Everybody wants to take on the Mac Mini these days. Besides, Steve Jobs seems to have forgotten they have a Mac Mini to update. All of Apple’s products have been refreshed except that Minis. Well Dell is out and selling a shiny competitor — the Studio Hybrid.
Forget the Asus Eee Box. If you have to spend some dough on a mini-desktop PC, spend it well with the Studio Hybrid.
Intel Dual Core 1.86GHz to Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6GHz
1GB – 4GB 667MHz Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM
160GB – 320 GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (5400 rpm)
6x – 8X CD/DVD Writer
Intel GMA X3100
Gigabit Ethernet LAN
Wi-Fi 802.11n (built-in, optional)
5 x USB 2.0
IEEE 1394a port
HDMI/DVI video connector
The whole thing weighs about 2.18kg primarily because if the HDD. Starting price is $450 (~Php19,000, inclusive of Windows Vista Home Basic) for a Dual Core 1.86GHz, 160GB HDD and 1GB RAM but could easily swell up to $1,400 for an Intel Core 2 Duo 2.6GHz T9500, 320GB HDD and 4GB RAM. Monitor sold separately.