Zotac Intros Dual-Core ZBOX Nano VD01 Series

Thursday Zotac launched the latest addition to its ZBOX nano product lineup with the new ZBOX nano VD01 series. These palm-sized mini-PCs come packed with VIA's dual-core Nano X2 U4025 CPU clocked at 1.2 GHz, VIA's Chrome9 GPU with ChromotionHD 2.0 processing, and two USB 3.0 ports.

"Zotac is pleased to expand its mini-PC lineup with the addition of a VIA platform,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, Zotac International. "The VIA Nano X2 with VX900H chipset enables us to deliver an affordable energy-efficient mini-PC that is ideal for digital media consumption and home server use with the Zotac ZBOX nano VD01 series."

The new VD01 series features two models: a bare-bones version and a "Plus" version. Both share the same specs across the board, and enough space to accommodate a 2.5-inch SATA drive and a DDR3 SO-DIMM module. However the "Plus" model actually ships with 2 GB of DDR3-1066 and a 320 GB 5400RPM HDD pre-installed.

As for additional specs, both models have HDMI and DisplayPort outputs, Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n connectivity, Bluetooth 3.0, a MCE-compatible remote and integrated IR receiver, and more. To see a hardware spec list comparing the two models, head here.

Pricing and availability is unknown at this point, so stay tuned.

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  • randomstar
    The real question is, how well does it run windows home server 2011?
  • Anonymous
    As a current "most recently current" ZBOX user, let me say, "I'm thrilled to *finally* see MCE IR receiver integration."

    Nothing like bloody USB dongles making a pretty box ... less so.
  • amk-aka-Phantom
    I'm through with small form-factor solutions. Had four of them with busted LAN ports after last week's thunderstorm. In a full form-factor PC, I'd just add a PCI NIC and forget about it. Here? The whole motherboard has to be replaced.

    I'd rather take Zotac mini-ITX Z68/P67 boards - they're way cooler.