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Dell Studio Slim


$399.00 Released September, 2008

Product Shot 1 The Pros:Small footprint that's perfect for cluttered desks. Nice looking finish with sleek lines. Support is easy to reach and well trained with the product.

The Cons:Fans are pretty noisy and hard to ignore. Keyboard is hard to get used to, tends to miss keystrokes occasionally. Applications tend to load a bit slowly.

The Dell Studio Slim is a high-end multimedia desktop PC designed as Dell claims to be the "center of a users electronic universe". The Studio Slim model is nearly identical in specifications to the Studio Desktop model PC's however it does of course have a much more compact mid-tower case.

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It features first and foremost, an integrated HDMI port; to provide superior high-definition output to any display monitor including an HDTV. The Studio Slim also features a processor from the Intel dual or quad core families depending on the particular model, and comes bundled with the Windows Vista Home Premium operating system.

Additional Studio Slim features include an integrated 1394 adapter, home theater device upgrades such as a Blu-Ray player or TV tuner, and a stylish glossy black case design. Like a majority of Dell's products the Dell Studio Slim comes available in several different models; which are all completely customizable to a user's preferences and price range. See "Models" section below.

Features

  • High-end multimedia desktop PC
  • Intel dual or quad core processor depending on model
  • From 2GB to 6GB of dual channel DDR2 SDRAM
  • An integrated HDMI port for high-definition display support
  • Windows Vista Home Premium operating system pre-installed
  • Integrated 1394 adapter
  • Home theater device upgrades; Blu-Ray player or TV tuner
  • Stylish glossy black mid-tower case

Models

  • Studio Slim Desktop
    • MSRP: $399
    • Processor: Intel Pentium dual-core E5200 (2MB L2, 2.5GHz, 800FSB)
    • Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1
    • Monitor: None Included
    • Optical Drive: 16X DVD+/-RW Drive
    • Memory: 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz- 2DIMMs
    • Hard Drive: 500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache
    • Video Card: Integrated Intel GMA X4500HD Graphics
    • Sound Card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    • Hardware Support/ Warranty: 1Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
  • Studio Slim Desktop (Core 2 Duo Technology)
    • MSRP: $599
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Duo E7400 (3MB L2, 2.8GHz, 1066FSB)
    • Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-Bit
    • Monitor: Dell S1909WX 19 inch Widescreen Flat Panel Monitor
    • Optical Drive: 16X DVD+/-RW Drive
    • Memory: 3GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz- 4DIMMs
    • Hard Drive: 500GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache
    • Video Card: Integrated Intel GMA X4500HD Graphics
    • Sound Card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    • Hardware Support/ Warranty: 1Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
  • Studio Slim Desktop (Multimedia Powerhouse)
    • MSRP: $799
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q8200 (4MB L2, 2.33GHz, 1333FSB)
    • Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-Bit
    • Monitor: 20 inch S2009WFP Widescreen Digital Flat Panel Monitor
    • Optical Drive: 16X DVD+/-RW Drive
    • Memory: 6GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4DIMMs
    • Hard Drive: 640GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 3450 256MB supporting HDMI
    • Sound Card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    • Hardware Support/ Warranty: 1Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
  • Studio Slim Desktop (Ultimate Power and Entertainment)
    • MSRP: $999
    • Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad processor Q9400 (6MB L2, 2.66GHz, 1333FSB)
    • Operating System: Genuine Windows Vista Home Premium Edition SP1, 64-Bit
    • Monitor: 23-inch S2309W Widescreen Digital Flat Panel Monitor
    • Optical Drive: 16X DVD+/-RW Drive
    • Memory: 6GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz - 4DIMMs
    • Hard Drive: 640GB Serial ATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) w/DataBurst Cache
    • Video Card: ATI Radeon HD 3650 256MB supporting HDMI
    • Sound Card: Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
    • Hardware Support/ Warranty: 2Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis

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    small footprint that's perfect for cluttered desks

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    nice looking finish with sleek lines

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    support is easy to reach and well trained with the product

  • 1

    general operation and multitasking is smooth and reasonably quick

Cons
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    fans are pretty noisy and hard to ignore

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    keyboard is hard to get used to, tends to miss keystrokes occasionally

  • 1

    applications tend to load a bit slowly

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