Updated: Dell's minidesktop launching tomorrow

The PC maker first floated the concept in April at a green-tech conference.

Dell minidesktop PC
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This post has been updated with pricing info.

The small form factor PC that Dell was talking up earlier this year will be released tomorrow.

The company posted a teaser video to its blog today.

Dell says the new Studio Hybrid is 80 percent smaller than a traditional PC and it will come in seven different colors. But here's some stuff that's not in the video: It will retail for $699 with a monitor, and $499 without, according to sources familiar with the product. And, although it's a desktop, it'll have Intel's latest mobile processor in it.

In April, Dell pitched it as an environmentally friendly PC, and the video notes that it uses 70 percent less energy than a traditional desktop. The company also said then that the casing would be from totally recycled material, but the video doesn't indicate that, other than the still of what looks like bamboo casing--but that would make eight colors, not seven. We'll update as we get more information.

Here's the video:

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