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Dell Inspiron Zino Compact Desktop from £180.00

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Refurbished Dell Inspiron Zino compact desktopare now just £180 after selecting £20 off voucher and there is free delivery. Got one of these delivered yesterday and it is a great wee machine. Mon… Read More
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Refurbished Dell Inspiron Zino compact desktopare now just £180 after selecting £20 off voucher and there is free delivery. Got one of these delivered yesterday and it is a great wee machine.

Money off tokens are here

http://www1.euro.dell.com/content/topics/topic.aspx/emea/segments/dfh/dell_outlet_coupons?c=uk&cs=ukdfh1&l=en&s=dfh
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#1
Hot from me... looks like a good piece of kit imo.
#2
non of the cheaper ones come with gfx cards
#3
leemole101
non of the cheaper ones come with gfx cards

Correct, but are they needed? There is a on board ATI gfx chip which was driving my Dell 22 monitor today at 1680x1050 (It's max resolution) absolutely perfectly.

Edited By: termin8r on Oct 21, 2010 17:39: incomplete
#4
do the ones with on board graphics have a hdmi socket and are they all single core thanks
#5
Price excludes vat and delivery, cant find one at this price.
#6
I think they would be ideal as an alternative to Acer Revo nettops.
#7
Scotty Boy
I think they would be ideal as an alternative to Acer Revo nettops.


Could be, but for XBMC purposes the Revo's still better!
#8
exStudent
Scotty Boy
I think they would be ideal as an alternative to Acer Revo nettops.


Could be, but for XBMC purposes the Revo's still better!


Perhaps but trying to find a decent affordable Revo is becoming difficult especially with the newer model coming out - the added bonus for the Zino is the inclusion of an optical drive, which would be handy for CD/DVD ripping to disk.
#9
Scotty Boy
I think they would be ideal as an alternative to Acer Revo nettops.


at least you could upgrade this if needed, maybe even a blu ray drive :)
#10
leemole101
Scotty Boy
I think they would be ideal as an alternative to Acer Revo nettops.


at least you could upgrade this if needed, maybe even a blu ray drive :)


Very true - should be easy enough to get done, especially with keeping it all internal as well! :D
#11
Actually cracking it open to do hardware upgrades looks like a piece of p!ss! lol

YouTube - How to dismantle and upgrade Dell Zino HD
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uLBGNzYUYw8&feature=related
#12
But still cant find any for 180?
#13
canada16
But still cant find any for 180?


Your adding the £20.00p discount code to it once you get through to the checkout part?

Sort it by price (low to high) and there are several showing up as "Range: £169.50 - £188.34; Price excl. VAT and delivery".

Edited By: Scotty Boy on Oct 21, 2010 18:30: Edited the Post
#14
Yes but go into it and there is not one for 200.00 with 20.00 off
#15
Never mind found it
#16
Seen a mini for 150.00 but its only got a 600 screen so no HD and windows xp, but its cheap. n450 chip is this good?
#17
Mac mini rip off much?..
#18
azza87
Mac mini rip off much?..


Yes! :D But still looks a decent deal for home use.

Mac Mini Vs. Dell Inspiron Zino HD | akashsrir
http://www.technobuffalo.com/akashsrir/2009/12/21/mac-mini-vs-dell-inspiron-zino-hd/

Edited By: Scotty Boy on Oct 21, 2010 20:15: Edited the Post
#19
canada16
Seen a mini for 150.00 but its only got a 600 screen so no HD and windows xp, but its cheap. n450 chip is this good?


Decent enough if it comes with a large enough hard drive but also a six cell battery.

Windows XP Home Edition is more than ideal for using on that netbook.

Bear in mind there might also be a discount code for it as well, to drive down the price a bit more.
#20
desktop with a 6 cell battery?
#21
caverncity
do the ones with on board graphics have a hdmi socket and are they all single core thanks

They have hdmi yes and also and e-sata port.
#22
Sorry meant Dell Inspiron 1012 for 150 delivered, mini netbook.
#23
Base Inspiron Zino HD without graphics / AMD Athlon 2650e (1.6GHz, 512K) / Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 BIT) / 250GB HD (7200RPM) / 2048MB (2x1024) 800MHz DDR2 Dual Channel / 8X DVD+/-RW Drive including software

For £180 with 1 year warranty - not bad for a browsing machine. Hot.
#24
Is this any better than Acer Revo ?
#25
Do these come with Keyboard/mouse??
#26
heovang
Is this any better than Acer Revo ?


