HotHardware and ZOTAC End-Of-Summer HTPC Giveaway!

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did i also mention that my birthday is October 16th? lol

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KWright replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 10:23 PM

This looks great! I want one.

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eunoia replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 10:25 PM

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...pending.

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hrsteeley replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 11:01 PM

My son and grandson would make good use of it.

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JTsao replied on Wed, Sep 19 2012 11:43 PM

nice nano PC...guess itx PC has a hard time again tablet, but still, I love it for its small form factor....

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Kyouya replied on Thu, Sep 20 2012 1:48 AM

I'm gonna be honest...I only want to win this for my mother who still uses a Pentium 3 processor with 512 ram.

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RMong replied on Thu, Sep 20 2012 3:08 AM

is there unboxing review for this HTPC yet? I am very interested in this product, with its silent operation and lower power consumption, it would be a greate media settop box alternative...

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JPayne replied on Thu, Sep 20 2012 5:29 AM

would love to have christmas come early this year, this looks really cool but i hope that i get that contest that Zotac is doing with patriot memory

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realneil replied on Thu, Sep 20 2012 10:06 AM

This is a cool little PC. I like how it can mount to the back of your screen, out of the way and out of sight.

I'd like to win this.

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EKey replied on Thu, Sep 20 2012 11:57 AM

looks very good

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LChong replied on Thu, Sep 20 2012 12:47 PM

great to add in my living room, small size for HTPC

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LChong replied on Thu, Sep 20 2012 12:49 PM

would be awesome to add this small HTPC to my living room

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Nice

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Nydrin replied on Thu, Sep 20 2012 1:08 PM

Great contest, that looks like the perfect portable box. I can probably make it a portable server!

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Jaybk26 replied on Thu, Sep 20 2012 3:38 PM

Ahh, cute:p Anyone know it's dimensions?

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AHoover replied on Thu, Sep 20 2012 5:03 PM

That's actually a pretty impressive machine...

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chris0177 replied on Thu, Sep 20 2012 6:10 PM

This would be nice to win

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CDeeter replied on Thu, Sep 20 2012 6:21 PM

Around 4.17” x 4.17” x 1.46”.

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it's so small and cute I just want to put it in my pocket!

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SIqbal replied on Fri, Sep 21 2012 3:26 AM

This is an amazing giveaway please count me in as well

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sackyhack replied on Fri, Sep 21 2012 4:14 PM

Holy crap another one?! Good luck everybody!

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jlafount replied on Fri, Sep 21 2012 7:40 PM

I've been looking for something like this to run a PlayOn server

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I have never seen a pc like that and would love to give it a try.

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Manduh replied on Sun, Sep 23 2012 11:56 AM

Holy ZBOX Batman! Great prize and great sponsor! I probably won't have the time for massive posting so I'll just wish everyone else good luck LOL The person who wins this will be super stoked! Thanks HH, you guys really know how to keep your members happy! (and not just with prizes, with your positive, friendly attitudes too!! - best site and forum hands down!)

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CDeeter replied on Sun, Sep 23 2012 12:05 PM

This would make such a nice addition to my surround sound system. And I would finally be able to retire my HP a1017c that I'm currently using for an HTPC.

What's not too love? This thing has it all USB 3.0, WIFI, Blutooth, Ethernet, HDMI, Display port and more!

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rrplay replied on Sun, Sep 23 2012 12:08 PM

Manduh:

Holy ZBOX Batman! Great prize and great sponsor! I ...... just wish everyone else good luck..... The person who wins this will be super stoked! Thanks HH, you guys really know how to keep your members happy!....(and not just with prizes, with your positive, friendly attitudes too!! - best site and forum hands down!)

Oh heck ya ! ManduHH  ! yep def agree to all the above in the edited quote ! HH sure knows how to bring it ! and it just a totally unique forum community and one this kats favorite hang outs   ... no doubt some lucky member is certainly going to be stoked ...winning the Zotac HTPC  !  let the games and fun begin  ! this one is sure going to be one heck of a ride ...just like every HH giveaway ! ...

*** In case you have noticed ManduHH  ,, you are one of my favs in this joint  as well as anywhere else I see ya ! Wink

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rrplay replied on Sun, Sep 23 2012 12:12 PM

CDeeter:
...What's not too love? This thing has it all USB 3.0, WIFI, Blutooth, Ethernet, HDMI, Display port and more!

yeah and no doubt you would def put it to some very good use  too with all that music and media stuff you are certainly well known to do too .:)

 

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JOMA replied on Mon, Sep 24 2012 8:18 AM

Very solid looking HTPC. Good luck to all those who are entering. Should be a sweet system.

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Aoshi replied on Mon, Sep 24 2012 2:45 PM

Came back to look at it. I'd love to see one of these in action!

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CLau replied on Mon, Sep 24 2012 11:56 PM

I saw in the mall, it's sooo small, I can't believe my eyes such small size can hold so much computing power, wish I can win one of these!

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CBerry replied on Tue, Sep 25 2012 9:23 AM

I have been an avid user of plex for a while now. I LOVE it. It makes my current, modest sized, media library into an accessible resource for almost all my media devices. It also lets me share my library with friends as well as have their library shared with me.

The rub is finding a client machine that can be a part of a regular home entertainment system and be powerful enough to handle full bitrate bluray MKV's. The clients on OSX for some reason seem to have an eaier time, but the hardware needs for a windows machine are a bit steeper.

The main problem is getting the hardware decoding to work for all 3 main Bluray profiles (h.264,VC1, and MPEG2). This little box I have had my eye on it. I Think it has the guts to be exactly what I have been looking for in a Plex client machine. Also it would look great in an entertainment center.

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realneil replied on Tue, Sep 25 2012 11:18 AM

CLau:
I saw in the mall, it's sooo small,

Yes, it's tiny, and also, it can be attached to the VESA mount on the back of a monitor or TV screen to be hidden from view.

How cool is that?

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That's a cool little box-o-power.

Yeah I'd use it as a media server too. Set it up to share the NAS drive full of music and movies...

and allow the TV to be a quasi web machine too.

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Zyperis replied on Wed, Sep 26 2012 3:12 PM

I would love to have this because I am in college and the laptop that I am using now is getting old and really slow. It is really fast and the fact that it can fit in your hand is impressive.

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AHoover replied on Wed, Sep 26 2012 6:25 PM

The more I look at this machine the more impressed I am as to how much power they can fit in such a small area...

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Been wanting the ZBOX HTPC for awhile now, Maybe this is my chance.

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TSiu replied on Thu, Sep 27 2012 1:53 AM

I can't believe its small size when I first saw it, I thought it's an external HDD , but it turns out to be full-featured PC, I am stunned!

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MKalist replied on Thu, Sep 27 2012 10:34 AM

Aweseom giveaway, thanks Zotac and HotHardware.com!

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fat78 replied on Thu, Sep 27 2012 4:37 PM

Cool device, and those are some pretty impressive specs for such a small device.

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LHo replied on Fri, Sep 28 2012 9:25 AM

very small footprint and fully packed with features for HTPC, offers a basic PC and media experience without the need for bulky tower PCs, would be glad to own it and add to my living room

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