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    Dell announces Inspiron Zino HD Media Player PC

    Dell unleashes their first HD Media Player Mini-PC, the Inspiron Zino HD.

    Dell Inspiron Zino HD Media PlayerThe Zino HD is one of the most stylish media boxes I’ve had a pleasure to evaluate. It’s a simple 7.8″ by 7.8″ cube with a glossy colored top. All you have to do is plug it in right under the TV and that’s the extent of your set-up. Plug in a USB keyboard and a wireless mouse and you’re good to go. The HDMI-out and optional Blu-ray drive mean that this will make a very solid companion for any HD television. You have the option of paying for discrete graphics, and these machines can pack up to 8 GB of RAM and 1 TB of data.

    Designed to fit just about anywhere, the Inspiron Zino HD packs power and entertainment into a very small footprint. And with the option to interchange a choice of variant color options, the Zino HD can either blend in or stand out. Choose the standard Piano Black finish or customise yours with one or more of these optional styles: Flamingo Pink, Formula Red, Tangerine Orange, True Blue and Spring Green.

    Unlike most of the mini PCs out there today, this one actually has impressive specs, and here they are:

    AMD Athlon(TM) 2850e Processor (1.8GHz, 512K)
    Genuine WIndows 7 Home Premium 64bit (English)
    4GB (2X2GB) DDR2 SDRAM Memory
    500GB SATA 3.0Gb/s Hard Drive with Native Command Queuing
    Single Drive: 8X DVD+/- RW
    McAfee(R) Security Center 10 (Multi Language) – 30 days
    1 Yr Ltd Hardware Warranty, InHome Service after Remote Diagnosis
    Dell(TM) USB Entry Keyboard (English)
    Dell(TM) Optical Mouse
    No Monitor

    Prices start at $229 for the minimalist model, and go up to $649 for the the works, plus a 20″ panel thrown in for good measure.

    David Novak
    David Novak
    For the last 20 years, David Novak has appeared in newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV around the world, reviewing the latest in consumer technology. His byline has appeared in Popular Science, PC Magazine, USA Today, The Wall Street Journal, Electronic House Magazine, GQ, Men’s Journal, National Geographic, Newsweek, Popular Mechanics, Forbes Technology, Readers Digest, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Glamour Magazine, T3 Technology Magazine, Stuff Magazine, Maxim Magazine, Wired Magazine, Laptop Magazine, Indianapolis Monthly, Indiana Business Journal, Better Homes and Garden, CNET, Engadget, InfoWorld, Information Week, Yahoo Technology and Mobile Magazine. He has also made radio appearances on the The Mark Levin Radio Show, The Laura Ingraham Talk Show, Bob & Tom Show, and the Paul Harvey RadioShow. He’s also made TV appearances on The Today Show and The CBS Morning Show. His nationally syndicated newspaper column called the GadgetGUY, appears in over 100 newspapers around the world each week, where Novak enjoys over 3 million in readership. David is also a contributing writer fro Men’s Journal, GQ, Popular Mechanics, T3 Magazine and Electronic House here in the U.S.

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