Dell Inspiron Zino HD Takes on Mac Mini

Posted by at 12:46 pm on November 12, 2009

Dell today introduced the mini-sized Inspiron Zino HD, which looks to take on the Mac Mini head on with a lower price point.   The Zino HD is versatile enough to handle tasks from basic computing chores to driving a big-screen, High-Definition video media center.

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 Inspiron Zino HD, with optional additional memory, hard drive storage, combo Blu-ray disc player, wireless remote control and Windows 7 Media Player, can be configured into a powerful home media center computer. In that capacity the Inspiron Zino HD displays high-definition content from the Internet, and stores and delivers music, video and photos very well.

It measures about 7.75 inches square and 3.5 inches tall. This makes a strong choice for the home user who want to keep their computer form taking over a room’s decor.

“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.”

Features

  • Ultra-small form factor designed to fit almost anywhere.
  • Easy personalization with 10 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 wireless keyboard and mouse.
  • Built in 2.1 high-definition audio and 4-in-1 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.

Ordering

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

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