Dell Studio Hybrid arrives

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Dell has releases its 'Studio Hybrid' range – with the low cost desktop aimed squarely at the ecologically-minded and the media PC brigade.

The funky little PC comes in six different styles – five shiny plastic varieties and a bamboo sleeve that was first seen as a concept earlier in the year.

A built in HDMI port as standard indicates that Dell see this as a living room computer attached to your flat screen television – but WiFi and wireless keyboard/mouse are optional extras.

The most interesting thing is perhaps the price point - with the US getting their hands on the kit for as little as $499 for the basic model – that's around £250.

Next big/little thing

Low cost desktops are tipped to be the next big thing, with Asus proudly showing off their Eee branded version recently – and Dell will be far from the last manufacturer to try to grab a handhold in this niche.

We've contacted Dell UK for news on pricing and availability and will update you when we get the information.

Patrick Goss

Patrick Goss is the ex-Editor in Chief of TechRadar. Patrick was a passionate and experienced journalist, and he has been lucky enough to work on some of the finest online properties on the planet, building audiences everywhere and establishing himself at the forefront of digital content.  After a long stint as the boss at TechRadar, Patrick has now moved on to a role with Apple, where he is the Managing Editor for the App Store in the UK.