Dell Inspiron Zino HD

  • Dell Inspiron Zino HD
75
Based on 26 scores, 36 reviews available
  • Excellent:
    5
  • Good:
    7
  • Average:
    7
  • Bad:
    7

Pros:

  • Blu-ray.
  • Wireless networking and HDMI make this tiny PC ideal for serving up living-room content.
  • Streams online HD video flawlessly.

Cons:

  • Comparably slow productivity performance.
  • Upgradable slim-tower competition offers more potential and faster performance for a lower price.

Expert reviews and ratings

By PC Mag on

PCMag Editors did not test this particular version of the Dell Inspiron Zino HD. We did, however, test and review the Inspiron Zino HD 410 (4 stars, Editor's Choice). A mini desktop PC packing an AMD Athlon Neo X2 6850e processor, the Dell Inspiron...

By G4tv.com on 100

Video Review: The Dell Inspiron Zino can turn your living room into a multiplex home theater with its AMD QuadCore processor, ATI Radeon graphics and 1 TB HD to stream media or record TV--all in a tiny 8x8 box. Kevin Pereira and Candace Bailey take a...

By Tech2 on 60

So we’ve seen that the Zino HD performs fairly well. But with a price tag of Rs. 30,900 is it really worth a buy? As a everyday use desktop, it’s probably not for you, if you don’t care about the form factor of your PC. One can easily...

By cnet on 72

With its thoughtful features, Dell's charming little Inspiron Zino HD is perfectly suited to serve up HD content to your living room. We wish it had more general computing speed, and design purists will find the Mac Mini more sophisticated, but on...

By TechTree on 60

The Zino HD is available for Rs. 29,000. It comes with 3GB RAM, a 320GB hard disk, ATI Radeon 4330 graphics and an 18.5-inch Dell LCD monitor. For 30 grand, it is value for money since you're getting an entire PC that you can just plug and play at...

By HardwareZone.com on

It's A WrapCompared to first paltry Zino release, Dell's Zino HD offspring brings much more to the palette with its expandability options plus the means to tackle HD media. More importantly, it comes with attractive features you might not...

By Maximum PC on 60

Can this mini PC handle fat, bloated Adobe and Apple code? We’ve come to realize that there is no single ideal build for a home-theater PC. Some folks want an HD tuner, while others want Blu-ray. Some even expect their HTPC to function as a...

By TopTenREVIEWS on 100

With a few upgrades and additional options, this computer becomes a dynamic computing...

By ConnectReviews on

Let's take you back to 2005 when Apple introduced the Mac mini, a full-fledged computer inside of a 6.5 inch square enclosure. It was very impressive then, but now there are many competitors on the market including the Dell Inspiron Zino HD, which...

By DigitalVersus on 80

Using it as a media centre Although it's an optional extra, the Blu-ray reader adds a lot to the Zino HD, and allows it to easily overtake the Mac Mini in terms of multimedia performance.That said, compared to a dedicated media centre, there are...

By CIOL on

Long gone are the days when a desktop PC meant a huge cabinet and a fat monitor taking up all the space on the table in youir room. This is the day and age of the small form factor desktops. All in One PCs have provided a good option, and so does the...

By Dev Hardware on

The Dell Inspiron HD's compact size should attract many potential buyers. Its $249 starting price is very affordable, but if you start to upgrade its components,...

By Expert Reviews on 100

It's rare we see a PC that's both good value and great-looking, but this Blu-ray-equipped mini PC scores in both categories....

By Good Gear Guide on 65

The Dell Inspiron Zino HD is a basic, low-cost computer with some media playback capabilities but little else. An HDMI connection means you can connect the nettop PC to televisions easily, but it won’t play 1080p high-definition content...

By PC Advisor on 60

Ultimately, the compact, portable size of the Dell Inspiron Zino HD is its most compelling feature - even beyond its fast speeds and strong variety of ports for its size. The budget PC category is littered with desktops that destroy the Zino HD in...

By PCWorld on 60

The Inspiron Zino HD provides impressive connectivity and performance in a colorful and compact enclosure....

By RegHardware on 75

The compact design of the Zino HD will certainly appeal to anyone that wants a neat and attractive media centre PC, or even just a snazzy desktop for day-to-day work. However, the 1.5GHz processor is a bit feeble, and if Apple can beat it with the...

By PC Mag on 70

The Dell Inspiron Zino HD's compact design is derivative of the Apple Mac mini, but it has all the connectors it needs to sit under that big HDTV you bought last holiday...

By CNET Australia on 72

While our review sample doesn't quite have the power to be a usable HTPC, if you're willing to spend a little more Dell offers the upgrades to get...

By Bit-tech.net on 50

Despite its cute looks and appealing low power design, the Zino HD is not actually efficient in terms of cost or power to performance - certainly not if you factor in actual 2D applications such as photo editing and video encoding. In fact, it places...