ZOTAC® Supercharges Energy-Efficient Computing New ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series powered by the AMD E-350 APU platform deliver perfect CPU and GPU synergy HONG KONG – Jan. 04, 2011 – ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today supercharges energy-efficient computing with the new ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series powered by the AMD E-350 APU platform. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series combines discrete-class graphics processing with a dual processor cores for the perfect synergy of CPU and GPU that delivers a perfect digital media experience with unprecedented energy-efficiency. AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 discrete-class graphics processing takes charge of all digital media processing tasks to enable the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series to deliver stunning Blu-ray and smooth streaming high-definition video playback. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series is a potent casual gaming platform capable of rendering stunning 3D visuals with Microsoft® DirectX® 11 technology. “The AMD E-350 APU platform combined with our ZBOX Blu-ray form factor is a phenomenal small form factor solution. The snappy day-to-day performance and superb high-definition video and DirectX® 11 3D capabilities makes the ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 perfect for users that crave energy-efficiency without sacrificing premium features and capabilities,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International. Enhanced audio output capabilities deliver superior audio quality and features with the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series can send raw lossless (bitstream) audio formats – Dolby® TrueHD™ and DTS-HD™ Master Audio – via HDMI to digital home theatre receivers for flawless high-definition audio that matches the high-definition video capabilities. An integrated slot-load Blu-ray drive enables the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series to read Blu-ray media, read and write DVD and CD media for compatibility with all available forms of optical media. Dual network connectivity options lets the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 connect to home networks at speeds up to 300 Mb/s wirelessly or up to 1000 Mb/s via Ethernet for lightning-fast transfer speeds with or without wires. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 packs class-leading expansion capabilities inside a slim chassis and provides support for a 2.5-inch SATA HDD or SSD, two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots, mini-PCI express, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and eSATA expansion capabilities – ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 Plus models include 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 250GB HDD preinstalled. It’s time to play with the ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 series. General details • ZOTAC® Supercharges Energy-Efficient Computing • AMD E-350 APU platform o 1.6 GHz, dual-core • AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics processor o 80 unified shaders o Engine clock: 500 MHz • ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 o 2 x DDR3-1066 SO-DIMM slots o Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD • ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 Plus o 2GB DDR3 o 250GB 5400RPM HDD • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology • 1 Mini-PCI Express expansion slot • Slot-load Blu-ray drive o 4x Blu-ray read o 8x DVD / 24x CD read/write • HDMI, DVI-I and VGA (with included adapter) outputs • AMD UVD technology(hardware accelerated H.264, VC-1, decode) • Dolby® TrueHD™ & DTS-HD™: Master Audio bitstream ready • Cyberlink PowerDVD w/ Blu-ray playback • Gigabit Ethernet • Onboard 802.11n WiFi (300Mb/s)
I like this thing. I like it a lot.
If I ever decide to buy a BluRay player, most likely it will be one of these.