ZOTAC International has just announced the launch the ZBOX, a brand new Blu-ray AD03 series powered by the AMD E-350 APU. This PC combines discrete-class graphics processing with dual processor cores for a better digital media experience, along with better energy efficiency. This slick looking box is capable of a lot thanks to the capable AMD E-350, which is said to allow superior Blu-ray and high-definition video playback. The ZBOX is also being called a ‘potent casual gaming platform’, as the integrated Microsoft DirectX 11 technology makes it capable of rendering 3D visuals as well.
Marketing Director for ZOTAC International, Carsten Berger said, “The AMD E-350 APU platform combined with our ZBOX Blu-ray form factor is a phenomenal small form factor solution. The snappy day-to-day performance and superb high-definition video and DirectX 11 3D capabilities makes the ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 perfect for users that crave energy-efficiency without sacrificing premium features and capabilities,”
This little wonder-box has other tricks up its sleeve as well, including enhanced audio output, an integrated slot-load Blu-ray drive, dual network connectivity (with wireless option) which allows it connect home networks at speeds up to 300 Mb/s wirelessly or up to 1000 Mb/s via Ethernet. The ZBOX also has expansion capabilities and provides support for a 2.5-inch SATA HDD or SSD, two DDR3 SO-DIMM slots, mini-PCI express, USB 3.0, USB 2.0 and eSATA expansion capabilities. ZBOX Blu-ray AD03 Plus models include 2GB of DDR3 memory and a 250GB HDD preinstalled.
The price for the ZBOX has not been announced yet, but stay tuned, for it will be announced very shortly.