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Dell Quietly Releases Touchscreen Studio 17

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Dell has quietly slipped a touchscreen version of the Studio 17 notebook into its lineup.

The Studio 17 Touch represents Dell's first ever multitouch notebook and boy, does it mean business. With a 17.3-inch (1600x900) display, the machine packs Intel's 2.1GHz Dual Core T4300, with the option to upgrade to Core i7. Processing power aside, you're looking at a 512MB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570 (option for a 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650), up to 8GB of RAM, up to 1TB of storage, Blu-ray, 802.11g connectivity, a six-cell battery, and various different options for Windows 7.

Electronista reports that system starts off at $800 for the Dual Core T4300, 4GB of DDR3, an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4570, a 320GB HDD, a dual-layer DVD burner, Blu-ray, 802.11g connectivity, a six-cell battery, and Windows 7 Home Premium x64.

 Hit up Dell to preorder. Shipping is set for December.

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    foody , November 20, 2009 12:49 PM
    This is actually pretty cool. Too bad I'm poor and laptops are expensive.
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    gilbertfh , November 20, 2009 12:53 PM
    Smudgy fingerprints aside... I really want one of these. Between price/performace and wow factor it seems to have it all. I am sure there are more affordable options out there that may be comparable in performace but I have had many Dell computers in the past and I have been happy with them.
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    Transmaniacon , November 20, 2009 1:10 PM
    Whats the point of blu-ray without a 1080P resolution screen...?
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    the_one111 , November 20, 2009 1:41 PM
    TransmaniaconWhats the point of blu-ray without a 1080P resolution screen...?

    720p...which is still amazingly better than 640x480.

    Looks like a cool laptop, but personally I'd rather just build myself a uber-1337 Desktop for the same price and buy a netbook for interwebs..
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    Caffeinecarl , November 20, 2009 2:10 PM
    TransmaniaconWhats the point of blu-ray without a 1080P resolution screen...?

    Lots of laptops have blu-ray and a 1600x900 screen.

    Oh yeah, and you gotta love those quiet launches. When the product more than lives up to the complete lack of hype, it's better than something that's overhyped and completely flops.
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    MiamiU , November 20, 2009 2:12 PM
    TransmaniaconWhats the point of blu-ray without a 1080P resolution screen...?


    blu-ray drives are not only for watching movies, besides you can use the HDMI output and use a bigger screen at home for the full 1080p experience if 720p isnt enough.
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    counselmancl , November 20, 2009 2:27 PM
    TransmaniaconWhats the point of blu-ray without a 1080P resolution screen...?

    Agreed, at the distance you watch a movie at on a laptop, that resolution would be much appreciated.

    But still, its better than no blu-ray.
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    skine , November 20, 2009 2:37 PM
    MiamiUblu-ray drives are not only for watching movies, besides you can use the HDMI output and use a bigger screen at home for the full 1080p experience if 720p isnt enough.

    Personally, I rip my movies to an external hard drive, then watch them through a netbook which supports 720p HDMI output.

    Interestingly, the computer does go up to 1366 by 768 on its 12" screen, but watching HD video on a 12" screen just doesn't work out too well.
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    El_Capitan , November 20, 2009 3:18 PM
    when i get want one to i display at 1080i i know u can do but when relised quitly i don't know if it's out yet
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    pelt0080 , November 20, 2009 3:33 PM
    Although I think the laptop has nice specs and unique features I do see a potential design flaw in this product. This is the fact that the computer doesn't seem to have tablet PC functionality. Does the monitor only function vertically? This could create issues with any stylus or added functionality that would be provided via a touch screen. What really is the benefit to having a touch screen without practical application?
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    ravewulf , November 20, 2009 3:40 PM
    And this significantly beats out Apple's tablet thing
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    cknobman , November 20, 2009 4:36 PM
    foodyThis is actually pretty cool. Too bad I'm poor and laptops are expensive.


    Too bad dell laptops are overpriced ugly pieces of sh!t
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    mitchmeister03 , November 20, 2009 11:29 PM
    Quote:
    Shipping is set for December.


