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Does Zino 410 support 2560x1440 over HDMI?

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Hello,

I am considering the purchase of a Dell Zino 410 from eBay. Does anyone know if the included HDMI port is version 1.3+ and supports 2560x1440 resolution at 60 Hz? If so, are both graphics options compatible or only the Radeon 5450?

The closest I have found to an answer is a review(link below) which includes two benchmark results which state they were run at 2560x1600.

http://www.pcworld.com/product/707119/inspiron-zino-hd-410.html

Thanks in advance. I've searched all over tonight but haven't had any luck finding an answer.

Aaron
post #2 of 9
Well, Dell says it's an HDMI 1.3 port, the GPU specs say that the HDMI 1.3 output on the GPU is limited to 1920 x 1200, and the review says it supports 2560 x 1600. That's all I can tell you. People who owned the Zino HD units probably never used them with anything other than a TV or HD equivalent PC monitor with HDMI, so there's not a lot of information about going out of the box.
post #3 of 9
Thread Starter 
Lex,

Thanks for the reply. I didn't think to check the GPU specs but I'm much more inclined to trust them over a single, unexplained data point in a review. Disappointing, but not overly surprising.

I'll keep looking for a small, cheap, 2560x1600 computer. Pick any two, eh? :-)

Aaron
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Originally Posted by subgeniuskitty View Post

Lex,
Thanks for the reply. I didn't think to check the GPU specs but I'm much more inclined to trust them over a single, unexplained data point in a review. Disappointing, but not overly surprising.
I'll keep looking for a small, cheap, 2560x1600 computer. Pick any two, eh? :-)
Aaron

You can build your own somewhat cheap, also does your monitor have displayport?
Then >1080p support is a lot easier to confirm than the crapshoot with hdmi. Ivy bridge can even do 4k over DP, just don't try to game on it wink.gif

Off the top of my head: DQ77KB + laptop brick + i3 + your choice of itx case + whatever ram/hdd/etc
post #5 of 9
Just wait a few months for Haswell. It will do everything you want and it will have full support for 4K video display and playback, even though you won't have a 4K display on your desk for at least two more years given the prices. Ivy Bridge only supports 4K using twin DisplayPort designs that only exist as engineering samples and reference designs, so it's utterly worthless if you want some future-proofing.
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Just wait a few months for Haswell. It will do everything you want and it will have full support for 4K video display and playback, even though you won't have a 4K display on your desk for at least two more years given the prices. Ivy Bridge only supports 4K using twin DisplayPort designs that only exist as engineering samples and reference designs, so it's utterly worthless if you want some future-proofing.

Wait Ivy doesn't have DP 1.2? You're kidding me right? How did they screw that up...at least amd got it right with HD7k gpus though no idea if trinity did.

Well it does 2560x1600 at least, I can confirm that.
post #7 of 9
I have a Dell Zino. I find the fan to be incredibly loud. As in, I can hear the fan in a quiet room over 25 feet away. I can often hear the fan while watching movies. If you get a Dell, plan on cleaning/replacing the fan.
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Wait Ivy doesn't have DP 1.2? You're kidding me right? How did they screw that up...at least amd got it right with HD7k gpus though no idea if trinity did.
Well it does 2560x1600 at least, I can confirm that.

Haswell is designed for 4K over a single output. Ivy Bridge is not, regardless of the port used. Without laying out the technical terms, it simply was not designed to do 4K though there is minimal support there for the purposes of engineering 4K solutions to be applied to Haswell.
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Originally Posted by LexInVA View Post

Haswell is designed for 4K over a single output. Ivy Bridge is not, regardless of the port used. Without laying out the technical terms, it simply was not designed to do 4K though there is minimal support there for the purposes of engineering 4K solutions to be applied to Haswell.

That blows, talk about listing a feature on a product for something it can't really do.

I looked around out of curiosity and it turns out Trinity has DP 1.2, along with many radeon 6k/7k and nvidia 6xx cards

So OP if you want the 'most' future proofing for a small system, you could build a small trinity FM2 ITX system somewhat cheaply. (FM1 aka llano is only 1.1)

It wouldn't be quite as small as thin itx but could still fit a 65w FM2 (e.g. A10-5700) in a fair number of cases with a pico-psu, and the GPU isn't completely worthless.
About $230 for board + cpu, choice of case/psu and the rest standard parts however you want.

If all you need is 2D@2560x1600, almost anything with a displayport should work.
I'm assuming there are no weird things out there like atoms with DP, but even amd's low end APUs like E350 can do that, take a look at the zotac nano for an example.
Edited by Aluminum - 1/7/13 at 10:17am
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