Zotac announced the new ZBOX with NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M graphics. This ZBOX is designed to be used as a home theater PC. You can get the new ZOTAC ZBOX with NVIDIA GeForce GT 520M graphics as a barebones system or as a system with memory and a hard drive. The system features a 1.86 GHz dual-core Intel Atom D2550 processor. Various memory and hard drive options are available. For connectivity, the ZBOX offers DVI & HDMI outputs, two SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports, and four High-Speed USB 2.0 ports (2 on back panel, 1 on front, 1 on top). The system also supports Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and Bluetooth 3.0.
ZOTAC Delivers New ZBOX with NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M Graphics Processing
New ZOTAC ZBOX with NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M graphics creates a perfect home theater PC for all users
HONG KONG – Aug. 8, 2012 – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and channel manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today delivers a new ZBOX with NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M graphics processing. The new ZOTAC ZBOX with NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M graphics incorporates class-leading features and stunning visuals to form a perfect home theater PC.
“We’re pleased to inject the power of NVIDIA® GeForce® graphics to our award-winning ZOTAC ZBOX for users that demand energy-efficiency with a graphics kick,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International. “The new ZOTAC ZBOX with NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M graphics delivers phenomenal high-definition video playback capabilities to make it the perfect home theater PC as well.”
The new ZOTAC ZBOX with NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M graphics is available as a barebones or with memory and hard drive preinstalled. Operating systems such as Windows 7 (x86 and x64) and OpenELEC are fully compatible with the new ZOTAC ZBOX with NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M graphics to transform the system into an everyday casual use PC or outstanding home theater PC capable of high-definition video playback.
It’s time to play with the new ZOTAC ZBOX with NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M graphics.
ZBOX ID84 Plus
2 x 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM (up to 4GB)
320GB 5400RPM HDD
Support 1 2.5-inch HDD
Intel® Atom™ D2550 (1.86 GHz, dual-core)
NVIDIA® GeForce® GT 520M
HDMI & DVI
Memory Card Reader
6-in-1 (SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD)
Onboard 802.11n Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 3.0
4 USB 2.0 (1 front, 1 top, 2 rear)
2 USB 3.0 ports (rear)
Onboard analog stereo high-definition audio
HDMI audio (bitstream)
Digital Optical S/PDIF
DirectX® 11 with Shader Model 5.0
NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD and NVIDIA® CUDA® technologies
Windows® 7 Capability
Windows® 7 with Aero® user interface and DirectCompute compatible
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After listening to Hothardware's video, I have to agree that this ZBOX is pretty much a laptop without the screen especially at the price.
It is also impressive what all they can throw in such a small box. With a laptop you have roughly four times the space really.