And, I love the whole power-savings idea!
So, I am leaning towards the no-monitor option (already have one on a switchbox) and the T8100 Intel processor, plus 4GB RAM. It's pricing out at around $900 or so with the config I have entered, which isn't TOO bad. Actually, I am now wondering about availability and ship-dates. We shall see.