updated 03:15 pm EDT, Mon October 5, 2009
Dell ZinoHD will be labeled Inspiron, specs leak
Some specs and details of the upcoming Dell Zino HD series of nettops were revealed, thanks to a recent DellZinoHD search. Two models in the Zino HD series will be offered, including the Inspiron 300 and Inspiron 400. Both have potentially been readied for Windows XP, Windows Vista or the upcoming Windows 7, with the support page also including a manual for Ubuntu.
The Inspiron 300 is basic in its specs, and will be powered by an unspecified Intel Atom CPU. It will just have 1GB of RAM, a 4-in-1 memory card slot and a 3.5-inch hard drive of unknown capacity. A DVD drive will be integrated. Graphics will be confined to Intel's integrated processor, with a VGA output as its main if not only video option. This model will not have an eSATA port.
More suitable for home theater applications, the Inspiron 400 is powered by an AMD Athlon CPU, with a dual-core version offered as an option. It could otherwise be optioned with an ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4330, up to 8GB of RAM, and a mini PCIe port. There is Wi-Fi, a DVD drive or an optional Blu-ray drive. This model will have add HDMI as a video option as well as gigabit Ethernet and two eSATA ports.
Pricing for either Zino HD series PC, as well as their ship dates, remains unknown.