Zotac Has a Cool Borderlands 2-themed PC Rig
Zotac during CES 2013 showed a load of new and current products spanning Mini-PCs, graphics cards and motherboards. The company also had a cool three-screen Borderlands 2 setup in the corner packed with a Z77-ITX WiFi Ivy Bridge-based motherboard, a GeForce GTX 680 graphics card, Corsair memory and an impressive yellow chassis fitting for a Borderlands theme.
For some reason I was drawn to the Nano mini-PCs. They're small but powerful, taking up very little space but cranking out plenty of performance. One of these was the ZBOX nano XS AD11 featuring AMD's E-450 dual-core APU clocked at 1.65 GHz, and Radeon HD 6320 graphics. Measuring just 4.17 x 4.17 x 1.46-inches, it had slots for one DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM stick of memory (up to 8 GB), one mSATA slot (SSD compatible), one HDMI port, two USB 3.0 ports, two USB 2.0 ports, one combo eSATA/USB 2.0 port, and a 6-in-1 memory card reader.
Also out on display was Zotac's ZBOX nano AD12 based on AMD's E2-1800 dual-core APU clocked at 1.7 GHz and Radeon HD 7340 graphics. The ZBOX ID83 was much larger, measuring 7.40 x 7.40 x 1.73-inches packing Intel components including the Core i3-3120M dual-core CPU clocked at 2.5 GHz, and HD 4000 Graphics. The ZBOX ID42 was a little smaller than the ID83, featuring an Intel Celeron 847 dual-core CPU clocked at 1.1 GHz, and Nvidia GeForce GT 610 graphics.
Zotac's CES 2013 booklet said three unannounced models were also on display, but I didn't see these. This batch included the ZBOX ID89 with an Intel Core i5-3470T dual-core CPU clocked at 2.9 GHz, the ZBOX ID88 with an Intel Core i3-3220T dual-core CPU clocked at 2.8 GHz, and the ZBOX nano XS AD13 with an AMD E2-1800 APU clocked at 1.7 GHz.
As previously mentioned, also on display were a handful of cards and motherboards, as seen in the pics below, along with the Borderlands 2 rig sporting Zotac hardware.