[mythtv-users] Dell Zino HD as FE/BE
aaranya+mythtv at gmail.com
Thu Nov 12 14:46:20 UTC 2009
On Thu, Nov 12, 2009 at 9:44 AM, Mark J. Small <msmall at eastlink.ca> wrote:
> 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
>> 2GB RAM
>> 250 GB HDD
>> Integrated ATI Radeon HD3200 Graphics
>> 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.
> 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.
That's a bummer. AMD needs to get its act together, which is
something that we've been saying for years and years now, modulo
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