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Dell Zino HD mini desktop computer

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looks like a handy little box for home\work or maybe a htpc

 

OS: Windows® 7 Home Premium CPU: AMD Athlon™ X2 2650e processor Chipset: AMD RS780G

LAN: On board Gb Ethernet Wireless: Integrated Wireless N Memory: 2GB DDR2 800

Optical Drive: 8x DVD ROM HDD: 250GB USB wired mouse

Volume: 3.5L LxWxH: 197.6mm x 197.6mm x 89mm USB wired keyboard

uses ~30w idle not as good as the mini mac claimed 13w idle but not bad considering its half the price

 

http://blogs.amd.com/home/2009/11/12/the-d...nspiron-zinohd/

http://www.avsforum.com/avs-vb/showthread....56#post17684856

 

the thing that bugs me is that it costs half as much in the us despite the strong aus $

http://www1.ap.dell.com/au/en/home/desktop...s&cs=audhs1

http://www.dell.com/content/products/produ...;l=en&s=dhs

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would be nice if it had a blu-ray drive and a dual DVB tuner

+1. Use a laptop style blu-ray drive. If it had these, I would seriously consider buying one as a HTPC.

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yer but you can add stuff like that if you wish to use it for hdtv

just looking threw the build customisation dell australia it will cost you $200 to add a bluray drive

and the us site gives the option for this tuner Hauppauge Computer Win TV-HVR-950Q Hybrid Video Recorder – Watch/Record TV on your PC couldnt see any such option on the au site though

 

if you want a dual tuner in aus you could get this

http://www.digitalnow.com.au/product_pages/TinyTwin.html

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What really pisses me off, is the price. Why is so much compared to the US? I really want to know.

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What really pisses me off, is the price. Why is so much compared to the US? I really want to know.

Taxes and shipping costs play a part, but mainly they figure that Australians will simply pay more for it.

 

It sounds messed up, but they wouldn't price it that way if it wasn't worth it.

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