This is pretty spot on. I had the Dell Zino running really well ... until Silverlight 4 was released, then Netflix went from perfect to unwatchable.
My only difference would be to recommend a low end SB proc. I am running the G530 flawlessly in my new setup.
yeah the g530 is what I was envisioning when I said dual core sb. Sometimes superbiiz has the g850 (2.9ghz) for around 60 and that is not only htpc but gaming computer ready.
The only thing to stay away from are the t series processors in dual core version because they are only a few watts mroe efficent if that and cost 20-30 bucks more