ZOTAC Intros the ZBOX HD-ID40 Series Line of Mini HTPCs


Looking for the most current, cutting-edge, budget mini HTPC on the market? Check out ZOTAC’s latest ZBOX featuring Intel’s D525 1.8Ghz Atom processor, NVIDIA ION graphics (w/ 512MB of video memory), Gigabit Ethernet, 802.11n Wi-Fi, 6-in-1 card reader, USB 2.0 / eSATA connectivity, and HD video via HDMI with 7.1 channel digital audio. Overall, it’s got everything you need (if you don’t mind not having an optical drive). If you opt for the HD-ID40 Plus model, you’ll also get 2GB of DDR2-800 memory and a 250GB 2.5-inch hard drive pre-installed. Price: less than $300 for the entry HD-ID40 model. Both models are Windows and Linux-ready.

ZOTAC® Introduces New ZBOX HD-ID40 Series

New ZOTAC HD-ID40 series packs energy-efficiency and high-definition multimedia capabilities into a miniature form factor

HONG KONG – Oct. 21, 2010 – ZOTAC® International, a leading innovator and the world’s largest channel manufacturer, today introduces the new ZBOX HD-ID40 series – a new mini-PC powered by Intel® Atom™ and NVIDIA® Next-Generation ION™ technologies. The new ZBOX HD-ID40 packs full HD video playback capabilities, enhanced performance and greater expansion capabilities into a miniature form factor that can fit virtually anywhere.

An Intel® Atom™ D525 dual-core processor with Intel® Hyper Threading™ technology provides smooth multi-tasking capabilities for quick responsiveness with everyday applications and computing tasks with the ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ID40 series. Next-Generation NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processing equips the ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ID40 series with rich multimedia capabilities for playback of Blu-ray movies and streaming high-definition content.

Integrated 802.11n WiFi with dual-stream technology enables the ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ID40 series to connect to wireless networks at speeds up to 300 Mb/s for lightning-fast network transfers that are comparable to wired networks.

“ZOTAC® listens to feedback from our users. As a result, the ZBOX HD-ID40 series follows the same award-winning formula as our previous mini-PCs but delivers new features that have been requested such as a faster CPU, improved WiFi and thermal performance, and more memory slots,” said Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International.

Two models are available in the ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ID40 series, including the completely customizable ZBOX HD-ID40 with room to accommodate two DDR2 SO-DIMM memory modules and a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive or SSD, and a pre-configured ZBOX HD-ID40 PLUS with 2GB of DDR2-800 memory and a 250GB SATA hard drive. An operating system is not available with the ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ID40 series to let users select the best choice for their computing needs.

It’s time to play with the ZOTAC® ZBOX HD-ID40 series.

General details

  • ZOTAC® Introduces New ZBOX HD-ID40 series
  • ZBOX HD-ID40
    • 2 x DDR2-800 SO-DIMM slots
    • Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD
  • ZBOX HD-ID40 PLUS
    • 2GB DDR2-800
    • 250GB 5400RPM HDD
  • Intel® Atom™ D525 processor (1.8 GHz, dual-core)
  • Intel® NM10 Express chipset
  • Next-Generation NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processor
    • 16 unified shaders
    • 512MB DDR3 memory
  • NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology
  • NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology
  • Onboard 802.11n WiFi (300Mbps)
Product Name ZBOX HD-ID40 ZBOX HD-ID40 PLUS
Memory 2 x 200-pin DDR2-800 SODIMM slots 2GB DDR2-800
Hard Disk 1 x 2.5-inch 250GB 5400RPM
CPU Intel® Atom® D525 (dual-core, 1.8 GHz)
GPU Next-Generation NVIDIA® ION
Video Memory 512MB DDR3
Display Options HDMI (w/audio), DVI-I, VGA (with included adapter)
Memory Card Reader 6-in-1 (SD/SDHC/MMC/MS/MS Pro/xD)
SATA Combo eSATA / USB 2.0 port
Ethernet 10/100/1000Mbps
WiFi Onboard 802.11n WiFi (300 Mb/s)
USB Ports 6 (4 on back panel, 1 on front panel, 1 on top panel)
Audio Onboard analog stereo high-definition audio

7.1-Channel LPCM digital audio (HDMI)

Optical Digital S/PDIF audio output

DirectX® Support DirectX® 10.1 with Shader Model 4.1
Other Features OpenCL compliant, OpenGL® 3.2 compatible, NVIDIA® PhysX® ready, NVIDIA® CUDA™ ready, NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology
HDCP: Yes
Software Features nView® Multi-Display
Windows® 7 Capability

Windows® 7 with Aero® user interface and DirectCompute compatible




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