Zotac Blu-ray HD-ID34 Nettop / HTPC Review

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Zotac Blu-ray HD-ID34 Nettop / HTPC ReviewZotac recently launched a couple of revamped ZBox nettops, that feature a new, sleeker design and integrated Blu-Ray drive, the ZBox HD-ID33 and HD-ID34. The only difference between the two models is the included / not included RAM and hard drive; the ID33 is better suited to DIYers who may already have a spare 2.5" HDD and SO-DIMM laying around, while the ID34 ships with a 250GB 5400RPM drive and 2GB of RAM. There's also NVIDIA's next generation Ion (Ion 2) inside, which means that 1080p playback and some light-duty gaming should theoretically be no problem...

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rapid1 replied on Tue, Sep 28 2010 2:07 PM

Smaller and more combined with your current home network.

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I am really digging this one!

For any of us that remember having to pay $1000 for a VHS, this is a pretty cool leap ahead! :P

To me this makes a whole lot of sense as a simple compact HTPC. Maybe that is why they designed it to sit next to a Bose system and match up.

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realneil replied on Tue, Sep 28 2010 8:45 PM

This is too much money and not enough is included in the price.

Dogs are great judges of character, and if your dog doesn't like somebody being around, you shouldn't trust them.

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"This is too much money and not enough is included in the price."

Yeah, but it may be nice when it goes on the Thursday Fry's sales ad in 2011 for $150Geeked

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realneil replied on Tue, Sep 28 2010 9:04 PM

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Yeah, but it may be nice when it goes on the Thursday Fry's sales ad in 2011 for $150

I'll wait for a Shell Shocker Deal since there are no FRY's around here.

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acarzt replied on Tue, Sep 28 2010 9:19 PM

Yea... i think i'd rather just get a PS3 than this lol

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Dave_HH replied on Tue, Sep 28 2010 9:19 PM

I can attest, this is a really nice machine. Low power, quiet and a solid HTPC solution that tucks out of the way completely. Wireless keyboard, mouse and you're done.

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