Zotac announced that it has launched a new series of ZBOX mini-PCs, the ZBOX ID45. The big selling point is with the CPU and GPU combo, making the ID45 an ideal choice when searching for a home theater PC that doesn't stick out like a mountain of metal.
"Zotac has always married the capabilities of energy-efficient Intel processors with incredible Nvidia GeForce graphics since the first ZBOX shipped with Nvidia ION," said Carsten Berger, senior director, Zotac International. "The latest ZBOX ID45 series pushes that synergy even further with greater performance while maintaining excellent energy-efficiency."
According to the barebones specs, the ZBOX ID45 features an Intel Core i3-3227U "Ivy Bridge" dual-core processor clocked at 1.9 GHz (3 MB L2 cache), Nvidia's GeForce GT 640 GPU (2 GB VRAM), two 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM slots supporting up to 16 GB of RAM, one SATA 3 slot and one mSATA slot. There's also a 4-in-1 card slot for extra storage.
The specs also show that the ID45 provides HDMI and DVI-I output, two Gigabit Ethernet ports, Wireless AC and Bluetooth 4.0 connectivity, optical S/PDF and four USB 3.0 ports: two on the back, one on the front and one on the top. Customers purchasing the "Plus" model will receive 4 GB of RAM and a 500 GB hard drive already installed.
"Dual Gigabit Ethernet enables excellent wired networking capabilities for redundant connectivity or to transform the ZBOX ID45 series into a high-performance network router. Wireless 802.11ac networking technology delivers a wireless experience that's comparable to wired Ethernet on the Zotac ZBOX ID45 series," explains the press release.
The ZBOX ID86 is another older solution that features a GeForce GPU. This unit, which also comes with a Plus variant adding storage and memory, features a dual-core Intel Atom D2550 clocked at 1.86 GHz and a Nvidia GeForce GT 610 GPU. There's also the ZBOX ID42, which has Nvidia graphics, the GeForce GT 610, partnered with a dual-core "Intel Core" processor clocked at 1.1 GHz.
To see Zotac's entire ZBOX lineup, head here.