Zotac's ZBOX line of itty bitty mini-PCs must be doing well; new models have been popping up on what seems like a biweekly basis. Nothing changed at CeBIT! Zotac spent its time at the German tech conference showing off three new ZBOX mini-PCs announced earlier this week -- one standard-sized Sandy Bridge-sporting model, another ZBOX nano offering, and a third with a Blu-ray drive.
Zotac has emerged as one of the busiest bodies at this year's CES convention, at least in terms of new product announcements. Announced today is Zotac's new D2700-ITX WiFi Supreme, a next-generation starter kit of sorts for users looking to put together a home theater PC system. It's built around the mini-ITX form factor to save space on your home theater rack, and is powered by Intel's Cedar Trail platform and an Nvidia GeForce GPU.
There's nothing fancy to see here, just a nifty adapter to upgrade your HDMI-less notebook or desktop with HDMI output. The USB 3.0 to HDMI Adapter comes from Zotac, a company out of Hong Kong best known for its Zbox line of mini PCs. The idea of converting a USB port into HDMI is simple and convenient, and boy do we love our conveniences.
Go ahead and accuse the folks at Zotac of being small minded, so long as you're referring to their penchant for kicking out tiny PCs you can fit in the palm of your hand. The Hong Kong maker of mini PCs announced three new second-generation Zbox models today at CES in Las Vegas, including the Zbox ID81, ID80, and AD04, each with an external Wi-Fi antenna, integrated Bluetooth 3.0, and bundled Media Remote with USB IR receiver for use with Microsoft Windows Media Center, XBMC, and other media player applications.
Home theater PC enthusiasts want their HD video and Blu-ray discs to run smoothly, dammit, and the HTPC doing to the leg work had better being whisper-quiet doing it. Zotac is a company that has made its name by catering to the demanding HTPC crowd, and a product they’ve announced today continues that razor-sharp focus: the GeForce GTS 450 ZONE Edition graphics card mixes DirectX 11 visuals with a fan-less cooling system that helps keep noise to a minimum.
Looking to get your movie watching on? Turn to Zotac. The company might not be at HP’s level in terms of sales, but when it comes to HTPCs, few companies deliver better small form factor results. The company’s ZBox line has been a go-to brand for video streaming enthusiasts, and now, there’s a new Zotac ZBox available that ditches Intel and AMD in favor of a VIA processor.
We had to check the date just to make sure the past two decades weren't just one very long dream, one in which we've seen the accelerated graphics port (AGP) supplant PCI as the port of choice for graphics cards, which itself ended up being replaced by PCI Express. Unless this is the most elaborate hoax in the world, the year really is 2011, a fact that Zotac blatantly ignores with the release of a GeForce GT 520 videocard in PCI and PCI-E x1 form factors.
Zotac's quickly building a reputation as the witch doctor of computers. The company isn't shrinking heads, it's shrinking PCs. Zotac's latest creation is the A75-ITX WiFi platform, a mini-PC built around AMD's A75 chipset with support for socket FM1 accelerated processing units (APUs) and utilizing the mini-ITX form factor. Despite it's small size, the A75-ITX WiFi comes wielding a very big spec sheet.
If you’ve been looking to build an HTPC, but either didn’t care for a hot & loud full tower case, or simply couldn’t stomach the paltry performance of Atom powered nettop boxes, we have great news for you. Zotac sent out a press release today announcing the release of the palm sized ZBOX nano AD10, with pretty impressive performance, at what appears to be a fairly reasonable price.
The Zotac AMP edition of Nvidia’s new budget GPU, the GTX 550 Ti, pushes the clock speeds to a full 1GHz—more than 10 percent higher than the default 900MHz. It amounts to a $150 card with 1GB of GDDR5 memory that performs moderately well in modern games, if you’re willing to dial down features like antialiasing. However, Zotac doesn’t seem to be aiming this card at gamers, but rather at digital media junkies and home theater PC enthusiasts.