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.
Unique to the AD10 is an AMD E-350 APU, along with a Radeon HD 6310 graphics chip. Like the rest of the AD series, this ultra-portable also includes Wi-Fi N, Bluetooth 3.0, a Windows Media Center remote / IR receiver, and even a pair of USB 3.0 ports.
The $276 asking price is also pretty reasonable when you consider it also includes 2GB of DDR3 and a 320GB hard drive as standard. Like most of the ZBOX’s this is a bring your own OS sort of deal, but if you have a spare copy of Windows lying around, is a great budget HTPC.