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.
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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..
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.
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.
But still, its better than no blu-ray.
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.