ZOTAC is doing what it does best at CeBIT 2012 and that is release their newest products in sets of three. I am not sure if that is just a coincidence or if they do it on purpose. This year, ZOTAC is expanding this generation of ZBoxes with three new models.

The new ZOTAC ZBox ID82 is the powerhouse of this set. The CPU is an Intel Sandy Bridge i3 2330M (2.2 GHz, two cores, 4 threads) to ensure you have more than enough CPU power to handle any task with ease. While the Intel HD 3000 graphics leave something to be desired, it is more than enough GPU to play smooth Blu-ray videos in 1080p. You should also not have any issue hiding this little wonder and using it as your streaming media device of choice.

The next up is the ZOTAC ZBox Nano ID61 which is the small wonder of the group. The Nano ID61, as the name implies, is smaller than even the smallest ZBoxes we have seen over the past few years. The nano is powered by an Intel Celeron 867 (1.2 GHz dual-core) processor. The Nano ID61 also comes with integrated Bluetooth and IR receiver, so there is no need to use any of the four USB ports (two USB 2.0 and two USB 3.0) for the bundled remote. This could be the perfect travel companion if you need your movies on the 32 inch TV in your hotel room instead of your 15.4 inch laptop.

Finally we have the ZOTAC ZBox Blu-ray AD05 all-in-one media hub. You want to stream movies, watch Blu-ray, record live TV, and provide access to some of your computer functions in your living room? Well this ZBox (like its predecessors) gives you all of it in one package. Powered by the AMD E-450 (1.65 GHz dual-core), the advantage here comes from the integrated Radeon HD 6320 on-die GPU. Not only can you play Blu-ray from the included 4x Blu-ray drive (8x DVD R/W), but you can get advanced post processing to improve your 1080p image. Using Windows 7, this is the ZBox to replace all your boxes in the living room; or work as a power effecient desktop for most people.

All of the ZBox models above feature an included media center remote, 802.11n Wi-Fi, Gigabit Ethernet, USB 3.0, VESA mounts, and the PLUS option (comes with 320 GB 5400 RPM HDD and 2 GBs of 1333 MHz RAM). There are more details below and lots of pictures.

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ZOTAC® Starts CeBIT 2012 With Three New ZBOX mini-PCs

New ZBOX ID82, ZBOX nano ID61 and ZBOX Blu-ray AD05 series mini-PCs are powerful mini-PCs

Mar. 06, 2012 – ZOTAC® International, a global innovator of graphics cards, mainboards and mini-PCs, today starts CeBIT 2012 with three new mini-PCs in standard, nano and Blu-ray form factors. The new ZBOX ID82, ZBOX nano ID61 and ZBOX Blu-ray AD05 series mini-PCs are perfect matches for users seeking a powerful tower PC replacement, home theater PC or energy-efficient PC.

A high-performance Intel® Core™ i3 2330M processor with Hyper-Threading technology takes the spotlight in the ZOTAC® ZBOX ID82 series to bring mini-PC performance to a whole new level with dual-cores for performance that can dominate much larger-sized tower PCs. Intel® HD Graphics 3000 with Intel® Quick Sync Video, InTru™ 3D and Clear Video HD technologies bring lightning-fast GPU-accelerated video conversion, stereoscopic 3D video output and hardware-accelerated Blu-ray 3D playback to the compact ZBOX ID82 series mini-PC.

“ZOTAC® is always looking for ways to push the mini-PC performance envelope. The latest generation Intel® Core™ i3 mobile processor enables us to give demanding users the performance edge they need for advanced tasks such as video and image processing,” says Carsten Berger, marketing director, ZOTAC® International.

The new ZOTAC® ZBOX nano ID61 series marks the debut of Intel® processors in the ZBOX nano form factor with the dual-core Intel® Celeron® Processor 867 and Intel® HD Graphics taking center stage in the palm-sized mini-PC. Enhancements to the ZOTAC® ZBOX nano ID61 platform upgrade the memory card reader to support high-capacity SDXC memory cards and optical S/PDIF output arrives via a new combo analogue and mini-Optical output jack.

