What's Inside?

Naturally nothing comes past my desk without being taken apart. Starting underneath, two screws within the Zinio HD's rubber feet allow access to the memory and GPU bays:

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This allows user upgrades to the memory, and as the Mobile Radeon HD 4330 uses the MXM interface, in theory that's upgradable too - although you will need to get a replacement with similar thermal and power requirements.

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The top easily pops off via a button at the back, revealing the black plastic innards and two wireless "antenna" of sorts (pictures on the page previous). Undoing a few more screws and we get into the nitty gritty - inside we can see the slimline optical drive, with the Samsung F3 1TB hard drive underneath. It's a standard 3.5in SATA hard drive so can be upgraded with any desktop replacement if needed.

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The CPU and chipset underneath is cooled like a laptop: by a heatpipe that draws heat to a fin array stuck up against the single, 60mm fan at the back. Despite being small, like virtually all modern Dells, the Zino HD is exceptionally quiet.

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The CPU uses a standard AM2 socket so could in theory be upgraded, however I'd hazard a guess that the Dell BIOS has limited support outside of the CPUs the Zinio HD can be ordered with, and not to mention the thermal envelope is extremely specific: even a 45W desktop part would probably be too much.
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