ZOTAC Announces 3rd Generation ZOTAC ZBOX Mini-PC at CES 2013

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Press Release – ZOTAC International, a global innovator and leading manufacturer of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs today starts the Consumer Electronics Show 2013 with a new 3rd Generation ZOTAC ZBOX and a refreshed mobile-on-desktop 2nd Generation ZBOX mini-PCs. The new ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PCs both receive Intel Core processors for outstanding performance.

3rd Generation ZOTAC ZBOX Chassis

The 3rd Generation ZOTAC ZBOX is the most substantial evolution of the ZBOX since its introduction three years ago and receives a slight 7-mm increase in thickness to accommodate higher-performance components. Network connectivity receives an upgrade with the 3rd Generation ZOTAC ZBOX chassis for dual Gigabit Ethernet ports with teaming capabilities and dual external Wi-Fi antenna’s for superior wireless networking and Bluetooth reception.

“After many years of research and development, ZOTAC is able to integrate desktop components and discrete graphics into our award-winning ZBOX mini-PC for greater flexibility and performance capabilities,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC International.

ZOTAC engineers also enhanced the cooling subsystem of the 3rd Generation ZOTAC ZBOX chassis with triple the ventilation area for improved system cooling properties capable of handling the heat while maintaining quiet operation.

NVIDIA ION™ Reinvented

 The 3rd Generation ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PC takes the NVIDIA ION™ concept and gives it a serious injection of performance with an Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce graphics technology. A dual-core Intel Core processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 graphics processor join forces to form an unmatched home theater PC combination in the 3rd Generation ZOTAC ZBOX with NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 graphics. You can learn more about the Zotac Zbox ID42 Plus at Product page.

The NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 graphics processor enables hardware decode acceleration of popular high-definition video formats, including Blu-ray 3D, outstanding video processing for phenomenal video playback and bitstream audio output capabilities for crystal clear loss-less surround sound. The Intel Core processor provides lightning-fast system responsiveness and additional horsepower to decode new 10-bit video formats such as Hi10P without a single dropped frame.

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“ZOTAC continues to impress us with their dedication to the home theater PC and continual advancement of mini-PC hardware capable of handling the latest and greatest features of OpenELEC,” said Stephen Raue, main developer and founder, OpenELEC. “We have no doubt the new 3rd Generation ZOTAC ZBOX with NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 graphics is ready for the new HD audio and Hi10P video capabilities of the upcoming XBMC 12.0 Frodo-based OpenELEC 3.0 release.”

Enhanced Mobile on Desktop Experience

The new 2nd Generation ZOTAC ZBOX with Intel HD Graphics 4000 rounds out the ZOTAC ZBOX lineup for CES 2013 with its 3rd Generation Intel Core i3 3120M processor for excellent performance in every day applications. By integrating a mobile 3rd Generation Intel Core i3, the new ZBOX packs an Intel HD Graphics 4000 graphics processor that delivers nearly twice the 3D performance of Intel HD Graphics 2500 found in most desktop 3rd Generation Intel Core processors.

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The graphics boost helps the 3rd Generation ZOTAC ZBOX with Intel HD Graphics 4000 transcode videos up to 75-percent faster than previous generations for lightning-fast video conversions for quicker transfers of videos to portable media players and smartphone devices

ZOTAC ZBOX mini-PCs For All Your Computing Needs

The new ZOTAC ZBOX with Intel Core processors offer a superior computing experience in a mini-PC form factor for all computing needs whether its high-performance CPU processing or stunning high-definition video playback capabilities, there’s a perfect ZBOX for the job. Each new ZOTAC ZBOX with Intel Core processors ship as a barebones or as a PLUS model with preinstalled memory and hard drive.

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It’s time to play with the new ZOTAC ZBOX with Intel Core processors.

General details

  • ZOTAC Starts CES 2013 with new 3rd Generation ZBOX mini-PC
  • New 3rd Generation Chassis
    • Enables use of desktop processors
    • Dual Gigabit Ethernet
    • Dual external Wi-Fi antennas
    • Triple the ventilation area of 2nd Generation chassis
  • NVIDIA ION reinvented
    • 2nd Generation Intel Core processor with NVIDIA GeForce GT 610 configuration available
  • Refreshed mobile-on-desktop 2nd Generation ZBOX
    • New 3rd Generation Intel Core i3 3120M
  • PLUS models available with preinstalled memory and hard drive
    • 4GB DDR3
    • 500GB 5400RPM HDD
  • DVI & HDMI outputs
  • 802.11n Wi-Fi
  • Bluetooth 4.0
  • High-amperage USB charging capable (yellow ports)
  • Bundled MCE-compatible remote w/ USB IR receiver
  • Bundled VESA75/100 mount
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3rd Generation ZBOX with GeForce GT 610 Graphics Specifications:

Product Name ZBOX ID42
SKU ZBOX-ID42ZBOX-ID42-PLUS
Memory 2 x 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM slots (Up to 16GB)DDR3-1333
Hard Disk Support 1 2.5-inch HDD
PLUS Configuration 4GB DDR3 / 500GB 5400RPM HDD
CPU Intel Core Processor (dual-core, 1.1 GHz)
GPU NVIDIA GeForce GT 610
Video Memory 512MB DDR3
Display Options HDMI & DVI
Memory Card Reader 4-in-1 (SD/SDHC/MMC/SDXC)
SATA N/A
Ethernet 2 x 10/100/1000Mbps
WiFi Onboard 802.11n Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
USB Ports 2 USB 2.0 (rear) (high-amperage charging supported)2 USB 3.0 ports (1 on top, 1 on front)
Audio Onboard analog stereo high-definition audioHDMI audio (bitstream)Digital Optical S/PDIF
DirectX® Support DirectX® 11 with Shader Model 5.0
Other Features Hardware video decode acceleration, Blu-ray 3D support, dual-display capable
HDCP: Yes
Software Features
Windows Capability Windows 7 & 8 ready

 

2nd  Generation ZBOX with Intel HD Graphics 4000 Specifications:

Product Name ZBOX ID83
SKU ZBOX-ID83ZBOX-ID83-PLUS
Memory 2 x 204-pin DDR3 SO-DIMM slots (Up to 16GB)DDR3-1600
Hard Disk Support 1 2.5-inch HDD
PLUS Configuration 4GB DDR3 / 500GB 5400RPM HDD
CPU Intel Core i3 3120M (dual-core, 2.5 GHz)
GPU Intel HD Graphics 4000
Video Memory Shared Memory Architecture
Display Options HDMI & DVI
Memory Card Reader 4-in-1 (SD/SDHC/MMC/SDXC)
SATA N/A
Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps
WiFi Onboard 802.11n Wi-Fi & Bluetooth 4.0
USB Ports 4 USB 2.0 (1 front, 1 top, 2 rear) (high-amperage charging supported)2 USB 3.0 ports (rear)
Audio Onboard analog stereo high-definition audioHDMI audio (bitstream)Digital Optical S/PDIF
DirectX® Support DirectX® 11 with Shader Model 5.0
Other Features Hardware video decode acceleration, Blu-ray 3D support, dual-display capable
HDCP: Yes
Software Features
Windows Capability Windows 7 & 8 ready