“We listen to customer feedback and the latest enhancements to the ZBOX nano series with the new ID61 shows we quickly react to address requests,” says Mr. Berger. “The enhancements combined with the Intel® Celeron® Processor 867 make for a delightful mini-PC that fits in the palm of your hand.”

The ZBOX Blu-ray series receives a refresh with the new ZBOX Blu-ray AD05 series powered by an AMD E-450 APU with AMD Radeon HD 6320 graphics. New to the ZBOX Blu-ray AD05 series mini-PC is a bundled ZOTAC® Media Remote with USB IR receiver for easy control of the mini-PC when used with popular media center software such as Microsoft Windows® Media Center and OpenELEC.

“Blu-ray continues as the physical movie media of choice for consumers that crave high-quality high-definition content. The ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD05 series mini-PC enables consumers to take advantage of stunning Blu-ray movies, streaming Internet content, pictures and downloaded content while having a full-fledged PC capable of work and gaming from the comfort of their sofa,” says Mr. Berger.

All three new ZBOXes are available as a customizable barebones platform with room to accommodate DDR3 SO-DIMM memory and a 2.5-inch SATA hard drive or SSD. Plus models are available with 2GB of DDR3 and a 320GB hard drive pre-installed – a user-installed operating system is required for both models.

It’s time to play with the ZOTAC® ZBOX ID82, ZBOX nano ID61 and ZBOX Blu-ray AD05 series!

General Specs

ZOTAC® ZBOX ID82 series

  • Intel® Core™ i3 2330M (2.2 GHz, dual-core, 3MB cache)
  • Intel® HD Graphics 3000
  • HDMI & DVI-I outputs
  • 2 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports (back panel)
  • 4 x High-Speed USB 2.0 ports (2 on back panel, 1 on front, 1 on top)
  • Bluetooth 3.0 technology
  • ZBOX ID82
  • 2 x DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM slots (up to 16GB)
  • Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD (SATA 6.0 Gb/s)

ZBOX ID82 Plus

  • 2GB DDR3
  • 320GB 5400RPM HDD

ZOTAC® ZBOX nano ID61 series

  • Intel® Celeron® Processor 867 (1.3 GHz, dual-core)
  • Intel® HD Graphics
  • HDMI & DisplayPort outputs
  • 2 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports (back panel)
  • 2 x High-Speed USB 2.0 ports (back panel)
  • 1 x eSATA port
  • Integrated IR receiver
  • Bluetooth 3.0 technology
  • ZBOX nano ID61
  • 1 x DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM slots (up to 8GB)
  • Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD (SATA 6.0 Gb/s)

ZBOX nano ID61 Plus

  • 2GB DDR3
  • 320GB 5400RPM HDD

ZOTAC® ZBOX Blu-ray AD05 series

  • AMD E-450 APU platform (1.65 GHz, dual-core)
  • AMD Radeon HD 6320 GPU w/ TurboCore technology
  • HDMI & DVI outputs
  • 4x Blu-ray reader / 8x DVD±R/RW reader/writer
  • 2 x SuperSpeed USB 3.0 ports (1 on back panel, 1 on front)
  • 1 x High-Speed USB 2.0 port (front)
  • 1 x Combo eSATA / USB 2.0 port (back panel)
  • 2 x DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM slots (up to 8GB)
  • Support 1 x 2.5-inch SATA HDD/SSD (SATA 3.0 Gb/s)

ZBOX AD05 Plus

  • 2GB DDR3
  • 320GB 5400RPM HDD

All Models and Series 

  • Gigabit Ethernet & 802.11n WiFi technologies
  • Bundled MCE-compatible remote w/ USB IR receiver
  • Bundled VESA75/100 mount


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