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  • Dell debuts Studio Hybrid line of "petite" desktop PCs

    These look like they might work out as a small HTPC or a kids computer, and of course I'm not just posting this because they have a Bamboo version :row__631:

    Dell debuts Studio Hybrid line of "petite" desktop PCs

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    Dell's Studio Hybrid product page goes live: Gotta Spec 'Em All!


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    Re: Dell debuts Studio Hybrid line of "petite" desktop PCs

    I'd love criticize the crap out of these, except they're probably very similar to the HP thin clients we use...which work extremely well.
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      Re: Dell debuts Studio Hybrid line of "petite" desktop PCs

      Review is already out, and I will say I was hoping for just a tiny bit more:

      Dell Studio Hybrid gets reviewed, does alright

      For a HTPC, would need to be able to do HD really well.

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        Re: Dell debuts Studio Hybrid line of "petite" desktop PCs

        They remind me more of those portable hard drives rather than HTPCs...:)

        *reads review*

        *finishes reading...but doesn't find review with details*

        Uh...where's the actual review?


        Edit: http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,2817,2326613,00.asp

        There's a small READ link in the lower left of the page Bam linked to. It leads to PCMag. No surprise.
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          Re: Dell debuts Studio Hybrid line of "petite" desktop PCs

          I believe there is a certain point to where, if a desktop PC is that size, it's probably just worth it to get a laptop.
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            Re: Dell debuts Studio Hybrid line of "petite" desktop PCs

            But laptop parts aren't that easy to come by. And not everything is replaceable by the end-user.

            Besides for HTPCs, you don't need that lappy screen since you have a big screen (or not so big screen) TV.
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              Re: Dell debuts Studio Hybrid line of "petite" desktop PCs

              Originally posted by Acreo Aeneas View Post
              But laptop parts aren't that easy to come by. And not everything is replaceable by the end-user.

              Besides for HTPCs, you don't need that lappy screen since you have a big screen (or not so big screen) TV.
              On second thought, this thing may be better used as an appliance PC, or something to throw in the stereo rack, etc. Though with integrated graphics... I don't know about that. I think HD content, especially for Blu-Ray, would be under some SERIOUS scrutiny to see if it drops frames or lags. For recorded content... the 5400rpm drive? That's not very useful.

              So far as user-serviceability, parts, and expansion are concerned... most people don't bother with expanding more than RAM or a HDD, so really, expandability doesn't matter as much and it doesn't appear to be any more expandable than a laptop. If the warranty is up, they'll purchase a new computer. Same as if they had a laptop.

              It WOULD be pretty decent as a SageTV client with a server in the closet, or a media extender. Oh wait, no, they put the kabosh on 'sled. :)
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                Re: Dell debuts Studio Hybrid line of "petite" desktop PCs

                I remember back in the 70's during the first gas crisis, a comedian remarking on how cars were getting smaller and smaller: "I put out my hand to signal a turn, and one shot up my sleeve!"
                Dude, seriously, WHAT handkerchief?

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                  Re: Dell debuts Studio Hybrid line of "petite" desktop PCs

                  Originally posted by Spulat View Post
                  On second thought, this thing may be better used as an appliance PC, or something to throw in the stereo rack, etc. Though with integrated graphics... I don't know about that. I think HD content, especially for Blu-Ray, would be under some SERIOUS scrutiny to see if it drops frames or lags. For recorded content... the 5400rpm drive? That's not very useful.

                  So far as user-serviceability, parts, and expansion are concerned... most people don't bother with expanding more than RAM or a HDD, so really, expandability doesn't matter as much and it doesn't appear to be any more expandable than a laptop. If the warranty is up, they'll purchase a new computer. Same as if they had a laptop.

                  It WOULD be pretty decent as a SageTV client with a server in the closet, or a media extender. Oh wait, no, they put the kabosh on 'sled. :)
                  That's true. I had the DIYers in mind when I made my comments seeing how I'm seeing more and more people trying their hands at building their own systems and most of them are interested in configuring a HTPC.

                  As for BRs and such, I guess better discrete graphics would be needed since people output to a large flat-screen nowadays (with 1366 x 7xx being common).
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                    Re: Dell debuts Studio Hybrid line of "petite" desktop PCs

                    the review states that it has a intel 965 integrated gfx but dell site says x3100, what nvidia or ati card is that comporable to? it also has the option for a blu ray, can the gfx even play HD content seemlessly? how many fps when playing minesweep? solitare?
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                      Re: Dell debuts Studio Hybrid line of "petite" desktop PCs

                      I looked into the GMA X1300 a while back and found this fairly good review: http://www.notebookreview.com/default.asp?newsID=4154

                      I found it lacking severely. A half-way decent half-height graphics card could do better without the high load on the CPU.
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                      • #12
                        Re: Dell debuts Studio Hybrid line of "petite" desktop PCs

                        i read that review after posting last post, but from what i read, it doesnt send gfx info to the cpu to be processed, unlike the previous versions of intel integrated graphics, i would still never buy anything with integrated graphics ever again (last time was about 2000, was a 1.4 celeron with 16-128mb gfx memory, allocated from system memory, lol it played halo OK after a few patches and new drivers
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