    So with the way Dell has been the last month, this actually is more like January...
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    Anonymous , November 21, 2009 8:25 PM
    "Dell Quietly Releases Touchscreen Studio 17"

    En ends up with a bang with a "it's crap don't buy that" bang

    Dies after a few month when warranty expires
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    jn77 , November 21, 2009 11:53 PM
    on a 17 inch laptop anything less than 1900x1280 is a joke for me, especially with the video card options on the laptop... so I guess I am out for now, oh and is the 8gb limit on the ram a bios bug... technically that thing "should" support up 16gb which is part of the intel spec for the board in that thing.
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    jn77 , November 22, 2009 12:07 AM
    Ok, so where on on dell's website does it say that it is touch screen, or did it disappear because I configured it with the 1080p display?

    COLORS Black Chainlink edit
    PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ i7-820QM Quad Core Processor @ 1.73GHz (3.06GHz Turbo Mode, 6MB Cache) edit
    OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English edit
    OFFICE SOFTWARE Microsoft® Works 9 edit
    WARRANTY AND SERVICE 3Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis edit
    In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis: for issues covered by Limited Hardware Warranty, technician and/or part will be dispatched, if necessary, usually in 1 or 2 business days following Remote Diagnosis. During Remote Diagnosis, you may be asked to access the inside of your system (where safe to do so) or to participate in troubleshooting until a cause can be isolated.
    SECURITY SOFTWARE McAfee Security Center with VirusScan, Firewall, Spyware Removal, 30-Days edit
    HD DISPLAY 17.3” Full HD (1080p) B+RG LED Display with TrueLife™ and Camera/Facial Recognition SW edit
    MEMORY 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz edit
    HARD DRIVE 250GB SATA Hard Drive (7200RPM) edit
    OPTICAL DRIVE Slot Load Blu-ray Disc (BD) Burner (Writes to DVD/CD/BD) edit
    WIRELESS CARDS Dell Wireless 1520 802.11n Half Mini-card edit
    SOUND OPTIONS Soundblaster X-Fi Hi Def Audio - Software Enabled edit
    KEYBOARD Back-lit Keyboard edit
    My Accessories

    and the price is nice for that $ 2184
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    paesan , November 22, 2009 11:30 AM
    I saw a link from techbargains but it can't be configured with a core i7 and the monitor option is 900p only. If I go directly to the Dell website I can't find the touchscreen notebook.
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    paesan , November 22, 2009 11:57 AM
    Software & Services
    COLORS Special Edition Black Chainlink with Red Trim edit
    PROCESSOR Intel® Core™ 2 Duo T6600 (2.2GHz/800Mhz FSB/2MB cache) edit
    OPERATING SYSTEM Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English edit
    OFFICE SOFTWARE Microsoft® Works 9 edit
    WARRANTY AND SERVICE 1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis - Important Information edit
    In-Home Service after Remote Diagnosis: for issues covered by Limited Hardware Warranty, technician and/or part will be dispatched, if necessary, usually in 1 or 2 business days following Remote Diagnosis. During Remote Diagnosis, you may be asked to access the inside of your system (where safe to do so) or to participate in troubleshooting until a cause can be isolated.
    SECURITY SOFTWARE McAfee SecurityCenter, 15-Months edit
    HD DISPLAY 17.3” HD+ (900p) LED Display with TrueLife™, Camera/Facial Recognition SW & MultiTouch edit
    MEMORY 4GB Shared Dual Channel DDR3 at 1066MHz edit
    HARD DRIVE 500GB SATA HDD (7200rpm) edit
    VIDEO CARD 1GB ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 edit
    OPTICAL DRIVE 8X Slot Load CD/DVD Burner (Dual Layer DVD+/-R Drive) edit
    BATTERY OPTIONS 56 Whr Lithium Ion Battery (6 cell) edit
    WIRELESS CARDS Dell Wireless 1397 802.11g Half Mini-Card edit
    SOUND OPTIONS High Definition Audio 2.0 edit
    KEYBOARD Back-lit Keyboard edit

    Price $1174