Zotac has just announced that it has expanded its ZBOX mini-PC lineup with three additional models packing AMD and Intel processors which were designed to provide high-definition video playback in a compact form factor.
Dubbed the ZBOX ID81, ID80 and AD04, all the three models come with 802.11 b/g/n WiFi and integrated Bluetooth 3.0 support, but are also bundled with a media remote and a USB IR receiver to better fit their HTPC role
Zotac says the remote is compatible with Microsoft Windows Media Center, XBMC and other media player apps, which definitely makes it a great addition to the overall package.
As far as the configuration of the three boxes is concerned, users have the option of choosing between the Celeron 857-powered ZBOX ID81, the Atom D2700 Cedar Trail plus Nvidia
GeForce GT 520M ID80 or the AMD E-450 APU packing ZBOX AD04.
No matter which one of these three configurations customers end up choosing, the Mini-PCs support dual-channel SODIMM memory and a single 2.5-inch hard drive or SSD.
Both barebone and fully configured models are available from Zotac
, and the latter come with 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 320GB hard drive pre-installed.
Other features include an HDMI output, a multi-format card reader, Gigabit Ethernet, dual USB 3.0 ports, on-board analog stereo with an S/PDIF output and HDCP compatibility.
“The original ZOTAC ZBOX series mini-PCs have been a major success since we debuted the line up nearly 2 years ago. We take feedback from our users and customers seriously,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International.
“The new enhancements we’re introducing with the ZOTAC ZBOX ID81, ID80, AD04 series and the 2nd Generation ZBOX platform are the result of the feedback we received,” concluded the company’s rep.
Sadly, Zotac hasn’t provided us with any details regarding the release date or the pricing of these three ZBOX mini-PCs.