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…Dell’s Studio Hybrid packs an environmental punch?

Dell Studio Hybrid

Dell’s new Studio Hybrid line of computers is a rather interesting offering.

Designed to be an “anywhere-you-want-it-desktop”, the pint-sized PC comes in six colors, as well as bamboo, features an ultra-compact design with Intel mobile technology performance, a slot-load DVD, HDMI, digital/analog TV tuner, and optional Blu-ray for home entertainment duties.

In addition, the Dell Hybrid helps to preserve the planet as Dell’s greenest and most power-efficient consumer desktop (75% less printed documentation, 70% less power usage, Energy Star 4.0 compliant, and packaging made form 95% recyclable materials).

A good-looking computer that’s good for the environment and performs too?

What’s not to love?

[Dell – Studio Hybrid]

…You can build your own 200 Dollar PC?

200 Dollar PC

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Paul Stamatiou’s 200 Dollar PC is an impressive piece of tech, and his now completed three part guide means that you can build your own as long as you can follow a relatively simple set of directions.

Specs include 1.2GHz of Intel Celeron power, 1GB of RAM, 250GB of hard drive, and a mini-ITX form factor to keep everything small and compact.

Uses include turning it into an NAS, a HTPC, a File Server, an Internet Termanal, an Art Piece, or anything else that you can think of, since for 200 big ones, you’re basically making a computer experiment.

What will you do with yours?

[Paul Stamatiou – 200 Dollar PC – Part 1]

[Paul Stamatiou – 200 Dollar PC – Part 2]

[Paul Stamatiou – 200 Dollar PC – Part 3]

…Apple announced the new Mac Pro?

Mac Pro

Conspicuously pre-MacWorld, Apple today announced the release of the new Mac Pro, nicknamed the Tower of 8-Core Power.

Features include a new standard of 8-Cores of processing power (using Intel’s new 45 nanometer Quad-Core Xeon processors running up to 3.2 GHz), and a new system architecture that delivers up to twice the performance of its predecessor, making this the fastest Mac yet.

Basic Configuration:

  • Two 2.8 GHz Quad-Core Intel Xeon processors with dual-independent 1600 MHz front side buses
  • 2GB of 800 MHz DDR2 ECC fully-buffered DIMM memory, expandable up to 32GB
  • ATI Radeon HD 2600 XT with 256MB of GDDR3 memory
  • 320GB Serial ATA 3Gb/s hard drive running at 7200 rpm
  • 16x SuperDrive with double-layer support (DVD±R DL/DVD±RW/CD-RW)
  • Two PCI Express 2.0 slots and two PCI Express slots
  • Bluetooth 2.0+EDR
  • Apple Keyboard and Mighty Mouse.

However, this announcement is conspicuous because it comes a week before MacWorld, where many had expected Apple to announce the update to their Mac Pro line. Does this mean Apple has a big announcement planned that would dwarf the announcement of an updated Mac Pro?

I guess we’ll just have to wait and see.


…You can Mac for cheap with a Hackintosh?


Like the looks of Apple’s new OS, but still trying to stay loyal to Windows?

Then check out Lifehacker’s Hackintosh guide for information on how to build a high-end computer that’s confused about its identity using OSx86.

    The build consists of a 2.2GHz Intel Core 2 Duo processor, a total of 4GB of RAM (four sticks at 1GB each), an ASUS P5W DH Deluxe motherboard, a GeForce 7300GT (the same basic video card that comes installed in the default Mac Pro configuration), a 500GB hard drive, a DVD burner, and an Antec Sonata case.

So what’s all of this going to cost you?

$800, plus the cost of the OS.

Not bad for a system whose closest competitor is the $600 Mac Mini with half the specs.

[Lifehacker – Build A Hackintosh Mac For Under $800]

…Shuttle makes one sweet gaming rig?

Shuttle SDXI

Shuttle’s new 1337 Series SDXI crams some serious gaming power into their notoriously small form factor PC platform. The offering include a fully internal liquid-cooling system, an Intel Core 2 Extreme QX6700 processor, two AMD ATI Radeon X1950 Pro CrossFire graphics cards, two 10,000 RPM 150GB hard drives, and 2GB of Crucial ballistix DDR2 memory, all covered in an awesome flame job from Smooth Creations. If you consider yourself among gaming’s 1337, then this is the PC for you. N00bs need not apply.


[Smooth Creations]

[Via: Ubergizmo]