Hands-on with the tiny Dell Inspiron Zino HD

Dell's teeny Inspiron Zino HD is about as much of a Mac Mini rival as a Windows-based machine could be - even offering customisable looks for some extra youth market appeal - and we grabbed some hands-on time with it at the Dell CES Unveiled event in New York. 

Measuring just 7.8 x 7.8 x 3.4 inches the diminutive desktop is a space saving solution for the bedroom, lounge or heck, even the kitchen, it's cute with journalists from the glossies clambering over each other to grab a look.

If you like what you see, the Zino can be ordered now. Prices range from £299 for a bare bones model with no graphics, to a £744 option that gets 1TB of storage and tons of RAM.

Why opt for this over the Mac Mini? It's got a Blu-ray option if that's your thing, and with the Windows 7 element, a not too shabby media centre interface built in too.