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Watch out Mac Mini, because Dell has launched its rival Inspiron Zino range of cute and colourful mini PCs into Europe.

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Dell's Zino HD: the flagship of the Mac Mini-esque range

Zino measures 197 x 197 x 89mm and comes in two flavours: a base model with an Intel Atom 230 processor and an HD version packing your choice of AMD Athlon Neo X2 6850e, 3250e, 2850e or 2650e CPU.

The base Zino machine only offers 1GB of 533MHz DDR 2 memory, while Zino HD buyers can have up to 8GB of 800MHz DDR 2 memory installed. The HD version also trumps the base machine’s measly 250GB HDD with up to 1TB of storage capacity.

Staying true to its name, the Zino HD boasts an optional Blu-ray drive and single HDMI connector. The base Zino, unsurprisingly, lacks an HDMI port and will only spin DVDs.

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Zino: same size, less processing power

Zino HD’s graphics are handled by an integrated ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200 core as standard - you can upgrade to an Radeon HD 4330 GPU - with the base model’s only option being Intel’s integrated GMA 950.

But there are some similarities between the two machines. For example, both have four-in-one memory card readers, two USB 2.0 ports, and a single VGA connector.

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The Zino HD offers more colour for your money

If you’re looking for mini machine to brighten up your living room or study, then go for the Zino HD. Why? Because it is available in a rainbow of colours. The base model only appears to come in black.

Dell’s Zino starts at £249 ($417/€277). Splash out an extra £50, though, and you can bag yourself the Zino HD. Both versions are available to buy online now. ®

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