ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11 Gets Unboxed, Equipped, and XBMC Loaded

There’s much to like in this attached vidcast produced by ZOTAC. It features the company’s latest, most capable mini barebones PC, the ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11. In the video you’ll see the mini PC get unboxed in typical fashion, but then cracked open and equipped with the hardware needed to get the device ready for the OS install. Frankly, the engineering is quite smart. Opening the device requires the removal of just two thumb screws and the layout is unhindered by any objects. Feature-wise, the ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11 has it all — including the capability to play 1080p video without stuttering via its NVIDIA ION graphics processor. Personally, I dig that ZOTAC used Ubuntu / XBMC for the demo OS. We’ve covered it before. XBMC Live makes perfect sense in this HTPC use case (plus, it’s FREE!).

UPDATE 1: AnandTech Reviews the ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11
UPDATE 2: ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11 now available at newegg.com for $249.99


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1 Reaction to “ZOTAC ZBOX HD-ID11 Gets Unboxed, Equipped, and XBMC Loaded”

  1. nite_man says:

    Nothing special IMHO. Using the fist generation of Ion is disappointing.