Zotac Launches New Atom-based ZBOX HD-ID40 Series

Keeping the nettop segment going, Zotac today unveiled its new ZBOX HD-ID40 series, a new mini-PC built around Intel's Atom platform and sporting Nvidia Ion graphics.There are two versions available, including a barebones setup for anyone who likes to roll their own rig. Both the HD-ID40 and HD-ID40 Plus come with an Intel Atom D525 processor (1.8GHz, dual-core), Nvida Ion graphics with 512MB of DDR3 memory, Wi-Fi, combo eSATA/USB 2.0 port, HDMI, DVI-I, VGA, 7.1 channel audio, and six USB 2.0 ports.

The Plus version comes pre-configured with 2GB of DDR2-800 memory and a 250GB SATA hard drive, while the barebones setup lets you add your own RAM and HDD or SSD.

No word yet on price or availability.

ZOTAC® Introduces New ZBOX HD-ID40 Series

New ZOTAC HD-ID40 series packs energy-efficiency and high-definition multimedia capabilities into a miniature form factor

HONG KONG – Oct. 21, 2010 – ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer, today introduces the new ZBOX HD-ID40 series – a new mini-PC powered by Intel® Atom™ and NVIDIA® Next-Generation ION™ technologies. The new ZBOX HD-ID40 packs full HD video playback capabilities, enhanced performance and greater expansion capabilities into a miniature form factor that can fit virtually anywhere.

An Intel® Atom™ D525 dual-core processor with Intel® Hyper Threading™ technology provides smooth multi-tasking capabilities for quick responsiveness with everyday applications and computing tasks with the ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ID40 series. Next-Generation NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processing equips the ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ID40 series with rich multimedia capabilities for playback of Blu-ray movies and streaming high-definition content.

Integrated 802.11n WiFi with dual-stream technology enables the ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ID40 series to connect to wireless networks at speeds up to 300 Mb/s for lightning-fast network transfers that are comparable to wired networks.

“ZOTAC® listens to feedback from our users. As a result, the ZBOX HD-ID40 series follows the same award-winning formula as our previous mini-PCs but delivers new features that have been requested such as a faster CPU, improved WiFi and thermal performance, and more memory slots,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International.

Two models are available in the ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ID40 series, including the completely customizable ZBOX HD-ID40 with room to accommodate two DDR2 SO-DIMM memory modules and a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive or SSD, and a pre-configured ZBOX HD-ID40 PLUS with 2GB of DDR2-800 memory and a 250GB SATA hard drive. An operating system is not available with the ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ID40 series to let users select the best choice for their computing needs.

It’s time to play with the ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ID40 series.

General details

    • ZOTAC® Introduces New ZBOX HD-ID40 series
    • ZBOX HD-ID40
      • 2 x DDR2-800 SO-DIMM slots
      • Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD
      • 2GB 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
    • NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology
    • NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology
    • Onboard 802.11n WiFi (300Mbps)

    Product Name

    ZBOX HD-ID40



    2 x 200-pin DDR2-800 SODIMM slots

    2GB DDR2-800

    Hard Disk

    1 x 2.5-inch

    250GB 5400RPM


    Intel® Atom® D525 (dual-core, 1.8 GHz)


    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)


    Combo eSATA / USB 2.0 port




    Onboard 802.11n WiFi (300 Mb/s)

    USB Ports

    6 (4 on back panel, 1 on front panel, 1 on top panel)


    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



    Software Features

    nView® Multi-Display

    Windows® 7 Capability

    Windows® 7 with Aero® user interface and DirectCompute compatible