Dell Studio Hybrid takes on the Mac Mini

Dell Studio Hybrid takes on the Mac Mini

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.

Studio Hybrid


Why? Well…

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

Studio Hybrid

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.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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14 Responses

  1. anonymous says:

    How can everyone else take on the mac mini when the mac mini is powered by Mac OS X?

    No comparison.

  2. yuga says:

    Because if Dell tried using OSX, Apple will sue their asses. Besides, Apple started it with all those Mac vs. PC commercials they air on TV.

    Btw, is it the OS that powers the hardware or the hardware powering the OS?

  3. jhay says:

    Looks enticing and much worth the buck than the Asus Eee Box. Now I wish the video card can be upgraded then this would be a good gaming rig, which is what I’m really after nowadays. :D

  4. anonymous says:

    My bad. Hindi pala ikaw ang nagsimula nung taking on the mac mini.

    Ginaya mo lang pala sa ibang tech blog.

    Fair enough.

    Pero it would be better if you have one mac machine for yourself just to test it out para naman may karapatan ka talagang mag discuss ng mac di ba.

    With all the gadgets that you have maybe it’s about time to get one.

  5. eat1ng says:

    Does the HDMI port mean it can output Full-HD (1920×1200) videos to HDCP-compliant monitors?

  6. Lyle, RN says:

    Those PC vs MAC commercials can be funny or annoying depending on which side of the fence your on. I’m more of a fence-sitter when it comes to platform wars.

    I own a Vista laptop but I still think those commercials are funny. No need to get all worked-up over a TV commercial or any OS for that matter.

    As for the Dell Studio Hybrid, it surely beats the crap out of those overpriced Asus Eee Box.

  7. Kuya Kevin says:

    I’ll consider buying one of these.

    I have a mac laptop that I’m pleased with, but I’ve been looking to buy an affordable pc desktop.

    I may wait till my next trip to the States to buy it; probably cheaper there. I can always bring it back and buy monitors, etc here.

  8. Adrian says:

    What a stupid product.

  9. Adrian says:

    Dell gaya-gaya lang sila ng product. what a loser.

  10. otoyreyes says:

    nice product..mas better kung linux Os lagay nila.

  11. Erjan says:

    is this already available in the Philippines?

  12. James says:

    You’re basing it from the Dell website starting price. If you purchase it from there, it would include tax, shipping and handling, and of course customs fees to be shipped here in the Philippines. Considering that, it would really be more expensive than your initial estimate.

    Besides, don’t we already have the Shuttle XPC in terms of ultra small form factor PCs?

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