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Dell Inspiron Zino HD to Compete With the Mac Mini

Dell Inspiron Zino HD to Compete With the Mac Mini

Posted November 12, 2009 at 10:48am by iClarified · 5167 views
Dell today introduced the mini-sized Inspiron Zino HD, which is versatile enough to handle tasks from basic computing chores to driving a big-screen, High-Definition TV media center. With a choice of colors, the Inspiron Zino HD can be easily personalized to add flare to any room in the home.

Starting at $229, the Inspiron Zino HD includes standard HD-capable integrated graphics, HDMI output and built-in networking that make it smart for typical home and student computing activities such as word processing, e-mail, organizing photos and music, and surfing the Internet.

The economical Inspiron Zino HD with optional additional memory, hard drive storage, combo Blu-ray disc player, HDTV tuner, wireless remote control and Windows 7 Media Player and turns into a powerful home media center computer. In that capacity the Inspiron Zino HD can record and play your favorite TV shows, display high-definition content from the Internet, and store and deliver music, video and photos very well.

The Inspiron Zino HD is also ideal as an additional household PC that can fit in tight spaces and make home networking a cinch. It measures about 7.75 inches square and 3.5 inches tall. While small in size, the Inspiron Zino HD is a big performer with:

· Ultra-small form factor designed to fit almost anywhere.
· Easy personalization with nine color choices for Inspiron Zino HD.
· Choice of AMD processors or dual core Athlon Neo X2 6850e.
· Up to 8GB dual channel DDR 2 memory.
· Up to 1TB internal hard disk storage.
· Combo DVD/CD RW drive with optional Blu-ray Disc combo.
· Integrated 10/100/1000 networking with wireless option.
· Optional TV tuner, wireless keyboard and mouse.
· Built in 2.1 high-definition audio and 4-in-one media card reader.
· Integrated ATI graphics adapter with standard HDMI and VGA video connections, and optional 512MB discrete graphics adapter.
· Four USB ports (2 front/2 rear); two eSATA ports (rear).
· Energy-Star 5.0 compliant.

A basic Inspiron Zino without High-Definition capability or upgrade options will be offered in some regions.

“The Inspiron Zino HD proves again that great things can really come in small packages,” said John Terwilliger, Director of consumer products. “It is a fashionable and functional computer that is small enough to fit almost anywhere in the home and can be personalized for the style-minded.”

The Inspiron Zino HD is available today directly from Dell at with a choice of operating systems from Windows Vista Home Basic through Windows 7 Professional.

Dell Inspiron Zino HD to Compete With the Mac Mini

Dell Inspiron Zino HD to Compete With the Mac Mini
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Jason - November 12, 2009 at 6:58pm
Cheap says it all! Compare this to a Mac Mini with a crappy AMD CPU, what a joke.
mike - November 12, 2009 at 5:26pm
They would look so much better if they where white instead of black. It just makes them look cheap.
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