Excerpt: We’ve come to realize that there is no single ideal build for a home-theater PC. Some folks want an HD tuner, while others want Blu-ray. Some even expect their HTPC to function as a full-tilt boogie gaming rig. Then there are the users who want nothing more than the ability to browse the web on their glorious 60-inch TV set and dive into the vast sea of streaming content. For these latter folks, Dell’s Inspiron Zino HD seems like a perfect fit.
Pros: Small and quiet enough for easy living-room deployment; low price.
Cons: Low-clocked Athlon X2 doesn't have the juice to run unoptimized code well.
An Athlon-powered desktop PC with netbook performance
Good Gear Guide.au
26 September 2010
Summary: The Dell Inspiron Zino HD is a basic, low-cost computer with some media playback capabilities but little else. An HDMI connection means you can connect the nettop PC to televisions easily, but it won't play 1080p high-definition content smoothly.
Pros: Inexpensive, eSATA, hard drive is upgradeable
Cons: Can't play Full HD content smoothly, Wi-Fi and Bluetooth not standard, no remote control