Dell Inspiron Zino HD Deals

Ardjuna Seghers

By Ardjuna Seghers



February 11, 2010, 2:00 pm

You sure about the ethernet port not being gigabit? Every online reference I can find says it is. Not that it matters, the ones I saw in PC-City the other day were a bit too loud for me.


February 11, 2010, 4:13 pm

@worth considering the likes of the Acer Aspire Revo. Though far less powerful, it’s adequate to run most HD material (barring YouTube HD)

I think even YouTube HD is now possible on the little Revo :)

Have to admit the Revo is a cracking buy, even if your not on a tight budget.


February 11, 2010, 5:26 pm

"Of course Blu-ray playback... high definition video was not a problem,the Zino HD kept CPU load well under 60 per cent on average"

60%, will tolerable seems quite high to me.

I have an ASRock ION ( 4GB RAM with 500mb dedicated to the Nvidia GPU) and I get less than 20% (12-17% on average) on Bluray playback. The ASRock instant boot is great and has all the major features of this unit, albeit no mouse/keyboard or OS but it will still be up and running for far less..

Flash 10 was even optimised around ION so that works well too.

Case proven m'lord


February 11, 2010, 10:22 pm

@Chocoa, yes the Revo uses the ION and I have to agree 60% CPU seems very high.

Also when you consider you can get a Revo for £140 it makes the Dell seem very expensive.


February 25, 2010, 10:23 pm


Thanks for pointing that out and sorry about that mistake. It does indeed have Gigabit Ethernet and the review has been corrected.


True, 720p Flash is now working, making the Revo an even more attractive alternative.

Don't forget to factor extras like an external optical drive into the Revo's price.


"Well under"; the actual average was lower.

Out of interest, what software do you use on the ASRock and what's maximum load?


April 28, 2010, 5:18 pm

I really enjoyed this review! Not sure if the Mac mini is that interesting any longer...

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