ZOTAC announces the new ZBOX HD-ID40 series

October 22, 2010 // 8:22 a.m.

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
o 2 x DDR2-800 SO-DIMM slots
o Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD
o 2GB DDR2-800
o 250GB 5400RPM HDD
• Intel® Atom™ D525 processor (1.8 GHz, dual-core)
• Intel® NM10 Express chipset
• Next-Generation NVIDIA® ION™ graphics processor
o 16 unified shaders
o 512MB DDR3 memory
• NVIDIA® CUDA™ technology
• NVIDIA® PureVideo™ HD technology
• Onboard 802.11n WiFi (300Mbps)

ZBOX Specifications:
Memory 2 x 200-pin DDR2-800 SODIMM slots 2GB DDR2-800
Hard Disk Supports 1 x 2.5-inch SATA 3.0 Gb/s HDD/SSD 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 eSATA 3.0 Gb/s 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
Software Features nView® Multi-Display
Windows® 7 Capability Windows® 7 with Aero® user interface and DirectCompute compatible

About ZOTAC® International (MCO) Limited
ZOTAC® International is a part of PC Partner Ltd. Group. ZOTAC® is also one of the largest NVIDIA® graphics cards and motherboard manufacturer in the world with over 10 years of quality manufacturing experience. The ZOTAC® philosophy is to deliver the latest products at competitive prices without sacrificing quality.
For further information please visit www.zotac.com
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