updated 03:00 pm EDT, Thu August 13, 2009
Inspiron Z and Zino HD
Dell on Thursday previewed several upcoming computers, the Zino HD and Inspiron Z series. The Zino HD is a mini desktop that closely resembles the form-factor of a Mac Mini. The overall height appears to be greater than Apple's product, potentially due to the use of a tray for optical media instead of a slot-load system.
Specs for the Zino have yet to be announced, although the device provides a number of USB ports and an eSATA connection. The device also integrates both VGA and HDMI connectors for attaching displays.
Details for the Inspiron Z series are also slim, although the devices appear to compete amongst the category of thin and light notebooks similar to the CULV-based Studio Z series. The new Inspirons include the standard-size 14z and 15z, along with the netbook-size 11z.
Pricing information and release dates for the Inspiron Z series and Zino HD remain unknown. [via Gizmodo]