The word Hybrid is normally associated with cars these days, but computer maker Dell have actually managed to incorporate this word into their product range with the launch of the new Dell Studio Hybrid PC.
This computer is being touted as a rival for Apple, though Apple fans will probably find that quite amusing.
Dell say that the PC will use around seventy per cent less power than the average desktop and that most of the packaging that the computer comes in, is actually recyclable.
Although the Hybrid is a good-looking piece of kit, especially as there are also some bamboo covers to put on should a green feeling come on, what’s more important is what’s inside the box:
- mobile Penryn T8100 processor,
- a slot-loading DVD burner,
- optional Blu-ray drive,
- HDMI port,
- 250GB or 320GB hard drive,
- Firewire port,
- 8-in-1 media card reader,
- 2GB RAM,
- Intel Mobile 965 integrated graphics.
For a starting price of £569, with no monitor, it’s somewhat more pricey than some of Dell’s other PC lines, such as the popular Vostro.
Still, it’s a step forward to see the computing world - which is notorious for energy use and polluting waste products - to try and address the issue of sustainability and recycling in a commercial PC.