Dell Inspiron Zino HD is better than all the nettops and mini PCs

By | December 6th, 2009



Although nettops by Acer and Samsung are famous and been in market for quite sometime and the mini PC by CompuLab is getting a lot of attention, yet this machine is first professional solution to the mini PC requirements. Zino HD by dell is a mini desktop computer with a size of 8″ by 8″ square. It is well designed and offers a great price to specs ratio.

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You have to agree with me that even for geeks the technical specs of a machine is not everything. Extra design and cool looks always inspire everybody. Zino HD comes in 10 different color selection and is a perfect square that can be placed anywhere. It adds an extra style to your work table.

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The PC has Windows 7 Home Premium, AMD AthlonTM Dual-Core processor with integrated ATI Radeon HD 3200 graphics and an optional Radeon HD 4330 graphics. You can have up to 1 TB of hard disk space in your Inspiron Zino HD. Besides this the nettop supports a mind blowing 8GB of 800MHz DDR2 memory. It includes WLAN card (802.11 b/g or 802.11 a/b/g/n), two USB 2.0 ports, 4-in-1 memory card reader, headphone, microphone, VGA, RJ45, eSATA and HDMI connectors.

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The base model has AMD Athlon 2650e (512K L2, 1.6GHz) processor, Windows Vista Home Basic, 2GB DDR2 800MHz memory, 250GB SATA Hard Drive with 7200 RPM, Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200, integrated 2.1 High Definition Audio and cost only $229. You can fully customize every feature as per your requirements. There is also an optional Blu-ray Drive that will cost an additional $100.

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Maximum Specs:

  • AMD Dual Core Athlon Neo X2 6850e (1MB L2, 1.8GHz)
  • 20″ Dell HD Monitor with VGA port and cable
  • Genuine Windows 7 Professional 64-Bit
  • 8GB of 800MHz DDR2 Memory
  • ATI Radeon HD 4330 512 MB
  • 1 TB (7200 rpm, SATA II)
  • Blu-ray Disc (BD) Combo (Reads BD and Writes to DVD/CD)
  • Soundblaster X-Fi Hi Def Audio
  • Dell 1520 802.11 b/g/n wireless card
  • This system with max specs will cost about $1,000

Minimum Specs:

  • AMD Athlon™ 2650e (512K L2, 1.6GHz)
  • Genuine Windows Vista Home Basic SP1, 32-Bit
  • 2GB Dual Channel DDR2 SDRAM at 800MHz- 2 DIMM Memory
  • Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics
  • 250GB 7200 RPM SATA Hard Drive
  • 8X DVD+/-RW Drive
  • Integrated 2.1 High Definition Audio
  • No Wireless Card
  • This system will cost only $229

It weighs only 1.6 kg with dimensions 7.8″ x 7.8″ x 3.4″ (Height X Width X Depth) and uses only 65 W power which makes it an efficient solution for office. Inspiron Zino HD also meets Energy Star 5.0 Standards and comes with at least 1 year warranty. For complete information visit dell.




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  • http://www.seo-writer.com/ David SEO consultant

    They look superb and take so little space. But after the $#@!* we are going through with our current round of Dells (my hard drive blew twice in under two years), I'm not sure another Dell is in the cards.

  • BP

    kinda a copy cat of mac mini

  • frank

    They look interesting. But with their choice of components I'm not too interested. I would love to see one built with an Intel chipset with Nvidia graphics.

  • jonathan
  • chjawadm

    no, you cannot

  • http://www.r4cards.co.uk/ buy r4

    This system SHOULD have enough power to play full-screen video; the Radeon HD3200 has video decoding hardware. Unfortunately with the current combination of the Flash player and the Hulu site it isn't getting used. The HD4330 option might improve video playback a bit – but mostly by speeding up the processor by removing contention for memory. The 1.8GHz Athlon Neo processor option might also help.

  • iwantmyzinohd

    Dell is having production issues. My Zino HD were ordered on Nov 17 and still have not arrived as of Jan 22.

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  • Fi-Vi

    This is an amazing machine… it's like a mac mini + imac + dell, which doesn't really sound that good. actually i think someone at Fireviews said they want to use one of these things

  • Jestep

    Based on 10 years of playing with just about every Dell ever made, I have to question the long-term reliability of these. Every time Dell tries to make a super compact computer like this, they have serious problems with the hardware. Usually results from cheap components and excess heat from everything being in such a small package.

  • http://www.n3dsmall.com Numbers Silvan

    Hah, I have an R4, and honestly, I can’t be bothered to pirate, it’s not that I don’t know how, it’s just that I can’t find any game that’s good enough to pirate, but not good enough to pay for,

  • Dsc

    cant beat the mac mini

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    I love these new computer sizes, yet still having considerable power.