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

Cool Frood 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
>>
>>
>> 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.
>
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
s/AMD/ATI

>
> Mark
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