HotHardware and ZOTAC End-Of-Summer HTPC Giveaway!

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News Posted: Wed, Sep 19 2012 12:21 PM

The summer may be coming to an end, but it’s just the beginning of our latest giveaway here at HotHardware! For our latest End-of-Summer giveaway, we’ve partnered up with our good friends at ZOTAC and are giving away a full-featured, ultra small form factor HTPC / mini-PC! This time around, you could win a ZOTAC ZBOX nano AD12 Plus, complete with a dual-core APU and AMD Radeon HD 7340 series graphics, all wrapped up in a tiny enclosure that's small enough to fit in the palm of your hand!

Here’s a look at the complete breakdown of the system's specifications and features:

Model:

  • ZBOX nano AD12 Plus

Chipset:

  • AMD A68M

GPU:

  • AMD Radeon HD 7340

CPU:

  • AMD E2-1800 APU (1.7 GHz, dual-core)

Memory:

  • 2GB DDR3-1333 SODIMM

Networking / Connectivity:

  • Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps
  • WiFi 802.11n/g/b
  • Bluetooth 3.0

Storage:

  • 320GB 5400RPM HDD
  • 7-in-1 card reader
To be entered into the giveaway, please follow the quick and easy guidelines below. If you're brand new here, there might be a few more steps necessary, but otherwise it's pretty simple!

1) First: Make sure you're registered at HotHardware.com. You can also login with Facebook or Twitter.

2) Be active in the discussion and community here at HotHardware. Quality comments will get you noticed! (Don't Spam)

3) Become a fan of HotHardware’s official Facebook fan page if you're not already.

4) Become a fan of ZOTAC's official Facebook fan page if you're not already.

5) Share the contest post on your personal Facebook page and help us spread the word!

6) For a little extra credit, check us out on Google+ and add us to your circles!

The contest will run through October 5, at which point we'll announce the winner. Get in early and post here in the HH news discussions often!  *Note:  Contest is for US and Canada residence only.

This is a great chance for to you to win a slick ultra small form factor PC! Good Luck!

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JBarnett replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 12:38 PM

This would be so awsome for college.

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rapid1 replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 12:38 PM

These are nice little machine!

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deadmanet replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 1:00 PM

Nice. Would be nice as a little media server for the living room.

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Aoshi replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 1:41 PM

Another giveaway already? HH continues to surprise me! Sure I'll throw my name in there! Good luck everyone!

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JHooper replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 2:16 PM

I am willing to give this a try. It could help me with my computer controlled lights and music for Halloween and Christmas.

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AKnudson replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 3:29 PM

I love the small form factor that zotac offers with the nano lines, however i have been somewhat disappointed in the processors and ram sets offered by this model. Its a great machine with some unique uses and factors. its not a gaming laptop or anything but it can definitely get the job done on any web browsing or word processing/spreadsheet manipulation.

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Nice! You guys always keep the goods coming! Good luck to everyone.

Now you're just mashing it!

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AStaples replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 4:28 PM

Not only would this be a great little machine for the average internet-browsing person, but it looks like it'd be quite useful for a CS major like myself. It has plenty of USB ports to connect devices, and would fit nicely in a dorm room and serve as a cute little powerhouse for coding!

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RTietjens replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 4:30 PM

Wow, could use this in the new library I'm building (in lieu of the Man Cave I really want)! We use a lot of Zotac video cards here at $WORKPLACE and I've been pretty impressed.

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LBowen replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 4:34 PM

It seems I already had all the steps completed. My odds may not be the best since I have won before but I'll gladly throw my name in the hat for this beauty. Thanks to HotHardware and ZOTAC :)

"I have the power!!"

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That's nice, I would appreciate one of these.

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spunky391 replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 4:36 PM

I would love to win

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This Product looks great .. This would be great for college and when round other people. I find that your Giveaway's are always good but you know you have a minimal chance of winning but if someone else wins it I'm sure they will make the most use out of it

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HJenner replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 4:43 PM

I would love to win this for my granddaughter

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What a great giveaway.

Thank you HotHardware.

 

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Msp33d replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 4:47 PM

Pretty cool little unit.  Would love to see how it performs.  it would be nice to be able to just unplug it and bring it wherever you go!

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AKechely replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 4:48 PM

this would be amazing, I have no pc right now and this surpasses anything that i could hope to purchase right now.

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GGolding replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 4:56 PM

Well this looks pretty interesting awesome and neat looking machine.

 

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FreeJet replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 4:58 PM

Chips Ahoy and Avast Antivirus, ye Snoop dogs!
Happy International Talk Like A idiot Pirate Day!
Yo-ho-hoist some iced tea grog for a  bribe chance to pillage win a booty-licious diamond-encrusted pill box ZOTAC ZBOX nano AD12 Plus mini-PC!
All ye LAN-lubbers need do is walk the plank make some mutinous relevant comments and then get fed to the sharks noticed.

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D4GG3R replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 5:11 PM

anyone know its dimensions and weight? sounds awesome!

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Fits in the palm of me hand?

Yarr, this would make a perfect Stepmania box/ Media center. Seriously, lugging your rig around just to play a dance game at other people's houses is such a pain.

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FreeJet replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 5:20 PM

D4GG3R:

anyone know its dimensions and weight? sounds awesome!

From what I can tell, it looks smaller than a severed head and probably weighs a lot less.

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It's nice that this ZBOX has so many USB inputs...and yet that it's completely wireless capable.

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CDeeter replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 5:34 PM

Hot Hardware has taken a look at these a few times (although not this specific build), just search for Zotac on the site.

These little buggers do really well as a HTPC, and have a cool design too!

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CDeeter replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 5:38 PM

Around 4.17” x 4.17” x 1.46”. That's tiny!

And yes, that'sSurprise smaller than a severed head

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I'm sure this would make a great PC to connect to the TV in my living room.

Too bad it is smaller than the Zotac Geforce GTX-295 video card I have...LOL

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EGendron replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 6:23 PM

look really nice :) i would love it

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BBuck replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 7:12 PM

I would love this. I am wanting to start storm chasing and this would be the perfect to get started. Its small enough to fit on the back of a car mounted monitor and it is powerful enough to run all the programs that I would need to run to not only track radar but also receive data from vehicle mounted wind sensors. I want it bad.

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MYoung2 replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 7:20 PM

My mind is blown...Ive never even heard of something like this.....A minipc....I feel like Ive been living under a rock for the past few years...

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that could be fun to win

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meekrat replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 7:48 PM

I wonder what the heat coming off of it is like after a few hours

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Is it sad that this tiny thing is bigger than my tower desktop? I really need to replace my 9 year old computer... and this certainly would be a great step in the right direction!

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BNewport replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 7:51 PM

This is a cool little device, so small and discrete, would be great for a stealth home entertaiment system

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This would be sweet living room server. Lots of possiblites, in a pretty box. Daddy wants...

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DAdamson replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 8:13 PM

I would love one what a great little box of tricks :)

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cjstaples replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 8:59 PM

If that's not cool, I don't know what is.  Sweet.

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MMaddox replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 9:09 PM

I'd set it up as a system for my daughters to use (6 and 8) they're constantly getting into it with their oldest sister for computer time. o.@;;

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KTaber replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 10:02 PM

this looks very sweet.!

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i heed a new computer soo bad, im still using a pentium 4. either way, GOOD LUCK EVRYONE!

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