November 10th, 2008



My new computer gets shipped on Wednesday, and I can hardly wait. Even better is the fact that Damien's brand new laptop should be here on its heels.

Size and materials
Our smallest design is about 80% smaller than standard desktops, and it contains about 75% less printed documentation by weight when compared to typical tower desktops.
8.8" X 3.0" X 8.3"

Power usage
Uses about 70% less power than a typical desktop, and meets Energy Star® 4.0 standards with an 87% efficient power supply.

Studio Hybrid packaging is made from 95% recyclable materials. And the Studio Hybrid comes with a system-recycling kit, so you can help preserve and protect the environment.

Here are the specs on mine:
Studio Hybrid 140g, Intel Core2 Duo T8100, 2.1GHz, 800Mhz 3M L2 Cache
3GB, DDR2, 667MHz (2 Dimm; 1 x 1GB + 1 x 2GB)
USB Multimedia Keyboard
USB 2 Button Optical Mouse
Intel Integrated Graphics Media Accelerator X3100 with DVI and HDMI
160G 5400RPM SATA Hard Drive
7-1 Media Card Reader Enhancement w/Icon Manager
Microsoft Windows Vista Home Premium SP1
Integrated 10/100/1000 Ethernet
Slot Load CD / DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive)
Roxio Creator 10 Dell Edition
Media Direct 4.0
Integrated 5.1 Channel Audio
Dell AX210 Speaker, 2.0, 1.2W
Five USB 2.0 compliant ports
IEEE1394a port (4-pin)
HDMI video connector
DVI video connector
Integrated network connector 10/100/1000 LAN (RJ45)
AC adapter connector
Digital Audio: S/P DIF Out
Analog Audio: Headphone (front); Line-in / Line-out (back)
It ships on Wednesday, I hope to get it by Friday. I know it's not the MacBook Pro I wanted by any stretch, but it is the most affordable thing I could get in good conscience to meet the needs I have. I are excited!