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Dell introduces new Studio and Inspiron systems (with video)

Posted on 30-Jul-2008 09:08 | Filed under: News

Dell introduces new Studio and Inspiron systems (with video)
Dell has launched its smallest, most personalized and most environmentally responsible consumer PC, the Studio Hybrid.

Available immediately, the PC comes with a new unique shape and size, personalized with six optional, external jewel-toned color or bamboo sleeves.

Dell also unveiled two new Inspiron PCs, including the Inspiron 13, a sleek sub US$800 13-inch laptop perfect for students heading back to school, available starting next week at Wal-Mart. The Inspiron 518 desktop is designed for everyday family multi-media activities, be it catching up on favorite TV shows via the Internet, playing online games, and storing and accessing music playlists and digital images.

“The design and craftsmanship of the Studio Hybrid alone are enough to cause you to do a double take,” Michael Tatelman, vice president, Dell global consumer sales and marketing. “Combine that with the performance of this little beauty and its environmentally smart DNA, and you’ve got something truly unique – something that you can make your own.”

According to Dell, the Studio Hybrid was designed to enhance personal expression and creative living. Dell’s smallest desktop PC, about the size of a collegiate dictionary, can fit just about anywhere. Depending on the location or decor, the Studio Hybrid can be set up in a vertical or horizontal orientation.

With a starting price of US$499, the small Hybrid PC can be used in entertainment centers, and connecting to HD TVs via a standard HDMI port.

When paired with an optional wireless keyboard, people can easily flip back and forth from watching a favorite broadcast TV show or sporting event to checking online stats, sending email, looking at digital pictures, etc. on the TV.

Customers can configure a Studio Hybrid with variety of optional technologies and peripherals such as Wi-Fi networking, wireless keyboard and mouse, Blu-ray Disc drive for watching high-definition DVDs, TV tuner, and multiple flat panel display options, like the Dell’s first 16:9 Full HD LCD monitor, the 24-inch S2409W.

The Dell Studio Hybrid is about 80 percent smaller than the typical desktop minitower, and uses up to 70 percent less energy.

In addition to being extremely energy efficient and Energy Star 4.0 compliant, the Studio Hybrid’s unique packaging was designed to be environmentally responsible: Reduced packing materials about 30 percent by weight as compared to typical tower desktops. Packing materials are also 95 percent recyclable.

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