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Dell Inspiron Zino HD Piano Black Desktop PC (Windows 7 Home)

Dell Inspiron Zino HD Piano Black Desktop PC (Windows 7 Home

Price: $499.99

 

The Inspiron 400 is a low cost, ultra small form factor desktop that packs a punch. Using AMD processor technology, it has the ability to perform with ease for everyday use. Dell USB keyboard and optical mouse included. Included software: McAfee SecurityCenter with anti-virus, anti-spyware, firewall, 30-Days; Microsoft® Works; Roxio Creator 10.2 Cyberlink PowerDVD DX.

Dell Inspiron Zino HD Piano Black Desktop PC (Windows 7 Home Premium)

 

Features

  • AMD Athlon Processor 2850e (1.8 GHz, 512 KB total cache)
  • 3GB Memory (800 MHz DDR2 SODIMM). 320GB Hard Drive. 8X DVD+/-RW Disk Drive
  • Integrated Ethernet. Integrated 2.1 Channel HD Audio. 4 USB ports. 2 eSATA ports. Connectors: headphone, mic, line-out, VGA, HDMI,
  • Wi-Fi included with 802.11 b/g card. 4-in-1 media card reader.
  • Genuine Windows 7 Home Premium (64-bit). Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics

User Reviews

I bought this solely to replace my broken DVR. I admit that I bought the cheapest version of it with the AMD Athalon 1.6, 2 GB of RAM, and the on-board video. I got it with Windows 7 hoping to use the Media Center functionality. Wow, was I ever disappointed. I got an AverMedia AverMax Hybrid TV Tuner (usb) that was Windows 7 certified. It worked beautifully on my laptop. However, when I hooked it up to the Zino HD and tried to watch live TV, my CPU went to 100% utilization, the video stuttered, and I couldn’t change channels, use the channel guide or even close Media Center. I had to hold down he power button on the machine and turn it off. I spent an hour and a half on the phone with Dell support. They reinstalled drivers, but it didn’t help. I called to try to return it and Dell told me that I would have to pay a 15% restocking fee!!! I would steer clear of this computer if you want to use it as a DVR. It is okay for web surfing, but not for watching or recording TV. — Can’t even watch live TV on the Zino

If you need to save space but still have a great desktop computer than the Zinio is for you. All the features of a larger model but compact into an 8x4x8 inch black box. 740gb, 4g ram, windows 7 etc. DVD/cd burner etc.

Its all in a little black box.

Price is a little steep but your paying for space too, as in none.

The only downside I have found is the lack of USB ports – 4, my last system had eight – not such a bad thing. — Space saving dynamo

I love it. I have it on my desk at home with a 32 inch lcd tv as a monitor, connected with an HDMI cable. It looks great, and the computers look very stylish.

It fits perfectly on my desk, it’s smaller than I thought, and very good deal for the price. The processor may not be dual core, but its more than enough. I use it for home work, watching HD videos and photos, and occasionaly playing games. The video card is quite good as well. The best part of it is that it’s small.

I love my new PC. Dell is my favorite brand of computer seller. — Very nice and stylish

Bought this exact unit to play Hulu, Youtube, and other online media as well as to be a basic function PC. It does the basic function tasks okay. Web browsing, word processing, and other basic applications run fine. However, THIS IS NOT A HOME THEATRE PC. Hulu cannot be played at fullscreen without constant lagging and hiccuping, the same goes for YouTube and any other online media streaming. I would have upgraded the RAM to fix this problem but I’m pretty sure its the integrated video garbage causing the problem. It cannot multitask to save its life. Have more than three basic applications open and you have to wait for the OS to respond.

I’m thinking of selling it and buying a laptop with HDMI output instead. A decent laptop can be a perfectly fine HTPC with the lid closed while connected to an HDTV. You’ll just need a wireless mouse/keyboard.

But don’t buy this. It was a good idea, but was very poorly made. — Disappointed

We were looking for a good home desktop that would let my daughter store her music files, surf the net, and also for me to do some work from home. This system fits the bill perfectly. If there was one thing I would change it would be that there are only 2 USB ports in the back and 2 in front. By the time you hook up the keyboard & mouse, you’re left with just 2 USB ports for all your other peripherals, (printer, speakers, etc.). Our old Dell had 4 in back & 2 in front. So we’re looking into wireless peripherals (printer, keyboard, mouse).

It’s certainly a much smaller footprint – the “tower” is actually only 8 x 8 x 3 inches. It includes a CD/RW so you can burn your own CDs. We bought the bundle at Walmart for $498, that comes with a 19-inch LCD wide-screen monitor, keyboard & mouse. The widescreen monitor is beautiful. With a 3GB HD and 500GB memory, it’s powerful enough to store a TON of music. We also bought an additional 500GB external drive so the movie/music files won’t eat up the computer memory. All in all, for the price this is a great desktop and packed with plenty of features. I would recommend it to anyone. — Great home computer system

 

 

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