The Dell Zino HD is a small form factor PC. We’ve been tracking it for a couple of months, and now it’s finally available for pre-order in the US and order int he UK. I also got my first look at the computer at an event in New York last night.
From the outside, the Dell Zino HD looks like the stuff of nettops. But on the inside, it has an AMD processor, ATI graphics, and comes in a variety of configurations giving you everything from basic performance to a high end PC. I was told last night that the base model will cost somewhere around $199. Unfortunately, that model’s not available from Dell.com just yet. The only configuration I’m aware of has a starting price of $807, comes with 6GB of RAM, a 500GB hard drive, ATI Radeon 4330 graphics, and a 20 inch HD display.
Dell UK has some more reasonably priced systems starting at £299 or about $496 including VAT and shipping charges. That model has ATI HD 3200 integrated graphics, 2G of RAM, and a 320GB hard drive.
Whether you get the model with integrated graphics or Radeon graphics, AMD/ATI is promising significantly better graphics performance than you’ll get from an Intel Atom nettop with GMA 950 graphics. Another thing that sets the Dell Zino HD apart from most nettops are the customizable lids that come in a variety of colors and patterns. You can find some of the tops as well as additional photos of the Zino HD after the break.