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With a low-power Intel Core 2 Duo processor under its hood, the Dell Studio Hybrid 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 graphics, however, the Studio Hybrid has more than enough power to playback full 1080p resolution content with its Core 2 Duo dual core processor, 5400RPM 160GB hard drive, and DDR2-667 system memory.  As a minimalistic business-class machine, family computer or college-bound bookshelf PC, the  Dell Studio Hybrid has all of the basic features of a full sized system, in a sleek, stylish, eco-friendly footprint.  

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warlord replied on Fri, Sep 26 2008 4:39 PM

Nice compact system. Also i can't say enough about the new videos. I hope to see all product reviews have a video, so i can spare my tired eyes from the reading...lol...i'm lazy folks so thank you for feeding the couch potato in me.

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 very nice. Very impressed with how little wattage it uses. Curious though, how much of the system memory is dedicated to graphics? Also is there an otpion for a larger HD or is 160GB the max?

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Looks like a nice little pc and another very nice video guys!

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3vi1 replied on Fri, Sep 26 2008 8:22 PM

>> Aficionados may scoff at the system's integrated Intel X3100 graphics,

Chide? Yes. Deride? Yes. Contemn? Absolutely! But never "scoff". LOL

Great video feature, and a neat little machine! Keep them coming.

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Dave_HH replied on Sun, Sep 28 2008 10:01 PM

nelsoncp21:

 very nice. Very impressed with how little wattage it uses. Curious though, how much of the system memory is dedicated to graphics? Also is there an otpion for a larger HD or is 160GB the max?

 

Good questions, Nelson, thanks.  Actually you can get up to a 320GB drive configured on Dell's site. 

During testing, I think the system was reporting something like ~ 132MB committed to graphics, 8MB of which is partitioned off in the BIOS automatically, the rest of which is dynamically allocated as needed.

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ice91785 replied on Mon, Sep 29 2008 10:20 AM

I am surprised the box could render 1080p as well as it did. It would make a nice little HTPC for this reason alone eh? (Obviously would need to grab yourself more storage).

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Dave_HH:

nelsoncp21:

 very nice. Very impressed with how little wattage it uses. Curious though, how much of the system memory is dedicated to graphics? Also is there an otpion for a larger HD or is 160GB the max?

 

Good questions, Nelson, thanks.  Actually you can get up to a 320GB drive configured on Dell's site. 

During testing, I think the system was reporting something like ~ 132MB committed to graphics, 8MB of which is partitioned off in the BIOS automatically, the rest of which is dynamically allocated as needed.

 

 Thanks for the response Dave. Not a bad little system especially if you can throw in a 320GB HD not to mention external storage. Only problem I see is you probally couldn't upgrade any of the components say a year down the road if you wanted to.

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Dave_HH replied on Mon, Sep 29 2008 3:25 PM

nelsoncp21:

Dave_HH:

nelsoncp21:

 very nice. Very impressed with how little wattage it uses. Curious though, how much of the system memory is dedicated to graphics? Also is there an otpion for a larger HD or is 160GB the max?

 

Good questions, Nelson, thanks.  Actually you can get up to a 320GB drive configured on Dell's site. 

During testing, I think the system was reporting something like ~ 132MB committed to graphics, 8MB of which is partitioned off in the BIOS automatically, the rest of which is dynamically allocated as needed.

 

 

Actually, you can at least upgrade RAM, CPU and Hard Drive.  I'm sure you could even toss a higher density 2.5" hard drive in there down the road as well.

 

 

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 thats cool. thought they would have used a proprietary form factor or something. I guess the major limiting factor would be the graphics but it seems more the capable to handle standard tasks with it's x3100. very cool little machine. Maybe I can talk the wife into getting 1 for herself so she will stop kicking me off my machine to check her facebookBig Smile

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