Dell Zino HD

Discussion in 'Apple TV and Home Theater' started by Wicked1, May 26, 2011.

  1. Wicked1 macrumors 68040

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  2. spacepower7 macrumors 68000

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    It mentions a quad-core processor which seems unreal at that price. It's probably an AMD chip which is harder to hackintosh than an intel.

    The base $299 config doesn't come with surround sound or a wireless card.

    If you just want to playback movies, a roku or WDTV may be better for less than $100.
     
  3. rusty2192 macrumors 6502a

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    It looks like all models include an AMD processor. The base $299 version includes a 2.4 GHz single core Sempron. You have to step up to the $549 version to get the quad core AMD.

    When there were first announced a while back I was tempted by it until I started looking into them and realized that for just a little less money than a Mini I would get a Windows machine that I would have to try to integrate into my Mac network and then deal with everything that came with that. Personally, If I was going to go the HTPC route, I would opt for a Mini, possibly used to save a little money.

    Although the optional Blu-Ray drive would be nice.
     
  4. ehoui macrumors regular

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    May not be a concern, but the Zino is 3.5x larger than the mini (in volume), not counting the power brick...
     
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  6. Wicked1 thread starter macrumors 68040

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    I decided to get one ATV2 for family room, then give my son my ATV1 160GB, and I will buy 2 Refurb Apple Mini 2.4 units, one for master bedroom, and the other to replace my old 2009 Mini.

    For $1,200 I get two Mini computers with much more capability, better OS, more reliable, and just better overall.
     
  7. bearcatrp macrumors 68000

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    You need only 1 mini to stream to all of your ATV's. Unless you need 2 computers.
     
  8. TechNut315 macrumors newbie

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    ASRock 3D Vision

    Dell Zino is OK but if you are going to deal with the hassle of two different OSs or hackintoshing you might as well get an ASRock 3D Vision. These things are seriously powerful HTPCs that look great. Here in the UK I can get an i5 one for cheaper than the mac mini which is a joke. The ASRock 3d Vision is pretty much better than the mac mini in every way, hell it will probably be better than the new mac mini when the eventually update it.
     

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