Initially, Dell aimed its slick looking Studio Hybrid to students and new PC users, but this little beauty might be the perfect form factor to use in your living room. It does have all of the usual markings of a minuscule home theater computer. It includes an optional slot-loading Blu-ray drive, an HDMI port, an optical digital audio back, wireless networking and a few USB ports to hook up TV tuners, wireless remotes and interface peripherals.
The fastest Studio Hybrid comes with 3 GB of RAM and a 320 GB SATA hard drive. The computer is barely larger than an external hard drive, tiny enough to hide among the other video components of your home theater system. The reason why it's a hybrid computer is that it's a desktop computer made using laptop parts. The top of the line Studio Hybrid has no problems loading up videos to 1080p, which is good. However, all of this performance comes at a price. A $1750 price tag.
The Dell Hybrid Studio PC is available from their online store from as little as $500 up to $1750. The high price is related to the fact that Dell uses laptop parts to make this small form factor PC.