As with any other slick, new tech products that arrive on the scene the Dell Zino HD looks like it’s going to have its share of imitators. Viewsonic has released two new nettops – the PC Mini VOT530 and VOT550.
Unlike the Zino, Viewsonic has opted to stick with an Intel CPU. The VOT models include a 2.2GHz Core2 T6600 processor running on the Intel GM45 + ICH9M chipset. The VOT530 bundles 2GB DDR2 memory, a 320GB 2.5″ SATA hard drive, and a DVD-burner while the VOT550 gets bumped to 4GB DDR2, a 500GB hard drive, and a Blu-ray/DVD-burner combo drive.
Both run Windows 7 home premium and have one serious shortcoming: lack of an HDMI port. Even with Intel graphics on the VOTs, I’d still expect a box like this to include single-cable hookup to a desktop monitor or HDTV.
They’re both on sale now at Amazon – $652.99 for the VOT530and $865.99 for the VOT550.