Leading systems’ manufacturer ZOTAC International today announced the expansion of its ZBOX DVD series mini-PCs with the release of two new models. Crafted especially for DVD fans, the ZBOX DVD series PCs are powered by NVIDIA ION graphics processors and dual-core Intel Atom D525 core processors.
The combination of Next-Generation NVIDIA ION graphics processor with 16 unified shaders and 512MB DDR3 memory, and Intel Atom D525 processing (1.8 GHz) gives the ZBOX DVD awesome processing power to deliver superior graphics performance and energy efficiency. With built-in NVIDIA PureVideo HD technology lets the ZBOX DVD render DVD movies with surrealistic details and vibrant colors that are at par with HD visuals.
ZOTAC has equipped the ZBOX DVD ID31 Plus with 1GB of DDR2-800 memory while providing the ID31 with 2 slots DDR2-800 SODIMM for users to set their own memory size. A 250GB 5400rpm HDD provides storage space for the ID31, while the ID31 Plus has support for a single 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD. An internal mini-PCI Express slot has also been provided to further enhance expansions capabilities.
The integrated DVD drive lets the ZBOX DVD read and write DVD, DVD+R and DVD+RW media with ease and at speeds of up to 8x. It also supports CD-ROM, CD-R and CD-RW media, with read and write speeds of up to 24x.
Output options are many and varied with HDMI and DVI both available, supporting full HD high definition televisions. A DVI-to-VGD adapter has also been included that allows users to connect the ZBOX DVD to analog displays. The integrated 802.11n WiFi with dual-stream technology lets the ZBOX DVD connect to wireless networks at high speeds of up to 300 Mb/s for easy streaming of media. Gigabit Ethernet is also integrated, making it easy to connect to a LAN or the internet using cables.
The two models that have been announced today include the ZBOX DVD ID31 and ID31 Plus. Pricing and availability for both models are still under wraps and are expected to be announced soon.
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