Dell has rolled out a colorful series of small form-factor PCs, the Inspiron Zino HD
, which brings Windows-based competition
to Apple's Mac mini. The new nettop measures 7.8" x 7.8" x 3.4", weighs 3.53lbs and offers a bit more muscle than your average Atom-based machine.
The Inspiron Zino HD houses a 1.6GHz AMD Athlon 2650E processor (up to 1.8GHz AMD X2), Radeon HD 3200 integrated graphics (or Radeon HD 4330 512MB), 2GB of DDR2 800MHz RAM (up to 8GB), a 320GB 7200RPM HDD (up to 1TB), a DVD burner (or Blu-ray drive), and Windows 7 Home Premium (or Professional) X64. Other specifications include 802.11n Wi-Fi, four USB ports, an eSATA port, a headphone jack, a four-in-one memory card reader, and VGA as well as HDMI-out.
Dell's mini desktop is currently listed on the company's Ireland site
, and doesn't appear to be available in the US just yet. Prices start at 329 euros and climbs up to about 950 euros with maxed out hardware.