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Dell Quietly Releases Touchscreen Studio 17

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.

  • foody
    This is actually pretty cool. Too bad I'm poor and laptops are expensive.
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  • gilbertfh
    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
    Whats the point of blu-ray without a 1080P resolution screen...?
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  • the_one111
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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
    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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