Studio Hybrid: Dell's New Green Computer
Earlier this May I reported that Dell was going to sell a "never before seen" eco-inspired computer with a bamboo casing later this year. We could also see an early design concept of the computer. And now Dell has released their brand new eco-friendly computer, the Studio Hybrid. Itâ€™s small and it looks great.
According to Dell the Studio Hybrid is their "smallest, most personalized and most environmentally responsible consumer PC" to date. The computer is about 10% smaller than the average desktop minitower. It also uses up to 70% less energy and is Energy Star 4.0 compliant.
"Our goal was to design a desktop that fits in the office or in the living room, or anywhere space is at a premium," said Michael Scheschuk, Dell desktop product marketing. "We've created a desktop PC category that combines style, performance and a high degree of energy efficiency."
Dell has also designed the computers packaging to be more environmentally responsible:
- Reduced packing materials about 30 percent by weight as compared to typical tower desktops.
- Packing materials are also 95 percent recyclable.
- Reduced printed documentation 75 percent by weight on average as compared to typical tower desktops.
- System recycling kit is included.
You also have the option to personalize the computer with six external "jewel-toned color bamboo sleeves." If you choose the more eco-friendly bamboo case it will unfortunately cost you $130 extra.
The Dell Studio Hybrid starts at $499 and is available at www.dell.com/hybrid
Has eco-friendly computers finally gone mainstream?