so i finally got my zino (scratch and dent) from dell outlet yesterday. it has the 1.8 dual core processor, 3gb of memory, upgraded ati radeon 4330 graphics card, 250gb hard drive, blu-ray drive and windows 7 home premium. some initial thoughts:
i was a little nervous buying a computer that was labeled as "scratch and dent" but it looked almost brand new when i pulled it out of the box. it is in great shape physically.
i didn't have to do anything in the control panel as far as the sound goes over hdmi. it worked right out of the box.
i tried out a 1080p youtube video, hd netflix streaming and a blu-ray (star trek) and experienced no lag, stutter, etc whatsoever.
i removed a few programs it came pre-installed with, but for the most part i like everything that is on there. i might end up removing this dell dock software that came pre-installed though.
the only issue i have run into is i hooked it up to a vizio sv470m via hdmi and it automatically set the screen resolution to 1080p (1920 x 1080). but, for some reason, there was about an inch border all the way around the screen that was not being used. it was just black. i messed with a few settings on the computer to try and fix this to no avail. finally, i went into my tv options and had to adjust the horizontal and vertical size of the picture to get it to take up the whole 47" screen. so it seems i basically just stretched the picture to match the actual screen size. anyone else had that issue?