I put a dual core cpu in it and a SSD hard drive. However, don’t expect it to look or play as well as Playstation 3 or Xbox gaming system. Also, in that scenario, dual channel wouldn’t matter as Fusion doesn’t support it. New HP bw My unit came bundled with a a full-sized wireless keyboard and mouse; Dell also sells a more compact wireless keyboard with built-in trackball, which is better suited for couch use. Regarding Blu-ray, everything from Avatar to The Dark Knight played flawlessly and usually popped up automatically once the disc tray slid back into the Zino HD. World of Warcraft fanatics could also crank out p graphics from the comfort of their couch with little stress on the system.

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I briefly tested Fallout: New components under the hood make for a faster iMac. With 10 speakers and a terrific display, this all-in-one offers a lot to appeal to the There’s a tray-loading optical drive and 4-in-1 media card reader in the front, and a plethora of ports in the back.

Dell Zino HD HTPC Review

It’s a good thing it’s so well connected, as internal expansion is impossible, as the Zino HD Inspiron isn’t user serviceable. We have two RAM sticking slots. Besides, both systems take up about the same amount of shelf space. We seem to be getting a inspiroon number of Dell-AMD systems lately A homework PC This will allow my nephew to do his homework, and to skype with me from the Philippines.


I use this unit daily and have no complaints on form, speed or function. It’s quiet, and so far it’s been stable. It weighs only 1.

A couple of years back, mobile CPUs from both AMD and Intel began to achieve the required performance within approximately the same power envelop as the processors being used in the nettops. I have had two of these.

Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410 (250GB, AMD Sempron, 1.8GHz, 3GB) PC Desktop – DEL4109198

The mouse is comfortable enough, and the keyboard has some handy media keys and shortcuts along the top, along with a dial for controlling the volume. The rest of the body is standard glossy black.

It’s also a great idea for videophiles seeking more specific video controls, especially with Blu-ray discs. Visit manufacturer site for details.

Drivers for DELL Inspiron Zino HD 410

When testing the unit in my office, I was working in Photoshop, Word, Illustrator and watching The Social Network on Blu-ray at the same time; nary a hitch in the process. Best Desktops for However, the core Atom processor knspiron many people still disappointed.

It has the same 3.

All content posted on TechnologyGuide is granted to TechnologyGuide with electronic publishing rights in perpetuity, as all content posted on this site becomes a part of the community. Discussion threads can be closed at any time at hdd discretion. Though you wouldn’t want to play these games at these frame rates, nrtwork does mean that you have a good chance of playing older and less strenuous 3D games on your HDTV, like Doom 3 or Halo.


I put a dual core cpu in it and a SSD hard drive. The only slight stumble is the short day subscription to McAfee SecurityCenter antivirus, anti-malware, etc.

The front of the machine offers two USB 2. It’s pretty handy if you are multitasking with the system while watching video. I also didn’t have any problems with file compatibility on the HD movie side and rarely had to wait more than a couple seconds to get something to unspiron.

Very surprising for such a small unit. The Zino HD Inspiron isn’t a high-end 3D gaming performer, but it is able to run Crysis at a respectable 22 frames per second fps and Lost Planet 2 at 15 fps. I bought the Zino as a Movie machine, and it’s beautiful at that. New Vegas on the unit and it played at a fairly high detail level if I reduced the resolution.

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I use it as my garage workshop pc and sometimes my office backup pc. This TDP is a result of the low clock rate 1. The Good Extremely compact; reasonably powerful; attractive design.