• Nettop
  • Home Theater PC
  • Scooter is a Dell Inspiron 400 Zino HD. This computer's role in life is to be permanently connected to my TV and allow me access to my movies, music, and online streaming content from the comfort of my family room. This is an ultra-compact form factor PC (roughly 8 inches by 8 inches and 3 inches tall), so it aesthetically fits nicely into the rest of my home theater, and is paired with a unique compact keyboard/touchpad input device which looks similarly at home on my coffee table. Scooter doesn't have to be super powerful to perform its tasks, so this computer will not receive as many upgrades as my other computers.
  • This computer was originally obtained March 12, 2010.
  • This computer was retired on December 26, 2014, when he was replaced with Aloysius.


All Components:


AMD Athlon X2 3250e

History Added Notes
1. AMD Athlon X2 3250e 3/12/2010 1.5GHz, 1MB cache, 200MHz FSB



AMD 780G

History Added Notes
1. AMD 780G 3/12/2010
  • 2x DDR2 800 SODIMM slots, 8 GB maximum RAM
  • Integrated audio: 2.1 audio
  • Integrated LAN: Broadcom NetLink 10/100/1000Mbps
  • Integrated WLAN: Dell Wireless 1397
  • Integrated video: ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3200, up to 256MB, VGA/HDMI
  • Integrated 5-in-1 card reader
  • 2x SATA 1.5Gbps / 3.0 Gbps
  • 4x USB 2.0 connections
  • 2x eSATA connections



Dell Inspiron 400 - Piano Black

History Added Notes
1. Dell Inspiron 400 - Piano Black 3/12/2010  


Operating System

Windows 7 Home Premium

History Added Notes
1. Windows 7 Home Premium 3/12/2010



3GB total PC2 6400

History Added Notes
1. 2GB DDR2 800 MHz 3/12/2010 Two 1GB OEM SODIMMs
2. 3GB DDR2 800 MHz 11/15/2010 Replaced one 1GB SODIMM with a 2GB Crucial module


Hard Drive

Seagate 250GB SATA

History Added Notes
1. Seagate 250GB SATA 3/12/2010
  • SATA
  • 7200 RPM
  • Model: ST3250318AS


DVD Burner

TSSTcorp 8x DVD+/-RW

History Added Notes
1. 8x DVD+/-RW 3/12/2010
  • 24x CD-ROM
  • 8x DVD-ROM
  • 24x CD-R
  • 24x CD-RW
  • 8x DVD-R
  • 6x DVD-RW
  • 6x DVD-RDL
  • 8x DVD+R
  • 8x DVD+RW
  • 6x DVD+RDL
  • 5x DVD-RAM
  • Model: TS-L633C


Keyboard / Touchpad

Logitech diNovo Mini Wireless

History Added Notes
1. Logitech diNovo Mini Wireless 5/12/2010


Wireless Networking

Dell Wireless 1397

History Added Notes
1. Dell Wireless 1397 5/12/2010