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Dell Inspiron Zino HD

Dell Inspiron Zino HD
alaScore 89

342 reviews

Nov, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 342 reviews from magazines and websites. Reviewers are impressed by the size and design. The usability and price also get good opinions. Some have doubts about the reliability.

price, usability, design, size


We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Desktops the Dell Inspiron Zino HD is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 89/100 = Very good quality.

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Consumer review by: review summary for Dell Inspiron Zino HD


alaTest has collected and analyzed 61 user reviews of Dell Inspiron Zino HD from The average user rating for this product is 3.2/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.0/5 for other Desktops on

price, design, usability, size


57% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

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Dell Zino HD 410 HTPC Review


Dell is one of the leading vendors in the PC market to have a play in the SFF HTPC (small form factor home theater PC) space. In 2009, they introduced the first Zino HD HTPC, the Zino 400. It used the AMD's Athlon 64 2650e/2850e / Athlon 64 X2...

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Dell Inspiron Zino HD 410


Dell's squarish Inspiron Zino HD 410 compact desktop PC is back, with a few impressive tweaks to make it even stronger than it was before. But the internals of this tiny, black PC aren't the only things that Dell amped up: The price of our configured...

Built-in Blu-ray ; Integrated Wireless-N support ; Customizable case top

Pricey for what it offers

For its size, you won’t find a more well-rounded system than Dell’s Compact PC. It's speedy,connected, and ready for next-generation movie discs.


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Dell Inspiron Zino HD (AMD Athlon X2)


In the right configuration, Dell's Inspiron Zino HD will fit seamlessly into your living room as a PC-based video source. Due to its uneven handling of even standard-def video, this $468 build isn't quite up to the task. Fortunately, Dell offers the...

Living-room-friendly design; better-than-Nettop performance thanks to AMD CPU; 802.11n networking rare at this price; easy to hook up to your TV via HDMI port

Integrated graphics chip chokes on HD and some standard-def video sources; Blu-ray option currently unavailable

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Dell Inspiron Zino HD


The ideal home-theater PC is capable of dishing out high-definition media, while remaining unobtrusive--qualities the Dell Inspiron Zino HD excels at. The miniscule 8-by-8-inch shell will fit about anywhere you can think of, is whisper-quiet, and can...

Slick design ; Good performance for its size

Priced similar to more-equipped value tower PCs ; No upgradability

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

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Dell Inspiron Zino HD


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 there.

Living-room-friendly design, Better than nettop performance thanks to AMD CPU, 802.11n networking rare at this price, Easy to hook up to your TV via HDMI port

Integrated graphics chip chokes on HD and some standard-def video sources

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Dell Inspiron Zino HD (Inspiron 400)


The Zino HD earns a half-point for the software it includes (a 15-month update subscription to McAffee Internet Security) and well as for what it omits (all bloatware). I applaud Dell for eliminating bloatware on its configure-to-order and retail...

Compact form factor. Quiet. Customizable top cover. Two eSATA ports. 15-month McAfee subscription. Optical drive. No bloatware

Poor 3D performance. 64-bit OS, but only 3GB. Blu-ray is an option. Wired keyboard and mouse

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 season.

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Dell Inspiron Zino HD (410) HTPC Review


With the set-top box and Internet-connected televisions dominating the home theater space as of late, dedicated home theater PCs have become less useful from the standpoint of the mainstream user.  However, there's still a niche space for those looking...

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Dell Inspiron Zino HD Desktop Review


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...

Compact enclosure perfect for the living room ; Built-in 802.11n wireless networking ; No bloatware installed

No optical audio output

The Dell Inspiron Zino HD starts at $249 through Dell's website.


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Dell Inspiron Zino HD Desktop Review


For the last couple of years, Dell's foray into the small-form-factor desktop market was its successful mini-tower (with the emphasis on "mini") Studio Hybrid. But with Dell's latest small-form-factor entry, the Inspiron Zino HD, out goes the vertical...

We didn't subject the Inspiron Zino HD to our full arsenal of benchmarks, but we did pick a few choice tests to get an idea of how well it performs: We ran PCMark Vantage to get a sense of its overall application performance potential, we ran 3DMark06...


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Dell Inspiron Zino HD Mini-Desktop


Today we are taking a look at Dells latest offering in the mini desktop market. The Zino HD has some impressive specifications on paper with promise of great media features and high performance in other tasks.

The base level Zino HD should provide most consumers with an impressive mini-PC/HTPC which is highly configurable. Pricing for the lower specification components is good however the top range system does not offer the best price to performance ratio....

Product Specifications


DVD Writer:Blu-ray Combo / DVD-Writer
Fingerprint Reader: No
Hard Drive Type:Hard Disk Drive
Remote Control: No
TV Card: No
Video Editing Card: No
Web Cam: No


Bluetooth: No
Card Reader:4 in 1 Card Reader
Firewire: No
TV Output:No / Yes
Wireless LAN:No / Yes


Aspect Ratio:Not Applicable
True Resolution:Not Applicable

General Features

Digital Entertainment Platform:Not Applicable
Media Centre Edition: No
Operating System Version:Windows 7 Home Premium
Product Type:Micro
Type:Micro PC


Brand of Graphic Chip:ATI
GPU Model (Graphic Card):HD3200 / Radeon HD 4250 / Radeon HD 5450
GPU TYPE:Dedicated GPU
OnBoard Graphic Chip:Dedicated GPU / OnBoard Graphic


Chipset Brand:AMD / Unknown
Chipset Type:RS780 / RS880M / Unknown
Hyper Threading: No
Processor:Athlon 64 / Athlon 64 X2 / ATHLON II / Turion II / V-SERIES
Processor Brand:AMD
Processor Number:2850E / 6850E / P340 / P560 / V160