Dell's Inspiron Zino HD Is Small But Mighty

Dell's pulling out all of the stops as it rolls into the holiday season of 2009, first with the Adamo XPS and now with the most powerful mini PC we've ever seen. The Inspiron Zino HD is small in stature but remarkably powerful, with options for up to 8GB of RAM, 1TB of hard drive space, a Blu-ray drive, TV tuner and HDMI out. The measurements are right at 7.75" x 7.75" x 3.5", and while it starts at just $229, things can get pricey if you start piling on the extras. It's available to order today, with the full details below.


·         Brings Compact Size, Versatility and Power to Home Computing

·         Expands to a powerful High-Definition home media center

·         Personalized with different lid colors, range of options


ROUND ROCK, Texas, Nov. 12, 2009 – Dell today introduced the mini-sized Inspiron Zino HD, which is versatile enough to handle tasks from basic computing chores to driving a big-screen, High-Definition video media center. With a choice of colors, the Inspiron Zino HD can be easily personalized to add flare to any room in the home.


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


The Inspiron Zino HD is also ideal as an additional household PC that can fit in tight spaces and make home networking a cinch. It measures about 7.75 inches square and 3.5 inches tall. While small in size, the Inspiron Zino HD is a big performer with:


·         Ultra-small form factor designed to fit almost anywhere.

·         Easy personalization with nine 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-one 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.


A basic Inspiron Zino without High-Definition capability or upgrade options will be offered in some regions.



“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.”


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