Depends - Single core cpu, no hardware accelerated gpu for video... no good for a home media PC. Should be ok for general purpose though.
#27
There’s an XPS 16 with the gorgeous RGB-LED screen and an i7 Quad for £732.
I’ve used one of these and the upgraded screen is easily the best TFT I’ve seen on a laptop; it blew me away.

Studio XPS 16
Intel Core i7 Processor 720QM (1.60GHz,6MB cache)
8X DVD+/-RW
500GB HD SATA (7, 200rpm)
4096MB (2x2048) 1333MHz DDR3 Dual Channel
16in RGBLED Black Leather Edge to Edge Full HD1080p with TrueLife
Battery Primary 6-cell 56W/HR LI-ION
Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64 BIT)
£732.41
#28
Umm so why is the Revo better for XBMC?
#29
drmjb
Do these come with Keyboard/mouse??

Yes, wired keyboard and optical mouse and all install disks.
#30
bez
heovang
Is this any better than Acer Revo ?
Depends - Single core cpu, no hardware accelerated gpu for video... no good for a home media PC.

The CPU may be only single core but it is a much faster design than Atom so performance should match or beat a dual core Atom.
I can’t imagine that the ATI IGP doesn’t support hardware acceleration of video!
#31
bez
heovang
Is this any better than Acer Revo ?

no hardware accelerated gpu for video... no good for a home media PC.

As far as I can tell, all Zinos have onboard Radeon 3200s which is fairly capable, does hardware decoding and should handle hd fine - paired with the 6850e cpu it can handle blu ray.
mumbojumbo
ought
Umm so why is the Revo better for XBMC?


Is it better? I thought its popularity was due to the fact that XBMC could be installed on a Linux platform, so you could run a media centre PC without having to pay for a Windows licence.

yes. The ion chipset is a 9400m, which kicks the crap out of the 3200 in the zino
#32
Thanks for the deal. I am pleased you posted but will pass - after comparing the spec's to average Netbooks it is hard to justify at all (particularly given the things it lacks that Netbooks have standard).
#33
Ordered one, is it going to be better than my several year old Dell Dimension 3100 - does anyone know
#34
stmaiq
Ordered one, is it going to be better than my several year old Dell Dimension 3100 - does anyone know


If you're just going to be using it for web browsing, a few films and some light office work it'll work like a dream.
#35
refurbs at that price
#36
thanks chaps, my current pc is coming up to 5 years old and i've been meaning to replace it with one of these for a while. Yes, browsing and very light office work (!). I was looking for phrases in the spec like 'dual processor and 2GB' and so on, but i couldn't see them - hence my confusion.
I don't really get the whole 'HT PC' malarky, why would you want to plug your pc into your tv ?

I feel old and tired now...
#37
mumbojumbo
nublets2k
yes. The ion chipset is a 9400m, which kicks the crap out of the 3200 in the zino


The 9400m has a PassMark bench test score of 112.
The HD 3200 has a PassMark score of 107.
Both low end cards and not hugely different!

http://www.videocardbenchmark.net/video_lookup.php?cpu=ION

no, the 9400m has a PassMark score of 320 if you check the high end page. It's more or less an 8600m gt so it's not really low end.

Edited By: nublets2k on Oct 21, 2010 22:57: .
#38
I’d been looking to buy one of these for a while and went for a 1.5GHz dual core, 3GB Ram and 500GB HDD for £232 delivered. I needed a higher spec than the £180 one as it will be a multi purpose machine and needs the extra grunt.
#39
Any chance of a direct link to the Dell Inspiron Zino for £200??
#40
Are the Athlon 2650e 2850e chips better than the Atom 330s in the Revo?
Do these things make a noise (hum) when left on?
Can these handle HD streaming (iplayer/ MKV)?
How much power do these things suck when left on (idle) and working (max)?


I was going to get a Revo today, but may consider this if I can leave it on all the time and watch iplayer in HD through my telly?

Any advice would help. Thanks.

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