ZOTAC Announces New ZBOX DVD Series

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News Posted: Thu, Nov 11 2010 3:17 PM

ZOTAC introduced the new ZBOX DVD series mini-PCs which combine Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics with a dual-core Intel Atom D525 processor. The new ZOTAC ZBOX DVD series is available in two models: the ID31 and ID31 Plus. The ZOTAC ZBOX DVD ID31 is a customizable mini-PC that lets you select and install the memory and hard drive while the ZBOX DVD ID31 Plus comes with a 250GB hard drive and 1GB of DDR2 memory. Both systems feature an integrated DVD drive, NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology, HDMI and DVI outputs, 802.11n Wi-Fi, and USB 3.0 connectivity.

ZOTAC® Expands ZBOX Lineup with New ZBOX DVD Series

New ZOTAC® ZBOX DVD series deliver stylish design and performance to form the perfect home theater PC for streaming Internet and DVD media

HONG KONG – Nov. 11, 2010 – ZOTAC International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer of graphics cards, motherboards and mini-PCs, today reinvigorates the DVD-format with the new ZBOX DVD series mini-PCs powered by Next-Generation NVIDIA® ION™ technology. The new ZOTAC ZBOX DVD series packs energy-efficiency, hardware high-definition streaming acceleration and advanced video processing capabilities into a slim chassis to create the perfect home theater PC for DVD aficionados.

A power-packed combination of Next-Generation NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processor and dual-core Intel® Atom™ D525 processor power the ZOTAC ZBOX DVD series for superior graphics performance, system responsiveness and energy-efficiency. The Next-Generation NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processor is the heart of the ZBOX DVD series and delivers hardware decode acceleration and Adobe® Flash® acceleration for smooth playback of online and offline high-definition media.

An integrated DVD drive provides the ZOTAC ZBOX DVD series with DVD read and write capabilities at speeds up to 8x with DVD, DVD±R and DVD±RW media. Standard CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW media are read and written to at speeds up to 24x with the ZOTAC ZBOX DVD series.

“Our ZOTAC DVD series are the perfect mini-PCs for users that demand the best performance and energy-efficiency from a home theater PC for streaming high-definition Internet media while maintaining compatibility with their existing DVD collection,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International.

NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD technology with advanced video processing algorithms enables the ZOTAC DVD series to render existing DVD movies like never before with stunning details and vibrant colors for near-high-definition visuals.

HDMI and DVI outputs ensure the ZOTAC ZBOX DVD series support the latest Full HD high-definition television sets. Users with only VGA ports can use an included DVI-to-VGA adapter to connect the ZOTAC ZBOX DVD series to existing displays analog displays.

USB 3.0 technology equips the ZOTAC ZBOX DVD series with SuperSpeed expansion capabilities for compatibility with external accessories that rival performance of internal devices. An internal mini-PCI Express slot is available for superior expansion capabilities with the ZOTAC DVD series.

Integrated 802.11n Wi-Fi with dual-stream technology enables the ZOTAC ZBOX DVD series to connect to wireless networks at speeds up to 300 Mb/s for a high-speed network free of wires. Onboard Gigabit Ethernet delivers speeds up 1000 Mb/s for lightning-fast network performance for those that prefer to connect the ZOTAC DVD series to a wired network.

“Whether it’s DVD playback capabilities, connectivity to the latest and greatest or older displays, internal and external expansion capabilities, or wired and wireless network support, the ZOTAC ZBOX DVD series is a flexible mini-PC that will accommodate your home theater PC demands,” Mr. Berger added.

Two models are available in the ZOTAC ZBOX DVD series – the ID31 and ID31 Plus -- the ZOTAC ZBOX DVD ID31 is a customizable mini-PC that requires user-installed memory and hard drive while the ZBOX DVD ID31 Plus includes a 250GB hard drive and 1GB of DDR2 memory.

It’s time to play with the ZOTAC ZBOX DVD series.

General details

  • ZOTAC Expands ZBOX Lineup with New ZBOX DVD series
  • ZBOX DVD ID31
    • 2 x DDR2-800 SO-DIMM slots
    • Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD
  • ZBOX DVD ID31 Plus
    • 1GB DDR2-800
    • 250GB 5400RPM HDD
  • Intel Atom D525 processor (1.8 GHz, dual-core)
  • Intel NM10 Express chipset
  • Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics processor
    • 16 unified shaders
    • 512MB DDR3 memory
  • HDMI, DVI and VGA (with included adapter) outputs
  • NVIDIA CUDA technology
  • NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology
  • SuperSpeed USB 3.0 technology
  • eSATA 3.0 Gb/s port
  • 1 Mini-PCI Express expansion slot
  • Slot-load DVD drive
    • 8x DVD / 24x CD read/write
  • Onboard 802.11n Wi-Fi (300 Mb/s)
  • Gigabit Ethernet (1000 Mb/s)

ZBOX Specifications:

Product Name

ZBOX DVD ID31

ZBOX DVD ID31 Plus

SKU

ZBOX-ID31DVD

ZBOX-ID31DVD-PLUS

Memory

2 x 200-pin DDR2-800 SODIMM slots

1GB DDR2-800

Hard Disk

1 x 2.5-inch

250GB 5400RPM

CPU

Intel® Atom® D525

GPU

Next-Generation NVIDIA® ION™

Video Memory

512MB DDR3

Display Options

HDMI (w/audio), DVI-I, VGA (with included adapter)

Memory Card Reader

6-in-1 (SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD)

SATA

Combo eSATA / USB 2.0 port

Ethernet

10/100/1000 Mb/s

Wi-Fi

Onboard 802.11n Wi-Fi (300 Mb/s)

USB Ports

2 USB 2.0 (one Combo eSATA / USB 2.0 port, one on front panel)
2 USB 3.0 ports (one on front panel, one on rear panel)

Audio

Onboard analog stereo high-definition audio
7.1-Channel LPCM digital audio (HDMI)
Optical Digital S/PDIF audio output

DirectX® Support

DirectX® 10.1 with Shader Model 4.1

Other Features

OpenCL compliant, OpenGL® 3.2 compatible, NVIDIA® PhysX® ready, NVIDIA® CUDA™ ready, NVIDIA® PureVideo® HD technology

HDCP:

Yes

Software Features

nView® Multi-Display

Windows® 7 Capability

Windows® 7 with Aero® user interface and DirectCompute compatible

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Should be a BR 3d system?

SO it cant handle BR and will probably have trouble with 1080p content? Not to mention next gen games.

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