Pros AT FIRST I WAS THINKING THE BLUERAY ( BUT NOT)
HDMI - DVI ALL IN ONE INTERFACE WORKS GREAT
SMALL FACTOR FITS ANYWARE ( NO AS SMALL AS A MAC MINI)
OPTICAL AUDIO SPDIF IS GREAT
WIRELES KEYBOARD AND MOUSE
( CAN UPGRADE SOME RAM AND HD AND BLUE RAY)
Cons BLURAY IS SLOW PERFORMING DOES NOT DO WELL AT ALL, I UPGRATED TO WIN 7 AND STOP WORKIGN ALL TOGETHER HAS TONS OF ISSUE WITH THE BLURAY. DONT GET IT .
TECH SUPPORT IS HORRIBLE!!
Summary I GOT THIS FOR MY ROOM I WANTED A PC TO WATCH MOVIES, MUSIC, INTERNET BUT NOT A HUGE PC I HAVE THAT AT WORK I DONT NEED SOMETHIGN LIKE THAT IN MY ROOM TO CHAT AND WATCH VIDEO.. THIS HAS ALL YOU NEED FOR A PC MEDIA.. HDMI BLUERAY,OPTICAL OUT. WIFI, ETHERNE GIGA...
BUT SINCE I GOT IT THE BLURAY IS SUPER SLUGGISH AND CONSTANTLY MAKE FATAL ERRORS AND RESTARTS MY PC.. HORRIBLE I JUST STOP USING IT ALL .. I DOWN GRATED WITH A DVD I GOT FROM EBAY AND WORKS GRATE..
I UPGRATED WINDOWS 7 AND CHANGE THE HD.. YOU NEED SOME ACRONISS SOFTWARE TO DO IT , YOU DONT HAVE TO BUT IS JUST EASIER TO DO.. CHANGE TO A 500GB FROM A 320GB.. AND I KEEP THE ORIGINAL FACTORY SETTINGS
IT PERFORMS WELL , NO SUPER FAST WELL.. THE SOUND IS GREAT I DO A LOT OF MUSIC FROM IT AND HAVE IT CONECTED TO A PREAMP AND A AMP SOUNDS GREAT.. I ALSO USE PCM FILES.. EHTERNET IS FAST, WIFI SO SO
SD SLOTS WORK FINE , ITS A NICE PC.. BUT JUST BY A MINI MAC AND GET A EXTERNAL BLURAY.. YOUR BETTER OFF.. OR A MAC BOOK AIR..
THE LID CHANGIND THING AS FUN BUT A NEVER GOT ANY.. 130 DLLS FOR A LID WAS TO EXPENSIVE TO CHANGE A "LOOK"
THERE MORE AFORDABLE AND BETTER PERFOMING PC OUT THERE.. AND ALSO.. I HAVE ALL MAC NOW AND THEY WORK AMAZINGLY GREAT WITH WINDOWS INSTALL DUAL BOOT... I DONT THINK I WOULD EVER BY A PC AGAIN EXPECIALY NOT FROM DELL.. IT REALLY BITES IN TECH SUPPORT JUST HORRIBLE..
I HAVE ORVER 30 COMPUTERS OF EXPERIENCE.. DONT BUY THIS DELL JUST SUCK NOW THERE THE NEW COMPACT FOR COMPUTERS.. IT WILL SOON SUCK MORE.. SONY IS WORSE.. HP NOT TO BAD... TOSHIBA OK.. BUT THERE ALOT MORE BRAND THAN BEST BUY OFFERS LOOK FOR THEM AND THEY WORK EVEN BETTER..
Pros The size and look only
Cons It is not reiiable at all
Summary Too expensive, not reliable, loosing a hardrive in less than 3 years is ridiculous!
Pros Cute and attractive
Cons Poor technical specifications, low quality hardware, and dreadful support. The computer has barely worked since we installed it. It has constantly failed and required constant support from the woeful Dell staff.
Pros The nice: when I got it, I could recycle everything it was packed in. It is small on the desktop
Cons crashes continually because of faulty display hardware. Dell won't fix
Summary Nice idea, but save your money and buy a more reliable brand. It has some kind of defective graphics card or other display hardware. Crashes about once a month. Have to switch it from one monitor the other. I have Dell computers at work--but this was for home and the consumer help at Dell is pretty nonexistent. I am going to stop using them at work as well. Reliability seems to have become a big problem for Dell.
Pros Small form fact and good looks. Fairly quiet and a decent group of inputs and outputs.
Cons Not powerful enough for a good media PC. Onboard Intel graphics are its biggest handicap. FSB (front side Bus) memory locked at 667mhz so don't bother upgrading CPU or memory because your wasting money.
Summary This is a real basic small form factor desktop for which you pay a premium for laptop features in a small desktop. I cannot be really impressed with anything because Dell took a good ideal and only half baked it. For example it has HDMI output but many have complained about its performance. This is because of its older Intel graphics which is not even in the cheaper laptops anymore. As with any small form desktop its handicapped from a standpoint of reducing heat build up. So the Bios has Intel's Speedstep enabled by default and its FSB is locked at 667mhz. So even if you order the better CPU and memory with 800Mhz you will not get that improvement. Higher resolution monitors tend to tax the graphics and I have even noticed a performance warning from Vista that I should turn off Aero to get better performance. Obviously, this does not give high marks for the graphics which apparently barely make the grade. On the price side of things Dell has over priced this computer and really should offer WIFI as standard and not a option. Blu Ray player is a option but I have read many complaints about its poor performance with the Intel graphics. Notice how many times the graphics come into play. The bottom line is that the Dell hybrid is a basic web surfer type computer and for those who do not have great expectations and require a small form factor desktop. It will provide you with good service. However, if you think its going to become a media center for your living room you will be greatly disappointed. Dell started to make a good media computer and somehow managed to add a few features that would create that computer. Unfortunately they quit midway through and never followed through on that.