Desktop Computer for Blu-ray Player

I'm considering purchasing a mini desktop computer (e.g. Dell Studio Hybrid) with a built-in HDMI connector and Blu-ray drive for connecting to an HDTV (plasma) and viewing Blu-ray movies. This mini desktop computer would also connect, via its SP/DIF optical connector, to an external DAC which in turn would connect to my stereo pre-amp and be used as a music server.

What Blu-ray profile would a desktop computer, with a built-in Blu-ray player, be? Does this depend on the built-in Blu-ray player? If so, are there any Profile 2.0 Blu-ray players for computers?

I think all of the current BD drives are 2.0 capable. The video card seems to have a lot to do with this also. The playback software is a major player here as well.

My unit started off 1.0, after upgrading the video card along with free periodic upgrades from Cyberlink made my Sony drive 2.0 .

The Cyberlink software is quoted here

"CyberLink PowerDVD delivers proven quality of HD movie playback on consumer PC’s and has already been certified for significant Blu-ray Disc standards, including BD-Video Profile 1.0, BD-Video Profile 1.1 (Bonus View), BD-Video Profile 2.0 (BD-Live), BD+, BD-RE 3.0, AVCHD, and AVCREC."

That's a neat little unit you're considering. My only concern is upgrade ability. It doesn't leave you much room if any to try the newest sound/video cards that are coming to market. The great thing about using your PC is the software can be continuously upgradeable.