[mythtv-users] Dell Zino HD as FE/BE

Mark J. Small msmall at eastlink.ca
Thu Nov 12 14:44:19 UTC 2009

On November 12, 2009, Cool Frood wrote:
> Just when I was considering an Ion-based machine for an FE/BE, Dell
> has thrown the Zino HD in the mix.
> In the lowest configuration you get:
> AMD Athlon™ 2650e (512K L2, 1.6GHz) processor
> 250 GB HDD
> Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics
> http://www.dell.com/us/en/home/desktops/inspiron-zino-hd/pd.aspx?refid=insp
> iron-zino-hd&s=dhs&cs=19
> The base configration costs $259. Knock off $100 by choosing Windows
> Home Premium instead of Professional.
> Any comments as to how this would compare with the Acer Aspire Revo?
> For $60 more, you get 1GB more RAM, a desktop hard drive that is
> bigger and a DVD drive.
> Akshat

You also lose VPDAU, which means that the CPU has to handle all of your 
decoding.  If you do HD it may not cut the mustard.

You are probably upping your power bill as well.  


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