Small just keeps getting smaller. Zotac's ZBOX line has been around for a few years now, and we've been rather impressed with every iteration that we have played with. But the "palm-sized" ZBOX Nano AD10 makes those prior models look like giants.
The new AD10 series shrinks the form factor even more, and inside it's packed with an AMD Brazos E-350 APU. The box itself measures 127mm x 127mm x 45mm, and it comes bundled with a Windows Media Center compatible remote control – a USB IR receiver is also included.
Within, you'll be able to install your own DDR3 SO-DIMM (1 slot) and a 2.5" SATA 6Gbps drive, or you can buy a kit model that ships with 2GB of memory and a 320GB HDD. Other specs include a pair of USB 3.0 ports, HDMI/DisplayPort outputs, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0.
The company isn't revealing a price just yet, but it should be shipping soon.
ZOTAC® Debuts Palm-Sized ZBOX nano AD10 Series mini-PCs
HONG KONG – Aug. 31, 2011 – ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today debuts the palm-sized ZBOX nano AD10 series mini-PCs. The new ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series shrinks the standard ZBOX form factor and adds more home theatre PC friendly features for your digital media needs.
Powered by the AMD “Brazos” E-350 APU Platform with Discrete-Class AMD Radeon™ HD 6310 graphics, the ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series packs plenty of performance with hardware video decode acceleration technologies for popular high-definition video formats, including Blu-ray and Adobe® Flash®, into a miniature 127mm x 127mm x 45mm form factor that fits in the palm of your hand.
“The ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series is our smallest mini-PC,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International. “Despite the miniature size, the ZBOX nano AD10 series has nearly all the same features as our award-winning ZBOX and ZBOX Blu-ray series, and even introduces a couple new features.”
New to the ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series is an integrated infra-red receiver with bundled Windows Media Center compatible remote control – a USB IR receiver is also bundled.
“There was a lot of demand for a bundled remote with our mini-PCs so we listened and engineered a solution that would work for all home theatre PC installation scenarios,” Mr. Berger added. “Our dual IR receiver solution enables use of the remote control with all placements, including hidden and wall-mounted installations.”
Customizing the ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series remains easy with two thumb screws that unlock the internals. A DDR3 SO-DIMM slot and space for a 2.5-inch SATA 6.0 Gb/s hard drive or SSD is available in the ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 while the ZBOX nano AD10 Plus ships with 2GB of memory and a 320GB hard drive preinstalled.
A new VESA 75/100 mount for monitor or wall mounting installations is included with all ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series mini-Pcs and enables users to attach the mini-PC in four different orientations for improved flexibility.
It’s time to play with the ZOTAC® ZBOX nano AD10 series.