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Dell Inspiron Zino HD desktop system. AMD x2 3250E 1.5Ghz, 3gig, 500GB, 20" Monitor, Win 7 £449 or less delivered
Dell Inspiron Zino HD desktop system. AMD x2 3250E 1.5Ghz, 3gig, 500GB, 20" Monitor, Win 7 £449 or less delivered

Dell Inspiron Zino HD desktop system. AMD x2 3250E 1.5Ghz, 3gig, 500GB, 20" Monitor, Win 7 £449 or less delivered

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Inspiron Zino HD(D00ZHD02)

Inspiron Zino HD no graphics with ODD, Black
AMD X2 3250E 1.5GHz 512k
Genuine Windows® 7 Home Premium, 64bit, English
3072MB Dual Channel DDR2 800MHz [1x2048 + 1x1024] Memory
500GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
Integrated HD 3200 Graphics
Dell IN2010N 20' Widescreen Consumer Flat Panel Monitor - UK
Integrated 2.1 Channel High Definition Audio
Dell(TM) USB Entry Keyboard - UK/Irish (QWERTY)
Dell 2 Button USB Scroll Optical Mouse - Black
DataSafe Online Backup 2GB 1 year
8X DVD+/- RW Optical Drive (DVD & CD read and write)
1 year of coverage included with your PC
Microsoft® Works 9.0 / English - (Does not include Microsoft® Word)
Piano Black colour

19 Comments

This is basically a mac mini PC with a monitor? Not a great price personally. It just looks expensive.

I think you could get a decent brand at this sort of price.

I didn't think anything could do it but this is actualy making the Mac Mini look like reasonably good value

DarkDay;6984363

I didn't think anything could do it but this is actualy making the Mac … I didn't think anything could do it but this is actualy making the Mac Mini look like reasonably good value


:-D But this is £50 cheaper, has more RAM, a larger HDD and a monitor. :thinking:
The Mac has a much better CPU but that's about it!!!

Agharta;6984895

:-D But this is £50 cheaper, has more RAM, a larger HDD and a monitor. … :-D But this is £50 cheaper, has more RAM, a larger HDD and a monitor. :thinking:The Mac has a much better CPU but that's about it!!!



Agreed, take of £100 for a decent Dell 20" screen and it is considerably cheaper. Also are the current Mac-Mini's any good as HD Media Centers?

I was quite excited about this. I thought it would make a great little PC for under the TV. An ideal media centre. Then I discovered this has no expansion sockets. It is impossible to fit any tuner card in it. It therefore becomes a pretty useless media PC !

Dont know what Dell are trying to do with this....it seems so half-baked..
Is it just a small stylish PC or is it meant to be a living room Home Theatre/Media PC?

It's small and living room friendly certainly, complete with HDMI port, yet has no IR reciever for a remote control.
No details about what audio formats it can output (DTS/DTS-HD etc).
A Blu-Ray drive is only an option, not at this price point.
Integrated graphics - can this handle HD 1080p video playback?
No Wi-Fi inside - have to buy a USB dongle! (Why couldnt Dell squeeze that in, like in most smartphones??)

If you want a small, discrete inoffensive PC with no wi-fi then this will find some friends. However, if you're thinking it can make the grade as an HTPC under the telly, then you'll have to spend some more on Dell options

Me, I got me one of these for HTPC purposes - bloody marvellous performer and good value. No OS though so budget for Win 7 or Linux.
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Blu-Ray, 1080p playback,
IR reciever (and remote!)
Wi-Fi installed.
nVIDIA Ion chipset is designed for HD video duties, and does a great job.
It's quiet and power-efficient.

In summary: Cold. Must try harder, Dell.

CPU looks WAAAAAYYYY outdated and weak

The Mac Mini's have got a Nvidia 9400 in them.

Who keeps voting hot for this?
If you want a PC to go under the telly buy hotukdeals.com/ite…c-a
If you just want a PC, there are tons of better deals on here.

mamboboy;6989007

Popcorn Hour A110 FTW: http://www.expansys.com/d.aspx?i=177495



@ 199 it's effing expensive. I'd rather spend more on the new ]Popcorn Hour C 200

Actually had a look at the Dell Zino HDs the first time I saw them advertised. They’re not something I would buy but I wanted to compare them size and spec-wise to the Mac Mini which was the previous ultra-smallest PC.

However, I had seen the press release on an international site so I immediately noticed that Dell are really fleecing the UK and Europe:

dell.com/con…=19
Has the Athlon 2650e (1.6GHz), 2GB, 250GB, ATI 3200, Vista HB 32-bit for $229.

While:

www1.euro.dell.com/con…hs1
Has the same spec (but with 320GB and Win7 HP 62-bit) for £299. At the moment $229 is £139 and even adding 15% VAT it only come to £160 so the UK price is almost the double!

MrJambo;6988661

Then I discovered this has no expansion sockets. It is impossible to fit … Then I discovered this has no expansion sockets. It is impossible to fit any tuner card in it. It therefore becomes a pretty useless media PC !



It's got no internal expansion slots, but it has USB ports, and I've got two USB Freeview TV tuners, so that's a possible way forward.

Bear in mind you can get an ION based nettop computer for under £160 which will do full HD playback no problem. The downside to that approach is no built in optical drive. But for £160 can't really go wrong. That's what I would do if I wanted a media centre PC.

hotukdeals.com/ite…c-a

Sulphur Man;6988734

Me, I got me one of these for HTPC purposes - bloody marvellous performer … Me, I got me one of these for HTPC purposes - bloody marvellous performer and good value. No OS though so budget for Win 7 or Linux. http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/ASRock-ION-330HT-BD-Intel-Atom-330-16-GHz-2GB-DDR2-320-GB-HDD-Blu-Ray-Combo-BlackBlu-Ray, 1080p playback, IR reciever (and remote!) Wi-Fi installed.nVIDIA Ion chipset is designed for HD video duties, and does a great job.It's quiet and power-efficient.In summary: Cold. Must try harder, Dell.



I'm looking at getting one of these, have you tried recording TV with it?

Dell have crippled this with the CPU, no way it can handle 1080p movies and may even struggle on some high bitrate 720p. I'd rather have an Atom + Ion or Mac Mini.

blammo,

not yet. I' migrating a hauppauge usb freeview dongle (twin tuner) onto it shortly. I'll let you know how it goes. Considering the performance so far (Win 7 is perfectly responsive) I'm expecting no performance issues.

For £350-odd, I've replaced any aging DVD player, a limited media streamer (Zyxel DMA-1000) and a Slingcatcher in the bedroom with one box which can play BR, record DVDs/CDs, Youtube, iPlayer, XBMC - whatever software is out there. Very pleased

Of course the major downside that you've all missed is that it runs Windows - end of story!

Sits back and waits for the flames...

:whistling:

Sulphur Man;6998367

blammo, not yet. I' migrating a hauppauge usb freeview dongle (twin … blammo, not yet. I' migrating a hauppauge usb freeview dongle (twin tuner) onto it shortly. I'll let you know how it goes. Considering the performance so far (Win 7 is perfectly responsive) I'm expecting no performance issues. For £350-odd, I've replaced any aging DVD player, a limited media streamer (Zyxel DMA-1000) and a Slingcatcher in the bedroom with one box which can play BR, record DVDs/CDs, Youtube, iPlayer, XBMC - whatever software is out there. Very pleased



I'm not bothered about blu-ray so am wanting to get the regular DVD model instead, ]microdirect have it for £276 + delivery. Am looking to get it for all the reasons you mentioned, it looks a great piece of kit to me, certainly better than this dell :thumbsup:
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