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ZOTAC Launches New HTPC ZBOX Giga

ZOTAC continues to deliver hot new products to us home theater PC enthusiasts. Yesterday we showed you their new Intel D2700 based Mini-ITX motherboard, and today we have a new PC to check out. This is the ZBOX Giga ID70 Plus. This isn’t just a beautiful new case, it’s a full home theater PC. This ZBOX comes packed with an Intel Core I3 processor and NVIDIA GeForce GT 430 GPU with 1 GB DDR3. The motherboard uses Intel’s Z68 Express chipset. Other hardware specs inlcude a 320 GB 5400 RPM hard drive, 4 GB of DDR3 memory, and even a slot load Blu-ray drive!

The new ZBOX Giga also includes lots of ways to connect it to your network and your other devices. Along with the standard 10/100/1000 Mb/s Ethernet port are 802.11N WiFi with dual antennas and built-in Bluetooth 3.0. For displays you have all kinds of options including HDMI, DisplayPort, and two DVI-I ports!

ZOTAC really seems to be targeting this at the HTPC community though. It’s small, beautiful, packs plenty of power, includes a slot-load Blu-ray/DVD drive (including Cyberlink PowerDVD for watching Blu-ray), and even comes with a Windows Media Center compatible remote. We couldn’t confirm with ZOTAC, but it looks like the IR receiver for the remote may even be built right into the front of the case. Their representatives told us that it should be hitting the US market in the next month and cost under $700.

Source: ZotacPress ReleaseProduct Sheet (pdf)

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Josh Pollard

Josh has been writing software since his parents brought home their first computer. His love for gadgets and technology eventually spurred a passion for home theater technology. After starting the DMZ, he received Microsoft’s MVP award for Windows Media Center. Even though the beloved home theater PC platform is all but dead he continues to tinker with consumer entertainment technology. He’s a life-long gamer and DIY smart home enthusiast. He co-hosts the Entertainment 2.0 podcast with Richard Gunther and the DMZ’s gaming podcast, Story Players, with Joe DeStazio.