Zotac specializes in pint sized PCs and is best known for its Zbox Nano line of small form factor (SFF) systems. Thanks to the rapid march of technology, these types of machines, when properly configured, can pack a performance punch that defy their compact form, and that's exactly what Zotac hopes to achieve by upgrading its Zbox Nano line with an AMD E2-1800 accelerated processing unit (APU).
The real upside to the upgrade is the boost the Zbox will get from running Radeon HD 7340 graphics, a respectable GPU for what's essentially a nettop system.
"Our Zotac Zbox Nano series is a user favorite as it enables full-fledged PCs in all rooms and locations. The palm-sized form factor is extremely flexible and with the new AMD E2-1800 APU, we are able to deliver more performance and additional connectivity in the Zotac Zbox Nano with AMD Radeon HD 7340 graphics while maintaining the same footprint," said Carsten Berger, marketing director, Zotac International.
In addition to the above mentioned APU/GPU combo, the Zbox AD12 Plus ships with 2GB of DDR3 memory, 320GB hard drive, DisplayPort and HDMI output, 7-in-1 media card reader, GbE LAN, onboard 802.11n Wi-Fi and Bluetooth 3.0, four USB 2.0 ports, two USB 3.0 ports, and various audio connectors. The non-Plus version ships sans RAM and 2.5-inch drive, allowing you add your own (it supports up to 8GB of memory).
Also new to the refreshed Zbox Nano are high-amperage USB 2.0 ports capable of charging devices that require more power for quicker charges, Zotac says.