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  1. #1

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    Default A nice looking Dell desktop

    Times they are a changing....

    Dell Studio Hybrid: Dell Studio Hybrid Mini-PC Officially Makes Hippies Smile for $499

    I do think the bamboo one would look good in a lounge next to some cherrywood shelf speakers

    Now what response from Apple with the mac mini....!?
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    I was just about to post this too.

    Looks great IMO. It's a pity I already have a HTPC and I don't have any money.

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    I actually don't mind the look (and price) of them.. Now if only they ran OS X they'd be near on perfect I reckon!
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    Anything that pressures Apple to update the MacMini is a good thing....
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    Is it coming here anytme soon?
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    Not bad.

    Can it sit flat or does it always need to be propped up by the silly stand?

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    I really would like something like that, cool looking pc. As in, if I never got an imac id probably buy that lol.
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    What's shitting me off about that great looking desktop, is there's a us$499 model, but the only option I saw here was au$1400!!!! Of course, they may have just not gotten around to adding the other models yet. But if not that's pretty poor form!

    Specs wise this is where the Mac Mini should be at a minimum I think.
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    That looks surprisingly good.

    Here's hoping a mini refresh is closer than we hope.
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    A few points to answer some of the previous posts ...

    It is $1400 here, but is bundled with a 22" monitor which is slightly better (than with no monitor at all for that price, I mean).

    Looking at the store, they only give you a choice of three colours, bamboo isn't available until September.

    The photos show it can stand horizontally or vertically, although they still have a stand supporting each end when it sits horizontally.

    Refreshing to see that a PC maker can come up with something new and do it well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by aafuss View Post
    Is it coming here anytme soon?
    It is already here but can take 7-10 days for delivery.

    Me seriously thinking of getting one for work instead of using my mac.
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    I was wanting a mac mini myself, but waiting, waiting, waiting for an upgrade, that seems very unlikely indeed. This could suit instead, but if you have to get a monitor you may not need, thats $1400+, too much. Why not just sell the unit alone? I don't know anything about Dell particularly, but I had some notion that some of their stuff you could buy clean and install a linux yourself. There is a lot of discussion on the 123 Mac Mini forum on whether people will get this instead and run OSX on it otherwise.

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    Nice Good to see some colour back on the desktop, and tastefully done.

    This unit screams HTPC though, with HDMI, Optical out, and the option of Blueray. Would be interesting to see one of this in action running Vista's Media Centre.

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    rjch, I agree that OS X would be awesome to run on this, instead of Vista. Hackintosh Mac Mini anyone?
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    That's quick-should we be seeing these in the Dell Officeworks section soon?
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    The bamboo model would look pretty boss, but I don't think hippies use computers or have enough brain cells left to operate one (especially with Vista)
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