updated 10:25 am EDT, Fri June 20, 2008
Dell Studio Hybrid Leak
Dell's unnamed mini desktop has been given a title as well as early specifications, courtesy of a new leak being spread by Engadget. Now referred to as the Studio Hybrid, the desktop uses a color wrap-around Plexiglas shell instead of the bamboo on show for one version and is now known to use an Intel platform; whether or not it uses Atom or a Core 2 chipset is unclear. The system will also have video support enough for HDMI video out and 4GB of memory, and should come with Wi-Fi.
The Studio Hybrid has originally been pitched as an eco-friendly system and may still have an at least partly recycled shell. It should also drop the built-in optical drive common on most of the PC builder's systems. Release information is still unclear from the leak, though Dell in the past has suggested it would sell the desktop for between $500 and $700 before the end of the year.